Friday, April 26, 2019

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: The 2019 Season Press Release

April 26, 2019

For Immediate Release.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market 2019 Season Begins May 1st.

Home-grown. Home-made. All Ohio. Now in its fourteenth season, The 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.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday provides a selection of seasonal fare that includes farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, herb and vegetable plants, and an assortment of artisan baked goods, jams, salsas, honey, sauces, pantry items, pasta, maple syrup, eggs, and fish.

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

The 2019 Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market will feature these Central Ohio vendors: Annabelle's Blooms, Bird’s Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, Doran’s Family Farm, Flying J Farm, Hinton Apiaries, J-Pops, JustPerfect Vinegar, Kingdom Fish, Lona Belle’s Home Baked Goods, Made Without Grain, Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard, Montezuma Brand Sauces and Salsas, Ohio City Pasta, Pleiades Maple Products, and Sweet Thing Gourmet.

Market Wednesday also welcomes its community partners: Westerville Police Division, Westerville Electric Division and Westerville Water Division, and Westerville Public Library, each appearing one week each month throughout the season.

A trip to the market is a great way to enjoy Wednesdays in Uptown Westerville - stop by the market to pick up a little farm fresh, and dine and shop Uptown Westerville.

The 2019 Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market Vendor Line-Up:

Annabelle's Blooms, Anna Brown, South Charleston, Ohio: Summer's garden cut flowers and bouquets.

Bird’s Haven Farms, Tom Bird, Lee and Lindsey Bird, Bryn Bird Walsh, Granville, Ohio: Seasonal produce that includes a selection that includes lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, and squash along with sunflowers, herb and vegetable plants, and fall favorites like pumpkins and gourds.

Branstool Orchards, Marshall Branstool, Utica, Ohio: Orchard-fresh apples beginning late-summer. (Due to the harsh temperatures and conditions this past winter, Branstool Orchards will not have peaches this season.)

Doran’s Family Farm, Michele and Jim Doran, New Albany, Ohio: Seasonal produce including greens, peppers, strawberries, sugar snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, melons, tomatoes, and seasonal favorite, sweet corn.

Flying J Farm, Dick Jensen, Johnstown, Ohio: A selection of grass-fed beef cuts, vegetables, and maple syrup. Customers can pre-order fresh eggs from Flying J Farm.

Hinton Apiaries, Jerry and Jill Hinton, Grove City, Ohio: Everything honey, including seasonal varietal honey, bee pollen, bees wax, honey stix, honey candy, infused honey, and honey-based products.

J-Pops, Steve White, Bexley, Ohio: These delicious hand-crafted gourmet ice pops are a Market Wednesday favorite.

JustPerfect Vinegar, J.P. Rousseau, Columbus, Ohio: Apple Cider Vinegar, Wine Vinegar made from Ohio apple cider and Ohio wines.

Kingdom Fish, Lisa and Don Jones, Rushsylvania, Ohio: Farm-raised, fresh tilapia fillets, spice mixes, and new this season, fresh produce.

Lona Belle’s Home Baked Goods, Lyle Linerode, Lancaster, Ohio: Baked goods, featuring his award-winning Mom’s-best-recipe cookies, whoopee pies, coffee and dessert breads, muffins, brittles, and fudge.

Made Without Grain, Kathy Wegner, Marysville, Ohio: Grain-free and dairy-free baking mixes: Dark Chocolate Brownie, Blondie, Quick Mix, Cracker, Pizza & Bread Dough.

Montezuma Brand Sauces and Salsas, Chuck Evans, Columbus, Ohio: A delicious mix of mild to smokin’ hot fresh salsas, hot sauces, barbecue sauces, marinades, rubs, and tortilla chips.

Ohio City Pasta, Greg Hriczo, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio: Hand-crafted pasta and sauces.

Pleiades Maple Products, Eddie Lou and John Meimer, Mt. Gilead, Ohio: Maple products including maple syrup, maple sugar, maple-coated puffed spelt, maple crème, maple-coated nuts, maple cotton candy, and kid-favorite maple leaf suckers.

Sweet Thing Gourmet, Mark and Kyla Touris, Bexley, Ohio: A selection of delicious home-made jams and biscotti.

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

Market Wednesday suggests packing a cooler - market meats and J-Pops are sold frozen, fish, eggs, and dairy products are sold refrigerated, and a cooler will help fresh produce travel well on hot summer days.

Bird’s Haven Farms and Doran’s Family Farm accept WIC (USDA) Farmers’ Market Program Coupons and LifeCare Alliance Senior Farmers’ Market Program (USDA) Coupons.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is a rain shower or shine market, but will suspend activity in case of severe weather conditions.

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, right across from the market space.

The market has no official mailing address, but for GPS needs, travelers can reference 62 N. State Street, Westerville, Ohio, 43081.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is Ohio Proud.

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"Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” [James Beard] Now in its fourteenth season, the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market offers a selection of home-grown, home-made, all Ohio farm-fresh produce, plants, meat, eggs, fish, 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, United Methodist parking lot, in Uptown Westerville. A great place to live, shop, work, eat, meet, and play, Uptown Westerville is the home of city government and a marketplace destination.  Uptown Westerville’s eclectic mix of business and residential architecture, that spans the decades, creates a neighborhood atmosphere that hosts Otterbein University and Westerville Public Library along with a variety of merchants, restaurants, activities, and events. 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 shower or shine. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is an entirely volunteer effort and is not affiliated with any other markets or events.

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