The Grandview Avenue Farmers Market will begin its eighth season on Saturday, June 4, at a new location.

The Grandview Avenue Farmers Market will begin its eighth season on Saturday, June 4, at a new location.

The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 29 just north of Third Avenue in the parking lot adjacent to Vino Vino and Figlio's restaurant.

"We had 13 vendors participating last year in the parking lot at Panzera's Pizza and we realized if we wanted the market to grow, which we do, we needed a larger location," said Becky Hetteberg, who serves as market coordinator with Dorothy Pritchard.

A new slate of sponsors is presenting this year's market, including The Wagenbrenner Company, Small Business Beanstalk, Pearl Alley Growers Association, Sustainable Grandview and Friends of 43212, the civic arm of the Fifth by Northwest Area Commission.

"We're really grateful to our sponsors, especially Wagenbrenner for providing us with a larger location," Hetteberg said.

This year's market is starting a month earlier than usual, Hetteberg said.

"We're responding to people who've asked us if we could start the market earlier in the spring," she said. "There are some markets that get started in May."

The Grandview market will have a limited set of vendors with spring produce for the first few weeks until more vendors are ready to bring their produce to market, Hetteberg said. The full roster of vendors will be set up beginning at the July 9 market.

"We're anticipating adding more vendors this year," especially Ohio Proud participants, she said.

Among the vendors participating in June will be Jacquemin Farms, who will be selling freshly picked strawberries from their farm at the June 11 and June 18 markets, Hetteberg said.

June is National Dairy Month, and the market is partnering with Snowville Creamery to display an exhibit during the month providing information about dairy farming and dairy products.

Snowville will not be selling at the market, "but we'd like to have dairy vendors at some point," Hetteberg said.

Each week two or three bakers will participate in the market, she said.

"We want to be careful, because we don't want to compete with the local businesses that sell baked goods," Hetteberg said. "But it's a nice addition to the market" to have bakers.

Live music will be featured each week at the market and a weekly drawing will award a pair of movie tickets to the Grandview Theater.

Slots for guest vendors who will participate once a month will also be offered at this year's market, Hetteberg said.

Visitors to the market will be able to pick up a "recipe of the week." The recipes will be created by local chefs and can be made using market produce.

Information about the market will be posted on the Fifth by Northwest Area Commission web site ( and on Facebook and Twitter.

Anyone interested in being a vendor or who would like to perform music at the market should contact Hetteberg at

The Grandview Avenue Farmers Market is managed by the Pearl Alley Growers Association.