Bexley Natural Market owners hope their "Local Color on the Corner" events will bring awareness to local products and businesses.

Bexley Natural Market owners hope their "Local Color on the Corner" events will bring awareness to local products and businesses.

The first event of the year will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in the parking lot of the Bexley Natural Market, 508 N. Cassady Ave. Market co-owner Annerose Schaffrin said Local Color on the Corner will be held the first Sunday of the month, May through October.

"This is our second year in a row," she said. "We feature local, small business."

Vendors this year include jewelry and soap makers, farmers with a variety products and local honey producers, Schaffrin said.

Local Color on the Corner gives those vendors exposure and brings awareness to North Cassady businesses such as the market and the Bexley Coffee Shop.

"There are businesses on North Cassady that do a nice job," Schaffrin said. "There are people who have lived in Bexley for many years that drive by every day to get to work (but don't stop in)."

The Local Corner events were held last year on the last Sunday of the month. Hoping for better attendance, organizers decided to move it to the first Sunday of the month this year. Schaffrin said at least 10 vendors participated in each event last year; the number of vendors hasn't been set this year.

The Bexley Natural Market sells all organic products including produce from central Ohio farmers. Schaffrin said the market offers groceries, household cleaning products, health and beauty items and a bulk herb section.

Chickenmash Farm, located in Williamsport in Pickaway County, will have its body products made from goat's milk available for purchase at the Local Color events. The products also are sold at the Bexley Natural Market.

"We make all of our own soap and body products from goat milk," said owner Kim Mash. "We use everything natural."

The business can reach new customers by setting up shop at the Local Color events in Bexley.

"Where we live we don't have a health food store," Mash said. "You are very fortunate to have that there."

My Catered Table also will be at the Local Color event. The company sells quiche made from local products to local businesses such as Cup O' Joe and Raisin Rack. The company's goal is to use as many local ingredients as possible, said owner Kimberly Skaggs, who lives in Columbus.

"We think it is a great way to show what we have, but also support the local community," she said.

Bexley Natural Market is still looking for vendors for Local Color on the Corner. There is no fee. Vendors supply their own tables and umbrellas. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limited number of spots equipped with electricity.