By Rick Palsgrove
The bounty of summer will be available right out your door at the seventh annual Reynoldsburg Farmers’ Market.
“The Farmers’ Market provides a wide variety fresh foods for our residents. It also attracts visitors to our city,” said Kristin Hampton-Harmon of the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department.
The Farmers’ Market will be held every Thursday from June 5 until Aug. 28 from 3-6 p.m. in Huber Park next to the Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive, Reynoldsburg, except for July 3 when it will be closed for Independence Day.
“The focus of the market is on food and food related items,” said Hampton-Harmon. “We have many of the same vendors returning from last year, including Darby Creek Beef, Old Village Meats, Great Harvest Bread Company and Rogers Honey. New to the market this year is Serenity Sweets, which will offer gluten-free baked goods.”
Around 12 to 15 vendors are expected each week of the Farmers’ Market.
Hampton-Harmon said fresh produce will appear at the market as it ripens and is picked.
“Not all the produce is available at the same time. That means there will be something new to choose from each week as things come into season and are harvested,” said Hampton-Harmon.
Among the fruits and vegetables expected at the market at various times this summer are: sweet corn, squash, peaches, green beans, berries, cucumbers, Asian vegetables, peppers, potatoes, beets and tomatoes. Other items will include pies, brownies, honey, meats, cheeses, and cookies.
“Additionally, we hope to have a food truck at the market each week so people can shop, grab dinner and then be on their way,” said Hampton-Harmon. “Pitabilities will be the food truck on opening day.”
She said there will also be a community booth each week at the market where organizations can share information.
According to Hampton-Harmon, opening day of the Farmers’ Market on June 5 features an extra treat.
“Mayor Brad McCloud is going to sing and play his guitar. Come check him out, he’s quite good,” she said.
For information about the Farmers’ Market or about being a vendor or participating in the community booth, call Hampton-Harmon at (614) 322-6839 or visit www.ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us/farm_market.aspx.