Thursday, August 30, 2012

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Street Thyme

A Market Wednesday shout out to Steven Zeppetella owner of Street Thyme food truck.

We met Steven this week and found out he shops at the Uptown Westerville Farmers Market for ingredients for his awesome burgers (including a chef's recipe vegetarian burger), like cheese from Blue Jacket Dairy and jam from Sweet Thing Gourmet.

We appreciate Street Thyme's dedication to buying local!

Want to know more? Visit Street Thyme's website or find Street Thyme on facebook and twitter.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Gratitude and Care.

As we enjoy this beautiful day in Uptown Westerville, our thoughts and prayers are with the folks along the gulf coast and in the path of Hurricane Isaac as it moves inland.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 29th Market Report

Sweet corn from Bird's Haven Farms.

Shopping at Flying J Farm.

Fresh-picked broccoli from Doran's Family Farm.

Fresh-baked from Sugar B Bakery.

Peppers from Bird's Haven Farms.

Bill of Fare from Annabelle's Blooms.

Jimmy Nardello peppers from Northridge Organic Farm.

Shopping for cheese at Blue Jacket Dairy.

Fresh eggs from Fox Hollow Farm.

Tomatoes from Doran's Family Farm.

Shopping at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market.

A beautiful day. Light breeze, temps in the high 70s/low 80s, low humidity - it is a great day to visit Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville.

Think of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market for this weekend's tailgating and Labor Day fare.

With five produce vendors - Northridge Organic Farm, Flying J Farm, Doran's Family Farm, Bridgman Farm, Bird's Haven Farms - the selection is phenomenal - our summer flavor-rich favorites are here, including tomatoes, sweet corn, melon, green beans, potatoes, and hot and sweet peppers. 

Last week, while Branstool Orchards sold lots of peaches, they sold out in an unexpectedly brief amount of time. We are approaching the point where our season for peaches will blend into apple season.

Pick up proteins and dairy, including eggs and cheese from...

Fox Hollow Farm - naturally-raised beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and fresh eggs. Pre-order chicken from Fox Hollow this week for next week's market. 

Flying J Farm - grass-fed organic beef

Ohio Farm Direct - dairy products made from organic grass-fed cow's milk including cheese, drinkable yogurt, and milk as well as beef sticks, summer sausage, and trail bologna.

Blue Jacket Dairy - cow's milk and goat's milk cheeses including market favorites cheddar curds, chevre, and Gretna Grillin' cheese.

(Market meats are sold frozen and eggs and cheeses are sold refrigerated.)

Artisan foods include the sweet and the savory...

Chuck Evans' Montezuma Brand - salsa, hot sauce, marinades, rubs, barbecue sauce, and tortilla chips.

Sugar B Bakery - fresh-baked loaf breads, flat bread, and cookies.

Sweet Thing Gourmet - home-made jams and biscotti.

Honey Health Farms - raw honey, honeycombs, bee pollen, bee propolis.

Dana Lee's - baked goods including specialty breads, crackers, cookies, brownies, scones, cupcakes, and market favorite artiboli.

It is amazing how even a simple, single sunflower can brighten a room. Take home, take to a gathering, or take to a friend - colorful, beautiful, fresh-cut flowers from Annabelle's Blooms.

We will not see Pleiades Maple Products (EdDie Lou Meimer is at the Morrow County Fair this week) and Sue's Kitchen this week.

If you have a few minutes, it's a nice day to check out Uptown Westerville, including stopping by Meza at 48 N. State.  Each Market Wednesday, owners Tatjana and Jason Brown feature a specially-priced fresh fruit sangria tasting. Ask Tatjana for the recipe, great for game day and the holiday weekend.

Football season is here! Go Wildcats! Go Warhawks! Go Warriors! Go Cardinals! Go Bucks!

Have a great day! Have a safe, happy Labor Day weekend! See you at the market! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 22nd Market Report

Peaches from Branstool Orchards.

Sunflowers and summer color from Annabelle's Blooms.

Sweet corn from Doran's Family Farm and Bird's Haven Farms.

Fresh organic garlic from Northridge Organic Farm.

Cheese selections from Blue Jacket Dairy and Ohio Farm Direct.

Green beans from Flying J Farm.

Fresh basil from Flying J Farm.

Home-baked biscotti from Sweet Thing Gourmet.

Heirloom tomatoes from Northridge Organic Farm.

Fresh-baked loaf breads from Sugar B Bakery.

Tortilla chips from Montezuma Brand.

Market fare recipes and serving suggestions from Chez Cindy.

Welcome to Market Wednesday.

What a beautiful day for al fresco shopping. The produce selection is all-out right now with summer favorites sweet corn, peaches, tomatoes, green beans, peppers, and more!

Market Wednesday is great place to find the ingredients for an amazing summer feast!

Our vendors have such a passion for what they do, so by all means, meet them, chat with them, check out the tasting samples, chat a little food - dive in!

Find farm fresh vegetables and fruits from Bridgman Farm, Northridge Organic Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Flying J Farm, Branstool Orchards, and Doran's Family Farm.

Shop for protein, including fresh eggs, and dairy from Fox Hollow Farm, Flying J Farm, Blue Jacket Dairy, and Ohio Farm Direct.

Our Artisan vendors - Honey Health Farms, Pleiades Maple Products, Sugar B Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, and Montezuma Brand feature raw honey, Ohio maple syrup, fresh loaf breads, cookies, flat breads, salsas, hot sauces, rubs, marinades, jams, and biscotti.

Taste great ideas and get serving suggestions from Market Wednesday's resident cooking instructor, Chez Cindy.

Find out how Westerville Public Library can become a great (and free) cooking resource!

Set a beautiful table or brighten any space with fresh-picked flowers from Annabelle's blooms.

Stop by Meza at 48 N. State for market fare wine pairing ideas.

We will not see Sue's Kitchen and Dana Lee's at this week's market.

We hope you enjoy this beautiful day and and we'll see you at the market!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 15th Market Report

Summer sizzle! Hot sauces from Montezuma Brand.

Broccoli from Doran's Family Farm.

Try one! Aunt Molly's Ground Tomatoes from Bridgman Farm.

Zebra tomatoes from Flying J Farm.

Bite-size Summer! Cherry tomatoes and "baby" eggplant from Bridgman Farm.

Beautiful bouquets from Annabelle's Blooms.

Fresh sweet corn from Bird's Haven Farms.

Home-made jam selections from Sweet Thing Gourmet.

Heirloom Tomatoes from Northridge Organic Farm.

What a beautiful day to visit the farmers' market!

Produce is at its peak - all varieties and flavors, all grown under the Ohio sun in rich Ohio soil.  Melons, peaches, sweet corn, tomatoes, onions, eggplant, garlic, potatoes, basil, squash, and more!

Artisan foods include baked goods, honey, jams, biscotti, salsa, hot sauces, marinades, rubs, maple syrup, and cheese.

Visit Flying J Farm and Fox Hollow Farm for proteins including beef and fresh eggs.

We will not see Sugar B Bakery and Sue's Kitchen at the market this week.

We will see Zoe Bennett and Tara Trigg from the Westerville Electric Division!

To help you manage your time, there may be a line for peaches during the first hour of the market.  If so, the line moves efficiently, but we figured we'd give you the heads up. 

Westerville Schools is in session now so keep eyes open for traffic changes and kids! If you head toward the market near Emerson School at Home and Vine - just be aware of traffic flow changes, school buses and pedestrians (kids and parents).

As always, Meza, 48 N. State, features a peach sangria tasting with summer fruits.

Have a great day. Enjoy this gorgeous weather.

Thank you for your patronage! See you at the market!

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Putting it in Park

We need your help when you park. We encourage folks parking in the lots east of the market to park in rows, just like at the grocery store, giving each other plenty of room to access vehicles, pull in and out of parkng spaces, and enter or exit the market.

It's not well-marked, but there is an alley throughway that runs along the west edge of the far east lot - Heywood Alley moves north to blend into Dill Alley.

We also can't accommodate double-parking anywhere in the market area. 

Please slow the pace and be safe.

Everyone who touches the market fuels its success, and we appreciate your patronage and help.

Photo from Westerville Public Library online collection. Everals in 1910 car.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 8th Market Report

Bouquets from Annabelle's Blooms.

Summer sizzle! Hot peppers at Bird's Haven Farms.

Peaches from Branstool Orchards.

Fresh-baked from Sugar B Bakery.

Sweet corn from Doran's Family Farm.

Fresh melon from Doran's Family Farm.

Potatoes from Flying J Farm.

Organic grass-fed cow's milk cheese from Ohio Farm Direct.

Onions from Bridgman Farm.

Heirloom tomatoes from Northridge Organic Farm.

It's a good day to pick up some of your farm fresh summer favorites at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market.

Produce abounds! Visit Flying J Farm, Northridge Organic Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, and Bridgman Farm for peppers (hot and sweet), squash (zucchini, yellow, patty pan, zephyr), sweet corn, melon, peaches, tomatoes (from cherry to heirloom), eggplant, cucumbers, tomatillos, onions, garlic, cabbage, potatoes and more.

We've got fresh-picked Ohio peaches! Stop by Branstool Orchards and Malabar Peach & Apple Orchard.

Visit our protein and dairy vendors - Fox Hollow Farm (naturally-raised beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs), Flying J Farm (grass-fed beef), Blue Jacket Dairy (cow's milk and goat's milk cheeses), and Ohio Farm Direct (organic grass-fed cow's milk cheese and drinkable yogurt, summer sausage, beef sticks, trail bologna)Meats and poultry are sold frozen, cheese, eggs, and dairy are sold refrigerated.

Shop for home-made artisan foods from Sugar B Bakery (loaf bread, flat bread, cookies), Sweet Thing Gourmet (jams and biscotti), Honey Health Farms (raw honey, honey-based personal care products), Chuck Evans' Montezuma Brand (salsas, tortilla chips, hot sauces, marinades, sauces, rubs), and Dana Lee's (a licensed bakery featuring delicious sweet and savory baked goods).

And, Annabelle's Blooms radiate the color and light of the Ohio summer sun with sunflowers and bouquets filled with select summer blooms like zinnias and snapdragons.

"Gosh, that looks good... but what do I do with it?" Market Wednesday resident cooking instructor, Cindy Ramsey of Chez Cindy will present some great ideas and recipes for serving up some farm fresh delicious from our abundant market fare. Cindy has a passion for good food, so stop by to taste and talk.

Sue's Kitchen will not be attending Market Wednesday this week, but she will be back next week with her delish pies, dessert breads, and cookies.

Pleiades Maple Products will not be attending this week's market as well - so look for Eddie Lou Meimer next week.

Wine enthusiasm in Uptown Westerville - each Market Wednesday, Tatjana and Jason Brown of Meza, 48 N. State (just south of the market), present the Market Wednesday Sangria Tasting featuring fresh seasonal fruit. Meza features a selection of excellent, affordable wines, including wines from Ohio. Stop by to browse, visit, and shop. Click here to visit Meza online.

Market hours are from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and market set up is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors may not open for business until 3 p.m. - there are no early sales.  Sometimes, like during peach season, lines form - the lines move at a good pace, but we want you to know ahead of time so you can manage your time and expectations.

Have a great day and... see you at the market!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: An Avant Garde Food Artisan

Visit UWFM vendor Honey Health Farms at the upcoming Columbus Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show on August 19th from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral (555 N. High, in the Short North District in Columbus).

Avant-Garde features local food artisans, like Honey Health, as well as art and hand-crafted works.

Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

To learn more and read about Honey Health Farms, click here to visit the Avant-Garde blog.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 1st Market Report

Peaches! Branstool Orchards.

Shopping at Northridge Organic Farm.

Heirloom Tomatoes! Northridge Organic Farm.

Garlic, onions, squash at Northridge Organic Farm.

Heirloom tomatoes at Northridge Organic Farm.

Salsa from Montezuma Brand.

Peaches! Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard.

Sweet corn at Doran's Family Farm.

Bite size awesome. Cherry tomatoes and Aunt Molly's ground tomatoes at Bird's Haven Farms.

Melon. Doran's Family Farm.

Shopping at Blue Jacket Dairy. Try the Gretna Grillin' samples!

Baby eggplants from Bridgman Farm.

Shopping at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market.

It's a classic summer's day in Uptown Westerville and a great day for some fresh air shopping.

Produce selections grow each week including peaches, melon, eggplant, peppers (hot and sweet), potatoes, beets, tomatoes, onions, garlic, summer squash, sweet corn, cucumbers, tomatillos and more!

Vist Bridgman Farm, Doran's Family Farm, Bird's Haven Farm, Northridge Organic Farm (certified organic), Branstool Orchards, Flying J Farm, and Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard.

Artisan food vendors on deck this week: Sugar B Bakery (loaf breads, flat bread, gluten free), Chuck Evan's Montezuma Brand (salsas, tortilla chips, rubs, hot sauce, marinades & sauces), Honey Health Farms (raw honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, honeycombs, personal care), Sue's Kitchen (just say "Pie, please!", cookies, dessert breads, treats), Ohio Farm Direct (organic grass-fed cow's milk cheeses, drinkable yogurt, trail bologna, summer sausage, beef sticks), Mockingbird Meadows (infused raw honey, herbs, personal care products made of edible ingredients), Blue Jacket Dairy (cheese! cheddar curds, chevre, gretna grillin').

Shopping at Fox Hollow Farm.

Proteins are available from Fox Hollow Farm (naturally-raised beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and fresh eggs) and Flying J Farm (grass-fed beef).

Note: You may want to pack a cooler if you are buying protein - cheeses, dairy, and eggs are sold refrigerated; meats and poultry are sold frozen.

Today we welcome cut flower vendor, Anna Brown of Annabelle's Blooms.  Anna grows her beautiful sunflowers and zinnias on her grandparents' farm near South Charleston, Ohio.

We will not see Pleiades Maple Products, Dana Lee's, Z Blueberry, and Sweet Thing Gourmet at this week's market.

To help you manage your time, we do want to let you know there are lines each week for peaches, especially close to our 3 p.m. market-open and into the first 30 minutes.

Just a reminder to wine enthusiasts that Meza at 48 N. State, just south of the market, features a Market Wednesday Sangria Tasting.  Need ideas for wine pairings or want to know more about wines - stop by! Meza features a nice selection of Ohio wines, too.

Have a great day and we'll see you at the market!