Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bexley Farmers Market: July 19


Do you love the market but find yourself occasionally confused or flustered by all the unknowns? Is it okay to sample or to ask a lot of questions? Can you bring your dog? Is this the best tomato of the day? Or maybe you avoid the market altogether because it just seems so insider-y?
We love our farmers markets here at Kitchn, but we totally get it: Sometimes the experience can be challenging. So we decided to tap the experts at CUESA, the nonprofit organization that runs San Francisco's iconic Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, for their insider farmers market tricks and tips.
...we were delighted to discover how the dedicated and enthusiastic staff at CUESA gets the most from shopping the market. Here are 10 tips for making the most of your farmers market experience and practicing good etiquette too!

What's your favorite tip or trick for a successful trip to market?


Our producers for market on Thursday, July 19 include:

9N
Bluegreen Gardens
Brown Bros. Farm 
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Salsa & Sauces
Crazy Cucumber
Dan the Baker 
Grassroots Graziers
Growlers Dog Bones
Harriet Gardens 
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Kennedy Farms
Kingdom Fish 
Ohio City Pasta
Omega Bun 
Rhoads Farm 
SaraBee Pure Honey
Solo Merengues
Sweet Cheese
Sweet Thing Gourmet 
Two Roasting Joes

Our Musical Entertainment: Dan DeSantis

Our Community Table: Bexley CHAT

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

Support your market! New in 2018, we have partnered with the Bexley Community Foundation to receive contributions to the Bexley Farmers' Market. Every dollar to the Bexley Community Foundation is reinvested in Bexley organizations, ideas and projects – allowing our community to dream big for Bexley. Please consider giving to your market today!

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, July 4, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: July 5

By the Numbers: The State of Today’s Independent Farmer

"When most people hear the word “independent” used to describe farmers, a host of overlapping imagery comes to mind: relatively small in size, locally-oriented, and organic. Officially, though, the USDA equates the term with “family-owned,” as opposed to “corporate-owned.” But in fact, 97 percent of American farms are technically family-owned, and most of those certainly do not check the boxes of small, local, and organic. So what other numbers show this landscape’s truth? Let’s have a look."
Here are a few that highlight the importance of strong farmers' markets and support of your local producers:

41 percent of small farmers turn a profit each year. They may make six figures in revenue, but the majority fail to break even. For this reason, 64 percent of small farmers also work another job.

91 percent of female farmers bring in less than $50,000 in annual sales.

85 percent of farmer’s market vendors farm within 50 miles of the market where they sell their goods. For comparison, farmers that supply supermarkets reside an average of 1500 miles away from the stores that stocks their products. On average, American farmers receive only 17.4 cents of every dollar that store shoppers spend on food; but at farmers markets, growers reap more than 90 percent of food dollars.



Our producers for market on Thursday, July 5 include:

9N
Bluegreen Gardens
Brown Bros. Farm
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Salsa & Sauces
Crazy Cucumber
Dan the Baker
Fired Up Pizza
Grassroots Graziers
Harriet Gardens
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Kennedy Farms
Kingdom Fish
Ohio City Pasta
Omega Bun
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
Seven Continents Cookies
Solo Merengues
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Two Roasting Joes

Our Musical Entertainment: Jackie LaMuth

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

Support your market! New in 2018, we have partnered with the Bexley Community Foundation to receive contributions to the Bexley Farmers' Market. Every dollar to the Bexley Community Foundation is reinvested in Bexley organizations, ideas and projects – allowing our community to dream big for Bexley. Please consider giving to your market today!

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, June 26, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: June 28


Celebrate "Ohio Days" with Franklin County Health Department


We hope you're enjoying this season's partnership with the Franklin County Health Department

Like what you see? Follow along with our Facebook page where we share more recipes from FCHD! And to help with meal prep in the coming days and weeks, 
here's a recipe for Farmers Market Salsa. 


We are proud to call the Franklin County Health Department 
a friend and partner of the Bexley Farmers' Market! 

Our producers for market on Thursday, June 28:

9N
Bluegreen Gardens
Brown Bros. Farm 
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Salsa & Sauces
Crazy Cucumber
Dan the Baker 
Gerry's Garden 
Grassroots Graziers
Growlers Dog Bones
Harriet Gardens 
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Kennedy Farms
Kingdom Fish 
Made Without Grain 
Ohio City Pasta
Omega Bun 
Rhoads Farm 
SaraBee Pure Honey
Sweet Thing Gourmet 
Two Roasting Joes

Our Musical Entertainment: Jackie LaMuth

Our Community Table: Bexley Community Foundation

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

Support your market! New in 2018, we have partnered with the Bexley Community Foundation to receive contributions to the Bexley Farmers' Market. Every dollar to the Bexley Community Foundation is reinvested in Bexley organizations, ideas and projects – allowing our community to dream big for Bexley. Please consider giving to your market today!

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, June 19, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: June 21

We believe poverty should not be 

a barrier to healthy foods.



We help families buy fresh, healthy food from local farmers. This is a simple yet powerful idea with vast opportunity for impact. Produce Perks (formerly known as Veggie SNAPS) doubles the purchasing power for low-income shoppers – providing a $1 for $1 match for families and individuals receiving SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) when spent on healthy foods. Our match can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, stretching the SNAP $ for additional healthy foods.

For more information about Produce Perks and participating markets, please visit produceperks.org. 

Our producers for market on Thursday, June 21:

9N
Bluegreen Gardens
Brown Bros. Farm
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Salsa & Sauces
Crazy Cucumber
Dan the Baker
Fired Up Pizza
Gerry's Garden
Grassroots Graziers
Growlers Dog Bones
Harriet Gardens
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Kennedy Farms
Kingdom Fish
Made Without Grain
Ohio City Pasta
Omega Bun
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
Seven Continents Cookies
Somerset Herbs
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Two Roasting Joes

Our Musical Entertainment: Dan DeSantis

Our Community Table: Tutor Doctor of Central Ohio

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

Support your market! New in 2018, we have partnered with the Bexley Community Foundation to receive contributions to the Bexley Farmers' Market. Every dollar to the Bexley Community Foundation is reinvested in Bexley organizations, ideas and projects – allowing our community to dream big for Bexley. Please consider giving to your market today!

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, June 13, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: June 14


Celebrate "Ohio Days" with Franklin County Health Department

Ohio Days: My Plate, My State is a Farm to School program in Central Ohio. This program features one meal a month served in school cafeterias that is entirely grown, raised and/or processed in Ohio. This program envisions a school environment where children are served healthy, local, fresh foods in the cafeteria and learn about this food in their classroom or through experiential learning. 

Enjoy snack ideas, recipes and more all summer long 
with the Farmers' Market Family Newsletter!

We are proud to call the Franklin County Health Department 
a friend and partner of the Bexley Farmers' Market! 

Our producers for market on Thursday, June 14:

9N
Bluegreen Gardens
Brown Bros. Farm 
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Salsa & Sauces
Crazy Cucumber
Crystal Creek Farm 
Dan the Baker 
Double Comfort
Grassroots Graziers
Growlers Dog Bones
Harriet Gardens 
Hirsch Fruit Farm
J-POPS
Kennedy Farms
Kingdom Fish 
Made Without Grain 
Ohio City Pasta
Omega Bun 
Rhoads Farm 
Somerset Herbs 
Sweet Thing Gourmet 
Two Roasting Joes
Waffle Hub

Our Musical Entertainment: Dan DeSantis

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

Support your market! New in 2018, we have partnered with the Bexley Community Foundation to receive contributions to the Bexley Farmers' Market. Every dollar to the Bexley Community Foundation is reinvested in Bexley organizations, ideas and projects – allowing our community to dream big for Bexley. Please consider giving to your market today!

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, June 6, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: June 7


Locally Grown Food Tastes Better


"...farmers who sell directly to local consumers need not give priority to packing, shipping, and shelf-life issues and can instead “select, grow and harvest crops to ensure peak qualities of freshness, nutrition and taste.” Eating local also means eating seasonally, he adds, a practice much in tune with Mother Nature."

Read more about the benefits of eating locally grown food to humans and the environment in "How Does Eating Locally Grown Food Help the Environment?"

Our producers for market on Thursday, June 7:

9N
Bluegreen Gardens
Brown Bros. Farm
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Salsa & Sauces
Crazy Cucumber
Crystal Creek Farm
Dan the Baker
Fired Up Pizza
Grassroots Graziers
Growlers Dog Bones
Harriet Gardens
Hirsch Fruit Farm
J-POPS
Kennedy Farms
Kingdom Fish
Ohio City Pasta
Omega Bun
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
Seven Continents Cookies
Somerset Herbs
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Two Roasting Joes
Waffle Hub

Our Musical Entertainment: Scott Brooks

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

Support your market! New in 2018, we have partnered with the Bexley Community Foundation to receive contributions to the Bexley Farmers' Market. Every dollar to the Bexley Community Foundation is reinvested in Bexley organizations, ideas and projects – allowing our community to dream big for Bexley. Please consider giving to your market today!

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, May 28, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: May 31


Do You Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables? 


According to the CDC, probably not! Read more in, "Nine in Ten American Adults Don’t Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables."

Last fall, the Center for Disease Control released a study finding that, "...a paltry 9 percent of people consume the vegetable recommendations, and an only slightly better 21 percent get enough fruit."

Question is, do you know what a daily serving is?

"Dietary guidelines recommend between 1.5 and 2 cups per day of fruit, and 2 to 3 cups per day of vegetables. (The variation is due to gender and age.)"

Luckily, the Bexley Farmers' Market is here for you! 
Join us every Thursday from 4-7 PM on Dawson between Main and Sherwood. 

Our producers for market on Thursday, May 31:

9N
Bluegreen Gardens
Brown Bros. Farm
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Salsa & Sauces
Crazy Cucumber
Crystal Creek Farm
Dan the Baker
Double Comfort
Fired Up Pizza
Grassroots Graziers
Growlers Dog Bones
Harriet Gardens
Hirsch Fruit Farm
J-POPS
Kennedy Farms
Kingdom Fish
Made Without Grain
Ohio City Pasta
Omega Bun
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
Somerset Herbs
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Two Roasting Joes
Waffle Hub

Our Community Table: Tutor Doctor of Central Ohio

Our Musical Entertainment: Mike Hale

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

Support your market! New in 2018, we have partnered with the Bexley Community Foundation to receive contributions to the Bexley Farmers' Market. Every dollar to the Bexley Community Foundation is reinvested in Bexley organizations, ideas and projects – allowing our community to dream big for Bexley. Please consider giving to your market today!

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.)