Farmers' Market Season has Arrived

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Farmers' market season is upon us, and that means fresh goodies are coming our way. One of the many opening its season May 1 is the Uptown Westerville market, open each Wednesday, from May 1 through October 30, 3 to 6 p.m.

Here's a preview of what you'll find:

The 2013 Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market vendor line-up:

Annabelle's Blooms, South Charleston, Ohio: Cut flowers and bouquets including sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, and snapdragons

Bildsten Landscape, Columbus, Ohio: Hanging flower baskets, annuals, and potted herbs and lettuces

Bird's Haven Farms, Granville, Ohio: Seasonal market produce, from lettuce to garlic to sweet corn along with flowers and fall favorites like pumpkins and Indian corn

Blue Jacket Dairy, Bellefontaine, Ohio: Hand-made, farmstead cheeses include fresh mozzarella, cheddar curds, quark, chevre, and market favorite, Gretna Grillin' cheese

Branstool Orchards, Utica, Ohio: Orchard-fresh sweet cherries, peaches, and apples beginning late June

Bridgman Farm, Washington Court House, Ohio: Assortment of cherry and heirloom tomatoes and herb and vegetable plants

Dana Lee's, Pataskala, Ohio: Fresh-baked savory and sweet crackers, breads, rolls, dessert breads, scones, and muffins

Doran's Family Farm, New Albany, Ohio: Selection of vegetables, melons, tomatoes, and seasonal favorite, sweet corn

Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers, Ashley, Ohio: Cut flowers that includes sunflowers and zinnias beginning mid-summer

Flying J Farm, Johnstown, Ohio: A selection of grass-fed beef cuts, vegetables, freshly milled wheat and spelt flour, and maple syrup

Fox Hollow Farm, Fredericktown, Ohio: Selections of grass-fed, naturally raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken and fresh eggs

Honey Health Farms, Marysville, Ohio: Raw honey, bee pollen, and honey products throughout the season

Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard, Jeromesville, Ohio: Fresh peaches and apples available sometime in July

Mockingbird Meadows, Marysville, Ohio: Selection of raw infused honeys, honey spreads, dried and fresh medicinal and culinary herbs and produce, herbal teas, and edible ingredient personal care products

Chuck Evans' Montezuma Brand Sauces and Salsas, Columbus, Ohio: Mix of mild to smoking hot fresh salsas, hot sauces, barbecue sauces, marinades, rubs, and tortilla chips (Chuck's Smokey Chipotle®-Raspberry-Lime Salsa won best fruit-based salsa at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival in 2012.)

Northridge Organic Farm, Johnstown, Ohio: A selection of fresh basil and seasonal organic vegetables that include sweet potatoes, radishes, peppers, eggplant, and heirloom tomatoes

Ohio Farm Direct, Fredericktown, Ohio: Cheese and drinkable yogurt made from milk from an organic, grass-fed herd and nitrate-free trail bologna, hot dogs, beef sticks, and summer sausage

Pleiades Maple Products, Mt. Gilead, Ohio: Maple products that include maple syrup, maple sugar, barbecue sauce, maple-coated puffed spelt, vinaigrette dressing, and kid-favorite maple leaf suckers

Sue's Kitchen, Pataskala, Ohio: A selection of fresh baked-goods that include family-recipe cookies, dessert breads, and pie

Sugar B Bakery, Galena, Ohio: Loaf breads, bagels, scones, cookies, and flatbreads

Sweet Thing Gourmet, Bexley, Ohio: A selection of delicious homemade jams and biscottis

Z Blueberry, Fredericktown, Ohio: Fresh-picked blueberries available in June and July

-Taylor Rogers, @rogerstaylorj

Photos courtesy ofUptown Westerville Farmers' Market