Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bexley Farmers' Market: August 25th

Ohio State Takes On Food Security


"The problem is persistent. And it’s everywhere. Even though its impossibly large numbers are void of meaning for many: Fifty million Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In Ohio, 2 million people are hungry. And 21 percent of children here in Franklin County are food insecure. It’s a wall of hard truth, but there are windows. Over the next decade, Ohio State will invest nearly $125 million in food security, combatting this critical challenge from all disciplinary fronts as an integral element of President Michael V. Drake’s 2020 Vision for the university. 

The goal is big because the shroud of hunger is worn in every community, especially by the most vulnerable. The goal is big because Ohio State, with its capacity to confront complex global challenges, can elevate the quality of life through a unique marketplace of ideas. As a large, influential land-grant university, it’s our mission."

Check out the rest of this article to learn more about what Ohio State is doing to help, who is effected, and more!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Thursday, August 25th include:

Bluegreen Gardens 
Wayward Seed Farm 
The Lemon King
Chuck Evan's MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden 
Tie Dye Larry 
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm 
SaraBee Pure Honey
Bridgman Farm 
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Dan the Baker
Two Roasting Joes
Ohio City Pasta
The Crazy Cucumber

Join us every Thursday through October from 4:00-7:00pm, rain or shine!

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, Ohio 43209

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@bexleyfarmersmarket.ORG. (Please note the change to our email address.)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bexley Farmers' Market: August 18th

Shake the Hand that Feeds You Dinner


"The Shake The Hand That Feeds You Dinner has been one of the most highly anticipated events for food lovers around Ohio for years. This joyful evening of celebrating food tradition never fails to amaze. Dinner guests gather together with a spirit of conviviality to celebrate food diversity and experience the reality of good, clean and fair food.

This year’s dinner on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 pm, will be different from the rest. In the past, we have brought diners to an area farm to better feel the direct connection with our food. The upcoming Shake the Hand That Feeds you will be hosted at a local food hub at the Columbus Produce Terminal — the distribution center for Great River Organics, also known as GRO. It’s a farmer-owned cooperative comprising growers committed to expanding the footprint of local, certified organic products in the Ohio marketplace."

Check out the rest of this article to learn more about this event, and grab your tickets here!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Thursday, August 18th include:

Bluegreen Gardens 
Wayward Seed Farm 
The Lemon King
Chuck Evan's MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden 
Tie Dye Larry 
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm 
Sadie Baby Sweets
SaraBee Pure Honey
Bridgman Farm 
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Dan the Baker
Two Roasting Joes
Ohio City Pasta
The Crazy Cucumber

Join us every Thursday through October from 4:00-7:00pm, rain or shine!

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, Ohio 43209

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@bexleyfarmersmarket.ORG. (Please note the change to our email address.)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bexley Farmers' Market: August 11th

National Farmers Market Week


"What are you doing August 7 through 13? That’s National Farmers Market Week – a time to celebrate the farmers, ranchers and local food businesses, as well as the communities that support them. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has officially declared August 7 through August 13, 2016 as the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week, highlighting the key role that farmers markets play in bringing communities together around agriculture. And with more than 8,500 farmers markets around the country, there are lots of opportunities to celebrate!"

Ohio Local Foods Week is in the review, and National Farmers Market Week has just begun! Join us at the Bexley Farmers' Market this week to celebrate local food, community involvement, and farmers!

Check out this article to learn more about this week of celebration!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Thursday, August 11th include:

Bluegreen Gardens
Wayward Seed Farm  
The Lemon King
Chuck Evan's MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden 
Tie Dye Larry 
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck 
Rhoads Farm 
Sadie Baby Sweets
SaraBee Pure Honey
Bridgman Farm 
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Dan the Baker
Two Roasting Joes
Ohio City Pasta
The Crazy Cucumber

Community Table: Crime Cats

Join us every Thursday through October from 4:00-7:00pm, rain or shine!

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, Ohio 43209

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@bexleyfarmersmarket.ORG. (Please note the change to our email address.)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bexley Farmers' Market: August 4th

Ohio Local Foods Week


Ohio Local Foods Week has begun, and National Farmers Market Week is just around the corner! Join us at the Bexley Farmers' Market this week and next to celebrate local food producers, community, educational health programs, and farmers markets. Below is a list of fun facts on Ohio Agriculture and links to more information on this and next weeks celebration!

  •    "Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry contributing jobs for one in seven Ohioans, and more than $107 billion to the state's economy. (ohioproud.org)
  • Ohio ranks in the top ten states for direct sales to consumers represented by a wide variety of food products including but not limited to eggs, milk, cheese, honey, maple syrup, beverages, bread and other artisan products, fresh, frozen canned and dried vegetables, fruits and meats. (USDA Ag Census, 2012.) 
  • One in six Ohioans is food insecure and lacks access to fresh, local, healthy food."

Check out this OSU article to read more about Ohio Local Foods Week

Check out this USDA article to read more about National Farmers Market Week.

Check out this article to learn more about Veggie Snaps at the Bexley and other select Farmers Markets!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Thursday, August 4th include:

Wayward Seed Farm 
The Lemon King
Chuck Evan's MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden 
Tie Dye Larry 
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm  
Sadie Baby Sweets
SaraBee Pure Honey
Bridgman Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Dan the Baker
Two Roasting Joes
Ohio City Pasta
The Crazy Cucumber

Community Table: Tutor Doctor

Join us every Thursday through October from 4:00-7:00pm, rain or shine!

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, Ohio 43209

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@bexleyfarmersmarket.ORG. (Please note the change to our email address.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bexley Farmers' Market: July 28th

What are you getting at the Market?


"Faster than you can say “kale salad” it seems like yet another farmers market pops up. In fact, there are currently more than 8,600 farmers markets registered in the USDA’s Farmers Market Directory. It’s easy to understand why they’re popular—fresh, local produce, plus a chance to meet the farmers who grow your food, all wrapped up in a fun, festive atmosphere. But you may also be a bit confused by what’s on offer at the market. What does all the hype about local really mean? Is it organic? And should you care?"

Check out the rest of this article at Yahoo to read more about what your buying at the market!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Thursday, July 28th include:

Bluegreen Gardens
Wayward Seed Farm 
The Lemon King
Chuck Evan's MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden 
Tie Dye Larry 
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck 
Rhoads Farm 
Sadie Baby Sweets
SaraBee Pure Honey
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Dan the Baker
Two Roasting Joes
Ohio City Pasta
The Crazy Cucumber

Join us every Thursday through October from 4:00-7:00pm, rain or shine!

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, Ohio 43209

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@bexleyfarmersmarket.ORG. (Please note the change to our email address.)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bexley Farmers' Market: July 21st

Food Waste: The Ugly Truth


"Consumers waste plenty of food after the point of purchase, and we can change our habits to curb that — by planning our grocery trips better; by ignoring “best by” dates, which indicate nothing about the safety of the food; by saving those overripe bananas for banana bread. But we can help cut waste upstream as well by embracing broader aesthetic standards. Choose the odd tomatoes and the gnarly parsnips. Buy the undersized beets and the broken almonds. Tell our grocers and our farmers that we’d rather have a slightly dented butternut squash than a hot, dry planet. Support businesses that help get the less-beautiful produce out of fields and onto consumers’ tables. (One French grocer, Intermarch√©, began buying “ugly” produce in 2014 and selling it at slightly reduced prices at several locations; the success prompted the company to expand the initiative to all of its stores.) We can stop our valuable food — every pound of which represents a sizable investment of energy, water, labor and money — from leaving the system without fulfilling is purpose."

Check out the rest of this article at TheWashingtonPost to read more about America's massive food waste issues!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Thursday, July 21st include:

Bluegreen Gardens
Wayward Seed Farm
The Lemon King
Chuck Evan's MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden
Tie Dye Larry
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
Sadie Baby Sweets
SaraBee Pure Honey
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Dan the Baker
Kennedy Farms
Two Roasting Joes
Ohio City Pasta

Join us every Thursday through October from 4:00-7:00pm, rain or shine!

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, Ohio 43209

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@bexleyfarmersmarket.ORG. (Please note the change to our email address.)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bexley Farmers' Market: July 14th

Urban Agriculture and Farmers Markets


"Urban farming has many benefits. By growing food locally and giving under served urban neighborhoods access to fresh produce, jobs are created, local economies are strengthened by circulating dollars within the community, the harmful effects of food deserts are reduced, and consumers become engaged in learning how food is grown."

Check out the rest of this article at TheHuffingtonPost to read more about urban agriculture sharing and growing the local community!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Thursday, July 14th include:

Wayward Seed Farm
The Lemon King
Chuck Evan's MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden
Tie Dye Larry
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
Sadie Baby Sweets
SaraBee Pure Honey
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Dan the Baker
Two Roasting Joes
Ohio City Pasta

Join us every Thursday through October from 4:00-7:00pm, rain or shine!

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, Ohio 43209

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@bexleyfarmersmarket.ORG. (Please note the change to our email address.)