Stories tagged with: Zanesville Farmers Market

May 25, 2014 - 8:48pm
9 weeks 2 days ago

Despite warmer temperatures now, the cool start to the year placed many area agriculturists a little behind schedule.

Shoppers at the Zanesville Farmer's Market had a little less to choose from the first few weeks as a result of the slow start.  Market Manager Betty Tolliver expects the market's selection to return to normal levels in the next couple of weeks but says mother nature has not given them many favors so far.

"The weather did not cooperate at all, even if...

May 24, 2014 - 4:59pm
9 weeks 3 days ago

Mother nature made it a slow start to the season for many area farmers, but the Zanesville Farmer's Market is now finally getting into full swing.  

Hundreds of people made their way out to the Muskingum County Fairgrounds this morning to shop for locally grown plants and produce.  While some produce like strawberries and lettuce aren't quite ready yet, market manager Betty Tolliver expects more vendors to be carrying them in the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime,...

October 2, 2013 - 9:58pm
42 weeks 6 days ago

There are only a few weeks left to get your locally grown produce at the Zanesville Farmer's Market downtown.

Next Wednesday is the final Wednesday Farmers Market until next spring however the Saturday Farmers Market will continue through October until the final Saturday of the month.

"In the past, we always went to the end of September but we have been fortunate the weather has held out,” said President Mark Barnhart., “We still have some stuff even though it...

October 20, 2012 - 12:38pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

Next Saturday is your last chance to stop by the Muskingum County Fairgrounds for the farmers market.

It's been a rough road for farmers this year. Many saw negative effects of the summer drought, but there's still produce to choose from. Pumpkins, apples, and squashes are just some of the items you can expect to see as the market wraps up its 2012 season. The lack of rain isn't the only things that's been hard on crops though. According to farmer Mark Barnhart, the last two years have...

July 25, 2012 - 5:35pm
2 years 4 days ago

The concern has been high for farmers worried about losing their crops with the lack of rain.

Zanesville Farmers Market President Mark Barnhart said the dry weather continues to create problems with locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Barnhart said some crops can get by without the rain, and those items were in full stock at today's farmers market.

"It's too late for the potatoes and a few things, but zucchini, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelon, depending on what...

June 20, 2012 - 4:02pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

One of the benefits of the unseasonably warm weather for local farmers has been a quicker yield in produce.

While some canceled their weekly trip to the Zanesville Farmers Market because of the heat, others filled the parking lot of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center reaping the rewards of the mild spring.

President Mark Barnhart said the reason much of his produce has yielded results several weeks early is because he took advantage of an early growing season.

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