Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Welcome Hartzler Family Dairy

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market welcomes Hartzler Family Dairy of Wooster, Ohio to Market Wednesday.

Hartzler Family Dairy features non-homogenized, pasteurized milk and butter.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Press Release: Season's Greetings!

April 11, 2013
Updated April 24, 2013

For Immediate Release.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market 2013 Season Begins May 1st

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. – Ruth Reichl, food writer

Shopping for fresh produce nourished by Ohio rains and grown under the Ohio sun, in rich, fertile Ohio soil is an experience for the senses and a seasonal tradition in Central Ohio. Farmers’ market season is here, and the 2013 Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market is open for business each Wednesday, May 1st through October 30th, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Home-made, home-grown, all Ohio, the market provides an ever-changing seasonal fare including farm-fresh certified organic and conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables, an assortment of baked goods, breads, cheeses, jams, salsas, sauces and rubs, raw honey and bee pollen, maple syrup, meats, poultry, and fresh eggs.

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

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

The Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market is a family-friendly place to create traditions, meet old friends and new, to try new flavors, and buy fresh, nourishing foods. A farmers’ market is food-interactive, where market patrons can meet, chat with, and shake the hand of the person who raised or made their food.

The 2013 Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market will feature returning favorites throughout the season: Annabelle’s Blooms, Bildsten Landscape, Bird’s Haven Farms, Blue Jacket Dairy, Branstool Orchards, Bridgman Farm, Chuck Evans’ Montezuma Brand Sauces and Salsas, Dana Lee’s, Doran’s Family Farm, Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers, Flying J Farm, Fox Hollow Farm, Honey Health Farms, Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard, Mockingbird Meadows, Northridge Organic Farm, Ohio Farm Direct, Pleiades Maple Products, Sue’s Kitchen, Sugar B Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, and Z Blueberry.

Market Wednesday also welcomes new vendor Hartzler Family Dairy, featuring Holstein cow non-homogenized, pasteurized milk and butter.

Throughout the season, Market Wednesday will feature resident cooking instructor, Cindy Ramsey, and community partners including Westerville Public Library, Westerville Electric Division, and Westerville Senior Center.

A trip to the market is a great way to enjoy a Wednesday afternoon in Uptown Westerville - market patrons can dine Uptown Westerville for lunch, browse, visit, and shop Uptown Westerville throughout the afternoon, and then stop by the market to pick up farm-fresh ingredients to take home for dinner.

The 2013 Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market Vendor Line-Up:

Annabelle’s Blooms, South Charleston, Ohio: Beautiful cut flowers and bouquets including sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, and snapdragons. Anna Brown grows her flowers on her grandparents’ farm in Clark County.

Bildsten Landscape, Columbus, Ohio: Like the hanging baskets you see in Uptown Westerville throughout the summer months? They come from Bildsten Landscape. Mark and Karen will be at the market during May and June with hanging flower baskets, annuals, and potted herbs 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 sweet corn along with flowers and fall favorites like pumpkins and Indian corn.

Blue Jacket Dairy, Bellefontaine, Ohio: Jim and Angel King’s hand-made, farmstead cheeses include fresh mozzarella, cheddar curds, quark, chevre, and market favorite, Gretna Grillin’ cheese.

Branstool Orchards, Utica, Ohio: Marshall Branstool will be bringing orchard-fresh sweet cherries, peaches, and apples beginning late June.

Bridgman Farm, Washington Court House, Ohio: Mary Bridgman brings her produce to market that includes a beautiful assortment of cherry and heirloom tomatoes and herb and vegetable plants.

Dana Lee’s, Pataskala, Ohio: Dana Landrum features a selection of fresh-baked savory and sweet crackers, breads, rolls, dessert breads, scones, and muffins.

Doran’s Family Farm, New Albany, Ohio: Michelle and Jim’s produce is a popular market stop throughout the season featuring a broad selection of vegetables, melons, tomatoes, and seasonal favorite, sweet corn.

Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers, Ashley, Ohio: Jeff Guinn brings a gorgeous selection of cut flowers that includes sunflowers and zinnias beginning mid-summer.

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

Fox Hollow Farm, Fredericktown, Ohio: Lisa and Bruce Rickard will bring selections of grass-fed, naturally raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken and fresh eggs.

Hartzler Family Dairy, Wooster, Ohio: Market Wednesday welcomes the Hartzler family to their first season in Uptown Westerville. Hartzler Family Dairy features non-homogenized, pasteurized Holstein milk and butter to Market Wednesday.

Honey Health Farms, Marysville, Ohio: Dale Benedict brings his raw honey, bee pollen, and honey products to market throughout the season.

Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard, Jeromesville, Ohio: Mike Dippold will be
bringing fresh peaches and apples to the market. We should see Mike with his first truckload of peaches sometime in July.

Mockingbird Meadows, Marysville, Ohio: Dawn and Carson Combs are bring their unique selection of raw infused honeys, honey spreads, dried and fresh medicinal and culinary herbs and produce, herbal teas, and edible ingredient personal care products.

Update: Mockingbird Meadows will not be attending the 2013 season of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market.

Chuck Evans’ Montezuma Brand Sauces and Salsas, Columbus, Ohio: Chuck Evans brings a delicious mix of mild to smoking hot fresh salsas, hot sauces, barbecue sauces, marinades, rubs, and tortilla chips to market. Chuck’s Smokey Chipotle®-Raspberry-Lime Salsa won best fruit-based salsa at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival in 2012!

Northridge Organic Farm, Johnstown, Ohio: Mike and Laura Laughlin bring a selection of fresh basil and seasonal organic vegetables that include sweet potatoes, radishes, peppers, eggplant, and heirloom tomatoes.

Ohio Farm Direct, Fredericktown, Ohio: Doug Daniels brings cheese and drinkable yogurt made from milk from his organic, grass-fed herd and also features nitrate-free trail bologna, hot dogs, beef sticks, and summer sausage.

Pleiades Maple Products, Mt. Gilead, Ohio: Eddie Lou Meimer will be bringing her award winning maple products to market throughout the season that include maple syrup, maple sugar, barbecue sauce, maple-coated puffed spelt, vinaigrette dressing, and kid-favorite maple leaf suckers.

Sue’s Kitchen, Pataskala, Ohio: Sue Renner bakes pies! Sue will be bringing a selection of fresh baked-goods that include family-recipe cookies, dessert breads, and pie. This season, Sue’s Kitchen will be a limited engagement vendor.

Sugar B Bakery, Galena, Ohio: Angela Bowman makes daily bread a special event. Sugar B features loaf breads, bagels, scones, cookies, and flatbreads.

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

Z Blueberry, Fredericktown, Ohio: A short, but very sweet season, Taffy and Charlie Douglas will come to market in June and July with fresh-picked blueberries.


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

Market meats are sold frozen, and eggs and dairy products are sold refrigerated.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is a rain or shine market. 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.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is Ohio Proud.

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Now in its 8th season, the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market offers a selection of home-grown, home-made, all Ohio farm-fresh produce 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, UM parking lot, in Uptown Westerville. Market produce is certified-organic, chemical-free, and conventionally grown. A great place to live, shop, work, eat, meet and play, the Uptown Westerville neighborhood is the home of city government, and features an eclectic mix of residences dating back to the 1800s, tree-lined brick streets, Otterbein University, Westerville Public Library, activities, traditions, culture, business, and commerce. 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 or shine. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is an entirely volunteer effort.

For additional information about the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market,