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, 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 8 We celebrate National Farmers Market Week! Share your favorite market memories at #clintonvillefarmersmarket. Tomato tasting contest. Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed visits the market information tent.
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
Saturday, August 16 SUNDAY, 1pm: Enjoy a self-guided tour of Ann's Raspberry Farm to see red raspberries produced using season extension methods and to learn about growing Brussels sprouts all season long. End your visit with a taste of what Knox County has to offer, including local meat, syrup, cheese, baked goods, artisan jams and preserves, and farm fresh produce. A local chef will also be preparing various Brussels sprout dishes. Celebrating 10 years growing specialty crops and crafting artisan products from seed to jar, Daniel and Ann Trudel will share the challenges and rewards of growing a hobby farm into a full-time operation during this multi-faceted event.
Registration: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, contact Eric Pawlowski at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 209 or firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10.
Ann's Raspberry Farm
6645 Blair Rd., Fredericktown, OH 43019