Stories tagged with: Downtown Farmer's Market

July 22, 2015 - 4:57pm
5 weeks 1 day ago

Tomatoes were all the rage at the downtown Zanesville Farmer's Market Wednesday.

The newly ripened fruit was this week's best seller. Market president, Mark Barnhart, said the constant rain caused a significant delay in their growth, so consumers were eager to get their hands on them.

"It's been a bad year for stuff, people don't have tomatoes, they're not ripening, we haven't had enough sunshine, their blighting early, the moisture leads to disease, the wet weather has...

July 15, 2015 - 5:20pm
6 weeks 1 day ago

Peppers, garlic, and carrots are some of the new featured items at the Downtown Farmers Market.

The market kicked off in June, and local farmer, Kristen Baughman, said the rain isn't slowing her down.

"It's hard to get in the field when its wet to pick, but we're out there tromping around in the mud, picking things," she said. "It's a little hard when it rains during Farmer's Market because people don't like to come out and shop, so then you've got this problem of...

July 1, 2015 - 6:34pm
8 weeks 1 day ago

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...

June 3, 2015 - 6:07pm
12 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville Downtown Farmer's market kicked off its 2015 season with fresh flowers, produce and other organic goodies.

The market promotes locally grown produce from vendors around the area. President of the Wednesday Market, Mark Barnhart, said the goal is to sell more natural products that you wouldn't find in your chain grocery store.

"Most of the people here raise close to organic, or organic, very little sprays," he said. "We like to think we're giving a...

August 17, 2013 - 4:29pm
2 years 1 week ago

Saturday at the Farmer's Market, a local farmer told the public what fruits and vegetables are in season for late summer and early fall.

Marvin Paul is one of the brothers who owns Paul's Farm Market on South River Road in Zanesville. His family has had the farm for more than 60 years and he says the produce they offer has changed over time.

"Used to be more field crops, but it's more of an orchard that we do, but we do have 5 acres still of vegetables," said Paul.

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June 19, 2013 - 5:20pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

Local farmer's set up their stands outside the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center to sell some of their produce that's winding down for the season and are getting ready for what's next in line. Sour cherries are nearing the end of their season along with snow peas, sugar snap peas and almost everyone's summertime favorite...

"Strawberries are pretty much done. I might have strawberries Saturday, they're really winding down and there won't be much in the way of strawberries...

June 5, 2013 - 6:37pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

The Downtown Zanesville Farmer's Market is up and running and the vendors have plenty of fresh fruit,vegetables flowers to offer.

Mark Barnhart is the President of the Downtown Farmer's Market Association and says although he got his produce out today, he lost a lot of it due to the inclement weather.

"We lost about 2,800 plants. We covered them about 3 nights in a row. Like I said the other day weather is really critical to what we do, " said Barnhart.

Barnhart...

June 15, 2011 - 4:55pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

Wednesday marked the 3rd week of the Downtown Zanesville Farmer's Market and things appeared much ripper than before.

Due to difficult weather conditions this season, many farmers were unable to take part in the opening day market. Downtown Zanesville Association Manager, Dana Matz, said, most farmers have gotten their crop in and local vendors are now taking part.

"This changes, it's not like the grocery store where everything is in season," said Matz. ...

June 9, 2010 - 4:25pm
5 years 11 weeks ago

The weather didn't stop people in Zanesville from attending the first Downtown Farmer's Market of the year Wednesday.

In the rain vendors lined the parking lot of the Welcome Center with tables full of fresh vegetables, fruits and plants. Siegrist Orchard owner Mike Siegrist says farmer's markets are vital for farmers.

"They're very important. It gives us a connection with the consumer, to see what we have, because a lot of them don't want to come out to the farm anymore and...

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