• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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.

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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.



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Did You Know?

Monarch Butterfly - US Fish and Wildlife Service Photo

Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.