From vendor features & product spotlights,
to other important information,
including reminders of market closings,
upcoming classes, and events!
Glad to be BACK!!
So happy to be back from our break, and with exciting new products, such as
Certified Organic chicken from Michael’s Pastured Poultry!!
Peas (aka Garden Candy!) from Dutch Roost Farm!!
And watch for several different drawings to enter later this week for our Father’s Day Giveaways!! Meats from all your favorite vendors and something perfect to go with ;-). Details to come!!
Morningside Meadows bouquets!!
Fresh flower bouquets again available from Morningside Meadows Flower Farm in New Carlisle!!
Filled with fragrant peonies and lots of color, these beauties are sure to brighten your table, a friend’s face, or your disposition!! ;-)
Honey, Chicken Breasts, Bug Spray and more!
Troy’s Pumpkin Patch now has more delicious raw Honey, in quarts and pints, back on the Market, along with their pure, beautiful beeswax!
And King’s Poultry has additional non-gmo boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts for sale!! 15% off by the case!!
Plus Becky’s Buckeye Naturals brings back one of her most popular Shave Soap scents – Lime Bergamot – as well as her Frankincense Sweet Orange Soap!
And Naturals by Diane has several Summer essentials to check out – After Sun Spray, Bug Spray, Hand Sanitizer, and more!
Remember we now close on Saturdays at 9pm :-)
Hard to believe May is almost over – even harder watching those little tomatoes and cucumbers in the garden plump up every day and waiting patiently! Summer will be here in full force before we know it!
Closing just next week!! And Piqua Farmer's Market TODAY!!
The Market will NOT reopen for orders after pickup this Tuesday, June 2nd!!
We’ll be Closed for One Week Only, and reopen Tuesday June 9th!
And exciting news today – the Piqua Community Farmer’s Market opens this afternoon!! Yay!! 3-6pm on High Street (in front of the Library) in downtown Piqua!
Visit their website www.piquafarmersmarket.com for changes to the Market, current vendor list… And please be patient with vendors and fellow customers as we all do our best to follow current regulations and recommendations :-)
And don’t worry if you looked for Grumpy Goat Experiment on the Market this week and panicked because the Cinnamon Raisin Bread wasn’t listed – they’re taking this week off to catch up on the farm and get their hay in, but they’ll return when we open for orders June 9th! :-)
Welcome Hidden Springs Farm!! And Congrats to...
Tonight we welcome Hidden Springs Farm of Troy on the Market, with their pasture raised, organically fed Chicken Eggs!!
And Congratulations to our next Refer A Friend winner…
New to the Market? Here’s how it works – when someone drops your name at Market pickup as the person who told them about our Virtual Farmer’s Market, your name is entered in our monthly drawing for a $10 Market gift certificate!! No expiration date, and good on any purchase!!
Good luck, keep those referrals coming, and enjoy our taste of Summer while it lasts :-)
Sourdough Pizza Crusts and Creativity
We vendors are trying to be creative when we’re unable to order our regular supplies, packaging, and ingredients. Case in point… 6635 StudeBaker has been unable to source the organic yeast she needed for her pizza crusts, so this week she’s offering Sourdough crusts instead!
And I don’t know of a meat vendor who isn’t feeling the effects of the insanity of the meat industry right now – with the closing of the regular avenues to sell off their livestock, more livestock farmers needing to take their animals to the local butchers instead is creating an incredible back up – for those of us who used to be able to call and schedule a hog or cow within a couple weeks, I’m now talking to producers who cannot get an animal scheduled before December, March, or next summer!
The Market has always been in a unique position. Because we’re a Retail Food Establishment, we must require our meat and egg vendors to hold a license which then allows them to sell through the Market. There are more local beef farmers, and small chicken flock owners, who contact me about joining the Market than any other type of vendor (other than crafts!!) and yet very few have been willing to do what it takes to actually become a vendor, or it isn’t cost effective for them when their small flock would only enable them to offer, say, a couple dozen eggs a week.
For example, our newest vendor, Mark Gibson of Hidden Springs Farm, will soon offer organically fed, pasture raised chicken eggs with us, but we have been working with Mark for over a year before he received his license last week and is finally ready to join us! Patience is certainly not my strongest attribute, but it’s true that good things come to those who wait :-)
And our purpose has always been, and continues to be, offering only locally grown or crafted items – there’s simply no place for reselling on this Market. We exist to offer an avenue to local producers to sell their products without an exorbitant markup their small business cannot afford to eat, while also offering customers the widest variety of quality local products possible.
So we will continue to work for a balance in offering you the quality and variety you need and want, while holding to our original ideals of what a sustainable, 100% locally sourced Farmer’s Market can be!
And if there’s something you’d like to see on the Market, continue to email and let me know. I’ll share important updates as I can – that Grumpy Goat and Honey Creek will have more produce to offer just as Simple Living’s offerings will be limited as their CSA program begins. Or that King’s Poultry has expanded their operation to meet demand, and Michael’s Pastured Poultry will have more Certified Organic chickens and cuts available in June!
I don’t know about you, but I am sure ready for sunshine, summer, and all the bounty it will bring!!
Thank you for your continued support :-)
We're Open for Orders!
Congratulations to Terry Purke and Sean Hydrus, the Winners of our Veterans Bouquet giveaway!!
And Welcome Back Mucci’s Sweet Treats with all her candies, cookies, brownies and more!
Short and sweet tonight, so I (almost) will open up on time! Whew! ;-)
We close tonight at 9!
Just a few more hours to get your order in for the week, before we close at 9 tonight!
Yes, curbside service will continue Tuesday at pickup :-)
To answer many questions about this – you are more than welcome to place as many orders per week as you’d like! And one check is absolutely fine to combine payment for as many orders as you placed that week.
Any questions about your total amount due Tuesday, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org concerning that or any other issue :-)
And Food Pantry donations are accepted ANY Tuesday!
THANK YOU!! Enjoy this glorious weather!!
King's Chicken Restocked!!
We now have many favorite products from King’s Poultry Farm back in stock, with more to come!!
Boneless Skinless Breasts
Chicken Drums, Thighs and Wings
Apple Chicken Brats and Cheddar Chicken Brats
And even Whole Broilers!
They’ve ramped up production to try and meet the ever-increasing demand, and are working so hard to keep us in supply of their many favorite cuts.
We’ve always been amazed by this multi-generational family farm that truly does it all – raise their own chickens and turkeys, and handle the processing and packaging for both their own and almost every small poultry producer you could find in our area – even from all over Ohio and the surrounding states!
We’re fortunate to have King’s in our own backyard when others drive from Indiana and Pennsylvania to have the King family process their home-raised chickens, especially when they can offer Certified Organic processing and labeling with their own on-site inspector!
Isn’t it wonderful to know and support your local farmer? :-)
Calling our Veterans! And Facemasks restocked! :-)
Our next Giveaway is just in time for Memorial Day!
Two red white and blue bouquets are up for grabs – here’s how it works!
Order a bouquet under the MCLG category on The Market to enter the drawing!
Then in the comments when you check out, let me know whether you are a veteran or current serviceman or woman, or who the veteran is you’d give the bouquet to if you won! A spouse, sibling, parent, friend, etc!
Or email me if more convenient :-). But let me know by this Saturday night when we close at 9!!
And yes, little Lucianna has more colorful, comfortable face masks back in stock!! Both adult and children sizes!!