Monday, July 13, 2015

Bexley Farmers' Market: July 16th

"Not all insects are nuances, pests, or poisonous. Some are actually beneficial"
Attracting Beneficial Bugs

"Some bugs eat our crops, but fortunately, there are other bugs that eat those plant-eating bugs. The trick is to make your garden appeal to them. Just like in the world of mammals, in the insect world, there are plant-eaters and there are animal-eaters. Those species that are referred to as beneficial insects, though they may be cute (like ladybugs), are those with carnivorous tendencies. The bug-eating bugs are the ones you want in your garden. They prey on pest insects or, in some cases, parasitize them—tachinid flies, for example, lay eggs in the heads of caterpillars and then the larvae hatch and tunnel into their host, quickly killing them." - Brian Barth, Modern Farmer

Let's bring the good bugs back! Learn how to create a beneficial bug sanctuary in your backyard! Read through Brain Barth's article found on the Modern Farmer website!

See you at the market! 

Our vendors for Thursday, July 16th include:

Bridgeman Farm
Cedar Cress Farm
Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Dan the Baker
Gerry's Garden
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Nom Nom Nom
Ohio City Pasta
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
Sadie Baby Sweets
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Two Roasting Joes

And don't forget... Grab your dinner at the market!

Our food trucks: Ohio Farm Direct

Our musical entertainment:  Dean Gledhill

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

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 See you at the market!

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