Friday, November 29, 2019

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Small Business Saturday. Small is the new Big!

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 30th, 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 2018, approximately 2.2 million small businesses participated in the event, as did 104 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! Thank you for shopping Uptown Westerville!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Community

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. [Voltaire]

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is volunteer-powered.

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

The root of joy is gratefulness. [David Steindl-Rast]

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, Cortney Reed, and Brenda Boyles.

And, our 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 Great Appreciaton

I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks. [William Shakespeare]

Thank you for your support.

With appreciation, blessings, and good thoughts to all.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Hot Stove League

As cold weather approaches, outdoor markets end their seasons, and harvest season winds down on the farms, and you can find your favorite Market Wednesday food artisans indoors at the Worthington Farmers' Market. The Worthington Farmers Market is now indoors Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon (through April, 2020) at The Shops at Worthington Place (7227 N. High St. at N. High and Wilson Bridge, just south of 270 and 23).

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

Add local flavor to your holiday eats with market vendor fare and artisan foods make great holiday (or anytime) gifts.

(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 outdoor market right before Thanksgiving. The Granville Farmers Market winter hours begin November 2nd, running into February, 2020 (exact season-end date TBA), from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, at Granville Elementary School, 310 N. Granger St. (If you are planning to head to Granville, check-in with the market or your favorite vendor directly - the website says there is a winter market "most Saturdays" on their website.)

The special outdoor market in Granville is Saturday November 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on N. Main St. at Broadway

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

- Branstool Orchards Store in Utica is open until November 26th. For details check the Branstool website ( or their facebook page (

-- For Flying J Farm's winter schedule, 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 8:00 p.m. You can also find Hinton Apiapries at Winterfair, and other specialty shows in Central Ohio.

- Visit Java Central at 20 S. State Street.

- Pleiades Maple Products has a farm store. 3870 TR 115 (Russell Rd.), Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338. For store hours, check in via email ( or phone (419.946.7749).

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