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We Close at 8pm!! Winners drawn Tues!!

The chance to enter our drawing for one of 6 Market gift baskets ends tonight at 8pm!

This Tuesday at Customer Pick-up we’ll be drawing the 6 lucky winners, and announcing their names that night in the weblog when the Market reopens!!

Have you selected YOUR favorite basket yet?! :-) I just love this!! It’s so exciting!! Good luck everyone!!

Last week to enter our Gift Basket Giveaway!!

Order by 8pm this Sunday, Sept 15th, to enter the drawing for our Gift Basket Giveaway!

Next Tuesday at pickup we’ll draw the 6 lucky winners!

Any customer who has placed one order in the past 6 weeks is eligible to enter!

Visit our MCLG category under The Market tab on our website (where you normally order any of local goodies), and select your favorite basket, or even all 6!

Our 2 most popular baskets in previous years have always been our Grilling and Breakfast baskets, so this year we’re giving away 2 of each! Plus a Homemakers and English Tea basket, each filled with an incredible variety of Market products from your favorite vendors!!!

Good luck, happy shopping, and Thank You for staying Local!!

We're FINALLY open again :-)

I apologize for getting the Market open so late – I jinxed myself when I was so happy Anna, who turned 4 months old yesterday, was an angel for me all Market long today, because we got home and Little Miss Fussypants didn’t go to bed until just now!

And there’s just so much to tell you!!

First of all, a big WELCOME to our newest vendor – Marion of Green Fins in Piqua! Talk about fascinating… after taking extensive classes thru OSU and networking with other fish growers across Ohio, she has now built and begun her aquaponic operation, where she uses fish to supply the nutrients for her crops!! Year round growing opportunities, and the ability to (in the future) harvest delicious LOCAL fish for sale?! How exciting! We’re happy to have you join us, Marion!

We’ve got several awesome specials on Chicken – Michael Bair is running 3 different clearance sales with incredible savings… Organic Chicken Gizzards (only $1 for 1.25lbs!!), half priced Organic Whole Broilers, and $4 off Organic Cut up Broilers!!

Back by popular demand – King’s Poultry is offering 4 of their delicious 5" pot pies for $20!! Hearty, filling, and oh so good :-)

Plus 6635 StudeBaker has made available her incredible sourdough starter – what an awesome Freebie!! It’s so active and appetizing, you won’t be able to wait long to start baking – trust me!

And you don’t have much more time to enter our Gift Basket Giveaway!! Look under the MCLG category on the Market to select your favorite (or all 6) and we’ll soon find out who the big winners are!!

With a heavy heart...

I am heartbroken to have to share tragic news. So many of you have regularly inquired about Violet, the unforgettable little girl of one of our dearest friends and former vendors, after hearing her diagnosis with brain cancer last October.

You can visit the Facebook page @violetbensman where her parents have chronicled her journey with brain cancer, and where they’ve shared that on Sunday her brave and remarkable battle had come to an end.

From her incredible mother Katie: “Our girl has gone home. Our beautiful Violet passed away Sunday afternoon – the Day of Consecration of Children to Saint Philomena. She was granted a peaceful death at home surrounded by her loving family. We are heartbroken, and yet thankful she will never suffer again – she is finally running and dancing and singing her heart out again. Please continue to pray for strength and peace for her 2 little sisters, parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends who love her dearly – and forgive the weather today – the Earth is mourning the loss of a beautiful soul.”

Farmhouse Bakery with us again

Check out the pies, cakes, muffins, and other baked goods from the Farmhouse Bakery!

Including Gluten Free and Stevia Sweetened!!

We’re Open til 8pm!

Enjoy this glorious weather :-).

We're Back with lots of new items!

The Buehler’s have a Weekly Special on Steaks, just in time for Labor Day grilling!

Grumpy Goat Experiment added several kinds of Tomatoes and Garlic, as well as their lovely Garlic Braids!

6635 StudeBaker unveils a new organic Bread – Spiced Honey Rye!

Innisfree on the Stillwater is now offering 100% wool dryer balls from their flock of Shetland Sheep!

And Simple Living Farm has a Great deal on Roma Tomatoes – perfect for canning, freezing, salsa… or anything!!

Happy Shopping, and thank you for supporting our local producers! Sometimes during a hard year your support makes all the difference in the world :-)

And yes, we still collect, reuse, and recycle produce containers, egg cartons, glass jars, etc!!

Enter to win our Gift Baskets!!

Remember to check out our 6 Gift Baskets in the MCLG category, that we’re giving away next month!

Full of a wide variety of Market products, the drawing for these Baskets has been a fun way to thank customers each year for eating local and supporting their area family farmers and producers.

This year we took the two themes, Breakfast and Grilling, that have been most popular in the past, and created 2 baskets for each theme! Plus a Homemaker’s and English Tea basket :-)

Just place a Market order on our website by September 15th, and select which Baskets in the MCLG category you’d prefer (or feel free to enter for all 6, although once your name is drawn for one basket, you’re ineligible to win the others, so we’re sure of 6 winners! We want to spread the winnings and Market goodness out!)

Good luck, Happy Sunday to everyone, and THANK YOU for your continued support :-)

A great Fair for Michael Bair!

Thanks to Michael’s mom for sharing the good news about Michael’s 2019 Miami County Fair experience!

“Michael had an awesome fair this year! And, no…even though he raised chickens that’s not what he shows at the fair. The only thing he enjoys about his chickens is the flavor! His new apple brats are his favorite!

This year at the fair he was awarded a Youth Leadership Award.

With his steer Evel Knevel he won Grand Champion open class dairy beef steer. And Grand Champion Born and Bred Dairy Beef Steer. (Which means it was bred and born in Miami County…in this case right on our own farm!)

He also won Showman of Showmen in Dairy Beef.

With his Jersey cow Faith he was Reserve Champion Jersey in both open class and Jr. Fair show."

Annette Bair
Bair-Trax Dairy

And be sure to check out the pictures of Michael and his prize-winning cattle on our Facebook page! Thanks for sharing, Annette!:-)

Get your dryer balls and veggies now!

This is Rosy Toes Designs’ last week on the Market for an extended period! Be sure to check out her dryer balls and vegetables before Sunday at 8pm!

Such is life for this homeschooling, gardening, chauffeuring mother! She hopes to be back soon, once her two teenage daughters’ schedules calm down :-)

And don’t forget the Garlic Festival at Jandy’s Farm in Bellefontaine Sunday! Starts at 1pm!!

Check them out on Facebook for more info!!

Garlic Festival Saturday!!

Jandy’s Garlic Harvest Celebration is this Saturday, August 18th!!

With 12 varieties of Garlic for sale, lots of local food and craft vendors, and live music with the Bob Lucas Hedgehog String Band, this is an event we look forward to every summer!

Ecological farmers who’ve often hosted popular farm tours on their lovely Bellefontaine farm, Jan and Andy are the consummate hosts, inspiring farmers, and wonderful friends :-) We love touring their veggie gardens and flower beds, where we always find something new to inspire us!

1-5pm at 3624 T.R. 136, Bellefontaine OH!

No pets please! And please make sure children are supervised (it’s a working farm with woods, poison ivy, and a pond!)

For more information, call 937-468-2853, or visit their Facebook page – Jandy’s Farm!