Join us at the Market Saturday, May 28
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
Puppies, we love them all!!!
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.
The musician this Saturday will be John R Mann.
John Mann recently appeared at the Leo Coffeehouse (5/15/2022). Susan and John played a collection of folky songs that included Pack Up Your Sorrows, Roseville Fair, and Silver Threads and Golden Needles.
A grateful Montgomery Farmers Market welcomes them.
The Food Truck is Cheese N Chong
This Saturday we are fortunate to have Cheese N Chong. If you’re searching for spring to This colorful food truck evokes a relaxed, hippie vibe with a delicious menu to boot. Specializing in unique twists on grilled cheese and soup, Cheese N Chong offers other classics like their spicy Tex-Mex Chili. This truck is often found at Municipal Brew Works in Hamilton, but a daily street food finder is listed on their website.
It’s almost Summer at the Montgomery Farmer’s Market
As the season progresses, you can look forward to a growing variety of produce. This week we will have strawberries and spring broccoli making an appearance along with other favorites such as asparagus, kohlrabi and rhubarb! Many types of greens are available … from the most delicate leaf to the hardiest kale. Try some microgreens to add a fancy touch to your salads and entrees!
What’s in season for this weekend?
Strawberries, broccoli, kohlrabi, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, rhubarb, spinach, kale, romaine, spring mix, radishes, sugar snap peas, green onions, beets, garlic, multiple varieties of living head lettuce, wheatgrass, baby kale, baby mustard mix, herbs, mint, lettuce, greens, microgreens, popcorn, oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, edible flowers, hanging baskets, small peppers, baby Bibb lettuce, lavender and starter veggie, herb and house plants.
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!
Jay and Vivian Pfankuch have been lifetime gardeners and growers. Their hobby, vegetable and flower gardening, produced more than they could use or give away, so Jaybird Farms was established in 2003. They joined several farmers markets and tried to grow everything the first year. They quickly learned that they enjoyed growing some things, and others, not so much! So every year they fine-tune their offerings.
Flowers, herbs and potted plants comprise the majority of the products nowadays but there are still vegetables that they grow, especially the ones that they like to eat! Everything is grown from seed or cuttings and is always non-GMO. Lavender is and always will be their favorite and so they produce many value added products with it such as: jams and jellies, dried herbs and herb blends. Meanwhile, dried floral and evergreen wreaths are also popular with the customers. Vivian enjoys socializing at the markets as much as she likes growing things. She has met so many new friends and learned new ways to grow and sell. It has certainly been an educational experience for her and Jay, and they hope to continue on for many years to come! Vivian Pfankuch Jaybird Farms http://www.jaybirdfarms.com 513-633-5218
We are a “family” (friends that have become family) oriented business born from friends that were looking for a fun way to spend time together. We offer mini donuts, kettle corn, cotton candy, and nachos with cheese. We are available for public and private events in the Greater Cincinnati area!
The Cincinnati Chili Pepper Club
The Cincinnati Chili Pepper Club will be with us this week. They will be trading a wide variety of hot pepper plants in exchange for donations to the Krohn Conservatory ($5 suggested).
Simply French Cuisine Has Returned
Brigitte and Anne are French born foodies whose path crossed in Cincinnati. They both taught French cooking classes for many years. Their passion for fresh, clean and organic food led them to create Simply French Cuisine.
They cook everything from scratch with quality ingredients; source local products when available.
Whether you order their baked goods or cakes, trust them to cook for your next dinner or event, or join them for a cooking class, your taste buds are sure to be delighted!
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.
Customer relaxation tent. Right infront 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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Winning Edge Sharpening powers the operation with 4 solar pannels.
Thank you and see you Saturday!
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!!!
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
Hey Kids, THE PEAS ARE BACK!
Piper, Penelope and Pru are back from their winter holiday and are hiding around the market. They will be in different locations each week! Locate all three and tell Adrienne, our Market Manager, where you found them to win a special prize! (make sure to leave them in their hiding spots for other kids to find)
In addition to the the “3 peas” game, we have brought back live music. We hope to see you at the Market!
We love our doggies at the market!!!
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.
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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.
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Thank you and see you Saturday!