Saturday, November 22, 2008

Clinton County Farmers' Market

From fresh picked produce to delicious homemade treats, from herbs and preserves to local meats and much more, you can find the freshest local products from your favorite hometown farmers at the Clinton County Farmers Market.

The Clinton County Farmers’ Market has been in existence since 2000 and is run under the supervision of Tony Nye of the Clinton County OSU Extension Office. A Market Board of Directors was created in 2010 to assist with the weekly management of the Market and the overall growth and sustainability of the Farmers’ Market. The Board of Directors is made up of ten business owners, community leaders, and Master Gardeners who share a passion for supporting local farmers and the Market.

In addition to the Board of Directors, Grow Food, Grow Hope has assisted with several new developments at the Farmers’ Market. These developments include: the creation of the Winter Farmers’ Market, a Market Sponsorship program, an increase in special events and activities at the weekly markets, and the introduction of an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) program for the 2011 summer season that will allow the Market to take food assistance benefits.

The Summer Market is held in the Mural Parking Lot at 81 W. Main Street, Wilmington, Ohio on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The summer season runs from June to October.



The Winter Market is housed in a covered greenhouse at Swindler and Son’s Florists, 321 W. Locust St., Wilmington, Ohio, and runs between November and May. The Market is held from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and meets on the first and third Saturday of the month during November to May, and on the second and fourth Saturday in January.

For more information on the Market, please visit the Clinton County Farmers' Market website or contact Dessie Buchanan at dessie@clintoncountyfarmersmarket.com

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