Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bexley Farmers' Market: May 26th

And the winner is... 

Congratulations, Jan Kanas! Jan is the lucky winner of a bottle of the famous Bexley Maple Syrup.

Is it all in a label? 

Labels are...confusing? Ambiguous? Misleading? Helpful? The answer depends on how much you know!

In an effort to help, National Geographic recently posted "An Eater's Guide to Food Labels."

Natural is not regulated or defined by the FDA, so the term can be applied freely to most processed foods or drinks. Meat, poultry, or eggs labeled “natural,” on the other hand, have to be natural.

Non-GMO or GE-free
If you care about whether your food contains genetically engineered ingredients, look to third-party certifications such as the Non-GMO project, buy USDA-certified “Organic,” or buy your groceries in Vermont starting this summer.

Certified organic 
With a few exceptions, the agriculture department’s organic label means what it says.

Cage-free, free range, or free-roaming chickens/eggs
Look for the organic label, or GET TO KNOW a local egg farmer from your FARMERS MARKET.

Farm fresh or farm-to-fork 
If you want “farm fresh” food, know your farmers market vendors. If someone is selling you pineapple in Maine in February and calling it farm fresh, ask questions.

Click here to read the entire article.

Our vendors for Thursday, May 26th include:

The Lemon King
Chuck Evan's MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Tie Dye Larry
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
Ohio City Pasta

Our Community Table: Tutor Doctor

Our Musical Entertainment: Jordan Lynch

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

Bexley Farmers' Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
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.) See you at the market!

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