Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Take It Inside!

As cold weather approaches, outdoor markets end their seasons, and harvest season winds down on the farms, you can find your favorite Market Wednesday food artisans indoors at the Worthington Farmers' Market. The Worthington Farmers Market moves indoors Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon (through April, 2018) at The Shops at Worthington Place (7227 N High St. at N. High and Wilson Bridge, just south of 270 and 23) beginnning November 4th.

Look for Sweet Thing Gourmet, Pleiades Maple Products, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Kingdom Fish, The Crazy Cucumber, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Brown Brothers Farms, Fox Hollow Garden, Made Without Grain, and Ohio City Pasta.

(Note: The Worthington Farmers Market closes for the day on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each season.)

- In Licking County, the Granville Farmers' Market also heads indoors, and has a special November market right before Thanksgiving. The Granville Farmers Market winter hours begin November 4th, running into February, 2018 (exact season-end date TBA), from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, at Granville Elementary School, 310 N. Granger St.

There is a special outdoor market in Granville on Saturday November 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on N. Main St. at Broadway

Look for Bird's Haven Farms, Flying J Farm, Ohio City Pasta, and Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods. These vendors will make limited engagement appearances in Granville, so may want to check with them first.

- Hinton Apiaries will set up for business at the Pickerington Village Farmers' Market. The market is already indoors, for the season, at The Loft at Combustion Brewery, 80 W. Church St. on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

- Branstool Orchards' Utica Farm Market is open (Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; nice drive, and they are right off 62 in Utica), and look for Branstool Orchards at the Clintonville Farmers' Market (Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, through November 18th).

- Ohio City Pasta's additional Winter market's include: New Albany Winter Market at Heit Center, 150 West Main Street, taking place the first Saturday of each month through March, 2018 (November 4, December 2, January 6, February 2, and March 2); Clintonville Farmers' Market (Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon through November 18th); Newark's Canal District's Thanksgiving Market (3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on November 24th; the 2018 Reynoldsburg Winter Market at the Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive (Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. from January 25th through March 1st).

Check with your favorite vendors for additional market and event appearances.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Thank You, Messiah.


"Thank you" is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. [Alice Walker]

We want to take a moment to express our sincerest thanks to the Members and Staff at Church of the Messiah, U.M.

Special shout outs to Gene Hulbert, Phil Pelok, Rose Morgan, Cortney Reed, and Brenda Boyles.

And, thanks to the Staff and Parents of Ourday Preschool.

To all of you, we say, simply, Thank You.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: A Simple Thank You


We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. [John F. Kennedy]

Thank you for a most auspicious market season.

With appreciation, blessings, and good thoughts to all.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 25th Market Report



We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves. [Humbert Wolfe]

Fall has arrived! And, what a stretch of great weather to usher in the season. Even with a chill in the air, it is a very good day to pick up a little farm fresh in Uptown Westerville!

This is the last market of the 2017 season... week 26 of 26 weeks.

This week, it looks like it's time for sweatshirts and jackets - we should find temperatures in the low 50s, with clouds, and a 9 mph wind with gusts. There is a 51% chance of rain during set up, in the forecast, and a slight chance of precip in our first hour, so we'll be keeping an eye on that.

This week's line-up includes: Pleiades Maple Products, 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, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, and Made Without Grain.

J-Pops has finished its 2017 season - big thanks to Steve White! We'll see you next season!

jC's Sweet Ice Tea has also finished its 2017 season - a big thanks to Jackie Chapman. We'll see you next season!

Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co. is a possible today.

Our community partners are Westerville Public Library and 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.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Thanks, Meza


Always a Treat!! We raise a glass to Thank Tatjana Brown and Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State, just steps south of the market space, for your support each season. It's a tradition! Each Wednesday afternoon, throughout the season, Meza features a specially-priced cocktail during market hours. Meza is a most excellent resource for wines and wine pairing ideas.


Photo courtesy of Meza Wine Shop.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 18th Market Report

It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it. [Diana Gabaldon, Outlander]

Oh, yes! It is a very good day to pick up a little farm fresh in Uptown Westerville!

Looking at today's weather forecast - we should find temperatures in the high 60s with sunny skies, low humidity, and a breeze. We deserve a day this beautiful!

This week's line-up includes: 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, Brown Brothers Farms, 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, and Branstool Orchards.

J-Pops and Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co. are possibles today.

Our community partner is Westerville Water 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, October 11, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 11th Market Report



October is the month for painted leaves.... As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky.... [Henry David Thoreau, Autumnal Tints]

Ahhh, it's a very good day to pick up a little farm fresh in Uptown Westerville!

Looking at today's weather forecast - we should find temperatures in the 70s with slightly elevated humidity, cloudy skies, and a breeze. There is a chance of a shower (51%) during market set-up, but we are just looking at cloudy skies during market hours.

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

We may see J-Pops today. 


The Crazy Cucumber is on the PUP list for the market this week due to illness (adults got what the kids had!).

Due to a last minute technical issue, we will not see Fox Hollow Garden this week.

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.

We sincerely thank you for your business!!

See you at the market.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 4th Market Report

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. [L.M. Montgomery]

It's the first Market Wednesday of October in Uptown Westerville. A very good day to pick up a little farm fresh!

Looking at today's weather forecast - we should find temperatures in the high 70s/low 80s, slightly elevated humidity, partly cloudy skies, and a sustaining 9 mph breeze. There is a chance of a shower (40%) between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - we'll just have to keep an eye on that throughout the day.

This week's line-up includes: jC's Sweet Ice Tea, Branstool Orchards, 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, 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 may see Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard. We will not see Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co.

No 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.

We sincerely thank you for your business!!

See you at the market.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: September 27th Market Report


Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn is a mosaic of them all.  [Stanley Horowitz]

It's Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville.

As this early autumn heat wave begins to abate, we are looking at a forecast that will start with a chance of a thunder storm (51%) during market set up, the market starts out more hot and humid than it ends, with temperatures in the mid-to-low 80s (slightly elevated humidity will affect the "feels-like"), partly sunny skies, and a welcome 9 mph breeze.

This week's line-up includes: Bird's Haven Farms, jC's Sweet Ice Tea, Branstool Orchards, 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, Brown Brothers Farms, Ohio City Pasta, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, and Flying J Farm.

We will not see Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods (Lyle Linerode will return next week).

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

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.

We sincerely thank you for your business!!

See you at the market.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: September 20th Market Report


A nice day day to pick up a little farm fresh in Uptown Westerville.

Look for temps in the low 70s, cloudy skies, elevated humidity, and a light breeze. (The last of Irma is still moving north, and there is an outside chance of showers this afternoon ("scattered") and we are watching the last hour of the market, where, right now we are looking at a 56% chance of rain.

This week's line-up includes: Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, jC's Sweet Ice Tea, Branstool Orchards, 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, J-Pops, Ohio City Pasta, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, and Doran's Family Farm.

We will not see Hinton Apiaires and Brown Brothers Farms - they are both attending the Farm Science Review.

We may see Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard.

This week's community partner is Westerville Electric/Water Divisions and 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.

Thank you for your business!!

See you at the market.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: September 13th Market Report


Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. [Roger Miller]

It's a great day to pick up a little farm fresh.

Look for temps in the low 70s, cloudy skies, elevated humidity, and a light breeze. (The last of Irma is still moving north, and there is an outside chance of showers this afternoon ("scattered") and we are watching the last hour of the market, where, right now we are looking at a 56% chance of rain.

This week's line-up includes: 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, 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, and Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods.

We may see Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co. And, we heard from Mike Dippold, and we will not see Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard this week.

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.

Thank you for your business!!

See you at the market.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Cops and Kids and More....


 This coming weekend through Monday, September 11th, there is a lot going on in Westerville. 

Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Saturday, September 9th, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 350 Park Meadow Rd. (Westerville Service Division)

This event is efficiently run and well-attended. Check the link for the list of acceptable items. The event is free, with one exception - if you are dropping off latex and water-based paint, it's $1 per can disposal fee. Hazardous Waste Day Info.


Grandparent's Day Celebration, Saturday, September 9th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St.

Celebrate grandparents and grandchildren at the free, fun family-friendly event. The event features activities that include large inflatables, a 40-foot dry slide, obstacle course bounce house, entertainment, great food, an ice cream truck, and professional face painting.


Cops and Kids Day, Sunday, September 10th, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., 325 N. Cleveland Ave.

This is a cool family-friendly event that gives kids an opportunity to meet and interact with law enforcement in a hands-on, up-close and personal way. Kids can check out vehicles, equipment, and technology and, agencies from all over the state of Ohio join in with cruisers, helicopters, motorcycles, tactical vehicles, and K-9s. Kids can also participate in arts and crafts, inflatable gyms, and other activities including the ever-popular "Dunk-a-Cop" tank. Local hospitals and safety organizations also attend the event and provide various child safety materials, promotional items, and other interactive exercises.The first 1500 children in attendance receive a free bag and water bottle. Admission and refreshments are Free! (Details courtesy of westerville.org).

Market Wednesday proudly sponsors Cops and Kids Day!

The Great Westerville Food Truck Fest, Sunday September 10th, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., 455 Executive Campus Drive (near N. Cleveland and County Line Rd. W)

This is a win/win/win event. You can help WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry) feed the community (by helping WARM pack bags for their Share Bac a Pac program), while presenting an awesome opportunity to sample from the menus of some of the best of the best Central Ohio food trucks! For details, visit the Great Westerville Food Truck Fest website: http://thegreatwestervillefoodtruckfest.org/
 

Westerville Doggie Paddle, Sunday, September 10th, 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. for dogs under 25 pounds and then 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for all dogs, Highlands Park Aquatic Center, 245 S. Spring Rd., $5. admission, must have proof of license and current immunization.

Attention all good dogs - it's pupper pool party time! Time for the annual big swim.


World War I Veteran Cemetery Walk, Sunday, September 10th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Otterbein Cemetery, 175 S. Knox St. @ W. Walnut

Westerville Public Library's Westerville History Center presents a historic walk through Otterbein Cemetery. Hear stories of local veterans and heroes of World War I, to commemmorate the centennial of the United States entry into the "war to end all wars."

Enter the cemetery at the intersection of W. Walnut and S. Grove Street. Late arrivals welcome.

Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication, Monday, September 11th, 9 a.m., Hanby Park, 115 E. Park Street @ Summit St.

Presented by Westerville Garden Club, in cooperation with American Legion Young-Budd Post 171 and Westerville Parks and Rec

Blue Star Memorial is a tribute to members of the armed services who defend, have defended, and will defend this country.

9.11 First Responders Ceremony, Monday, September 11th, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., First Responders Park, 374 W. Main St.

Guarding the Gates of Freedom: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

So, far we just have time and place, we'll update if more details become available.

No matter what's on your calendar, have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: September 6th Market Report

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer. [Helen Hunt Jackson]

This is the first farmers' market of September, here in Uptown Westerville. And, it's a great day to pick up a little farm fresh.

Look for temps in the mid-60s, partly cloudy skies, slightly elevated humidity, and a light breeze. (There is a 51% chance for precipitation between 2:00 and 3:00 - during set up.)

This week's line-up includes: 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, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, Fox Hollow Garden, Brown Brothers Farms, J-Pops, and Ohio City Pasta.

We may see Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard. We will not Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co.

Branstool Orchards has peaches for market today, along with apple varieties, and as the season winds down, we may be seeing the last of the peaches for the 2017 season (and a delicious season it has been!).

No community partner this week.


Shout out to Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State, just steps south of the market space. Meza features a specially-priced Market Wednesday cocktail - served up during market hours. If you are looking for ideas and suggestions for wines to complement a good meal, get togethers, or a quiet evening at home, stop by Meza.

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, August 30, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 30th Market Report

When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn. [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Such a fine, farm fresh day in Uptown Westerville.

Look for temps in the high 70s, sunny skies with some clouds, slightly elevated humidity, and a light breeze. (There is an ever so slight chance for precipitation only during market set-up.)

This week's line-up includes: 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, Fox Hollow Garden, Brown Brothers Farms, and J-Pops, .

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

It's Morrow County Farm week, so Pleiades Maple Products will not be at market this week.

No community partner this week (a fifth week of a month - just two this season).

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.

We say what we mean and mean what we say... Thanks for your business!!

See you at the market.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 23rd Market Report


I never get tired of a blue sky. [Vincent Van Gogh]

It's a beautiful farm fresh day in Uptown Westerville.

Look for temps in the high 70s, sunny skies with intermittent clouds, moderate humidity, and a light breeze. Darn good weather for a trip to the farmers' market!

This week's line-up includes: 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, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, The Crazy Cucumber, Kingdom Fish, Fox Hollow Garden, and Brown Brothers Farms.

We may see Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard today.

Sweet Thing Gourmet and Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co. will not be at market today.

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.

We say what we mean and mean what we say... Thanks for your business!!

See you at the market.


 

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