Friday, May 9, 2014

Countryside Farmers' Market in Peninsula Opens This Weekend!

Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow kicks off the 2014 market season on May 10 with
a lineup of 63 vendors for the year.  The market will continue every Saturday in its beautiful location in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park from 9am until noon through October 25.  Additionally, the Countryside Farmers’ Market at Highland Square will open on May 29 with 22 vendors for the season, and will continue every Thursday evening from 4‐7pm through October 2.

Photos courtesy of George Remington

Countryside Conservancy is also the organization being the monthly Food Swaps we blogged about last year. Click here to check that post out again!

In addition to many familiar vendors, Countryside Farmers’ Markets welcomes eleven new vendors for the 2014 season.  These new faces will be bringing a range of products from kombucha, breed‐specific fibers and yarns, gluten‐free breads and baked goods, salsa (crafted by the winner of last year’s Howe Meadow Salsa Smackdown!), simple syrups, and two food trucks to add to the rotation.

The 10th anniversary season will be celebrated with several special events: a Preserving Party to share inspiration and knowledge to get the most from the coming season supported by a grant from Jarden Home Brands, the makers of Ball products; Picnic in the Park food truck round‐up; the annual Tomato Tasting and Salsa Smackdown; our popular Pie Contest, this year paired with a tasting of winter squash varieties!

Countryside Conservancy envisions Northeast Ohio filled with thriving farming and food entrepreneurs: where farms are viable businesses, farmland is a treasured resource, and local food is commonplace.  They support up‐and‐coming farmers, share innovative land‐use and business models, facilitate networking opportunities and advocate community‐based agriculture.

For more information about the Farmer's Market and their vendors, visit Countryside Conservancy's website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @coutnrysidechix.

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