Farmers Advocate for Shopping Local

by Kandee Ferrell on July 1, 2015

Cucumbers, potatoes, blueberries and it’s all for sale in the heart of downtown Zanesville. Unlike grocery stores, this produce didn’t travel very far from farm to market.

“I’m located down on Route 60 just south of town along the Muskingum river,” said Curly Girl Farm Owner, Kristen Baughman. “We are 10 miles south of Zanesville off of State Route 555 on Irish Ridge.”

The produce is fresh.

“Most of this was picked last night, some of it was picked this morning,” said Farmer’s Market President Mark Barnhart.

But the best part is it doesn’t just taste good. It does good.

“It’s my livelihood,” said Baughman.

The market is open from 3:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Muskingum County Welcome Center and Thomas said if you wait to buy your blueberries they wont be homegrown like his.

“They will not be Ohio blueberries if you do that, they’ll be Michigan blueberries or Wisconsin blueberries,” said Thomas.