Monday, September 14, 2015

Bexley Farmers' Market: September 17th

"The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few"

Growing and Harvesting Grains In Your Backyard

Photo Credit: Modern Farmer

"Fruits, herbs, and vegetables get
all the attention among gardeners."

"Backyard poultry and goats provide eggs and dairy (and perhaps meat) for some, but what about the staple foods? Wheat, oats, millet, and other grains are actually much easier to grow than most fruits and vegetables, yet we tend to leave those foods to large farms and buy our flour and cornmeal at the grocery store. There is a bit of specialized knowledge needed to grow grains, but there are a couple myths that have turned people off from the idea." 

Learn the in's and out's of growing grains in your backyard! 

It is definitely possible to do this with a little know-how and will power!

In this article you will learn about:
  • The myths of growing and harvesting grains in your backyard
  • Which varieties of grains to choose from
  • Starting a grain patch
  • Harvesting your grains
  • Processing your grains

Our vendors for Thursday, September 17th include:

Nom Nom Nom
L. Todd Designs
Bridgman Farm
Chuck Evan's MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden 
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm 
Sadie Baby Sweets
SaraBee Pure Honey
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Dan the Baker
Two Roasting Joes

Our Community Table: Broad Street Food Pantry

Our Food Truck: Ohio Farm Direct

Our Musical Entertainment: Jordan Lynch

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!