Opening Day: Linden Farmers Market
LINDEN FARMERS MARKET GRAND OPENING
City, County and Local Non-Profits Partner to Bring Fresh Food Market to Linden
[COLUMBUS-OH] Across the nation, Sundays are viewed as a time to commune and fellowship. On July 1, 2018, residents in Linden will have more time to spend together at the grand opening celebration of the Linden Farmers’ Market, Gye Nyame Place, 2830 Cleveland Ave., at 1:30pm.
“Piloting a farmers market in Linden is a great opportunity for the City and the residents of Linden,” said Councilmember Priscilla Tyson. "To provide affordable, fresh local produce and promote urban farming in Columbus’ inner core is truly amazing. This is the work of community partners coming together to empower one another and will provide a model that we can utilize in other communities.”
The opening day kick-off event not only features local farmers and food producers, it also includes music and community information booths. The market is open every Sunday, 1-4pm, from July 1 through August 26, 2018.
“We’ve been doing the work of reducing the food insecurity in our neighborhood for a while,” said Landon Adams, the Linden Farmers Market Manager. “This focuses our work on a larger scale.”
The market will accept the Ohio Directions Card (EBT/SNAP), WIC and Produce Perks.
Council passed Ordinance 1484-2018 earlier this year which allocated over $40,000 to support initiatives identified in the Local Food Action Plan including improving access to and education about healthy, affordable and local food. More than $32,000 was dedicated to the launch of the farmers market in Linden.
“With the help from Columbus City Council, we are able to better meet the needs of the community,” Adams continued. “We’ll be able to increase access to healthy food in our neighborhood, while also providing opportunities for economic development, cultural exchange and celebration, and overall community building.”
The Linden Farmers Market will not only be a great place to purchase local produce and goods, but it is a place to enjoy the day with family and friends.
The Ohio Farmers Market Network is using the managers of two successful central Ohio markets, Worthington and Clintonville to train Adams to run the Linden market.
The network was formed in 2008 to educate farmers market managers and producers about best practices, regulations, tools and opportunities for sharing ideas. They work together to address the needs and concerns of the markets both large and small. Members are located throughout Ohio.
Our producers for market on Sunday, July 1 include:
Our Community Artists: Mel Qu Designs
Our Musical Entertainment: DJ Cam Edmonson
Join us every Sunday through August from 1-4 PM, rain or shine!
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