Stories tagged with: Produce

June 28, 2014 - 2:37pm
1 year 32 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...

July 17, 2013 - 4:42pm
2 years 30 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 19, 2013 - 4:20pm
2 years 34 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 3, 2013 - 2:46pm
2 years 36 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...

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,...

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