Stories tagged with: farmers market

August 30, 2015 - 4:42pm
23 weeks 1 day ago

Among the tomatoes and peppers at the local farmers market, sits a woman and her 40 year long hobby.

Christmas bulbs, old saws, even end tables, and they're all original oil paintings by Wendy Talley. She started painting what she calls 'junk' when she and her husband owned an antique shop in Tennessee. After he passed away though, she moved her hobby back to Ohio to be with her daughter and the location now inspires her work.

"Well I guess because it was the old country,...

August 29, 2015 - 5:04pm
23 weeks 2 days ago

The growing season is coming to a close and you may be wondering what to do with all those leftover veggies.

Ashley Hittle of Hittle Farms in Dresden said that canning is the solution to losing produce you worked all season to grow.

"We can tomatoes a lot, for juice for your soups and stews throughout the winter," said Hittle. "Pickles are a huge hit. We sell out every single saturday for our pickles. We can green beans, corn but it's really a simple process. It...

January 3, 2015 - 3:51pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

Even though winter is here not all farmer's markets have shut their doors.

Traditionally farmers markets are held outside during the warm months. However, at the Granville Winter Market the shopping is all done inside so people can enjoy their local farmers market all year round. Which is a great way to buy fresh in* season vegetables.

"Well we have a lot of sweet potatoes right now and we'll be able to store those probably through February the way things are going right now...

June 11, 2014 - 4:22pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

With summer and the prime growing season fast approaching, week two of the Wednesday Zanesville Farmers Market was held Downtown Wednesday. It takes place every Wednesday from 4PM to 6:30PM outside the Muskingum County Welcome Center through the month of October.

Though it is still early in the produce season, Mark Barnhart, farmer of 32 years and President of the Wednesday Farmers Market told us what visitors from around the area were able to purchase this week.

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December 21, 2013 - 5:58pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

For most cities the season for having farmer's markets is over, but in Granville the event carries on.

For the third season, the Granville Indoor Farmer's Market has taken place at Granville Elementary School. At the market there are a variety of fruits, vegetables and meats for people to purchase. Owner of Hiland Naturals Farm says that customers enjoy coming to his stand because he is a Non GMO certified establishment, which he says is better than simply organic labels because it can...

August 29, 2012 - 3:33pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

The summer drought has taken a toll on farmers, but even with rain in the weekend forecast, farmer Mark Barnhart says it's too little too late to help summer produce, which has affected consumer turnout.

"This market is down dangerously low to sustain it." said Barnhart. "We need to get more people here on Wednesdays'. I don't know how long we'll run it, it depends on how long we have produce."

While farmers have seen a decrease in their crop yield,...

August 1, 2012 - 3:01pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

Local produce is now dominant at the Zanesville Farmers Market.

Wednesday at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center, several vendors were on hand ready to sell their locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Farmers Market President Mark Barnhart said the lack of rain and excessive heat caused problems in the beginning resulting in many crops being brought in from out of town.

But now, Barnhart boasts that area farmers are seeing the fruits of their labor.

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June 6, 2012 - 4:28pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

Local farmers and vendors took to the Zanesville Muskingum County Welcome Center Wednesday afternoon, for the first downtown farmers market of the year. 

President of the market, Mark Barnhart says while the prices may not be cheaper than the grocery store, the quality is better, and some of the options available may be a pleasant surprise. 

"Most of the stuff here, I tell people, is 2000 miles fresher, which means it's several days fresher" said Barnhart...

August 31, 2011 - 6:00pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

The Farmers Market in downtown Zanesville is gearing up for the fall season.

Zanesville Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz says while it is approaching mid-season for crops in Muskingum County, some changes are on the way as fall approaches.

"We have Thomas' Orchard, they have their grapes and peaches and apples are coming on. Soon they will be bringing their famous apple cider to the market so we're real excited," said Matz.

The next transition for farmers...

July 11, 2011 - 4:03pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

Downtown Zanesville will be full of activity this week, featuring unique tastes and sounds.

A Taste of Zanesville will kick off Wednesday afternoon with about 35 local businesses taking part  in the event. The day will include art displays, demonstrations, and activity for kids taking place throughout the downtown area. Downtown Manager Dana Matz said, the day originally served as a bridge between pottery festivals and has been a success ever since.

"So all around the...

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