Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy with friends and family,
this lovely day of thanks,
with drinks and turkey for company,
with many other things to accompany. 

Happy Thanksgiving from the Dublin Farmers' Market! 


Sunday, September 18, 2016

We want your feedback!

"A farmers market must be equal in its effort to support its customer community and its vendor community. To us, a market isn't an "event," its a source of fresh, local produce. It's an alternative to the grocery store and the place where your kids can meet the person who grew the tomato, extracted the honey, collected the eggs and so on. We want the market to be an experience in eating seasonally and appreciating the bounty of rich Ohio."

When I wrote about the early closure for the 2016 market season a few weeks ago, it saddened me to know that we were taking away an opportunity for vendors and customers who truly love the market. It saddened me to think about the future of this market and its ability to weather the downturn in support. Would the market be strong again? How could we attract more customers? How could we retain our vendors who experienced this downturn first hand?

Closing the market early was not an easy decision, nor a quick one. For weeks we talked about the market, the slowing pace of customers and our options for moving forward. We listened to all of our vendors and heard very clearly their concern for shrinking financial sustainability. We also heard from customers who were frustrated with the lack of variety and the decline of vendor participation.

Sadly, the decline of a market happens quickly. Customers decline, vendors decline. Customers decline again, vendors decline again. It's a vicious cycle and in the case of this year's market, left us with fewer than 100 customers and less than 10 vendors.

So, we close early and start to think about what's ahead for the Dublin Farmers' Market. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we want to hear from you! Click here to take a brief, 10 question survey. Have more to share? Email us at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com. We'd love to hear from you!

Jaime Moore
Market Manager
Dublin Farmers' Market

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Dublin Farmers' Market: Closed for the 2016 Season

But isn't it a little early?

Yes, in fact, the market has closed earlier than expected. We apologize for any inconvenience.

To those who happily support us each week, thank you and we're sorry to say goodbye so soon. Unfortunately, the market simply does not have enough weekly shoppers to sustain our vendors any longer.

The truth is, a farmers market must be equal in its effort to support its customer community and its vendor community. To us, a market isn't an "event," its a source of fresh, local produce. It's an alternative to the grocery store and the place where your kids can meet the person who grew the tomato, extracted the honey, collected the eggs and so on. We want the market to be an experience in eating seasonally and appreciating the bounty of rich Ohio.

So, for 2016, we close early and start to think about what's ahead for the Dublin Farmers' Market. And because we want to hear from you, a short survey will be posted soon so that we may consider all the alternatives for the future.

In the meantime, here is a list of where you'll find your favorite Dublin Farmers' Market vendors:

We're All Connected  - Union County Farmers' Market
Made Without Grain - Worthington Farmers Market, Hilliard Farm Market
Oink Moo Cluck - Worthington Farmers Market, Bexley Farmers' Market, Clintonville Farmers Market 
Rhoads Farm - Worthington Farmers Market, Bexley Farmers' Market, Clintonville Farmers Market
SaraBee Pure Honey - Worthington Farmers Market, Bexley Farmers' Market
The Coffee Mess - Lil Donut Factory
Hirsch Fruit Farm - Hilliard Farm Market, Bexley Farmers' Market
The Market Sharpener - Worthington Farmers Market
Kennedy Farms - Bexley Farmers' Market

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Dublin Farmers' Market: August 31st

What is Midwestern Cuisine?


"What would traditional Midwestern cuisine look like if it were elevated to restaurant fare?

I had started to wonder about this question after visiting restaurants in other states and abroad that were exploring the cuisines of their own regions. I’ve always thought that the local food movement, while welcome, was only scratching the surface of what it meant to be local, and that a different theme—indigenous food, for lack of a better term: food with a historic connection to a region and its people—would resonate to a much greater degree with an American audience."

Check out the rest of this article to learn more about traditional Midwest food!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Wednesday, August 31st include:

We're All Connected
Made Without Grain 
Oink Moo Cluck 
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Coffee Mess
Hirsch Fruit Farm 
The Market Sharpener
Kennedy Farms

Join us every Wednesday, May through August from 3:30-6:30PM!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dublin Farmers' Market: August 24th

Ohio State Takes On Food Security


"The problem is persistent. And it’s everywhere. Even though its impossibly large numbers are void of meaning for many: Fifty million Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In Ohio, 2 million people are hungry. And 21 percent of children here in Franklin County are food insecure. It’s a wall of hard truth, but there are windows. Over the next decade, Ohio State will invest nearly $125 million in food security, combatting this critical challenge from all disciplinary fronts as an integral element of President Michael V. Drake’s 2020 Vision for the university. 

The goal is big because the shroud of hunger is worn in every community, especially by the most vulnerable. The goal is big because Ohio State, with its capacity to confront complex global challenges, can elevate the quality of life through a unique marketplace of ideas. As a large, influential land-grant university, it’s our mission."

Check out the rest of this article to learn more about what Ohio State is doing to help, who is effected, and more!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Wednesday, August 24th include:

Donnie's Garden Goodies
We're All Connected
Moffitt Maple Farm 
Ohio City Pasta
Made Without Grain 
Oink Moo Cluck 
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Coffee Mess
Hirsch Fruit Farm 
The Market Sharpener
Charqui Jerky Co.
Kennedy Farms

Our Community Table: PNC Bank

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dublin Farmers' Market: August 17th

Shake the Hand that Feeds You Dinner


"The Shake The Hand That Feeds You Dinner has been one of the most highly anticipated events for food lovers around Ohio for years. This joyful evening of celebrating food tradition never fails to amaze. Dinner guests gather together with a spirit of conviviality to celebrate food diversity and experience the reality of good, clean and fair food.

This year’s dinner on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 pm, will be different from the rest. In the past, we have brought diners to an area farm to better feel the direct connection with our food. The upcoming Shake the Hand That Feeds you will be hosted at a local food hub at the Columbus Produce Terminal — the distribution center for Great River Organics, also known as GRO. It’s a farmer-owned cooperative comprising growers committed to expanding the footprint of local, certified organic products in the Ohio marketplace."

Check out the rest of this article to learn more about this event, and grab your tickets here!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Wednesday, August 17th include:

DeMassimo's 
Donnie's Garden Goodies
We're All Connected
Moffitt Maple Farm 
Ohio City Pasta
Made Without Grain 
Oink Moo Cluck 
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Coffee Mess
Hirsch Fruit Farm 
The Market Sharpener
Charqui Jerky Co.
Kennedy Farms

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Dublin Farmers' Market: August 10th

National Farmers Market Week


"What are you doing August 7 through 13? That’s National Farmers Market Week – a time to celebrate the farmers, ranchers and local food businesses, as well as the communities that support them. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has officially declared August 7 through August 13, 2016 as the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week, highlighting the key role that farmers markets play in bringing communities together around agriculture. And with more than 8,500 farmers markets around the country, there are lots of opportunities to celebrate!"

Ohio Local Foods Week is in the review, and National Farmers Market Week has just begun! Join us at the Dublin Farmers' Market this week to celebrate local food, community involvement, and farmers!

Check out this article to learn more about this week of celebration!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Wednesday, August 10th include:

DeMassimo's 
We're All Connected
Moffitt Maple Farm 
Ohio City Pasta
Made Without Grain 
Oink Moo Cluck 
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Coffee Mess
Hirsch Fruit Farm 
Charqui Jerky Co.
Kennedy Farms



Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com.