• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

Selling Your Goods

Onions at farmers' market.

©Jeffrey Gibson

Once farmers grow and raise their products, they need to decide the best method for selling those goods to customers. To be successful, farmers must reach and attract numerous buyers. Since the early 19th century, Cuyahoga Valley farmers have traveled to farmers' markets, sold their products from roadside stands (usually at the end of the farmer's driveway), and/or used home delivery to distribute goods directly to customers.

Click the links to the left to learn more about each method for selling goods.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.