The Northside Farmers Market
Northside Farmers Market Offers Variety During Winter Month
FarmersŐ markets are not just for the summer months. If you think that you cannot find fresh local foods in the winter, think again and visit the Northside Farmers Market (NFM) every Wednesday from 4pm-7pm at the North Presbyterian Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave.
Over 20 vendors offer seasonal produce like greens, squash, carrots, potatoes, onion, sweet potatoes, leeks, and more, along with breads and pastries, fermented foods, nuts, mushrooms, meats, cheeses, eggs, soaps, and crafts. This year, NFM proudly includes a selection of vendors selling gluten-free breads, pizza dough, muffins, scones, and other pastries. Shopping at the farmers market allows customers to meet farmers growing food in the region, to taste the flavors of the Ohio Valley, and to support local businesses.
NFM strives to make healthy local foods accessible to everyone. VISA, MasterCard, SNAP Ohio Direction Card, and WIC transactions are accepted at the Market Info booth. In addition, NFM participates in "Produce Perks", a matching funds incentive program which allows low-income individuals to receive up to $10 each market visit for use on vegetable and fruit purchases.
At each market enjoy live music, kids' activities, cooking and nutrition workshops, Farm To Table chef demonstrations, and fun activities for everyone.
Farmers Market Gift Baskets
Create a personalized gift basket filled with unique local Northside Farmers Market products! Either bring a basket or pick one up at the market for a small donation, fill with your favorite market products, then let us help you decorate with pine sprigs and festive ribbons. You'll also find local artisan craft vendors at the market this holiday season and can purchase NFM Gift Certificates at the info booth!
History of Farming in Northside
In the 1950's Northside had a greenhouse/farming area known as Frogtown which consisted of three large greenhouses located near Spring Grove Cemetery along Crawford and Spring Lawn Avenues. The area was nicknamed frogtown because of the natural springs that were the home to prevalent croaking frogs. The original families the Kock's, Kissel's and Hoeweller's had over 6 acres of gardens under glass in the area. The Kissel's stopped gardening in the 1980's, however, the Koch's still garden and reside in Frogtown today.
In the 1880's through the early 1950's dairy farms were located along West Fork Road and Kirby Avenue in Northside. Ammon Avenue, off of Colerain, is named for one of the early dairy farmers - Johann Georg Ammon who passed away in 1891. Bosse Dairy, Henry Meyer Dairy, Blessing Dairy and John T. Ruether Dairy were a few of the various dairy farms in Northside. Today a few Northside residents still remember receiving home deliveries of milk. Dann Woellert's book titled, 'Cincinnati's Northside Neighborhood' in the Images of America Series has more.
From the Farm:
- Adopt A Plant
- Back Acre Farms
- Backyard Orchard
- Carriage House Farms
- Dark Woods Farm
- Findlay Market Farm
- Lobenstein Farm
- Mud Foot Farm
- Ohio Farm Direct
- Probasco Farm
- Running Creek Farm
- Turner Farm Veteran Program
- The Village Green Foundation
- Wind Dance Farm
- Wooden Shoe Hollow
Sweets, Coffee, Crafts, and More!
Visit our website at www.northsidefm.org.
You can find us on FaceBook or on twitter at #nsidefarmersmkt.
Northside Farmers Market
Ana Bird, NFM Market Manager
May 14 - Oct 15: Jacob Hoffner Park, 4101 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Oct - May: North Presbyterian Church Auditorium, 4222 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45223
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