• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

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Countryside Farmers' Markets

Countryside Farmers' Market.

Buy locally grown food at farmers' markets.

©Sara Guren

At nine o'clock on Saturday morning the cowbell rings. Within seconds, a stampede of visitors rushes into the market and customers greet farmers at their favorite stands. The farmers' market is one of the best ways for small-scale, local farmers to earn a living and gain publicity. The Countryside Farmers' Markets bring area farmers together to sell and promote locally-grown food, and were one of the first of these markets within a national park. Visit one of the Countryside Farmers' Markets to sample a diverse selection of delicious produce grown by Cuyahoga Valley farmers. Don't buy food from strangers!

 
Oral history audio.

In Their Own Words
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A Day at the Farmers' Market (1 minute 29 seconds)
Tomato Tastings and Salsa Competition (1 minute 11 seconds)
Beth Knorr, Local Food Programs Coordinator / Markets Manager, describes some features of the farmers' market.

Selling at the Market (1 minute 6 seconds)
Pamela Neitenbach, of the Neitenbach Farm, shares some of their farmers' market experiences.



Click to learn more about Countryside Farmers' Markets.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".