Stories tagged with: Mark Barnhart

June 28, 2014 - 3:37pm
47 weeks 3 days 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
1 year 2 days 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
1 year 33 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
1 year 48 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
1 year 48 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
1 year 50 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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