Kids Garden Club 2017
For 2017, we are collaborating with urban farmer and educator Jodi Kushins to continue this educational and marketing program. The garden club meets at Jodi's garden, Over the Fence Farm, in Clintonville. Participants receive 3 1/2 months of garden education, and will help to plant and maintain their own garden bed.
The Kids Garden Club will sell their produce at market on July 15 and August 19.
You can read all about this summer's club experience on Jodi's blog at overthefencefarm.com.
Organic Farmer Program
2017 marks the third year of the Clintonville Farmers' Market's Organic Farmer Program (OFP). CFM is dedicated to supporting and furthering the progression of sustainable agriculture. To that end, the market offers financial and procedural support to a limited number of new or returning growers that are interested in obtaining organic certification for the season. The goal of this program is to help incubate and support certified organic growers, and to increase the supply of organic food available at the market. 17% of our market producers are now certified organic, a number we hope will continue to grow!
- 2017 Recipients: Foraged & Sown and Meadow Rise Farm
- 2016 Recipients: Peace Love Freedom Farm
- 2015 Recipients: Dangling Carrot Farm and Stir Family Farm
"To Market, To Market" Senior Coupon Program
For four years, Clintonville Farmers' Market has partnered with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center to support area seniors. Thanks to the support of OhioHealth, Buckeye Health Plan and Proforma Buckeye, low-income Clintonville seniors are given coupons that they can use to shop at the market. CRC provides transportation support on a bi-weekly basis.
This popular program, which has grown each year, has become a cornerstone of the market. It serves to get fresh foods into the hands of seniors, combating isolation issues that many face while also benefiting local farmers. CFM and CRC continue to seek donations to bring this program to additional seniors in the community, hoping to serve more than 100 qualified seniors in 2017.
For more information, or to make a donation to this program, visit http://clintonvillecrc.org/crc/senior-services/.