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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Another Brunswick Farmers Market Article

Here is another article from the front page of the Brunswick Sun about the farmers market, and yes my picture was on the front page!

Here is a link to the article on the Brunswick Sun's webpage:  http://www.cleveland.com/brunswick/index.ssf/2013/06/suspect_skies_aside_first_brun.html#incart_river  

One thing is for sure lately my lettuce has been moving like crazy so I you are interested in some, you better come to the market early.


Suspect skies aside, first Brunswick farmers market gets green thumbs-up

'Sam' Boyer, Sun News By 'Sam' Boyer, Sun News
on June 19, 2013 at 7:36 AM, updated June 19, 2013 at 1:25 PM


KL3290620c.jpgView full sizeApril Barszcz, a proud farmer who calls her business Real Veggies Farm, was on hand for the first Brunswick Area Historical Society farmers market Sunday.

The first farmer’s market at Brunswick’s Heritage Farm went well despite Mother Nature’s decision to act up on Sunday. Seven vendors were on hand June 16 and more are scheduled as the growing season gets into full gear. Most of the vendors chose to set up inside the big barn rather than face the brisk winds and threat of rain. 

Organizers from the Brunswick Area Historical Society are also hoping that next week and beyond, almost everyone can set up outside along the paved drive at the farm.

April Barszcz of Real Veggie Farms sold out of lettuce — and she came with a whole host of varieties, most of which were totally new to shoppers. She also had vegetable jellies made with peppers and herbs, so a visit to her stand was quite interesting.

“I wasn’t sure how much to bring to the first one,” the Brunswick resident said, “so next week, I will harvest more. She may also have more herbs, onions and peas at this early stage. People were so interested in her food varieties that they even enjoyed looking at pictures of what is to come — “Depending on rain and bugs,” she reminded them.

Anne Cooper of Sunset Meadow Farm, who is a veteran of farmers markets, said the first day went very well. Her packages of brownies, herbs, honey and other items went quickly. She had fun explaining quail, duck and turkey eggs and their differences from chicken eggs. She hopes to bring more next week along with other products they come into season. She is also planning to bring some animals from her farm throughout the season.

Kamil Khoury of Valley Farm Market toughed it out in the outside with a variety of vegetables and is hoping to expand to all Ohio grown items as the season progresses.

Nancy Page was on hand spinning yarn and providing a wide variety of handmade items and drew an audience of youngsters throughout the day as she explained what she was doing at the spinning wheel.
Kristina Ousley, who also braved the outside weather, had beautiful tie-dyed shirts and other products, plus handmade jewelry.

Sharon Jackson brought her own decorative wood items and will be happy to be out of doors next week where the lighting will be beneficial.

KL3280620c.jpgView full sizeNancy Page sets up her display of hand-spun yarn and other items.

Dean Tada not only has a computer repair and consulting business, but also does karaoke productions. He set up his table to allow other Brunswick residents to get to know him. On July 14, he will hold a karaoke songfest and invites singers of all ages to come and join in.

Several community gardeners, whose gardens are located at Heritage Farm, have expressed interest in selling what they hope will be an overabundance of produce.

Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road, will hold its farmers market from noon to 4 p.m. each Sunday through Oct. 6. Other special events during that time will be Darrell and Friends county/bluegrass concert on July 21 and a yard sale on Aug. 17 and 18.

Anyone who would like to set up can come to the farm between 11 a.m. and noon any Sunday. Cost is $5. For information, email brunswickareahistory@gmail.com or call 330-558-6894.

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