Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Best Thanksgiving Wishes!

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. [Melody Beattie]

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, the vendors and management team of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market want to thank you for a wonderful 2016 season and wish you and your loved ones, a safe, happy Thanksgiving weekend. With Gratitude.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Small Business Saturday

Like any farmers' market in the world, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is, simply stated, a gathering of small businesses (farmers, growers, and food artisans) supported by their customers and communities.

This Saturday, November 26th, is Small Business Saturday across America. Buying local and supporting small businesses (in person and online) has a tremendous impact. According to a recent Fortune Magazine article on Small Business Saturday: "In 2015, approximately 1.3 million small businesses participated in the event, as did 95 million consumers." Tremendous indeed.

As this season of giving, eating, drinking, and merriment approaches, thank you for supporting small business!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Bird's Haven Farms Post Season Bounty

If you'd still like to pick up a little farm fresh in Uptown Westerville, Bird's Haven Farms is currently offering a Mini-CSA* pick-up. A prepared brown grocery bag order (contents vary from week-to-week) of fresh-picked fresh produce.

This week, Bird's Haven Farms' Mini-CSA includes:

▪ Bag of Mixed Lettuce Greens 
Pint Cherry Tomatoes 
4 Green Bell Peppers 
2 lb Red/White Potatoes 
1 lb Broccoli 
Spaghetti Squash

And, this week, in addition to the Mini-CSA, you can place an optional order for eggs by the dozen and tomatoes by the pound.

You order online and pre-pay by 8 p.m. Tuesday (today, November 15th), and pick-up Wednesday (tomorrow, November 16th) between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the "skinny" parking lot right behind Rotary Park on E. Home Street (next to Columbus Running across E. Home from the market lot).  

Pre-Payment for the Mini-CSA bag is made by standard debit and credit cards accepted through Bird's Haven Farms secure PayPal account. You do not have to be registered with PayPal to make a purchase, you can click on a 'Pay By Debit or Credit Card' Button, and make your online purchase.

If you order eggs and tomaotes, you'll pay for those at pick-up (Bird's Haven Farms still working out technical stuff on the additional options).

To order, click or touch this link:

Next week, for Thanksgiving, Bird's Haven Farms is featuring an order online pickup, where you can customize your own order for the holiday. This deadline is Monday (November 21st) 8 p.m. for Tuesday (November 22nd) pick-up (same time, same place as the regular Mini-CSA pickup - just different days this time).

Visit the Bird's Haven Farm website to place your order:

Options include: acorn squash, broccoli, butternut squash, eggs, garlic, lettuce, microgreens, microgreens (peppery), parsley, red onions, red potatoes, sage, spaghetti squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, white onions, and white potatoes.

Any questions? Contact Bird's Haven Farms at

While you're visiting Bird's Haven Farms website, sign up for their email mailing list!

*CSA = Community Supported Agriculture.