Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: June 15th Market Report

Weather forecast for tonight: dark. [George Carlin]

Today's weather? It's an adventure! We'll just do what we always do - we'll watch the radar, and roll along and adapt! Our vendors are all under-cover, and whether it's a puddle-jumping shop and dash, or a chance to linger and enjoy conversations and sample new or favorite flavors, we hope you'll stop by for a bit.

No way around it, we are looking at a typical Ohio summer forecast today - hot, humid, and a chance of isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s and, with the humidity, the feels like will feel above 90°. 

There is a light breeze expected, but we don't know if it will be sustaining or intermittent.

There is rain in the forecast, at this point, for this week's market, so let's just go hour to hour: from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: 51% chance of rain; from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: a 47% chance of rain; from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: a 17% chance of rain.

This week's Vendor line-up includes: Fox Hollow Garden, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Fox Hollow Farm, Miss Cristy’s Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, and Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co.

We may see 8 Sisters Bakery and Ohio Farm Direct.

Pleiades Maple Products and J-Pops will not be at-market this week. (J-Pops will also be out next week.)

This week's community partners are Westerville Electric Division and Westerville Water Division - their appearance will be weather-dependent.

What produce can you expect at market this week? Beets (check out the golden beets), greens of all kinds, radishes, sugar snap peas, turnips, onions, garlic scapes, and cucumbers. We should see some strawberries, as well.

Each Wednesday, Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State, just steps south of the market features a specially-priced Market Wednesday cocktail served during market hours. What wine goes with some Kokoborrego sheep's milk cheese? Just ask!

Market Wednesday is a rain or shine market, but not a storm or shine market, so we'll keep our eyes glued to the weather radar on our smart phones, and if we need to suspend market activity, we won't hesitate.  Any updates will be posted, here, on facebook.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville. 

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday. 

See you at the market!

Pictured: Kale and Sugar Snap Peas from Bird's Haven Farms.

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