Thursday, June 18: CFM's 2nd Annual Benefit Concert at India Oak Bar and Grill, 7pm. 50/50 raffle, t-shirt sales, drink specials, and live music by Grassahol. Proceeds go to CRC's "To Market, To Market" program, which helps make fresh foods more affordable to Clintonville seniors.
2015 marks the 13th season of the Clintonville Farmers' Market! And April 25 marks the opening day of outdoor Saturday markets along N. High Street, between Orchard Lane and W. Dunedin Road. Join us from 9:00-Noon for seasonal, locally-produced, freshly-harvested Ohio food and lots of fun. The peak-season Wednesday market will open on July 1, 4-7pm.
The mission of our non-profit, community-based market is to support excellent growers and producers while nurturing community appreciation of wholesome local foods in a lively neighborhood setting. We are a producer-only market, which means that everything you see at market is grown or produced by the stall farmer or cottage food producer.
Ride your bike to market and park bikes, wagons, and strollers at the Baer Wheels Bike Corral. Visit the market information table to exchange debit card and Ohio Direction Cards EBT/SNAP for market tokens. Producers with eligible items accept VeggieSNAP tokens and WIC coupons. Some accept Lifecare Alliance Senior coupons, as well.
CFM will host a concert by local bluegrass band Grassahol at the market's second annual benefit event from 7 to 10 pm, June 18, at India Oak Bar and Grill, 590 Oakland Park Avenue. Read
Upcoming Events @ the CFM
Saturday, July 1 WEDNESDAY MARKET BEGINS! 4-7pm at Global Gallery.
Saturday, July 26 SUNDAY, 2pm: Learn how Joan and Reed Richmond have transformed 2.5 acres into a human-centered, biointensive farm. Utilizing mostly hand tools and a "feet-on-the-ground" philosophy, Meadow Rise Farm produces more than three dozen varieties of vegetables in permanent raised beds. Visitors will see gardening philosophies and practices in action from Jean-Martin Fortier's The Market Gardener, as well as Eliot Coleman's The New Organic Grower.
Directions: From I-71 N, take Exit 165 for Rte. 97 E. Drive 3 miles and turn right at the light at the Rte. 13 intersection (Bellville Bandstand will be on your left). Travel south for 4 miles on Rte. 13 until you come to the Bangorville Rd. intersection. Turn right. Drive 0.5 miles west on Bangorville Rd. You will come to a rise/small hill. At the crest, turn right and park along the edge of the pasture (there’s room to park on both sides of the drive). Walk across the field toward the gray cottage and red pole barn.
Meadow Rise Farm
6991 Renie Rd., Bellville, OH 44831
Saturday, August 2 SUNDAY, 2pm: Milan Karcic of Peace, Love, and Freedom Farm has been gardening in an urban environment for 25 years. The farm specializes in ground cherries, cucamelons, and rare vegetables. Join this tour to see 30 different varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs grown on less than an acre in Franklin County. The farm uses cover crops, crop rotation, compost, raised beds, and season extension practices to minimize soil loss.
The farm is on the right side of the road. There is on-street parking and two driveways with parking signs.
4541 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43224
Saturday, August 9 SUNDAY, 2pm: Swainway Urban Farm began as a backyard garden in 2007 and now includes three growing sites producing certified organic mushrooms, microgreens, seedlings, and specialty vegetables for sale at farmers' markets and restaurants. This tour will feature the original farm of permanent raised beds for intensive market gardening. Join Joseph Swain to discuss the challenges and rewards of expanding and refining an urban farm. Visitors will see the farm's extensive composting systems, hoop houses used for season extension and hardening off seedlings, personal perennial gardens, and egg-laying chickens.
Please park on the street, being respectful of neighbors' yards. Carpooling is encouraged.
285 Canyon Dr., Columbus, OH 43214