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Tasty treasures await at farmers' market

Children who take part in a hunt for produce Aug. 7 will be entered into raffle drawing

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As the Reynoldsburg Farmers Market celebrates National Farmers Market Week, children are invited for an agricultural treasure hunt.

Market Manager Kristin Hampton-Harmon said the Farmers Market Treasure Hunt will take place during the regular market hours of 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Huber Park, 1520 Davidson Drive. The market will remain open for business on Thursdays through Aug. 28.

"The treasure hunt will give kids the opportunity to find a variety of items at the market and learn a bit about agriculture," Hampton-Harmon said.

All children who complete a Treasure Hunt page will be entered into a raffle drawing to win $20 in Reynoldsburg Farmers Market vouchers, which may be spent at any of the market vendor booths.

"Our hope for the children who attend is that they will think about how their food is grown," Hampton-Harmon said. "It may also expose them to fruits and vegetables they may have never tried."

She said the market will not only include a variety of food vendors, but also will have live entertainment by the Shaw Brothers from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 7.

The Loops food truck also will be on site.

Market vendors vary weekly as fruits and vegetables come into season.

The list of possible vendors includes: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams; Serenity Sweets, offering gluten-free products; Great Harvest Bread Co., offering fresh-baked breads, pepperoni rolls and other baked goods; JP's Chip-N-Dip Salsa; Olde Village Meats; Parson's Family Farm; Persinger Farms; Roger's Honey; Wishwell Farms; Black-Thai Farm; Bought-A-Bean; Cherry Farm; Darby Creek Beef; Eristen Brothers Maple Products and Fruit Strength Farm.

Hampton-Harmon said the market had more than 800 visitors July 10, when Reynoldsburg Helping Hands personnel manned the Community Booth, collecting food and monetary donations. Total cash donations amounted to $200.

The Community Booth is available to groups interested in promoting their organizations or providing information to residents.

For more information, call Hampton-Harmon at 614-322-6839 or email her at kharmon@ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us.

Updates about the Reynoldsburg Farmers Market may be found on its Facebook page and on the city's website, ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us.

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