Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: September 13

The Market Sharpener is BACK! 



Grab those knives and kitchen tools, your lawn sheers and zombie weapons! 
Jim Allen, The Market Sharpener is back! 

Hungry? Your favorite "Lemon King" has a new product! 


Our producers for market on Thursday, September 13 include:

9N
Bluegreen Gardens
Brown Bros. Farm
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Salsa & Sauces
Crazy Cucumber
Dan the Baker
Double Comfort
Gerry's Garden
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
Solo Merengues
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.)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: September 6

Savoring Summer Fruits 

Summer days are fleeting. Tomatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupe, and many of Ohio's greatest hits are too.

With the change in seasons comes a change in the fruits and vegetables your farmers harvest and bring to market. Enjoy the last few peaches of the 2018 season with this recipe from our friends at the Franklin County Public Health.


Our producers for market on Thursday, September 6 include:

9N
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
Kingdom Fish
Made Without Grain
Ohio City Pasta
Omega Bun
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
Seven Continents Cookies
Solo Merengues
Somerset Herbs
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Two Roasting Joes
Waffle Hub

Our Musical Entertainment: Danny 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.)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: August 30


Join the Bexley Farmers' Mark, Franklin County Public Health, roll: Bicycle Company and Tutor Doctor of Central Ohio this Thursday, August 30 for Back to School, Back to Community!

Enjoy a free family night out at the farmers' market including: 
  • Wood fired pizza with Fired Up Pizza
  • Recipe demonstrations and tastings with Ohio State University Extension
  • Bicycle education with roll: Bicycle Company
  • Prize wheel with Tutor Doctor of Central Ohio
  • Meet local farmers and food producers 
  • Farmers' Market Bingo 
  • Music by Wry Grass
Make plans to join us for food, fun and community!

Our producers for market on Thursday, August 30 include:

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
Ohio City Pasta
Omega Bun
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
Solo Merengues
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Two Roasting Joes
Waffle Hub

Our Musical Entertainment: Wry Grass

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, August 22, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: August 23


Join the Bexley Farmers' Mark, Franklin County Public Health, roll: Bicycle Company and Tutor Doctor of Central Ohio on Thursday, August 30 for Back to School, Back to Community! 

Enjoy a free family night out at the farmers' market including: 
  • Wood fired pizza with Fired Up Pizza
  • Recipe demonstrations and tastings with Ohio State University Extension
  • Bicycle education with roll: Bicycle Company
  • Prize wheel with Tutor Doctor of Central Ohio
  • Meet local farmers and food producers 
  • Farmers' Market Bingo 
  • Music by Wry Grass

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for food, fun and community! 

Our producers for market on Thursday, August 23 include:

9N
Bluegreen Gardens
Brown Bros. Farm
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Salsa & Sauces
Crazy Cucumber
Dan the Baker
Double Comfort
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
Rainbow Bee
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
Solo Merengues
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Two Roasting Joes
Waffle Hub

Our Musical Entertainment: Dean Gledhill

Our Community Table: Katerina Ukrainian Cultural Center

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, August 7, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: August 9

Happy National Farmers Market Week



As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for America’s farmers to market fresh food directly to the consumer. According to statistics recently released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers markets and farm stands account for roughly $2 billion of the $3 billion that Americans spend annually on farm-direct products. This revenue, in turn, supports the livelihoods of more than 165,000 mostly small and mid-sized farms and ranches. 

The Bexley Farmers' Market began in 2011, and currently hosts more than 20 farmers and food producers selling a wide variety of products, including fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, bread, pickles, jam, baked goods, and much more!

Farmers markets play a vital role not just in generating real income for farmers, but in forming a healthy, prosperous food systems,” says Jen Cheek, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture and sharing recipes and new foods with their neighbors. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier.“


Celebrate with us this Thursday, August 9 from 4-7 PM!


Our producers for market on Thursday, August 9 include:

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

Our Musical Entertainment: Jordan Lynch

Our Community Table: Katerina Ukrainian Cultural Center

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, July 31, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: August 2


Three Scientific Reasons Your
Kids Don’t Love Their Veggies
An article submitted by friend and shopper of the Bexley Farmers' Market, Maria Cannon

If your children aren’t in love with vegetables, you’re not alone. Children have a propensity to pass on the vegetable serving in the majority, if not all, of their meals. As it turns out, they’re not just being stubborn -- there’s some pretty compelling research that suggests why.

According to a study by the University of Pittsburgh’s Rose Gerber, kids don’t like vegetables for three scientific-based reasons. Let’s take a look at each and get some ideas to overcome them.

Reason #1

Kids unwittingly turn to foods that give them lots of fuel. And fuel most often comes in the form of sugar, the “body’s preferred fuel.” Since veggies aren’t high in calories, and because they contain so much fiber to digest, children gravitate toward foods that give them immediate energy boosts that last longer.

Solutions:
Add vegetables to your diet that are the highest energy boosters. Two good examples are spinach and sweet potatoes. Spinach is an iron-rich food that supplies oxygen to your tissues, and this means less fatigue. And sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate that not only gives you long-lasting energy, but it also reduces hunger between meals.

While you’re talking to your children about boosting their energy, also talk to them about ways to make their brain work better. Vegetables like kale, broccoli, and asparagus all have ingredients that naturally boost brain power.

Photo Credit: Pixabay

Reason #2

Vegetables are just plain bitter. Calcium, as well as other beneficials like flavonoids, isoflavones, terpenes, and glucosinolates, all combine to make things that don’t taste very good. And while adults adjust to it over time, kids haven’t had the time to get used to it.

Solutions:
study in the Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that when you pair raw veggies with a familiar dip your child likes, such as hummus or ranch dip, your child will be more likely to eat it. Also, turn your veggies sweet by mastering some kid-friendly smoothies. Start with these simple steps.

1. Pick a non-dairy milk for a base. They make for the best consistency.
2. Add a ripe banana.
3. Add another fruit your child enjoys, like strawberries or blueberries.
4. Add a vegetable.
5. Consider an optional protein add-in.
6. Blend to ensure it has a creamy texture.
7. Serve it in something your child enjoys, whether it’s a frosted mug or a sundae dish with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Reason #3

There’s this psychological factor thing called “paired associative learning,” where children seek foods that provide a specific response, such as a birthday cake or candy that’s associated with happy memories. For them, veggies probably don’t elicit much in the way of fun memories.

Solutions:
Time to pair veggies with a fun memory too. A good way to get started is by making a weekly or bi-weekly visit to your community farmers market to pick up eggs, honey, and some unusual vegetables they may not see at the supermarket. Here are some ways to make fun memories that your child will associate with the veggies they get there.

1. Let them carry a purse or wallet with their own cash for shopping.
2. Introduce them to the farmer’s that are selling their goods so they can build
relationships.
3. Try to find a unique vegetable to try each week. Then, go home and search online for fun recipes that they’ll enjoy cooking with their purchase.
4. Offer them a weekly reward for finding and eating their vegetables, such as local honey for a sweet treat or some hard candy that might be sold there.

Let them use their veggies for fun art before eating. Whether it’s a hat of lettuce or artwork from different colored veggies, give them the opportunity to be creative so they’re associating fun with their vegetables.

Once you’ve worked through these scientific roadblocks, you’ll need to find ways to keep consistent -- and this means repeating exposure. Whether it’s weekly trips to the market or regularly making veggie artwork, keep your child engaged in trying veggies. On average, it takes 10 to 15 times to really figure out you don’t like something, so make sure they give each veggie a chance.

Our producers for market on Thursday, August 2 include:

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 
Ohio City Pasta
Omega Bun 
Rainbow Bee
Rhoads Farm 
SaraBee Pure Honey
Solo Merengues
Sweet Thing Gourmet 
Two Roasting Joes

Our Musical Entertainment: Wry Grass

Our Community Table: St. Vincent Family Center

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, July 24, 2018

Bexley Farmers' Market: July 26


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!


Our producers for market on Thursday, July 26 include:

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 
Rainbow Bee
Rhoads Farm 
SaraBee Pure Honey
Solo Merengues
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.)