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Lancaster Farmers Market
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 August: What's In  SeasonGreenBeans
Apples
Beans
Beats
Blueberries
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Carrots
Celery
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Grapes
Green onions
Greens
Herbs
Lettuce
Onions
Peppers
Potatoes
Radishes
Summer squash
Sweet corn
Tomatoes
Watermelon
Zucchini


Year-Round
Baked Goods
Body Care Products
Crafts
Fruit Butters
Eggs
Jams and Jellies
Jewelry
Maple Syrup
Grass-Fed Meat

and more!

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Our Vendors
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A Few of My Favorite Things
Arnold Family Gardens
Beard Farm
Berry Family Farm
Bob’s Tomatoes
Calico Country Creations
Down the Road Farm
E’s Garden
Eileen’s Baskets and Totes/Barnes and Soapel
Fornof Markt
Gene's Produce
Gerlach’s Blueberry and Fruit Farm
Glenn Family Gardens
Great Harvest Bread Co.

Hugus Fruit Farm

Joos Farms

Lois Bibler
Merritt Family Farm

My Mushroom Store
New Roots Farm
Not Your Average Daylily/Honey Bee Sunflower
Oak Creek Gardens

Queen’s Family Farm

Roberts Greenhouse
SAS Gardens
Saum Family Farms
Schultz Valley Farms

Sheri Hartman

Shriner's Farms

Smith's Farm

Timberpeg Tree Farm

Trinity Sister's Blessings
Weaver’s Produce and Baked Goods
Wild Mojo Jewelry

Top banner photo:
Julia Burnside

  August 2014 Newsletter
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August 3-9 is National Farmers Market Week! The Lancaster Farmers Market is one of more than 200 markets in Ohio and 8,000 markets nation-wide. In celebration, here are 9 reasons to love your local farmers market:
 
1)
Farmers markets boost the local economy. Nationally, they generate more than $1 billion in annual sales. For every $100 spent at a farmers market, $62 stays in the local economy, and $99 stays in state--helping Ohio farmers and the communities they live in.

2) Markets are small business incubators. They help
boost Ohio’s farming economy by providing low cost, low barrier entry points for small and beginning farmers. With 5 times as many U.S. farmers over the age of 65 compared to those under 35, farmers markets are helping to support the next generation of farmers.

3) People who shop at farmers markets have 15-20 social interactions per visit, compared to only 1-2 at the grocery store. Markets provide an opportunity for customers to ask farmers about their food and how it was grown, and for neighbors to share recipe ideas and gardening tips.

6)
Increased access to locally grown produce makes our families and our communities healthier. Proximity to farmers markets has been associated with lower body mass index. At a time when obesity rates are soaring and grocery store shelves are stocked with empty calorie processed foods, farmers markets offer a great alternative.
 
7) B
etween 1950 and 2000, Ohio lost more than 6.9 million acres of farmland, representing nearly one-third of Ohio's agricultural land. By selling directly to consumers (and not through a middle man), farmers may be able to make a better living from farming and keep farmland in agricultural production.

8)
Farmers markets are more than just a place to buy food. They're a community destination in their own right, supporting nearby non-food businesses too.

9) Farmers markets deliver some of the freshest, most delicious ingredients available. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are usually sold within 24 hours of being harvested. Fresh food is more nutritionally complete because nutritional value declines as time passes after harvest.
Produce from California can't be that fresh, and it doesn’t taste as good either.

Information reprinted courtesy of the
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

    Saturdays
    May 3 - October 25  8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

    Government Services Parking Lot
    239 W. Main St., Lancaster, OH


    Tuesdays
    May 6 - August 26  3-6 p.m.

    Kroger Parking Lot
    E. Main St./Goslin Rd., Lancaster OH


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    Eating Seasonally:
    Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad
    Reprinted from The Locavore's Kitchen by Marilou Suszko
    watermelon salad
    "Some people eat their watermelon with a sprinkling of salt. That's the whole idea behind adding feta to this watermelon salad. The saltiness of the cheese combined with cooling, fresh mint makes this the most refreshing salad of the season," writes author and chef Marilou Suszko.

    Ingredients (Serves 4):
    • 4 c. diced watermelon, seeds removed if necessary
    • 1 c. diced feta cheese
    • 1/2 c. fresh mint leaves, cut into thin strips
    • 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    Directions:
    Combine all ingredients. Chill to blend flavors.
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