Stories tagged with: Mark Barnhart

August 12, 2015 - 5:08pm
49 weeks 3 days ago

The summer season saw rain but corn consumers can breathe easy because fresh sweet corn made it through the wet and Farmers Market Manager Mark Barnhart said he just picked some of the best of the best from his crop.

"This corn could have used a little bit of rain," said Barnhart. "It's a little bit smaller but this is the best corn we saw the year. It's serendipity. It's really sweet and really tender. "

While the corn was resilient, some other produce didn't...

July 22, 2015 - 4:57pm
6 weeks 2 days 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 1, 2015 - 6:34pm
1 year 3 weeks 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
1 year 7 weeks 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...

June 28, 2014 - 3:37pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

With summer officially here, so is summer produce.

The weather caused many area farmers and the Zanesville Farmer's Market to get off to a slow start, but now vendors say they are finally able to offer a full range fruits, vegetables and other plants.

"This is the first real picking of tomatoes," said Mark Barnhart, a long time vendor at the market. "It's the first real picking of green beans. Our first sweet corn. We've got broccoli. We're getting a lot of...

May 24, 2014 - 4:59pm
2 years 8 weeks 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
2 years 42 weeks 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...

June 22, 2013 - 5:26pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

The Saturday Farmer's Market brought in large crowds to the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

There were booths set up outside and indoors at the event. Vendors sold fresh produce, meats and cheeses and a variety of home grown and homemade items. Rich Schroeder, President of the Saturday Farmer's Market says the weather sometimes affects the time and amount of produce available at the market.

"One thing people must remember is on May 27th, we had frost in this area and its going...

June 19, 2013 - 5:20pm
3 years 5 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
3 years 7 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.


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