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Local Food Systems Are Still Worth Fighting For

“Food system” is no longer an unfamiliar term to most of us. In the days after the pandemic started it was hard to miss headlines, notices at the grocery store, or conversations with friends about how much our routines around food changed—and how much of it wasn’t...

Why Do Winter Farmers’ Markets Need to Exist?

Don’t click away just because you see the word winter. It’s coming and we have to deal with it eventually.  One way to make the harsh realities of winter a little lighter is to keep some of your warm-weather routines, and visiting the farmers’ market can be one of...

What’s in Season: Fall Edition

The leaves in the valley are beginning to change, and so is the seasonality of produce available at the market. Typically when we think of autumn produce, we think of apples, pears, pumpkins, squash, and local favorites, pawpaws. Lucky for us Ohioans, there’s...

Too Hot To Handle: Spicy Peppers at the Farmers’ Market

If you’re a lover of hot sauces and flavorful foods, don’t discount the power of locally grown peppers. You can find a variety of spicy peppers at the Countryside Farmers’ Market this time of year, so let’s see how you can put them to use....

What’s in Season: Summer Edition

It may be easier to ask what’s not in season rather than asking what produce is in season in Ohio during the summer! If you have a favorite fruit or vegetable, it’s likely to be at its best in the summer. As you gear up for cookouts, parties and summer holidays, check...

Local Farmers’ Market Shopping Tips

When you think “farmers’ market” do picturesque images of a weekend morning stroll through vendors’ tents with the sun shining and basket full of peaches, carrots with lush tops, and farm fresh eggs pop into your mind? Same. Maybe we fantasize about what it’s like to...

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