Farmers Market update for October 2nd: Harvest Festival, Market to Market and the start of Local Matters Local Foods Week!
North Market Harvest Festival – Baking Contests for Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie
Celebrate the autumnal bounty of Ohio at the North Market Harvest Festival this weekend. There is still room for contestants in all three of our Harvest Festival Baking Contests so if you make a mean Pumpkin Bread (contest at 12PM), Pumpkin Pie (contest at 1PM) or Apple Pie (contest at 2PM), send an email to email@example.com to get signed up! North Market gift certificates will be awarded to first and second place in each contest.
There will also be live music, cooking demonstrations, adoptable dogs from Columbus Dog Connection and kids activities including free cookies from Mozart’s North Market Bakery, face painting, the Mark Wood Fun Show and fall arts and crafts with the Columbus Artmobile!
For a full schedule of Harvest Festival activites click HERE>
Market to Market Ride Saturday
The weather forecast for Saturday is 60 degrees with only a 10% chance of rain. That sounds like the perfect temperature for a scenic ride up and down the Olentangy River Greenway on the Market to Market ride! So grab a friend or two (or go solo and make some on the path) and sign up for this two-wheeled bicycle adventure with benefits!
Pre-registration is $15 and includes breakfast (either at North Market or The Hills Market – you choose), a sweet t-shirt, a scoop of Jeni’s Ice Cream, a goody bag (or two) and chances to win prizes including an awesome Seagull Bag, a gift certificate bonanza from the Small Business Beanstalk or two tickets to the Local Matters Local Foods Week Harvest Ball. What are you waiting for? You CAN procrastinate and sign up at the door at either location for $20, but we’ve sold out the last two events so why risk it?
Local Matters Local Foods Week
Local Matters is committed to sharing why local food connects us to the most important issues of our time with their 2nd Annual Local Foods Week from Saturday, October 2nd through Friday, October 8th. The week kicks-off on Saturday with the Market-to-Market bike ride and breakfast and concludes with a Harvest Ball on Friday night. During the week, the entire Columbus-area community is invited to add a little more delicious to their lives by competing in Local Matters “Eat Local Challenge” and win some fabulous prizes! For more information and a detailed schedule visit www.eatlocalohio.org.
CupcakeCampColumbus IV coming up next week!
Attention local amateur cupcake bakers, cupcake aficionados and those with crazy cupcake attire…we have a little event we think you just might be into and it’s coming up next Sunday, October 10.
For you cupcake bakers there are still spaces left to enter your cupcake concoctions in the following categories: Bacon, North Market Inspired and Vegan. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to register.
And for those who just love to eat cupcakes or wear your love of cupcakes on your sleeve, there are still tickets available. Tickets are $10 and entitle the bearer to abundant cupcake sampling all while supporting the Mid-Ohio Food Bank who benefits from the event. Get your tickets online HERE>
Participating Farms on October 2
Anderson Orchard This week I shall bring sunflowers, pumpkins, cosmos, mixed bunches, organic apple dumplings and free range pork including bacon, Canadian bacon, loin and sausage.
Beech Meadow Farm Chicken, turkey (legs & breasts) and eggs. Welcome to our newest farmers market family member, baby Noah!
Ehmann & Sons Greenhouse It’s time for fall MUMS! We’ll have a huge display with every color and variety that you can imagine!
Elizabeth Telling Farm CSA pickup only.