Stories tagged with: Farmer's Market

July 20, 2013 - 4:02pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

If you aren't an avid farmer's market attendee then sometimes it can be difficult to know what produce are in season.

At the Saturday Farmer's Market a vendor from Cherry Orchard of Crooksville, explained what are the hot ticket items for July.

" We'll have peaches throughout July and August and into September, plums are starting. We will have blackberries starting in July, apples will begin in July and continue into the fall," said the wife of the owner of Cherry...

July 17, 2013 - 4:42pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Bill Thomas of Thomas Family Orchard sells  plums, blueberries, peaches and 30 different types of apples. But last weeks weather has cost him part of his crop this season.

"Last Wednesday night, I lost eight trees," said Thomas. "Broke off at the roots, or at the graft union. That windstorm that came through here, it could happen again on Saturday afternoon i hear."

Kristen Baughman, of Curly Girl Farm says her vegetables weren't damaged from the weather...

June 29, 2013 - 6:06pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

The Saturday Farmer's Market was a little bit cheesier than usual this week.

June is National Dairy Month and the Muskingum County Dairy Princess was at the farmer's market passing out cheese to promote dairy awareness and her knowledge of everything dairy inculding the cows.

"The most common breed is the Holstein they produce 90 percent of dairy milk in the United States, " said Dairy Princess, Brittney Miller.

Miller says there are six different breeds of cows...

June 3, 2013 - 2:46pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center is the host for the farmer's market and this Wednesday will be the first one held there this season. Vendors will start selling at 3:30 p.m. and won't stop until 6:30 p.m.

"Produce is ready everyday, every other day. You can't just sell it on Saturday, you have to take some of it someplace early in the week. You can't pick stuff on Monday and keep it until Saturday," said Mark Barnhart, President of the Downtown Farmer's Market...

May 26, 2013 - 9:56pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

 Buying local is important to keeping a local economy growing, and shopping at your neighborhood farmer's market is one way to help out. Zanesville resident, Kevin McGrath, says he's happy to shop local at the Muskingum County Farmer's Market.

"We come out about every other weekend. We try and buy local instead of from other places. There's a variety, there's all kinds of wheats from inside the barn and there's plants; different varieties of plants. You just never know what...

September 26, 2012 - 4:04pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

The outdoor farmers markets are slowly coming to an end.

The weekly Wednesday farmers market at the Welcome Center hosted its last market of the season. For those with WIC coupons or senior citizens coupons time is running out to redeem them because not only are the coupons only good until the end of October but a lot of items will soon be gone.

"The season started two weeks early so we're running out of stuff two weeks early. A lot of vendors didn't get their late plantings...

August 18, 2012 - 2:27pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

The popular Saturday farmers market made a move this week.

The Farmers Market typically takes place right inside the gates of the fairgrounds but because of the fair taking place, it was moved downtown. Not only is the fair affecting the location, it's also affecting the flow of customers, which wasn't surprising to the vendors.

"It's always slower because of the fair. Buts that's just typical for every county. I'm from McConnelsville and it's that way at McConnelsville, we...

July 21, 2012 - 4:29pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

The drought has lifted a little but it may be too late for farmers.

The farmers market at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds had a larger crowd this Saturday than in the last weeks. The rain may have cooled things off, but it hasn't helped the produce much.

"The rain's too late for a lot of things. It's too late for some of the field corn, it's too late for some of the sweet corn. But when you plant different plantings, consecutively, some of the sweet corn isn't harmed. This...

July 7, 2012 - 5:08pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

The drought has taken a toll on local farmers.

The high temperatures and little rain have put a damper on those who bring their crop to the farmers market at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. The short rain from last weekend's storm has helped a little, but not much.

"Things just aren't growing as quickly. I should be harvesting bigger peppers and they're just kind of small right now. I had a lot more things this week because the rain really helped them, so I...

June 27, 2012 - 4:19pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

Despite the jump-start to the growing season, the hot weather is stunting the growth of some locally-grown produce.

Wednesday's Farmer's Market at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center saw an increase in vendors compared to last week, but some fruits and vegetables aren't fairing as well as others.

Farmers Market President Mark Barnhart said some farmers have resorted to small irrigation systems to keep from losing their crops.

"Even though some of the trees...

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