Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 16th Market Report


Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while. [Laura Ingalls Wilder]

It's Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville!!

We are looking at a forecast for a humid, but beautiful, afternoon with temperatures in the low 80s, a light breeze, and mostly sunny skies. Honestly, if the forecast is correct, humdity can add as much as 12° to the thermometer temp, so dress cool, be cool for your market visit today.

This week's line-up includes: Brown Brothers Farms, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, jC's Sweet Ice Tea, Branstool Orchards, Made Without Grain, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, and Fox Hollow Garden.

We may see Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard and Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co.

This week's community partner is Westerville Water Division. And, they were unable to come to market last week, but will be here this week, Westerville Police Division.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business each Wednesday, from May through October, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at North State and East Home Streets.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

Thanks for your business!!

See you at the market.



Monday, August 14, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Back to School 2017 - 2018


Back to School.

Hard to believe, but here it is - school starts this week in Westerville.

Time for school buses to re-enter the traffic mix, when-children-present speed limits to be heeded (police will be focusing on speed limit enforcement), and heightened awareness of school-age children in crosswalks, along roads, in parking lots, and on sidewalks (especially at driveway aprons).

Thursday, August 17th is the first day of the new school year in Westerville for Grades 1 - 12.

For Kindergarten. Gentle Start is August 17th - August 21st and Kindergarten starts August 22nd. Preschool starts August 22nd.

Westerville City Schools: http://www.wcsoh.org/

Westerville City Schools on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WCSOH/

Westerville City Schools Kindergarten: http://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/content/Kindergarten

Ohio Revised Code - Stopping for Stopped School Bus: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.75

Ohio Revised Code - Speed Limits - Assured Clear Distance: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.21

Let's be careful out there!

Have a great school year! Congrats to the Class of 2018! Go Wildcats! Go Warriors! Go Warhawks!




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 9th Market Report


Whenever the sun is shining, I feel obligated to play outside! [Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts]

What a great day for a visit to farmers' market!

We are looking at a forecast for a gorgeous afternoon with temperatures in the low 80s, a light breeze, and mostly sunny skies - perfect day to pop Uptown and see what's shakin'.

This week's line-up includes: Fox Hollow Garden, Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard, Brown Brothers Farms, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, jC's Sweet Ice Tea, Branstool Orchards, Made Without Grain, Pleiades Maple Products, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, and Kingdom Fish.

This week's community partner is Westerville Police Division.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business each Wednesday, from May through October, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at North State and East Home Streets.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

Thanks for your business!!

See you at the market.

 

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: National Farmers' Market Week


It's Ohio Local Foods Week and National Farmers' Market Week!


 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 2nd Market Report


The luxury of all summer's sweet sensation is to be found when one lies at length in the warm, fragrant grass, soaked with sunshine, aware of regions of blossoming clover and of a high heaven filled with the hum of innumerous bees. [Harriet E. Prescott]

The first farm fresh Market Wednesday of August!

Weather-wise, look for partly to mostly cloudy skies, humid, temps in the low 80s throughout the afternoon, with a light breeze from the SW. There is a 51% chance of rain between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

This week's lineup: Kingdom Fish, Fox Hollow Garden, Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, jC's Sweet Ice Tea, Branstool Peaches, Made Without Grain, Pleiades Maple Products, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, and The Crazy Cucumber.

We will not see Hinton Apiaries (Jerry is representing the Ohio State Beekeepers today at the Ohio State Fair) and Brown Brothers Farms (Bill is in Pennsylvania picking up turkeys).

We do not have a community partner this week.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business each Wednesday, from May through October, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at North State and East Home Streets.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

Thanks for giving us the business!

See you at the market.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: July 19th Market Report


Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. [John Lubboce]

Another farm fresh Wednesday in Uptown Westerville!

And the three hottest hours of the day today are... 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. When we say hot - temps in the high 80s, and then add 10° for the feels-like temperature. So, smokin' hot with partly cloudy skies, no chance of precip, and a 6 mph breeze that we hope might sustain.

Repeating the advice we pass on to our vendors each week during this hot, humid weather, we share with you: Hydrate. Dress cool. Be cool. The building next to us (Messiah's Gathering Place at 74 N. State) is air conditioned, if you are feeling the heat, give yourself a break.

If you are thinking peaches, Branstool Orchards had peaches to sell up until about 5:30 last week (and at that point they were selling the "seconds"). The folks at Branstool look at every peach before it goes into your basket (not kidding!), to make sure you are getting the best peaches of the bunch to bring home. So, think about that and think about today's forecast - be safe - there is a good chance you'll get peaches even if you decide not to slow cook while standing in-line before market open. And, Doran's replenished corn from the farm during market hours, so they had sweet corn to sell up until market close.

This week's lineup: Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, Fox Hollow Garden, Brown Brothers Farms, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Peaches, Made Without Grain, Sweet Thing Gourmet, and Miss Cristy's Bakery.

We will not see Pleiades Maple Products this week.

This week's community partners are Westerville Electric Division/Westerville Water Division.

Just a shout out to Meza, 48 N. State, just steps south of the market. It's become a Market Wednesday tradition. Meza Wine Shop features a market hours cocktail, and is a great resource for great wine to accompany your market fare.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business each Wednesday, from May through October, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at North State and East Home Streets.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

Thanks for giving us the business!

See you at the market.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: July 12th Market Report

The soil says, "Don't bring me your need, bring me your seed." [Jim Rohn]

It's a farm fresh day in Uptown Westerville!

There is a word for weather forecasts like the one for today: sweltering. We expect a hot afternoon with temperatures in the high 80s on the thermometer and a feels-like that's about 5° hotter. The humidity is supposed to drop drastically and we expect a breeze similar to the one we had yesterday. Zero chance of precip.

The advice we pass on to our vendors each week during sizzling-hot weather, we share with you: Hydrate. Dress cool. Be cool.


Michele Doran tells us Doran's Family Farm expects to bring the first of the season's sweet corn to market this week.

And, Hinton Apiaries will have honeycomb honey today.

This week's lineup: Miss Cristy's Bakery, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, Fox Hollow Garden, Brown Brothers Farms, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Peaches, Made Without Grain, and Sweet Thing Gourmet, .

We will not see Pleiades Maple Products this week (it's the heat - a feels-like 90° or higher affects product). Eddie Lou and John Meimer have a farm store: 3870 TR 115 (Russell Rd.) just south of Mt. Gilead. (e-mail or call for hours: https://www.facebook.com/PleiadesMapleProducts/).

This week's community partner is Westerville Police Division.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business each Wednesday, from May through October, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at North State and East Home Streets.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

Thanks for giving us the business!

See you at the market.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: July 5th Market Report

All the heart was full of feeling: love had ripened into speech, like the sap that turns to nectar, in the velvet of the peach. [Wiiliam Wallace Harney]

It's a farm fresh day in Uptown Westerville!

The weather outlook calls for continued mugginess. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s, and the humidity adds another 8° to the thermometer. We'll see partly cloudy skies and a very light breeze.

And, we welcome Branstool Orchards to the 2017 Market Wednesday season with fresh peaches.

This week's lineup: Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, Fox Hollow Garden, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Brown Brothers Farms, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, and Made Without Grain.

We will not see Miss Cristy's Bakery and Pleiades Maple Products this week.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business each Wednesday, from May through October, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at North State and East Home Streets.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

Thank you for your business!

See you at the market.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: June 28th Market Report

Summertime... when fireflies come out at dusk and ice melts too fast in lemonade; ice cream tastes better, even though it's the same old flavor. [Nanette L. Avery]

Hokey Smokes! What a great, farm fresh Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville.

We like this forecast for today's weather; as a matter of fact we all deserve a day like today. No chance of rain, partly sunny skies, temps in the high 70s/low 80s, low humidity, and a decent breeze at 12 mph. 

This week's lineup: Made Without Grain, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Fox Hollow Garden, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Brown Brothers Farms, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, and Bird's Haven Farms.

We will not see Kingdom Fish this week; Don and Lisa will return to Market on July 5th.

This week's community partner is Westerville Public Library.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business each Wednesday, from May through October, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at North State and East Home Streets.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

Thank you for your business!

See you at the market.

Pictured: Made Without Grain

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: June 21st Market Report


All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world. [L.M. (Lucy Maude) Montgomery]

A brand new summer season is in the air... it is indeed a farm fresh Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville.

The weather forecast calls for lower humidity, with temperatures in the low 80s, some clouds, but mostly sun, and a light breeze.

This week's Line-up: Bird's Haven Farms, Made Without Grain, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, Fox Hollow Garden, Brown Brothers Farms, Ohio City Pasta, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, and Hinton Apiaries, .

J-Pops and Flying J Farm are out this week.

This week's community partner is Westerville Water Division.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. From May to October, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m @ the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

Thanks for joining us each week!! Greatly appreciated!

See you at the market.

Pictured: Zucchini from Bird's Haven Farms.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: June 14th Market Report


I am filled with humidity. [Gib Lewis]

It's a farm fresh day in Uptown Westerville.

Today is a day to hydrate, dress cool, and... be cool.

The weather today will be warm and humid, therefore, whatever the temperature is on the thermometer, add about 9 degrees. We expect a light breeze and slight chance of precipitation throughout the afternoon - just another almost Summer's day in Central Ohio.

This week's Line-up: Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Made Without Grain, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Fox Hollow Garden, Bildsten Landscape, Brown Brothers Farms, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, and Hinton Apiaries.

Pleiades Maple is out this week.

Bildsten Landscape is winding down their 2017 market season appearance - Karin tells us this week will be Bildsten's last week.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. From May to October, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m @ the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

We appreciate your business!


See you at the market.

Pictured: Doran's Family Farm.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: June 7th Market Report


Be intent upon the perfection of the present day. [William Law]

A cool afternoon ahead on the outer edge of summer. It's a farm fresh Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville.

Based on forecasts, we expect a weather day pretty much like yesterday mostly cloudy skies a breeze, cooler temperatures, and lower humidity. There is a slight chance of rain (44%) between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

This week's Line-up: Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Made Without Grain, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Fox Hollow Garden, Bildsten Landscape, Brown Brothers Farms, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, and Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods.


We just heard from Doran's Family Farm, and Michele Doran says u-pick strawberries are keeping them on the farm today (there is nothing to bring to market!), so we will not see Doran's. Michele told us that the sugar snaps are almost there. Doran's website if you are interested in stopping by the farm store or picking: http://www.doransfarmmarket.com/
 

Kingdom Fish is out today, and will return to next week's line-up.

Bildsten Landscape is winding down their 2017 market season appearance - this week or next are expected to be their last weeks.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. From May to October, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m @ the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

Thanks for giving us the business!! Greatly appreciated!

See you at the market.

Pictured: It's always time for pie! Miss Cristy's Bakery.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: The Pavement Under Foot


Life in Uptown Westerville: A crew worked this a.m. on the market lot, stacking parking curbs and sealing cracks, so the space will look a little different and feel a little different under your feet. Parking policies still apply. (This repaving project stretches into next week. Shout out to the crew from Strawser BPS for being so accommodating this morning.)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: May 31st Market Report

I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies. [Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye]

Such a pleasant, farm fresh day ahead in Uptown Westerville!

The weather forecast is similar to yesterday's - sunshine and some clouds, temperatures in the 70s, a breeze, and low humidity. There is a slight chance of a shower around noon and around 2 p.m. We think it's a good afternoon to visit the farmers' market.We are looking forward to a pleasant afternoon that's just right for a visit to the farmers' market.

This week's Line-up: Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Made Without Grain, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, Fox Hollow Garden, Bildsten Landscape, Brown Brothers Farms, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, and Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods.

This week's community partner is Westerville Public Library.

A Market Wednesday tradition - Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State (just steps south of the market), offers a specially-priced Market Wednesday cocktail during market hours. Stop by Meza to browse, visit, and shop - ask about wine pairing ideas for your favorite market fare.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. From May to October, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m @ the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

Thanks for giving us the business!! Greatly appreciated!

See you at the market!

Pictured: Hummus from Fox Hollow Garden


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Welcome Brown Brothers Farms


Welcome, Brown Brothers Farms of Paris, Ohio!

Brown Brothers Farms Market Fare: Fresh Eggs, Chicken, Turkey.

Whole Chicken, Whole Cut-up Chicken, Split Chicken Breast, Leg Quarters, Thighs, Drumsticks, Chicken Halves, Wings, Boneless Thigh, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, Ground Chicken, Chicken Pattys, Chicken Tenders, Chicken Backs, Chicken Feet, Chicken Hearts, Chicken Gizzards, Chicken Livers, Chicken Skin.

Chicken or Turkey Sausage: Mild Italian, Cajun, Green Onion, Fresh Kielbasa, Maple Breakfast.

Whole Turkey, Ground Turkey, Turkey Thighs, Turkey Drumsticks, Turkey Wings, Turkey Livers, Turkey Hearts, Turkey Gizzards, TurkeyTenders, Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast, Tur-Duck-Hen, Turkey Roll, Turkey Pattys.

 

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: May 24th Market Report


Sunny days give us happiness; stormy days give us wisdom. [Mehmet Murat Ildan]

Well, this afternoon's market may end up being a weather adventure!

Best part of a rainy day at the market - little kids and puddles! We hope you'll pack the galoshes and the 'brellas and, even if it's a mad dash between the drops, stop by and see us.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is a shower or shine market, but not a storm or shine market. If weather is severe, we'll suspend, and will keep you posted via social media.


This week's Line-up: Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Made Without Grain, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Kingdom Fish, Fox Hollow Garden, Bildsten Landscape, Ohio City Pasta, and Brown Brothers Farms.

This week is the first Market Wednesday week of the 2017 season for Brown Brothers Farm of Paris, Ohio. Bill Brown is bringing fresh eggs and poultry selections to market.

Miss Cristy's Bakery and J-Pops will not be at market this week.

Line-Up Update (last minute scratches): We will not see The Crazy Cucumber (septic tank emergency on the farm) and Pleiades Maple at this week's market.

Our community partner for this week is normally Westerville Public Library, and due to the weather forecast, WPL is going to wait for, hopefully, better weather conditions next week (5.31).

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. From May to October, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m @ the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Thanks for giving us the business!! See you at the market.

Pictured: The Crazy Cucumber.


 

Uptown Westerville Farmer's Market: Stormy Weather Forecast


We are looking at a forecast that reflects a pretty good chance of thunderstorms and rain. So we will roll along with what ever happens. Temperatures are forecast to be in the high-60s, with cloudy skies.

Noon Weather Update:  The forecast has adjusted to 'more hopeful' this afternoon! We are looking at a 55% chance of a thunderstorm during market set up (between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.); a 47% chance of showers between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.; a 55% chance of a thunderstorm between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.; a 40% chance of a shower between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Encouraging. 

We hope you'll pack the gollashes and 'brellas and mad dash it up the to the market. We'll be here.

Market Wednesday is a shower or shine market - but, we're no fools - we're not a storm or shine market. So, as long as it's safe, we'll be open for business. We'll keep you posted on social media.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. Each Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., from May through October, @ N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

See you at the market.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: May 17th Market Report


Oh, what a beautiful mornin'/Oh, what a beautiful day/I've got a beautiful feelin'/Everything's goin' my way. [Oscar Hammerstein II]

It's a great day for a trip to a farmers' market! May we suggest 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville? It's Market Wednesday!

Weather forecast for this afternoon calls for temps in the mid-80s, low humidity, mostly sunny skies, and a sustained breeze.

This week's line-up: J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Made Without Grain, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, Fox Hollow Garden, and Ohio City Pasta.

This week's community partners are Westerville Electric Division and Westerville Water Division. This week, the electric division is highlighting staff arborists - stop by, talk trees!

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. From May to October, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m @ the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

A Market Wednesday tradition - the Meza Wine Shop specially-priced Market Wednesday cocktail. Looking for serving suggestions for your market purchases ask about wine pairing ideas at Meza. 48 N State St., just steps south of the market space. https://www.facebook.com/mezawineshop/

Thanks for your business! See you at the market!

Pictured: Pleiades Maple Products.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: May 10th Market Report


The weather wouldn't settle down. It would rain cats and dogs, then stop, then drip awhile, then stop while it made up its mind what to do next. [Glendon Swarthout]

It's a farm fresh Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville!

Add 7° or so to last week's temperatures, and you pretty much have today's forecast - variably cloudy skies, temperatures around 70°, a light breeze, and zero chance of rain.

The produce selection today will include, wild ramps, asparagus, rhubarb, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, and microgreens.

Ths week, we will see Hinton Apiaries and Bildsten Landscape for the first time this season.

Today's Vendor Line-Up: Ohio City Pasta, J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Bird's Haven Farms, Made Without Grain, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, and Fox Hollow Garden.

Flying J Farm will not be at-market today.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. From May to October, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m @ the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Thank you for giving us the business. See you at the market!

Pictured: Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: May 3rd Market Report


Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade. [Charles Dickens, Great Expectations]

Seems like today is a good day for a little farm fresh in Uptown Westerville. Welcome to Opening Day of the 2017 Market Wednesday season.

The market spans three seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall. Spring produce is fresh green, with a little bit of color thrown in. Summer produce is bursting bright, adding color and variety to the landscape. And, Fall produce is muted colors, and deep earthtones, like falling leaves and the changes to the landscape.

Today, we welcome a new season, the twelfth season, of the Uptown Westerville Farmers Market.

Weather forecasts look great - variably cloudy skies, temperatures around 60°, a light breeze, and zero chance of rain. 

The produce selection today will include, wild ramps, asparagus, rhubarb, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, lettuce, radishes, and microgreens.

Look for flowers and seedlings today for yard and garden as well.

Market Wednesday welcomes new vendors The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, Made Without Grain, and Ohio City Pasta.

Today's Vendor Line-Up: Bildsten Landscape, Ohio City Pasta, Fox Hollow Garden, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Made Without Grain, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, and Kingdom Fish.

Sometimes it depends on the weather - we may see J-Pops today.

We heard from Dick Jensen of Flying J Farm, and he is feeling a bit under-the-weather, but is going to try to come to market. So, keeping a good thought for Dick.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. From May to October, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m @ the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Thank you for giving us the business. See you at the market!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: For Immediate Release - Market Wednesday 2017


May 2, 2017

For Immediate Release.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market 2017 Season Begins May 3rd

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” [James Beard]

Home-made. Home-grown. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market is open for business each Wednesday, May 3rd through October 25th, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday provides a selection of seasonal fare that includes farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, and an assortment of artisan baked goods, cheeses, jams, salsas, honey, sauces, pickles, pantry items, pasta, hummus, maple syrup, eggs, poultry, meats, and fish.

Market fare also includes a seasonal selection of flowering, herb, and vegetable plants, hanging flower baskets, and colorful fresh-cut flowers.

Early market-season fresh produce selections include asparagus, rhubarb, assorted greens, lettuces, radishes, onions, and swiss chard.

This season, Market Wednesday welcomes new vendors, including Brown Brothers Farms, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, Made Without Grain, and Ohio City Pasta.

The 2017 Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market will feature these Central Ohio vendors: Bildsten Landscape, Bird’s Haven Farms, The Blueberry Patch, Branstool Orchards, Brown Brothers Farms, The Crazy Cucumber, Doran’s Family Farm, Flying J Farm, Fox Hollow Garden, Hinton Apiaries, J-Pops, Kingdom Fish, Lona Belle’s Home Baked Goods, Made Without Grain, Miss Cristy’s Bakery, Montezuma Brand Sauces and Salsas, Ohio City Pasta, Ohio Farm Direct, Pleiades Maple Products, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., and Sweet Thing Gourmet.

Market Wednesday also welcomes its community partners: Westerville Senior Center, Westerville Police Division, Westerville Electric Division and Westerville Water Division, and Westerville Public Library, each scheduled to appear one week each month throughout the season.

A trip to the market is a great way to enjoy Wednesdays in Uptown Westerville - dine and shop Uptown Westerville and stop by the market to pick up a little farm fresh to take home.

The 2017 Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market Vendor Line-Up:

Bildsten Landscape, Columbus, Ohio: Westerville residents, Mark and Karin Bildsten will be at the market during May and June with hanging flower baskets, annuals, and potted herbs, kale, chard, and lettuces.

Bird’s Haven Farms, Granville, Ohio: The Bird Family will be bringing their seasonal market produce that includes everything from lettuce to garlic to tomatoes to sweet corn along with sunflowers and fall favorites like pumpkins and gourds.

The Blueberry Patch, Mansfield, Ohio: Fresh-picked Richland County blueberries and blueberry products from the Beilstein Family.  Look for The Blueberry Patch season to begin early-to-mid summer.

Branstool Orchards, Utica, Ohio: Marshall Branstool will be bringing orchard-fresh peaches, apples, and pears beginning mid-summer.

Brown Brothers Farms, Paris, Ohio: Bill Brown joins Market Wednesday with natural, free-range eggs and poultry. Look for Brown Brothers Farms to start attending market in late May.

The Crazy Cucumber, Johnstown, Ohio: Katie Varga and William Varga join Market Wednesday with a selection of specialty pickles from dill to bread & butter.

Doran’s Family Farm, New Albany, Ohio: Michelle and Jim Doran bring a variety of seasonal produce to market including greens, peppers, sugar snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, melons, tomatoes, and seasonal favorite, sweet corn.

Flying J Farm, Johnstown, Ohio: Dick Jensen features a selection of grass-fed beef cuts, vegetables, and maple syrup.

Fox Hollow Garden, Fredericktown, Ohio: Last season’s mentored vendor is now a part of the Market Wednesday vendor roster. David Kelly returns with lettuce, greens, heirloom tomatoes, select vegetables, fresh herbs, and hummus.

Hinton Apiaries, Grove City, Ohio: Jerry and Jill Hinton sell everything honey, including seasonal varietal honey, bee pollen, bees wax, honey stix, honey candy, infused honey, and honey-based products.

J-Pops, Bexley, Ohio: Steve White’s delicious hand-crafted gourmet ice pops are a Market Wednesday favorite.

Kingdom Fish, Rushsylvania, Ohio: Don and Lisa Jones join Market Wednesday with farm-raised fresh tilapia fillets.

Lona Belle’s Home Baked Goods, Heath, Ohio: Baker Lyle Linerode specialties feature his award-winning Mom’s-best-recipe cookies, whoopee pies, coffee and dessert breads, muffins, brittles, and fudge.

Made Without Grain, Marysille, Ohio: Kathy Wegner joins Market Wednesday this season, featuring grain-free and dairy-free baking mixes: Dark Chocolate Brownie, Blondie, Quick Mix, Cracker, Pizza & Bread Dough.

Miss Cristy’s Bakery, Galena, Ohio: Baker Cristy DuBois’ selection includes fresh-baked pies, empanadas, and tartlets. Sugar B Bakery’s Angela Bowman is moving out-of-state, and Cristy is expanding the bakery, taking over her friend, Angela’s, recipes for bread, bagels, and scones.

Chuck Evans’ Montezuma Brand Sauces and Salsas, Columbus, Ohio: Chuck and Mary Evans bring a delicious mix of mild to smokin’ hot fresh salsas, hot sauces, barbecue sauces, marinades, rubs, and tortilla chips to market.

Ohio City Pasta, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio: Greg Hriczo joins Market Wednesday this season, featuring hand-crafted pasta and sauces.

Ohio Farm Direct, Fredericktown, Ohio: Doug Daniels brings cheese made from milk from his organic grass-fed herd. This season, Ohio Farm Direct will be appearing at market one week each month; the market will announce their appearances via social media.

Pleiades Maple Products, Mt. Gilead, Ohio: Eddie Lou Meimer will be bringing her maple products to market throughout the season including maple syrup, maple sugar, maple-coated puffed spelt, maple crème, maple-coated nuts, and kid-favorite maple leaf suckers.  This season, Pleiades is adding a new maple treat – Maple Cotton Candy.

Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Mt. Gilead, Ohio: Lisa and Ben Sippel and Ben Baldwin craft sheep’s and cow’s milk cheeses, and feature a selection of meats and certified organic produce. Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co. is a limited engagement vendor this season; the market will announce their appearances via social media.

Sweet Thing Gourmet, Bexley, Ohio: Mark and Kyla Touris feature a selection of delicious home-made jams and biscotti.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is a fluid community, so market vendor weekly appearances may vary; produce and product availability vary throughout the season.

Market Wednesday suggests packing a cooler - market meats and J-Pops are sold frozen, fish, eggs, and dairy products are sold refrigerated, and a cooler will help produce travel well on hot summer days.

Bird’s Haven Farms and Doran’s Family Farm accept WIC (USDA) Farmers’ Market Program Coupons and LifeCare Alliance Senior Farmers’ Market Program (USDA) Coupons.

Delaware County Senior Farmers’ Market program coupons are only valid at Delaware County farmers’ markets in Powell, Sunbury, and Delaware.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is a rain shower or shine market, but will suspend activity in case of severe weather conditions.

In-lot and on-street free parking is available near the market and throughout Uptown Westerville. There is bike-friendly parking in Rotary Park at the southeast corner of N. State and E. Home Streets, right across from the market space.

The market has no official mailing address, but for GPS needs, travelers can reference 62 N. State Street, Westerville, Ohio, 43081.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is Ohio Proud.

For more information on the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market:

email: info@marketwednesday.com

Market website: http://www.marketwednesday.com/

Market blog: http://uptownwestervillefarmersmarket.blogspot.com/

On facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MarketWednesdayhttp://www.facebook.com/MarketWednesday

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Now in its twelfth season, the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market offers a selection of home-grown, home-made, all Ohio farm-fresh produce, flowers, plants, and artisan foods. Market Wednesdays run May through October from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in the Church of the Messiah, United Methodist parking lot, in Uptown Westerville. A great place to live, shop, work, eat, meet and play, Uptown Westerville is the home of city government and a marketplace destination. Uptown Westerville’s eclectic mix of business and residential architecture, that spans the decades, creates a neighborhood atmosphere that hosts Otterbein University and Westerville Public Library along with a variety of merchants, restaurants, activities, and events. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is a fluid community; market vendor weekly appearances may vary. Produce and product availability may vary throughout the season. Market Wednesday takes place rain shower or shine. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is an entirely volunteer effort.

For additional information about the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market, info@marketwednesday.com.



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: A Week Away!


The 2017 Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business on Wednesday, May 3rd from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

See you at the market!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Best Thanksgiving Wishes!


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. [Melody Beattie]

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, the vendors and management team of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market want to thank you for a wonderful 2016 season and wish you and your loved ones, a safe, happy Thanksgiving weekend. With Gratitude.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Small Business Saturday


Like any farmers' market in the world, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is, simply stated, a gathering of small businesses (farmers, growers, and food artisans) supported by their customers and communities.

This Saturday, November 26th, is Small Business Saturday across America. Buying local and supporting small businesses (in person and online) has a tremendous impact. According to a recent Fortune Magazine article on Small Business Saturday: "In 2015, approximately 1.3 million small businesses participated in the event, as did 95 million consumers." Tremendous indeed.

As this season of giving, eating, drinking, and merriment approaches, thank you for supporting small business!


Source: http://fortune.com/2016/11/21/small-business-saturday-amex-holiday/

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Bird's Haven Farms Post Season Bounty


If you'd still like to pick up a little farm fresh in Uptown Westerville, Bird's Haven Farms is currently offering a Mini-CSA* pick-up. A prepared brown grocery bag order (contents vary from week-to-week) of fresh-picked fresh produce.

This week, Bird's Haven Farms' Mini-CSA includes:

▪ Bag of Mixed Lettuce Greens 
Pint Cherry Tomatoes 
4 Green Bell Peppers 
2 lb Red/White Potatoes 
1 lb Broccoli 
Micro-Greens 
Spaghetti Squash

And, this week, in addition to the Mini-CSA, you can place an optional order for eggs by the dozen and tomatoes by the pound.

You order online and pre-pay by 8 p.m. Tuesday (today, November 15th), and pick-up Wednesday (tomorrow, November 16th) between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the "skinny" parking lot right behind Rotary Park on E. Home Street (next to Columbus Running across E. Home from the market lot).  

Pre-Payment for the Mini-CSA bag is made by standard debit and credit cards accepted through Bird's Haven Farms secure PayPal account. You do not have to be registered with PayPal to make a purchase, you can click on a 'Pay By Debit or Credit Card' Button, and make your online purchase.

If you order eggs and tomaotes, you'll pay for those at pick-up (Bird's Haven Farms still working out technical stuff on the additional options).

To order, click or touch this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYDW-xVzDpKen6hfIIYWD_rjwk4_zIX8UFgvu1c82Q_qaNug/viewform?c=0&w=1

Next week, for Thanksgiving, Bird's Haven Farms is featuring an order online pickup, where you can customize your own order for the holiday. This deadline is Monday (November 21st) 8 p.m. for Tuesday (November 22nd) pick-up (same time, same place as the regular Mini-CSA pickup - just different days this time).

Visit the Bird's Haven Farm website to place your order: http://www.birdshavenfarms.com/store/thanksgiving-basket

Options include: acorn squash, broccoli, butternut squash, eggs, garlic, lettuce, microgreens, microgreens (peppery), parsley, red onions, red potatoes, sage, spaghetti squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, white onions, and white potatoes.

Any questions? Contact Bird's Haven Farms at farmfresh@birdshavenfarms.com

While you're visiting Bird's Haven Farms website, sign up for their email mailing list!

*CSA = Community Supported Agriculture.