Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bexley Farmers' Market: June 14th

When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.


Market season is in full swing! Here are five tips for getting the most from your farmers' market:

Bring your own bags and baskets. By bringing your own bags, you reduce waste at the market and in your own home.

Bring cash and small bills. By bringing cash and – specifically – small bills, you keep money in your farmer’s pocket and you make it easier for him to make change for the masses of folks who bring nothing but $20 bills from the nearby ATM.

Go early, but not too early. The best stuff goes fast. A farmer may only have a single flat of ripe, juicy blackberries or a couple of pounds of fresh green peas, so arrive early to make sure you get the best pick of the market’s high-demand, seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Ask questions. When you're at the Bexley Farmers' Market, you're talking with the person who grew the food, or one that works on the farm. Take the time to ask questions. What are your cows eating? Are your vegetables organic? Is your farm ever open to the public? Do you grow what you sell? Ask questions.

Know the crop calendar. If you want to eat in season, you need to respect the seasons. Part of the pleasure of shopping at your local market is developing an appreciation of fresh, local foods at the height of their natural season.

Our vendors for Thursday, June 14th include:

GoldenLife Dog Food
SaraBee Pure Honey
Rhoads Farm
Oink Moo Cluck
Sunny Meadows Flower Farm
The Batch Bakery
Shagbark Seed & Mill
Stonefield Naturals
Dan the Baker Speckled Hen Farm
Green Seed Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet
VanScoy Farms
Spring Haven Farms
Ohio Farm Direct
Lucky Cat Bakery
Wayward Seed Farm

Our food carts: Short North Bagel Deli

Join us every Thursday, May through October from 4:00-7:00PM!
Bexley Farmers' Market
2111 East Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@bexleyfarmersmarket.com. See you at the market!

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