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Uptown Farmers Market Begins Wednesday

The Uptown Westerville Farmers Market begins Wednesday, May 2, and runs through the end of October. It’s still a little early for ripe tomatoes, delicious apples, and strawberries but the market will have early spring crops. And a bunch of other delightful Ohio Proud products.

Here’s the news release from Linda Foor who runs the market.

For Immediate Release.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market 2018 Season Begins May 2nd

Home-made. Home-grown. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market is open for business each Wednesday, May 2nd through October 31st, 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, and an assortment of artisan baked goods, jams, salsas, honey, sauces, pickles, pantry items, pasta, hummus, maple syrup, eggs, poultry, meats, and fish.

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

The 2018 Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market will feature these Central Ohio vendors: Bird’s Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, Brown Brothers Farms, The Crazy Cucumber, Doran’s Family Farm, Flying J Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Hummavore (formerly Fox Hollow Garden), J-Pops, jC’s Sweet Ice Tea, 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 2018 Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market Vendor Line-Up:

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

Branstool Orchards, Marshall Branstool, Utica, Ohio: Orchard-fresh peaches, apples, and pears beginning mid-summer.

Brown Brothers Farms, Bill Brown, Paris, Ohio: Natural, free-range eggs and poultry.

The Crazy Cucumber, Katie Varga and William Varga, Johnstown, Ohio: Specialty pickles from dill to bread & butter.

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.

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.

Hummavore (formerly Fox Hollow Garden), David Kelly, Fredericktown, Ohio: Fresh Hummus and Toum.

jC’s Sweet Ice Tea, Jackie Chapman, Pataskala, Ohio: Southern-inspired recipes for individually bottled sweet ice tea and lemonades.

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

Kingdom Fish, Lisa and Don Jones, Rushsylvania, Ohio: Farm-raised, fresh tilapia fillets.

Lona Belle’s Home Baked Goods, Lyle Linerode, Heath, 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 to market.

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 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.

For more information on the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market:

email: info@marketwednesday.com

Market website: http://www.marketwednesday.com/

Market blog: http://uptownwestervillefarmersmarket.blogspot.com/

On facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MarketWednesday

About The Author

Gary Gardiner

Former newspaper and Associated Press photographer. Instructor at Westerville Center for Photography. Owns SmallTown Stock, the Reasonably Rights Managed stock photo agency. Founder and Director for The American Scene Project, a heritage project dedicated to exhibiting and preserving photography of everyday American life.

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