Missing summer, sunshine and browsing at the farmers market?
She can't provide the sunshine or warm weather, but market manager Jennifer Clemens is bringing back some of summer's favorite vendors at the third annual Reynoldsburg Winter Farmers Market.
"At the close of the summer market, I could hardly wait to start planning for the winter market," Clemens said. "I love how this event provides the community an opportunity to get out and support local vendors."
The winter market will open from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, and will continue each succeeding Thursday through March 1 -- except for Feb. 8 -- inside the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive.
The city's outdoor farmers market ended in early September, but residents can find everything from freshly baked bread and other goodies to beef, pasta and a variety of other food at the winter market, Clemens said.
"We will have Ohio City Pasta, Great Harvest Bread Co., Sue's Herbs and Relishes and Darby Creek Beef," she said. "In addition to great vendors, we will have food trucks, cooking demonstrations and fun crafts for the kids."
Reynoldsburg Mayor Brad McCloud said he is happy the city can provide another way for residents to meet and get out of the house in the winter.
"The winter market is a continuation of providing activities that bring a community together," he said. "It provides an opportunity for people to get out and away from their homes in the dead of winter, not only to enjoy the market and what it has to offer, but also to run into friends."
Clemens said residents who receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will be able to shop for food at the market with their electronic benefit transfer cards.
"Staff will be available to assist with this process," she said.
She said the fact Reynoldsburg residents have supported the market in the past allows it to continue each winter.
"This is our third year for the winter market," she said. "We are excited that the community has been so supportive of this market that we have been able to make this a yearly event for the city."
For more information about the market, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Clemens at 614-322-6839.