Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow will open for the season on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The market features over 70 vendors selling an array of local food. This season, we're excited to announce the addition of more than 15 new vendors. They will bring a range of new products to the market, including fermented foods, ethnic eats, beautiful terrariums, hand-crafted wooden bowls, micro-greens, and vegan spreads. The vendors newly joining us at Howe Meadow are Akron Coffee Roasters; Fermentation Girl; Fire and Ash; Gary's Granola; Ingmar Rauschert; Lauren's Artistic Epiphytes; Log Cabin Farm; Martha's Farm; Native Roots; Plantscription; Quarry Hill Orchards; Rainbow Gardens; Red Lotus Foods; Spice Acres; Spring Wood Handcrafts; The Natural Body; and Three Sisters Momo.
Countryside Farmers' market at Howe Meadow is located at 4040 Riverview Rd, Peninsula, in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The beautiful location near Indigo Lake, the Beaver Marsh Boardwalk, and the towpath make it a perfect weekend destination. Visitors can even ride the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to the market. Each Saturday features plenty of ready-to-eat foods, cooking demonstrations, and live music. May 2 will feature local brass quintet First Class Brass.
Countryside Farmers' Markets are free and open to the public. For purchases, customers may use cash, check, debit card, or the Ohio Direction Card. Ohio Direction Card holders are also eligible for Carrot Cash, a program that provides matching funds for purchases of fresh fruit and vegetables.