Friday, November 23, 2018

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 24th, is Small Business Saturday across America. Buying local and supporting small businesses (in person and online) has a tremendous impact. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, in 2016, approximately 2.1 million small businesses participated in the event, as did 112 million consumers. More and more, small businesses and consumers are particpating in Shop Small (Small Business Saturday) each year.

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


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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]

Best Wishes for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Community

As you discover what strength you can draw from your community in this world from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward. Build bridges instead of walls. [Sonia Sotomayor]

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is volunteer-powered and... it really does take a village.

Special thanks go to Church of the Messiah United Methodist, the City of Westerville, the Staff at Amish Originals Furniture Co., Mike Beekman, Gary Gardiner, Westerville Public Library, Westerville Electric Division, Westerville Police Division, Westerville Water Division, Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau, Tatjana and Jason Brown and the Staff of Meza, and the people who live and work in our community: Westerville, Ohio.


Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: With Gratitude

"Thank you" is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. [Alice Walker]

We want to take a moment to express our sincerest thanks to the Members and Staff at Church of the Messiah, U.M.

Special shout outs to Gene Hulbert, Phil Pelok, Rose Morgan, Cortney Reed, and Brenda Boyles.

And, thanks to the Staff and Parents and Caregivers of Ourday Preschool.

To all of you, we say, simply, Thank You.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: With Appreciation

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. [John F. Kennedy]

Thank you for a most auspicious market season.

With appreciation, blessings, and good thoughts to all.


Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Market On

As cold weather approaches, outdoor markets end their seasons, and harvest season winds down on the farms, you can find your favorite Market Wednesday food artisans indoors at the Worthington Farmers' Market. The Worthington Farmers Market moves indoors Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon (through April, 2019) at The Shops at Worthington Place (7227 N High St. at N. High and Wilson Bridge, just south of 270 and 23) beginnning November 3rd.

Look for Sweet Thing Gourmet, Pleiades Maple Products, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Kingdom Fish, The Crazy Cucumber, Ohio Farm Direct, Brown Brothers Farms, Made Without Grain, and Ohio City Pasta.

(Note: The Worthington Farmers Market closes for the day on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each season.)

- In Licking County, the Granville Farmers' Market also heads indoors, and has a special November market right before Thanksgiving. The Granville Farmers Market winter hours begin November 3rd, running into February, 2019 (exact season-end date TBA), from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, at Granville Elementary School, 310 N. Granger St.

There is a special outdoor market in Granville on Saturday November 17th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on N. Main St. at Broadway

Look for Bird's Haven Farm and Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods. These vendors will make limited engagement appearances in Granville, so may want to check with them first.

- Flying J Farm may be at Granville indoors in January. In the meantime, you can contact Dick Jensen via email: or phone: 740-817-3602.

- Hinton Apiaries will set up for business at the Pickerington Village Farmers' Market. The market is already indoors, for the season, at The Loft at Combustion Brewery, 80 W. Church St. on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can also find Hinton Apiapries at Winterfair, and other specialty shows in Central Ohio.

- Branstool Orchards' Utica Farm Market is open (Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; nice drive, and they are right off 62 in Utica), and look for Branstool Orchards at the Clintonville Farmers' Market (Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, through early November).

- Pleiades Maple Products farm store. 3870 TR 115 (Russell Rd.), Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338, is open (and will have holiday hours after Thanksgiving). Monday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Check with your favorite vendors for additional market and event appearances.