Corn Chowder

I made this delicious corn chowder using corn from Doran’s farm, potatoes from Garden Patch Produce, bacon from Morning Sun Farms, tomatoes from Northridge organic farm, and onion from my own Community Garden bed!  It made a wonderful meal before I worked at the Farmers Market!

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11 Guidelines for the Market

Unless it grows in Ohio, don’t expect to find it at the New Albany Farmers Market. We are an Ohio Proud Market. At least 90% of the products at the market are grown, produced, or processed in Ohio. There are very few exceptions.

Bring your own bags! Everyone is trying to reduce the use of plastic bags and their effect on the environment. Please do your part. But don’t fret if you happen to forget – Bring $2 to purchase your very own Healthy New Albany reusable bag at the Yellow Information Tent.

You can literally purchase your entire week’s groceries (sans the Milk) at the Market. Eggs, meats, breads, snacks, soaps, makeup and fresh, local, seasonal produce (and so much more!) await you at Market Street each Thursday evening.

Each visit, buy one ingredient that you’re unfamiliar with – perhaps garlic scapes, ground cherries, heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs, shiitake mushrooms, radish micro-greens, etc. It will make you a better cook.

Stop and talk to the merchants (especially if you are unfamiliar with their products). Get your fresh culinary ideas straight from the source. They have the most amazing ideas of how to best use their products. Best yet… you don’t have to divulge your idea source to your dinner guests.

Don’t forget your gift list! What better way to show your love and caring than giving a gift from the New Albany Farmers Market? Local, hand crafted teas, rubs, alpaca socks and scarves, artisan jams & jellies; not to mention herbal cookie and brownie mixes make the perfect ‘Thank You’, ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’, and Hostess gifts.

If you’re new to the New Albany Farmers Market, take your time and get to know your farmers: Not only will you get cooking advise, you’ll feel more connected to your food and your community. And isn’t that what its all about?

Want to be a farmers best friend? Bring small bills and change!

Make an evening of it! Enjoy the free musical entertainment in the green under the McCoy Center for the Arts Tent. Sample our wonderful food trucks and mingle with your community.

Program your smart phone, circle your calendar, Make it a habit! Every Thursday evening, 4-7PM you have a standing date with your community at the New Albany Farmers Market!

Stop by the Community Tent located next to the Yellow Information Tent. We highlight different community organizations weekly. Get to know the people who are making a difference in our community and find out more about the organizations and how YOU can get involved.

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A taste of the market

This wonderful selection of produce, meat, cheese and baked goods is an idea of what you can get at the farmers market.  All were grown or produced by local farmers or merchants.  Until the New Albany Farmers Market opens on June 28, check out Local Harvest for a listing of farm markets.

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Meeting the merchants

It’s hard to believe that there is only a little less than 3 weeks to the start of the market.  The excitement is building with the market managers and on Tuesday evening we could share that with the 30 or so merchants who came to our library meeting space for our annual merchant meeting.

It is always nice to put a face with a name and we were able to do that with the new merchants who joined us this year.  We also welcomed back several returning merchants and are so thankful to have them with us and to share some of their experiences at the market with the new folks.

Several merchants brought samples to share including jC’s Sweet Teas, Charlotte and Olivia’s Sublime Ice Cream, Simply Good Granola and Linda’s sweet confections.

June 28th can’t come soon enough!

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Merchant Page

Check back soon for the updated Merchant page, featuring the fabulous merchants of the New Albany Farmers Market!

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Managers Meeting

Suzanne, Sharon, Frederick and Kristina

 Today we met to work on finalizing plans for the selection of merchants for the market. We have a wonderful mix of returning merchants and new merchants and are making plans for additional food trucks.

We are excited to meet with our wonderful Market Street Partners tomorrow to discuss the our plans with them.

What are you hoping to see at the market this year?

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