Where to for Greenmarket 2015?

Over the last 3 years, Greenmarket has changed locations to bring everyone together in the Ohio River Valley. In 2012, Greenmarket began at the Glenwood Gardens, and the following year made it to Ault Park. Greenmarket had much success this past summer at Gorman Heritage Farm, but for 2015, we are looking for a new home.

If you have any ideas on where you want Greenmarket to go for summer 2015, comment below.

 

Gorman Heritage Farm Sunflower Festival

If you missed Greenmarket 2014, then head over to Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, Ohio for the Sunflower Festival October 4th and 5th.

This festival is complete with games, crafts, entertainment, music, and of course a pumpkin slingshot competition. Come celebrate the fall harvest at the Sunflower Festival!

For more information, visit: http://gormanfarm.org/product/sunflower-festival

Edible Ohio Valley – New Fall Issue!

One of the many sponsors for Greenmarket is Edible Ohio Valley magazine. Edible is a magazine based in Cincinnati, Ohio and focuses on sustainable living in a modern community. The Ohio Valley represents one of the eighty Edible publications across the United States.

Each issue is FREE so stop by our advertisers (full list here: http://edibleohiovalley.com/category/advertisers/) and pick up a free copy today!

The Fall issue is out now!

Greenmarket 2014! We did it!

Thanks to all that made it to Greenmarket 2014 on Sunday, August 3rd. Greenmarket 2014 was held at Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, Ohio. Over 50 vendors had booths that lined the parking lots of the historic farm, while walking tours of the farm went on behind them. Guests came from all over the Ohio River Valley with over 1500 in attendance.

Special guest Rick Darke spoke about his new book, The Living Landscape. The book goes in depth on how to sustain a home garden, while using native plants to your area.

Another book on display was The Lexicon of Sustainability in form of their traveling art show, complete with 24 images from the book. The Lexicon of Sustainability shows the changing agricultural verbiage for a changing farm community. Each image has a new term for a new way of farming; together, making a collage of the updated Lexicon of Sustainability.

Thank you all that made it out to Gorman Farm for Greenmarket 2014! We hope to see you all next year!

 

Eat for the Globe at Findlay Market

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Local food is real. We see it at Findlay Market as the number of people supporting our farmers, food artisans, butchers, fishmongers, cheese sellers, bakers and chefs continues to grow everyday. Yet it is more than food. It is that sense of community people feel at public markets- the satisfaction and pleasure in knowing the people who grow, prepare or handle what you eat. And it’s the art, culture and music that naturally flourish any place where people like to gather.

Tickets for sale here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-local-for-the-globe-tickets-7149627729

Lexicon of Sustainability

For Greenmarket 2014, Edible Ohio Valley was a curator for the Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-up Show series.  Each pop-up show was a mobile art presentation complete with 24 photographs, showcasing the new terms and explaining sustainability in our ever-changing environment.

The pop-up show was a huge success, as well as the short films and book that go with it.

To watch the complete series of short films, visit http://www.lexiconofsustainability.com/short-films/#

Farm2Fork at Grailville

Farm to Fork III: A Celebration of Women Farmers Sunday, September 14th, 2014, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm $75 per person

Grailville & Edible Ohio Valley Magazine, in partnership with Turner Farm, are excited for our third annual celebration of women in agriculture—and of the tasty food they provide us! Spend an evening at Grailville feasting on excellent local food and showing your support and encouragement to the women farmers in the tri-state area. Grailville has a long tradition of women in agriculture from our beginning in 1944 until today and we are pleased to take this time to honor those women who helped to pave the way and those who continue to work the land! A beautiful meal will be prepared by local guest chef, Frannie Kroner of FEAST and Sleepy Bee Cafe, that will incorporate locally-sourced ingredients provided by the women farmers we are celebrating as well as from other community growers and local sources, like Green BEAN Delivery. The meal will also feature local wine from Valley Vineyards and dessert from local bakery, Bon Bonerie. There will be plenty of time to converse and network with folks interested in fresh and local foods and with the people who bring them to our tables, including specially invited women farmers, both beginning and seasoned. We will also be able to kick up our heels with some great music from local female musician, Susan Pepper. The evening is designed to encourage the coming together of women farmers with the community they nourish. All are welcome to this celebration of food and the women who grow it!

 

Successful Community Dinner at The Peterloon Estate

The Community Dinner was a success! Artisans and sponsors alike came together at the Peterloon Estate, Saturday August 2nd, for dinner and a guest speaker. Daniel Klein, of The Perennial Plate, joined as he spoke about his travels around the world filming anything from oregano farmers in Mexico to a wheat farmer turned restauranteur in China. He showed a few episodes of The Perennial Plate and spoke on his experiences on the road.

Dinner followed Klein’s speech and was prepared by several artisans including:

  • Orchids
  • Whole Foods
  • Fab Ferments
  • Woodlands Pork
  • Peacock Pastry
  • Cooks’ Wares
  • Blue Oven Bakery
  • Keegan’s Seafood
  • The Spicy Olive
  • Eban Bakery
  • My Artisano Foods
  • Park + Vine
  • Fireside Pizza
  • Snowville Creamery
  • The Spice & Tea Exchange
  • Carabello Coffee
  • The Palace

The dinner menu ranged from margherita pizza to lamb sliders, smoked trout to kale salad. Wine from Kinkead Ridge Winery and Meranda-Nixon Winery and Beer from Great Crescent Brewery were available to drink is special edition Edible Ohio Valley mason jars.

The event was a huge success and we’d like to thank all of the sponsors, artisans, and guests for coming!

Sponsors: Ford

logo_ford Ohio Valley Greenmarket is a celebration of local farmers, food, and sustainability. For Greenmarket 2014, Ford is bringing four of their newest fuel efficient hybrids to test drive throughout the event.   With Ford’s new line of Energi cars, you can fully charge up your electric car overnight, while still getting the best gas mileage on the road. The cars that will be in attendance for Greenmarket 2014 are:

  • C-Max Energi (plug-in)
  • C-Max Hybrid
  • Fusion Energi (plug-in)
  • Fusion Hybrid

The hybrid plug-in models have software designed to help drivers get the most from the system with information such as instantaneous fuel economy and regenerative breaking status displayed on the dash, helping drivers more closely monitor how their driving behavior affects vehicle efficiency.

“Ford’s electrified vehicles offer a great combination of efficiency, performance, technology, and affordability that we believe will help spur adoption of these advanced vehicles,” says Kevin Layden, Director, Ford Electrified Powertrain Engineering.

Come to Greenmarket 2014 for fresh produce, fun, and a test drive in a brand new fuel efficient car!

 

Sponsor: Carriage House Farm

The Carriage House Farm is helping lead the way to a new food culture in the Greater Cincinnati region by moving from GMO mono-crops to small specialty grains, fresh produce, and farming based on polyculture and sustainability.  The fresh vegetables, herbs, honey, and grain they produce is available at a variety of retailers, restaurants, and markets in the Cincinnati area.

This year, the Carriage House Farm will provide fresh produce at Peterloon for the Ohio Valley Greenmarket Community Dinner (August 2nd).

For more information on Carriage House Farm, visit their website here: http://www.carriagehousefarmllc.com/Carriage_House_Farm/Carriage_House_Farm.html