Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dublin Farmers' Market: June 24th

"A ripe melon says ‘punk’ when thumped; a green one says ‘pink’ or ‘pank.'”

Mark Twain 

5 Smart Farmers’ Market Hacks

Straight off the farm and cared for with love, fresh produce from local farms is unbeatable. Follow these smart hacks to get the best of the best at the farmers’ market—and keep your produce fresher longer at home.

Store peaches upside down Peaches are notoriously sensitive and bruise easier than a poet’s feelings. Keep them at room temperature, stem end down; this provides stability on a flat surface.

Look for a yellow spot on a watermelon to indicate ripeness Partly because unless you’re some kind of watermelon whisperer, the “thump test” won’t cut it. Miller quotes Mark Twain, who said, “A ripe melon says ‘punk’ when thumped; a green one says ‘pink’ or ‘pank.'”

Don’t store basil in the fridge Basil is a tropical plant, highly sensitive to cold. It will turn black quickly if stored below 40°; your refrigerator is likely set between 35° and 38°.

Keep cucumbers at room temperature Didn’t really know that, did you? It’s OK to admit—this was a new one for a lot of us. Cucumbers are also sensitive to the ethylene gas given of by some fruits and veggies, so keep them apart from the likes of tomatoes, melons, and bananas.

To read the whole article by Tim Cebula from Cooking Light, click here.

Our vendors for Wednesday, June 17th include:

Cedar Cress Farm
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Kingdom Fish
Nom Nom Nom
Ohio City Pasta
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
Roaming Goat Coffee
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Bakery at ResTORAHtion Farm
The Brown and Blond Bakery
The Market Sharpener

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM! 

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com. See you at the market!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dublin Farmers' Market: June 17th

"Tomato beds have an unfair reputation as the messiest, ugliest, most disease-ridden parts of a vegetable garden. To keep them from devolving to this sorry state, tomato plants need your care and support. More specifically, they need the support of a trellis, stake or cage, and they need you to train them to grow on it while primping and pruning their vines into a respectable form. If you do, the plants will be healthier and more productive—and more presentable when you’re showing off your garden to visitors."


Staking, Training, and Pruning


This week we are providing some tips on staking, training, and pruning your crop of tomatoes! 

Modern Farmer's Brian Barth, explains this crucial step in the tomato growing process. Having staked, trained, and properly pruned tomato plants will help produce the best quality tomatoes!

Throughout the article, read tips on:
  • Support Structures, including:  store-bought and homemade wire cages; stakes; and trellises
  • Pruning
  • Training
See you at the market!

Our vendors for Wednesday, June 17th include:

Cedar Cress Farm
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Moffitt Maple Farm
Nom Nom Nom
Ohio City Pasta
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Bakery at ResTORAHtion Farm
The Brown and Blond Bakery
The Market Sharpener

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com. See you at the market!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Dublin Farmers' Market: June 10th

"When I’m helping someone set up a container garden, the first thing I look at is sunlight. That is the number one limiting factor as far as what’s possible"

- Meredith Sheperd, founder of urban agriculture firm Love & Carrots

Container Gardening, the Next Best Option!


We understand that not everyone has a yard to grow their own fruits and vegetables in. Fertile soil can also be hard to come by as well! Look no further than your next best growing option of container gardening! 

Modern Farmer's Dan Nosowitz has written a great article covering the basics of container gardening. In his article, he speaks with Meredith Sheperd, the founder of the urban agriculture firm Love and Carrots, on her thoughts of container gardening.

Throughout the article, read over these topics:
  • The Importance of the Sun
  • Container Selection
  • Container Set-up
  • Soil
  • Watering
  • Choosing Plant to Grow
  • Climbing Plants
  • Pests
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Containers
Our vendors for Wednesday, June 6th include:

Cedar Cress Farm
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Kingdom Fish
Moffitt Maple Farm
Nom Nom Nom
Ohio City Pasta
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
Roaming Goat Coffee
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Bakery at ResTORAHtion Farm
The Brown and Blond Bakery
The Market Sharpener

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com. See you at the market!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dublin Farmers' Market: June 3rd

"Trust me:  we know so little about flavor."
- Dan Barber, Chef USA


A UK Perspective:  Why We Need More Farmers Markets

Photo Credit:  Wendell

"...the individual farm is a model that can transform food production across the world, with the potential to help feed the growing population, we need more farmers markets..."

Alicia Miller is a Sustainable Food Trust contributor and argues why the world needs to see more farmers markets in our futures from her UK perspective.

Read more from her article at madfeed.co!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Wednesday, June 3rd include:

Cedar Cress Farm
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Kingdom Fish
Moffitt Maple Farm
Nom Nom Nom
Ohio City Pasta
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Bakery at ResTORAHtion Farm
The Brown and Blond Bakery
The Market Sharpener

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com. See you at the market!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dublin Farmers' Market: May 27th

“We gardeners are healthy, joyous, natural creatures. We are practical, patient, optimistic. We declare our optimism every year, every season, with every act of planting.”

― Carol Deppe, The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times

SNAP at the Dublin Farmers' Market!


Stop by the Information Tent to purchase tokens to spend at market! Purchased tokens will never expire. 

Our vendors for Wednesday, May 27th include:

Cedar Cress Farm
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Nom Nom Nom
Ohio City Pasta
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Bakery at ResTORAHtion Farm
The Brown and Blond Bakery
The Market Sharpener

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com. See you at the market!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dublin Farmers' Market: May 20th

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt"

- Margaret Atwood

It's Officially Strawberry Season Folks!


It's a great day to head on out to the Dublin Farmers' Market today, Wednesday May 20th!

We have a great variety of vendors from proteins, cheeses, and produce, to pasta, baked goods, honey, and dog treats. Small, but still a mighty market!

Don't forget to bring any utensils that need to be sharpened to market with you as well! We have The Market Sharpener present with us each week all setup and and ready to sharpen any of your dull equipment while you shop at market!

See you at market!

Our vendors for Wednesday, May 20th include:

Cedar Cress Farm
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Kingdom Fish
Moffitt Maple Farm
Nom Nom Nom
Ohio City Pasta
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Bakery at ResTORAHtion Farm
The Brown and Blond Bakery
The Market Sharpener

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM! Rain or shine!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com. See you at the market!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Dublin Farmers Market: May 13th

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow"
- Audrey Hepburn

Franklin County Local Food Council

Photo Credit:  FCLFC

The Columbus and Franklin Country Local Food Council need some input! 

Please take the time to fill out their survey as with your help the Columbus and Franklin County Local Food Council will be able to shape a plan for consumers!


The Franklin Country Local Food Council (FCLFC) was developed in the later part of 2011. This council was devised in order to expand, strengthen, and maintain a resilient and local food system throughout Franklin County.

The public is invited to attend the FCLFC's bi-monthly council meetings, held on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm at the MORPC headquarters (111 Liberty Street, Columbus, 43215). 
The next meeting will be held on May 19th!

Let's help the Franklin County Local Food Council by taking this brief survey, click here!

Our vendors for Wednesday, May 13th include:

Cedar Cress Farm
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Kingdom Fish
Moffitt Maple Farm
Nom Nom Nom
Ohio City Pasta
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Bakery at ResTORAHtion Farm
The Brown and Blond Bakery
The Market Sharpener

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM! Rain or shine!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com. See you at the market!