Wednesday, July 20, 2011

We have one word - peaches! This Market Wednesday both Branstool Orchards and Malabar Peach & Apple Orchard will be at the market.

The "feels like" temperature today is 100!  So even with a slight breeze, it'll be a good day to shop efficiently! (And, visit the air conditioned Uptown shops and restaurants!)

We will not see Pleiades Maple, Dana Lee's, and Arjay Gourmet (Rohini's Chutneys) today.

Today's market also welcomes Chris Schimpf of Eyestone Flower Farm with organic, cut lilies today. (We'll see Chris' beautiful sunflowers later in the season.)

Stay cool.

See you at the market.

Pictured: From 2010, peaches from Branstool Orchards.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: July 6th Market Report

A sunny afternoon in Uptown Westerville. Temps in the mid-to-high 80s and a touch of humidity with a dash of a light breeze. A good afternoon for al fresco shopping at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market!

As our farmer's move forward from a very soggy spring, we are starting to see more and more fresh produce at the market.

Z Blueberry will make a special appearance this week with more chemical-free, fresh-picked blueberries from Fredericktown.

We will not see Pleiades Maple Products, Doran's Family Farm, and Chef John Skaggs this week.

Tatjana Brown of Meza offers wine pairing suggestions for Sweet Thing Gourmet jams today.  Stop by Meza, 48 N. State, for the Meza Market Wednesday $1 wine tasting.

Crime Prevention Officer Carrie Ryan with Westerville Police Division will be making an appearance at today's market.

By the way, mark your calendars for the 38th annual Westerville Chamber of Commerce Music and Arts Festival, July 9th (11 a to 7 p) and July 10th (11 a to 5 p) at Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland.  Art, live music, food, and a great youth art display - a family fun Westerville tradition.

See you at the market!

Pictured: Fresh bread from Sugar B Bakery.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Westerville, Ohio on the 4th of July!

Westerville's Independence Day Weekend features:

June 30 - July 4th: Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman visit Westerville! It's Ohio Chautauqua at the Sports Complex on N. Cleveland near W. County Line.

July 2nd: History Exhumed! Ohio and the Civil War including the Underground Railroad and battlefield medicine. 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland.

July 4th Events:

8 a.m. (registration begins at 6:30 a.m.) Westerville Rotary 5k Run/Walk at Hoff Woods at 556 McCorkle. There is a children's race at 9:15 a.m. Awards at 9:25 a.m. (This is an entry fee event.)

1 p.m.: The Parade - Freedom: A Gift From Our Soldiers - presented by the Rotary Club of Westerville, the parade starts at 1 p.m. turning onto State St. at Schrock Rd.

Most of you know this, but for those who don't - parade-goers stake their parade spots very early in the day! And, it's not only a good parade, but it's a 2 and a half to 3 hour parade, so be prepared - sunblock, hydration, etc.

Thanks to 7-year-old Grant Mudre of St. Paul School for suggesting this year's parade theme.

9 p.m.: Westerville Symphony Patriotic Pops at the Sport Complex on N. Cleveland near W. County Line.

10 p.m.: Fireworks start at Park Meadow off Schrock Rd. Excellent viewing also at the Sports Complex on Cleveland Ave. and Heritage Park at W. Main and N. Cleveland.

From the vendors and management team of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market, have a safe, happy Independence Day Weekend.

See you July 6th at the market!

Pictured: 4th of July spirit from Sue's Kitchen.