Farmers market wraps up for season Saturday
All good things must come to an end.
The last regular day of the 2012 Clintonville Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27.
This will mark a brief hiatus before the much longer one to allow winter to give way to spring.
On Nov. 17, the annual pre-Thanksgiving Harvest Market will be held.
Available for the final regular day, said market manager Laura Zimmerman, will be Ohio-grown autumn fruit and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheese, grains, beans, mushrooms, artisan breads, baked goods, locally roasted coffee, maple syrup, honey, jam, flowers, native plants, wood products and fibers.
Saturday also will be Stone Soup Day, in honor of the late Molly Maloney, a registered nurse and the wife of former Clintonville Area Commission member Chris Gawronski. She died Dec. 4, 2011, following brain surgery.
Items featured Nov. 17 will include ingredients for holiday meals and late-season produce to preserve for the winter months.
Special holiday and gift items will include molded beeswax candles and gift baskets filled with Ohio products, as well as Friends of the Clintonville Farmers Market gift memberships, Zimmerman said.
The 2012 season celebrated 10 seasons of the farmers market and saw record crowds, according to a market press release. This season also saw the new eight-week midseason Slow Down Wednesday market and the implementation of a grant by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation to partner with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center in reaching out to local immigrant and refugee groups.
In addition, following a year-long application process, the Clintonville Farmers Market was awarded a nonprofit charitable designation, which provides the opportunity to better pursue its mission of education through additional grants and makes donations to the market tax-deductible, according to the press release.
The Clintonville Farmers Market will accept applications for board members in December. Those interested should contact the market through its website, clintonvillefarmersmarket.org.