Join us at the Market Saturday, October 1st
It’s officially fall! The leaves are starting to change, apple cider is available at Rice Family Harvest, and pumpkin spice everything is everywhere. We have mums, pumpkins, gourds and decorative corn for your autumn fix. But you know what? We also have summer treats to enjoy. There is nothing like a succulent heirloom tomato, a crunchy cob of corn or some sweet pears (last week so don’t miss out). Right now, we have the best of both worlds. We have it all! So enjoy it while you can!
The Montgomery Beautification and Tree commission will be here for their bi-annual plant swap! Bring in your unwanted plants in a bag with a label, and trade them in for something entirely different. It’s free! They will be set up right near the manager’s tent.
This Saturday, The Scentery will have their soaps and shampoo bars (stop by to learn the difference!), The Brooch & Bangle will have their handmade jewelry and Woman Art Ghana will have her amazing weaved baskets.
A reminder to all customers, we do not have a public restroom so please plan your visit accordingly.
As always, we are open from 9am-12:30pm every Saturday, from May through October (no Winter market this year). We are located in the Montgomery Elementary School parking lot at 9609 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Come join in the fun!
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 Montgomery Farmers Market
Working together, the team found all 3 peas!! Sister and brotherly perseverance at its best!
Nothing yells success better than a big smile and a Market Farmers’ Buck
Click the smiley face camera to view all the winners from last Saturday…
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.
We all have lots of fun!!!
Kids! 3 Peas are back !!!
Find 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
See below for more information.
Our musician will be Edde Osbore. He calls his style “R&B Jazz” then throws in some Old School, pop and clean rap. Edde’s saxophone guarantees to make you stop and listen.
Edde Osborne is a solo act musician that combines his backing tracks with live soprano saxophone, alto saxophone and Flute playing. He brings to the table a very clean sound and a shape, professional appearance. His music covers Pop music, R+B music, Old School music, Contemporary Jazz, Christian Music and Rock. He also can liven up your occasion by deejaying. His specialty is Family Reunions, Weddings and Banquet Meetings.
A grateful Montgomery Farmers Market welcomes him.
J’s Fish Tacos
If you’re searching for summertime staples like lemon grilled shrimp and beer battered cod, as well as exciting new offerings such as honey wasabi salmon, look no further than J’s Fish Tacos. This food truck is wheeling its stark design and bold flavors across the Greater Cincinnati area, primarily operating in the late afternoon. Updates are posted to the truck’s Facebook page.
What’s in season for this weekend?
Apple cider, pumpkins, Brussels sprouts, decorative corn, gourds, concord grapes, watermelons, cantaloupe, melons, Asian pear apples, Zestar apples, Blaze apples, Gala apples, Mollie’s Delicious apples, autumn crisp apples, Honey Crisp apples, Golden Supreme apples, McIntosh apples, pears, yellow watermelon, ground cherries, sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, okra, Yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplant, bitter melons, green beans, yellow beans, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, zucchini, buttercup squash, spaghetti squash, Patty Pan squash, butternut squash, honey nut squash, delicata squash, acorn squash, fall squash, carrots, broccoli, onions, candy onions, red onions, Napa cabbage, spinach, kale, rainbow chard, romaine, salad mix, radishes, beets, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, colored bell peppers, snacking peppers, hot banana peppers, sweet banana peppers, jalapeños peppers, garlic, multiple varieties of living head lettuce, wheatgrass, lettuce mixes, herbs, greens, sunflower shoots, pea shoots, microgreens, popcorn, oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, lion’s mane mushrooms, mums, 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!
Jessie’s Garden started about 10 years ago when Marge Wolski started farming after retiring from GE Aviation as an Aeronautical Engineer. To be sure, Marge is no stranger to farming, not at all. Marge was born and raised on a 300-acre dairy, hog and grain farm in northwest Ohio. Sliding back into farming after retiring was the natural thing for her to do. After all, farming is a science. Marge notes that a farmer works many roles … a mechanic, meteorologist, scientist, machine operator, financial planner, agronomist, computer operator and animal caretaker.
Marge’s husband Ken retired from GE Aviation (he was an Aircraft Accident Investigator) in May 2020 and jumped in 100%. Both Marge and Ken are proud of the growth of Jessie’s Garden over these past ten years.
At the beginning, all of the crops were planted on their 3 acres. Planting in the field for a farmers market proved to be challenging, especially as the early start dates are a problem in the field. But Marge leaned into her engineering expertise, and found the solution … high tunnels. High tunnels are hoop structures covered with agricultural film which allows planting vegetables as early as the late March time period. Jessie’s Garden now has three high tunnels, from 30 feet wide by 72 feet long to 15 feet wide by 40 feet long.
Jessie’s Garden does keep them busy. They participate in three local farmers markets … Montgomery, Mariemont, and Blue Ash. Their tunnels right now are full of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, kale, spinach and onions. In the fields Marge and Ken have Spring garlic, Summer garlic, ginger, potatoes, beans, peppers, kohlrabi, okra and ground cherries. And of course you can’t forget about their renowned microgreens!
Marge and Ken’s produce is so fresh because it travels only 25 miles from their field to the Market table. Their produce is not only green in appearance, but also eco-friendly green given it takes only about 1 gallon of gas to get it to Montgomery.
Marge admits that farming does take a lot of work, but they enjoy it. What they enjoy even more than that is the feedback they receive from our customers on the quality of their produce.
You can order online, click here to go to their page on this website to order directly from their Facebook or their website.
Summer is quickly coming to a close! Grab a lavender plant (or 2) this week to plant in your garden. These one year old plants are blooming now. Plant them, prune them and enjoy the pruned flowers and foliage as dried potpourri in your home or make something tasty to eat.
Plants will rebloom next summer. They need full sun and EXCELLENT drainage. Water when you plant to help them get established and then leave them alone.
Deer and rabbits do not like lavender! Bees and butterflies absolutely love it!
Plants are growing in 6” containers for $9.00 each exclusively at Jaybird Farms.
You can order online, click here to go to their page on this website to order directly from their Facebook or their website or text or call 513-633-5218.
We can’t wait to see you!
Pine Lane Farm Open House / Farm Visit (9/18/2022)
Milk a goat! Hayrides! Play with their goats!
Live music from Gabbard & Company!
Sunday, September 18th, 2-5pm
5057 State Route 133
Batavia, Ohio 45103
Note: this event is NOT being held at 1897 Hunters Ridge.
You can order online, click here to go to their page on this website to order directly from their website.
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!!!
The fluffy, softball sized balls are placed at 3 different vendors at the market. Each child that finds them returns to the managers tent and tells the manager the names of the vendors or the products that are sold at the vendor will receive a market buck. Takes three to win. Two or less gets a hint to keep trying but no buck.
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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Thank you and see you Saturday!