Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bexley Farmers' Market: October 19

Only 2 Weeks Left to Get Your Favorites at the Bexley Farmers' Market!


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Our vendors for Thursday, October 19th include:

Hirsch Fruit Farm
The Crazy Cucumber
Sadie Baby Sweets
Two Roasting Joes
Dan the Baker
Oink Moo Cluck
The Lemon King
Ohio City Pasta
Bluegreen Gardens
Kennedy Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden
Made Without Grain
9N Farm
Kingdom Fish

Market Musician: Dean Gledhill

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

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main
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.)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bexley Farmers' Market: October 12

Just 3 weeks left of the 2017 Bexley Farmers' Market season!


Join your favorite vendors and stock up on apples and cider, jam, meat, honey, grain and gluten free baking mixes, coffee, salsas, sweets, and other delicious vegetables! 

Our vendors for Thursday, October 12th include:

Hirsch Fruit Farm
The Crazy Cucumber
Sadie Baby Sweets
Two Roasting Joes
SaraBee Honey
Dan the Baker
Oink Moo Cluck
The Lemon King
Ohio City Pasta
Bluegreen Gardens
Kennedy Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Fired Up Pizza
Gerry's Garden
Made Without Grain
9N Farm
Kingdom Fish

Community Table: Tutor Doctor of Central Ohio

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

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main
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.)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bexley Farmers' Market: October 5th

Top Fall Farmers' Market Finds

The top picks from Mindfulness Mama, include: Apples, Pumpkins,
Pears, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Beets and Kale.


Be sure to pick up some of these delicious fall goodies at the Bexley Farmers' Market and try out a few new recipes. It’s a great way to incorporate fresh, healthy produce
into your diet in an enjoyable way.

Our vendors for Thursday, October 5th include:

Hirsch Fruit Farm
The Crazy Cucumber
Sadie Baby Sweets
Two Roasting Joes
SaraBee Honey
Dan the Baker
Oink Moo Cluck
The Lemon King
Ohio City Pasta
Bluegreen Gardens
Kennedy Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden
Made Without Grain
9N Farm
Kingdom Fish
Fired Up Pizza

Market Musician: Jordan Lynch

Community Table: Tutor Doctor of Central Ohio

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

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main
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.)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bexley Farmers' Market: September 28


Take Time to Meet the People Who Grow 
and Sell at the Farmers Market

"In addition to being about sales and sustenance, the market is also about culture, regionalism, and having a healthy sense of pride in one’s work and one’s land. It’s also about joy, and it depends on—and creates—healthy rural communities. And what a great sense of community you can find here, enjoying market with its wares’ and peoples’ similarities and differences."

Read more on this article from The Hutchinson News.


It's important to learn where your products are grown and how they are produced. Communicate with your producers weekly at the Bexley Farmers' Market!

Our vendors for Thursday, September 28th include:

Hirsch Fruit Farm
The Crazy Cucumber
Sadie Baby Sweets
Two Roasting Joes
SaraBee Honey
Dan the Baker
Oink Moo Cluck
The Lemon King
Ohio City Pasta
Bluegreen Gardens
Kennedy Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
J-POPS
Fired Up Pizza
Gerry's Garden
Made Without Grain
9N Farm
Kingdom Fish

Food Truck: Sweet Cheese

Market Musician: Dean Gledhill

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

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main
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.)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bexley Farmers' Market: September 21


Spend a Little, Save a Lot!


Produce Perks (formerly known as Veggie SNAPS) is available to all Ohio SNAP recipients. In 2016, 1.56 million Ohioans received food assistance with $2.5 billion in SNAP distributed. SNAP recipients can utilize Produce Perks at distinct healthy food access points throughout Ohio, including the Bexley Farmers' Market. In addition to approximately 100 farmers markets, recipients can shop at farm stands, retail grocery stores, and Community Supported Agriculture programs. Click here to learn more about Produce Perks.

How does Produce Perks work? Watch and learn! We'll match up to $10 during each visit to the Bexley Farmers' Market.

Our vendors for Thursday, September 21:

Hirsch Fruit Farm
The Crazy Cucumber
Sadie Baby Sweets
Two Roasting Joes
SaraBee Honey
Dan the Baker
Oink Moo Cluck
The Lemon King
Ohio City Pasta
Bluegreen Gardens
Kennedy Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
J-POPS
Gerry's Garden
Made Without Grain
9N Farm
Kingdom Fish

Our Musical Entertainment:  Mike Hale

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

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main
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 29, 2017

Bexley Farmers' Market: August 31

Some Stinging Facts about a 
World Without Bees
The week's newsletter comes  from a friend and customer of the Bexley Farmers' Market, Christy Erickson. 

Summer is the sweetest time of year for most of us. It's easy to see why. Days are long, sunshine and warm weather are abundant, and good times are never far away. Yet summer might sour on you pretty quick if you couldn't enjoy its delicious foods. Imagine a cheeseburger with no onions, pickles or tomatoes – or meat or cheese, for that matter. While you're at it, picture a salad with no cucumbers, a picnic with no watermelon, and a cherry tree with no cherries. Now imagine going to the store and finding the shelves bare. These scenes are an accurate picture of what a world without bees would look like.

Bees Do a Lot More Than Make Honey

Most people think of the lowly bee as little more than a pest. In reality, this hard working insect makes it possible for farmers to feed the world's population. Don't believe it? Here are just a few of the crops that depend on bee pollination:

     Tomatoes.
     Melons.
     Squash.
     Cantaloupes.
     Strawberries.
     Coconuts.
     And the list goes on and on...

These and countless other foods would either go extinct or become almost impossible to grow. This ecological nightmare would afflict not only humans but animals as well.  Meat would become a rare and costly treat. Say goodbye to your summer cookout. For that matter, say goodbye to up to 1/3 of the meals you eat.

“What About Vegetarians?”

The food crisis would affect vegetarians as well as meat eaters. A plant-based diet requires adequate amounts of not only protein but numerous vitamins and minerals as well. Many of these compounds come from sources that depend on bees to flourish. Everyone would find food harder to come by.

Most people get grumpy when they miss a single meal. Imagine how they would act if they went hungry for days. It's a scary thought. Here's an even scarier fact: the world's bees are in big trouble.

Where Have All the Bees Gone?”

Large numbers of bees started dying from unknown causes as far back as the 1980s. The threat began to skyrocket in the early 2000s. Some beekeepers report losses as high as 50%. Scientists call the problem Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). You've probably heard about it in the news. Its effects have experts across the globe pretty scared.

Many Suspects, No Single Cause

So what's causing CCD? Most researchers cite a number of factors. The three deadliest culprits are:

1.      Parasites that make bees vulnerable to infections.
2.      A special class of pesticides called neonicotinoids.
3.      Environmental changes such as habitat loss and water contamination.

Research on CCD is ongoing. In the meantime, there's something you can do to help bees make a comeback. It's neither hard nor costly. In fact, It's something you might already do for fun.

Plant Flowers. It's as Simple as That.

bee garden contains flowers and other plants that are rich in nectar, the substance from which bees make the honey they eat. You don't need a huge amount of land to grow a bee-friendly garden. In fact, planting a single flower in a pot can make a difference. Gardening is a great way to reduce stress, plus it’s an activity you can share with your spouse and kids. Here are some other things you can do:

     Use natural alternatives to artificial pesticides.
     Visit your local farmers market to buy honey and produce from local sources.
     Take up beekeeping, either in your spare time or as a profession.
     Spread the word about bees and the good they do for the environment.

Together we can help to keep the world's bees healthy. They will return the favor by ensuring the world has plenty of food, both now and in the future. That's a sweet deal for Mother Nature and for us.

Photo credit: Antranias


Our vendors for Thursday, August 31st include:

Hirsch Fruit Farm
The Crazy Cucumber
Sadie Baby Sweets
Two Roasting Joes
SaraBee Honey
Dan the Baker
Rhoads Farm
Oink Moo Cluck
The Lemon King
Ohio City Pasta
Kennedy Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden
9N Farm
Kingdom Fish
Sweet Cheese
Ohio Bison Farm

Market Musician: Dan DeSantis

Community Table: Mid-Ohio Workers Association

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

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main
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.)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Bexley Farmers' Market: August 24

KEMBA Kid's Night


Celebrate the peak of summer with the Bexley Farmers' Market and KEMBA Financial Credit Union! 

This Thursday, August 24, KEMBA Financial Credit Union will sponsor KEMBA Kid's Night from 4-7 PM at the Bexley Farmers' Market. Celebrate summer with folk music and family friendly activities including seed planting and "Tasting the Rainbow." It's fun for everyone, young and old. 

In addition to our family friendly activities, KEMBA will provide $5 gift certificates to be spent at the Bexley Farmers' Market to the first 20 customers. 

Arrive early, enjoy the fun!

Our vendors for Thursday, August 24 include:

Hirsch Fruit Farm
The Crazy Cucumber
Sadie Baby Sweets
Two Roasting Joes
SaraBee Honey
Dan the Baker
Rhoads Farm
Oink Moo Cluck
The Lemon King
Ohio City Pasta
Bluegreen Gardens
Kennedy Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden
Somerset Herbs
9N Farm
Kingdom Fish
Ohio Bison Farm

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

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main
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.)