Join us at the Market Saturday, August 13th

Hello and welcome! We are currently in the planning phase for this upcoming market season. We will open on Saturday, May 1st and will continue through October 30th before changing to our winter market format (details TBD). Our operating hours will stay the same… 9am-12:30pm. We will still require all customers, vendors and volunteers to wear masks at all times while in the market space and to encourage social distancing… hopefully these COVID policies can “go by the wayside” as soon as possible

The 3 Peas Game

One little girl is sure she is a winner, she found all 3 peas!! But her sibling…isn’t so sure.

Click the smiley face camera to view all the winners from last Saturday…

See below for a full discussion of the game

At the Montgomery Farmers Market

Everyone has a great time at the market.

Many of the market goers walk their leashed pets in an effort to give them a good time out as well as putting on a good show by just being there.

It is a great time.

Kids’ Coloring Event

Kids Coloring Contest

Next Saturday, August 13th, we’ll be celebrating National Farmers Market Week with a kids coloring event.

Each contestant will need to have a parent sign their name and contact information on the back of each sheet and to also give verbal permission to use their image if they win.

Plan on having lots of fun!!!

The Band

Our musician will be Grandpa Wayne.

A grateful Montgomery Farmers Market welcomes him.

No Food Truck this Saturday

No Food Truck

It’s Summer at the Montgomery Farmer’s Market

Watermellon

This is the beginning of the most colorful and exciting stretch of the season. These are the best summer weeks with peaches, corn, mid-summer tomatoes (including heirlooms), peppers, chilis and the best melons of the season! Juicy watermelons are finally here too. Did you know that it is common in some countries to sprinkle a little salt on your watermelon before eating it? Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Mellons

What’s in season for this weekend?

Cantaloupe, Watermelon, sugar cube melons, Galia melons, peaches, sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, Napa cabbage, snow peas, Yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes, white potatoes, eggplant, bitter melons, green beans, yellow beans, cabbage, Lodi apples, tomatillos, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini, squash, Patty Pan squash, cauliflower, carrots, onions, candy onions, red onions, kohlrabi, cherry tomatoes, turnips, spinach, kale, romaine, spring mix, radishes, beets, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, garlic, snacking peppers, hot banana peppers, sweet banana peppers, jalapeños peppers, baby kale, multiple varieties of living head lettuce, wheatgrass, lettuce mixes, baby mustard mix, herbs, greens, sunflower shoots, pea shoots, microgreens, purslane, popcorn, oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, lion’s mane mushrooms, edible flowers, cut flowers, lavender and starter herb plants.

Lots of variety this week!

Walk around and you will find plenty of handmade and freshly-baked treats, plus farm-raised meats and eggs and wonderful prepared foods for your week’s dinner table. Coffee Emporium is back so look forward to enjoying a iced cup of Joe while you wander through the marketplace. 

Come and join us!

As always, we are open every Saturday from May through October, 9am-12:30pm. We are located in the Montgomery Elementary School parking lot at 9609 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Come join in the fun!

HenABen Farm

HenABen Farm

Shoppers at the Montgomery Farmers’ Market know to arrive early to get the pristine oyster and shiitake mushrooms, and occasionally even Lion’s Mane mushrooms, from HenABen Farm. The name is a simple combination of Tony and Kerrie Schneider’s kids’ names of Henry, Annalise, and Benjamin. Their Batesville, Indiana farm was originally purchased by Tony’s great grandfather in 1902.

HenABen is a very small family farm that strives to provide the best quality and freshest mushrooms and vegetables to its customers. In addition to their beautiful mushrooms, HenABen has potatoes, beans, squash, melons and popping corn, all top quality.

Tony’s workforce consists of himself, their three kids when they are not busy with school or sports, and Kerrie when she is not busy with her full time job and running the family. Tony joined the farm business because they wanted to teach their kids a good work ethic and problem solving skills, as well as to give them something constructive to do over the summer months while not in school. It has been very rewarding for Tony and Kerrie to watch them grow, interact with customers, and explain how they help grow the food. The unique process of growing mushrooms has become the topic of several school reports, 4H demonstrations, and their nephew even made a science fair project from the process.

One-Day-Only Soap Event

This Saturday only, The Lavender Sachet will be offering beautiful, vegetable-based, glycerin soaps made in small batches. They also carry shower steamers (lavender, citrus and eucalyptus, tea tree, mint), lavender bug spray, nourishing all-natural lip balms, lavender and citrus bath bombs, lavender sachets, rollerball perfumes and more.

Alison is hosting Soap Workshops at Lemons & Limes, Sonder Brewing, Two Little Buds, Cartridge Brewing and FERN this summer for both kids and adults. To book, visit http://www.thelavendersachet.com/workshops.

Traveling, but still here

Peggy S & Adrienne

Adrienne Davidson, your Market Manager here (on the right in the photo). I will be taking a 10-week trip to Germany with my husband for his job. In my absence, my friend and neighbor Peggy Sobczak (on the left in the photo) will be my right-hand woman at the market every week. If you need anything, look for her at the Manager’s tent. She should be able to help and can always get a message to me if she does not know the answer to your query. I’ll still be handling scheduling, vendor issues, social media, newsletters etc. from abroad. I’ll see you all again in mid-August and in the meantime, I can always be reached at MontFarmersMkt@gmail.com or on my cell at 513-706-6070. 

Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet …

To borrow the phrase from the Greek historian, Herodotus, spoken about 2500 years ago “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds.” Or in this case, Montgomery Farmers Market shoppers.

Cant stop me!!!

Customer relaxation tent. Right infront of the band!!

Dual use music tent with a view of the band.

Thanks to the generous donation of a patron, we now have a music tent that can be used as a meeting and eating place for customers of the market (when it is not being used by the band).

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A solar array powers the Winning Edge Knife Sharpening station

Winning Edge Sharpening powers the operation with 4 solar pannels.

Thank you and see you Saturday!

Montgomery Farmers Market Bags

Reusable Market Bags Available With Your Favorite Vendors!  

The Market is beginning a new environmental effort this week to reduce the use of plastic bags, and we need your help.

Here’s how it works. When you buy something from a vendor who usually puts your purchase in a plastic handle bag, they will offer you a FREE colorful market bag. We hope you will use it instead, and bring it back each week when you come to the Market.

MFM is joining with other markets in our region, and with CORV, to reduce the use of plastic, which has become a world-wide environmental problem. We received a grant from Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District for 80% of the cost of the bags. MFM is paying the rest, so there is no cost to you or your favorite vendors.

There are so many wonderful options at the market during this time of the year. Sometimes it makes it difficult to make a choice!

Lots of options to choose among… give them a try on Saturday!

See ’em all at farmers and food artisans

Hey kids, find those hidden peas!!!

The 3 peas

Get rewarded with a Farmers Buck that may be used anywhere in the market. The Farmers Bucks have no expiration date. You can save them for a return visit

We love our doggies at the market!!!

Woof.

A friendly reminder to our dog-loving friends to keep dogs on a leash and maintain control of them at all times while visiting the Market. Also keep the temperature in mind as the asphalt can get extra hot. More than anything, we want to be sure that all of our visitors (both 2- and 4-legged!) and vendors have a safe and enjoyable time at the Market.

We appreciate your cooperation and support.

Become a Sponsor

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Montgomery by providing fresh, seasonal, locally-produced food and products to our community. We pride ourselves on creating a fun neighborhood activity which fosters involvement, social gathering and business interaction.

In addition to our 1,000 weekly customers, we have 1,400 weekly newsletter subscribers and reach 7,500 monthly on social media.

Plant your business into our growing Market community!

Contact Stuart Zanger for more information at Zanger@aol.com.

If you would like to be one of the Opening Bell Ringers: contact Jeff Gartner by clicking the bell below

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Sponsorship (business or private): contact Stuart at stuartzanger@gmail.com

Volunteers: contact John at jdevore@comey.com

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Thank you and see you Saturday!