Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: July 25th Market Report

Fresh sweet corn from Doran's Family Farm.

Shopping at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market.

Redskin potatoes and garlic from Flying J Farm.

We have Ohio peaches from Branstool Orchards and Malabar Peach and Apple.

Tomatoes from Bird's Haven Farms.

Okra from Bird's Haven Farms.

Squash and Eggplant from Bridgman Farm.

A market favorite - Sunshine flat Bread from Sugar B Bakery.

Come join us at N. State and E. Home on Market Wednesday!

It's a typical Central Ohio summer afternoon (a tad warm, a little breeze, a touch of humidity) and it's a great day for some farm fresh shopping for your summer table.

We will not see Sue's Kitchen today - look for Sue and her delicious pies and baked goods next week.

We have summer fruit, rich in flavor and ripened in the Ohio sun - Z Blueberry will be at market today along with Branstool Orchards and Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard and we should see cantaloupe this week as well!

Looking for your own farm fresh experience? Many of our produce vendors have seasonal U-Pick on the farm, just ask.

Produce abounds with sweet corn, squash, tomatoes, garlic, tomatoes, potatoes and more. Visit Bird's Haven Farms, Northridge Organic Farm, Flying J Farm, Bridgman Farm, and Doran's Family Farm.

Market Wednesday opens at 3 p.m. and there are no early sales. There can be lines for peaches and produce in the first hour of the market - the lines move fast, but we just wanted you to know.

We have awesome artisan food vendors - Chuck Evans' Montezuma Brand (salsas, tortilla chips, hot sauces, rubs, marinades and sauces), Sweet Thing Gourmet (jams, biscotti), Honey Health Farms (raw honey), Dana Lee's (sweet and savory baked goods), and Sugar B Bakery (loaf breads, flat breads, and cookies), Blue Jacket Dairy (cheese), Ohio Farm Direct (grass-fed cow organic milk products including cheese and drinkable yogurt, along with summer sausage, beef sticks, trail bologna), Pleiades Maple Products (Ohio maple syryp, maple-based sauces and toppings and confections, maple-coated puffed spelt).

Flying J Farm features grass-fed beef and Fox Hollow Farm sells beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and fresh eggs.

Market dairy and eggs are sold refrigerated and meats are frozen, so pack a cold pack or cooler for safe transport home.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market resident cooking instructor Cindy Ramsey will be sharing cooking tips, serving suggestions, and Market-fare recipes. In today's spotlight - zucchini cake. Visit Cindy's blog for recipes and ideas. If you have a cooking or food question or see something at the market that looks great but you aren't sure what to do with it - just ask Cindy.

The best of my education has come from the public library... my tuition fee is a bus fare and once in a while, five cents a day for an overdue book. You don't need to know very much to start with, if you know the way to the public library. ~Lesley Conger

Today, you just need to stop by the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market to visit Westerville Public Library - today's special guest.

Stop by Church of the Messiah's Front Porch on the patio at 74 N. State - have a free cup of cold lemonade or ice water.

See you at the market!

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