The City Of Seven Hills Farmers' Market Continues To Grow
The Seven Hills Farmers’ Market is not just about locally grown, farm-fresh produce, delicious baked goods, meat, snacks, local honey, health and wellness items, flowers and plants. It is also a gathering place with a vibrant crowd of locals, live entertainment, and monthly special events.
In May 2010, the Farmers Market Coalition Board of Directors approved a definition of “farmers market” in an effort to clarify what is an authentic farmers market. After much discussion, the FMC Board homed in on the following definition: A farmers market operates multiple times per year and is organized for the purpose of facilitating personal connections that create mutual benefits for local farmers, shoppers and communities. To fulfill that objective farmers markets define the term local, regularly communicate that definition to the public, and implement rules/guidelines of operation that ensure that the farmers market consists principally of farms selling directly to the public products that the farms have produced.
The Seven Hills Farmers’ Market is a producers-only market; products sold at market must be grown, raised, or produced by the business selling the products. Prepared food vendors are encouraged to source as many ingredients locally as possible. The Seven Hills Farmers’ Market provides another outlet for economic opportunity to our local farmers and food producers, and provides a convenient alternative for consumers who wish to access seasonal, locally-grown, fresh foods.
Shopping at the Seven Hills Farmers’ Market is a great way to purchase foods and other items for you and your family. Freshly picked, in season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition, and are full of antioxidants and nutrients. Other benefits of shopping at the Market include; supporting your local farmers and small businesses which strengthens our community. It’s a great way to get your kids involved in learning about food by purchasing something new to try. The Market is a place to catch up with friends and neighbors while stocking up on local goods. Preparing your purchases from the Market helps you to reconnect with the cycles of nature in our North East Ohio region. As you look forward to asparagus in spring, sweet corn and tomatoes in summer, and apples and squash in autumn, you reconnect with the earth, and the changing of the seasons. Wouldn’t you rather like to take a few minutes to stroll amidst outdoor stalls of fresh produce on a beautiful day, sit and listen to music and enjoy a handful of kettle corn? Coming to the Market makes shopping a pleasure rather than a chore.
The Seven Hills Farmers’ Market is a community hub—a place to meet up with your friends, bring your children, and get a taste of small-town life in the middle of our wonderful City of Seven Hills.
For 2018 the Market will be open on Thursdays from June 28 – September 27, at the corner of Hillside Road and Broadview Road, 4:00- 7:00 PM. The Market has a rest room and free parking in the adjacent Fire Station lot. Special events throughout the season will include musical entertainment, wine tasting, and food trucks. The Seven Hills Farmers' Market is generously sponsored by Taleris Credit Union, Inc.