Friday, June 27, 2008

Farmers' Markets Report June 27 - July 4

Here is what you can expect to find at local farmers’ markets this week. Things do change due to weather and other factors, but as of the time of this post this is what the vendors at each market think is likely they will be bringing this week to market.

Oxford Uptown Saturday 7am – noon
Uptown Oxford

Last week I overhead one of our farmers say that we may have tomatoes in 2 weeks. He has 150 plants with small, green tomatoes. I can’t wait. So if the weather stays warm with just enough rain…..
Just as the gardens are producing more we will soon see more farmer vendors at the market. So stop by tomorrow for all the usual produce; organic eggs, organic meats, lettuce, goat cheese, plants, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, strawberries, cherries, backed goods, and our usual artisans.

Today and tomorrow in Uptown Oxford we are having the Oxford Wine and Art Affair. 3:00 to 9:30. We will be having a ton a fun. Stop by the market tent. See for more details.

Last week one of our shoppers stopped to renew their membership. They also wanted to give extra $20 to sponsor a SPROUT membership. I thought it was a great idea and we found a wonderful family that benefited from their generosity. See the details at:

See you at the market Saturday and Tues for our Mini-Market.

Findlay Market Farmshed & Grow West Saturday 8am-6pm
1801 Race St

The 2008 farmers’ market season is underway. Farmers, growers and producers come from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky to sell locally grown produce, bedding plants and cut flowers, cottage produced goods and more.
Neltner Farms- tomatoes, lettuce

Kist Greenhouses- bedding plants

Northgate Greenhouses- bedding plants

Linda’s Luxuries- soaps, lotions, lip balms

Wildey Flower Farm- seasonal flowers

Scott Farm-spring produce

Charles Moore Farm-hostas and other plants

Bauer Farm-arugula, baby lettuce mix, zucchini, summer squash, Easter egg radishes

Donna’s Cookies- gourmet cookies

Shady Grove Farm-fresh herbs, vegetable starts, green garlic

IMPACT Eco- Garden- micro- greens, early lettuces

Thistlehair Farm- Chemical and Pesticide Free Broccoli, Swiss Chard, Knob Onions, Green Onions, Beets, Spinach, Variety of Summer and Zucchini Squashes, Rhubarb, Sugar Pod Peas, Sorrel, and Honey. Starting next week, we will begin picking our Blueberries.

Back Acre Farm- farm fresh eggs, USDA processed Meats, farmhouse cheeses & ice
cream, zucchini, yellow squash

Nay Nay’s-Breads, rolls and sweets

Batesville Village Green Saturday 8am-11am
George & Main Streets Batesville, IN

Simon Kenton
Saturday 8:30am-2pm
Simon Kenton High School
1132 Madison Pike Independence, KY

Anderson Saturday 9am-1pm
Anderson Station
7832 Five Mile Rd.

B&D Goats - We will have a few loaves of Rosemary Raisin Sourdough Bread and Chocolate Goat's Milk Fudge and as always our award winning Goat's Milk Lotion and Rich Goat's Milk Soaps, check out our special 4th of July treat next week - Goat's Milk Ice Cream!

Back Acres Farm - Call in your special cuts of Meat and Pick-Up at Market Day! Call Jim: 513-305-3340. Due to freezer capacity we can not bring to market all we have to offer but call us anytime before Saturday and we'll have your order ready with us on market day. Available via order - leg of lamb, rack of lamb, stew meat, ground lamb, lamb chops, beef sirloin roast, rump roast, steaks and ground beef. At the market this week - Homemade Ice Cream (pints), Hamburger Patties, Hog Sausage, Raw Milk Cheeses, Zucchini, Butternut Squash 2"-3" onions.

Belie's Bites: Gourmet Dog Delicacies - We've gone Organic and eliminated all wheat from our baking! Effective this week our treats are now made from organic brown rice and oat flours which come to us from a farm in northern Ohio. We also have our Hypoallergenic Biscuits: Belly Bean and Banana split made with potato as the base ingredient - they are wheat and Gluten free.

Bergefurds Farm Fresh Produce- Strawberries, Black Raspberries, Blueberries in limited quantity, pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, snap peas, snow peas, red beets, radishes, yellow squash in limited quantity, zucchini in limited quantity.

CAN-DU- Cucumbers, Beans, Garlic, Carrots, Eggplant in limited quantity, yellow, white and red sweet onions, ornamental pepper plants, herbs.

Flour Power Baking Company - we are on vacation this week.

Dean Family Farm- Break out the rotisserie this weekend! Enjoy our delicious Fresh
Cage Free, Pasture Raised Chicken. Reserve your turkey for the Holidays! We are now taking orders. This year we are raising 2 breeds, the Mammoth Bronze and the Broad Breasted White. Our Turkeys will be ready for pickup on November 22nd. There is a $10 deposit required to hold your order.

Fair Ridge Farm: Certified Naturally Grown Produce- Green Beans, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Fresh-cut Basil. Also...Local Raw Honey, Sugar Peas, Snow Peas, Eggs.

Sweet cakes - Cupcakes: Vanilla-Vanilla, Chocolate-Chocolate, Lucky-in-love Lavender, Key Lime Devine. Cookies: Lemonade Drops, Raspberry Delights.

West Chester
Saturday 9am-1pm
The Square at Union Centre

Saturday 10am-2:30pm
Milford Shopping Center 1025 Lila Ave (Rt. 50)

Hyde Park
Sunday 10am-2pm
US Bank parking lot 3424 Edwards Rd

Special Event this Sunday! Dennis Buttelwerth - Flowers for the Fourth: Floral Demonstration by the incredibly talented Dennis Buttelwerth of Buttelwerth's Florist from 11am - 1pm.

Blue Oven Bakery- Brand new to market! We will have wood fired artisinal breads. We use local wheat (when/ where available) from Weisenberger Mills Ky., and we use organic seeds/ nuts/ fruits.

B&D Goats- New this week, B&D will now be offering Vista Grand Buffalo Meat for Sale at the Hyde Park Farmer's Market. We will carry 1 lb. packages of ground buffalo and buffalo patties. Vista Grand Buffalo is locally grown in New Richmond, Ohio. We will have our award winning goat's milk lotions - come check out some of the new fragrances. And if you haven't tried our chocolate goat's milk fudge, you are missing a real treat! All of our goat milk products are locally grown and locally made.

Bergefurd Family Farm - Due to the cooler than normal spring and first week of summer the overall growth and maturity of our berries, melons and vegetables has been and is very slow and harvest is being delayed due to these cool temperatures. However, with this slow growth our crops size is larger and the sugars in the fruit are much higher, for under high temperatures sugars are burned off. This we experienced from our strawberry harvest, one of the sweetest crops this year. We are winding down strawberry harvest; we may have a few to bring to market? Harvest of blueberries has begun on a limited scale and we hope to bring some to market. Snow pea and snap pea harvests are increasing. We are hoping to bring some early red beets and radish. We continue to harvest a few pickling cucumbers and slicing cucumbers and hope to have enough to bring to market. Harvest of yellow squash and zucchini continues on a limited scale.

Jan's Jellies - This week at market I will have Black Raspberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Blueberry and Cherry jams and jellies among with my other flavors. Hope to see everyone Sunday!

Coffee Emporium - Will have fabulous coffees as well as the wonderful desserts from Embrace Sweets.

Running Creek Farm - Lettuce, fresh green garlic, squash, green beans, flower arrangements, basil, 100% cotton, reusable produce bags, and more!

Organic Farm at Bear Creek - Gazpacho Soup in 16 oz jars. Bundled Lavender, fresh cut Oregano and Cilantro, Certified Organic Spring Mix Lettuce and all of our Salsas, Sauces, Soups, Dressings and Jams.

Leah and Polly's Cheese - will have amazing goat cheese from Capriole, a really great aged gouda from Oakvale and some spicy habanero gouda from Oakvale.

Can-Du Farms- Cucumbers, beans, yellow, white and red sweet onions, garlic, carrots, a few eggplant, our herbs, and ornamental pepper plants.

Mohr's Animal Acres- This week we'll have samples of BBQ Beef using our meat and Bear Creek's Barbeque Sauce.

Taste of Belgium - The wonderful authentic Belgium Waffles are back and this year Jean Flechet will have some available in take home bags as well.

Madisono's- will be offering ready to eat gelato and sorbet cups. Red Raspberry seems to be very popular this year and it is 100% fat free!
Rising Sun Farm - lots of fresh eggs and honey
Home Grown Bazaar- potted veggie and herb plants in hand-made containers, and herb starts.

Farm Beach Bethel - This week we will be sharing leaf lettuce, head lettuce, greens, a variety of heirloom vegetable varieties, and homemade whole wheat muffins.

RJ Veggies- Fresh home grown veggies, plants

Walnut Ridge Acres- Gourmet Lettuce Mix, Micro Greens, Assorted Lettuce Heads, Romaine Lettuce, Bok Choy, Garlic, Zucchini Squash, and pickles.

Sheltowee Farm- will have Blueberries on Sunday. The blueberries come from Homegrown Blueberries in Ashland, KY. Shelotowee Farm helps fellow farmer Don Davis by distributing his wonderful berries to points beyond his reach. We will also have our organic shiitake, oyster and lion's mane mushrooms, along with our shiitake hazelnut pate. We will have a selection of European style breads that include German Rye, Raisin, Pecan, Bohemian beer, 7 Grain, Spicy Mushroom Focaccia. The Focacia sold quickly last week so come early.

Linwood Sausage Company - will have delicious sausage sandwiches as well as our take home packs for your freezer or Sunday night supper.

Martin Hill Farm - Micro Greens, Mottistone Leaf Letttuce, Deer Tongue Lettuce, Tiede Leaf Lettuce, Broccoli, Carrots, Snow Peas, Swiss Chard, Microtom, Summer Squash, Cherry Belle Radishes, Pickling Cucumbers.

Tuesday 3-7pm
Wyoming Ave and Van Roberts Place

Sayler Park
Tuesday 4-7pm
Town Square Park Parkland and Monitor Avenues

Sayler Park will have TWO new farmers with greens, spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, onions, garlic, peas, carrots, herbs, and beets and, hopefully some tomatoes! Fresh-picked gooseberries and tart cherries from Theresa Young! Homemade granola, Breadsminth bread and local honey... See you at the Market!

Wednesday 2-5:30pm
Milford Shopping Center 1025 Lila Ave (Rt. 50)

Wednesday 4-7:30pm
Hamilton and Lingo

The Northside Market is committed to your health + local growers, so we offer only locally produced products. We're also about growing community + providing useful information to enrich lives. Organizations present this week: SPCA Cincinnati

The Dixie
Thursday 2:30-6:30pm
Erlanger Baptist Church parking lot 116 Commonwealth Ave Erlanger, KY

The Dixie Farmer's Market has fruit, vegetables (kale, onion, zucchini, tomatoes, yellow squash and more), flowers (annuals and perennials), baked goods and honey.

College Hill
Thursday 3pm-7pm
5742 Hamilton Ave

Hamilton Main Street Marketplace Farmers' Market
Thursday 3pm-8pm (NEW as of 6/12)

Fresh baked breads and desserts, locally grown produce, all natural meats, goat cheese, BBQ sauces, honey, bedding plants and more. Shop teh Artisan area of the market for handcrafted jewlery, plush toys, and pottery from a rotating group of local craftspeople.

Friday 3:30pm-8pm
110 Main St behind Curves Brookville, IN

Due to the Bicentennial events inBrookville, which many of our vendors and patrons are involved in, we will cancel the Farmers' market this Friday, June 27th, only.

Boone County
Daily 9am-6pm
Burlington Pike Burlington, KY


Heather said...

Pleasant Ridge has one too - at Nativity. It's usually a guy with different kinds of lettuce, then a couple other people with tomatoes, peppers and potatoes. Sometimes there are flowers too. Gets bigger as the summer goes on.

valereee said...

Susan, thanks so much for posting the report!

Heather, do you by any chance know a contact email for this market? We'll include them if we can contact them and get their info each week!

Veggie Option said...

Newport and Burlington also have nice farmer's markets. Newport's is on Saturdays from June-Oct (on Monmouth Street) and Burlington's is Friday 5pm-dusk, and all day Sat & Sun. It's on Hwy 18 at the Boone County Extension Center.

Here's a listing of KY farmer's markets:

nancy said...

The Shady Grove Farm entry for Findlay Market for July 12 should read, Baby squash, squash blossoms, ultra-fresh basil, as well as 8 - 10 other cooking herbs, lambsquarters, amaranth greens, new-harvest garlic and the first of our field-ripened tomatoes.
The Market's web page is a teensy bit out of date. Sorry!