Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Get Fresh

Here is the June 24th Market Report:

This week's farmers' market is dedicated to the memory of Carol Reinhart. Carol passed away this past Friday. Carol and her husband Woody have been great friends of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market and are almost always our first customers each week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Reinhart Family. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is making a contribution to the WARM Fresh Green Program to honor Carol.

We expect a beautiful day at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market, and it will be very warm and humid -- so remember to prepare first, for the hot, summery weather and second, to shop!!

We had a heck of a turnout last week -- thank you, Westerville! And, our vendors either sold out or almost sold out of produce and artisan foods.

While you are shopping, take a break and stop by The Front Porch (courtesy of Church of the Messiah, UM) and sit in the shade, put your feet up, and enjoy a cool lemonade or water at no charge! Last week, The Front Porch served up 400 cups of lemonade and water!!

Nature's Honey smells..... really, really good!! Stop by Nature's Honey and visit with Krista Wagner. Krista will be bringing back market favorites Coffee Clean and Honey Almond Bar. Krista will have free samples this week of her Goatmeal Bar (get it -- goat's milk and oatmeal!).

Sue Renner of Sue's Kitchen recently launched her blog -- and tells us she'll bring what she brought last week -- a broad selection of pies (including cherry), cookie stacks, cinnamon stix samples, and cranberry orange pecan dessert bread. (Last week, Sue sold all her pies in 40 minutes -- so if you want pie, stop by Sue's Kitchen first! Sue does take orders and will hold a pie for you upon request. Contact Sue at 614.588.6903.)

Doran's Family Farm will be at the market! Michelle tells us they'll feature berries, peas, squash, and onions.

Bildsten Landscape has now ended their 2009 market season. We appreciate Bildsten's beautiful flowers (Bildsten provides the Uptown flowers we all enjoy) that brightened our market each week and hope that you are enjoying your purchase from Bildsten. Thanks to Mark and Karen.

Last week's cut-out cookie from Batter and Bowl was... a tropical fish! Stop by Batter and Bowl to check out this week's surprise cut-out. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is full of small indulgences (items under $10) and Batter and Bowl's weekly cut-out is just $1!

We will not see Bridgman Farm this week.

Next week, Mary will return with her fabulous produce (Bridgman Farm produce is chemical-free), we will be welcoming a new market vendor Speckled Hen Farm featuring fresh eggs and poultry.

Keep the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market in mind when you make out your July 4th weekend shopping list. Click here for the Farmers' Market Directory.

Remember, while you're at the market... take a walk Uptown -- and Shop Uptown Westerville.

Meza, 48 N. State, always has Market Wednesday features including pantry and wine pairing suggestions and a $1 wine tasting!

The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association presents the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market. The market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October at N. State and E. Home Streets.

See you at the market!

The market meets rain or shine. Use discretion; if lightning present market will suspend activity. Photo image: Shopping at the June 17th Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market by Linda Foor. ©2009 Brickstreet Communications. All rights reserved.

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