Farmers' Markets


Countryside Winter Farmers' Market at Old Trail School

Saturdays 9:00am - noon November 8,15,22
December 6, 13, 20
January 17, 31
February 14, 28
March 14, 28
2315 Ira Road
Akron, OH 44333

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Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow

closed for the season

Saturdays 9am to Noon 
May 10th through October 25th

4040 Riverview Rd.
Peninsula, OH 44264

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Countryside Weeknight Farmers' Market at Highland Square

closed for the season

Thursdays, 4pm to 7pm 
May 29th through October 2nd 

Conger Avenue and West Market Street

News and Blog

Countryside Featured by National Geographic

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Countryside Initiative program was featured in a recent article on The Plate, by National Geographic.  The article, by Mary Beth Albright, explores the relationship between Countryside, the Countryside Initiative farms, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  It also spills the news that there will soon be a request for proposals for new farms in the park.  This article is part of a series by National Geographic designed to "[explore] our complex relationship with what we eat and where our food comes from."  Read the whole article hereRead More...

Vendor Applications Now Available

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Do you want to be part of a vibrant market set in beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park?  Want to join a market that hit $1 million in sales last year?  A market that was voted best in the area by the readers of Akron Life Magazine?  Good!  Because Countryside Farmers' Markets are now accepting new vendor applications for 2015. 

Countryside Farmers' Markets Hit $1 Million Mark!

Thursday, December 11, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that we have reached $1 million in local food sales for 2014!  Here's the breakdown:

Number of market days in 2014:  54 

Amount of local food sales in 2014:  $1,007,615.38

Number of small businesses that participate in the markets:  64

Amount of local food sales over 10 years of farmers' markets:  $5,925,340.74


Events and Workshops

12-Mar-2015 Chix Coffee Cupping
Countryside Chix events are percolating again! Join us for a deep dive into coffee with Erin Molnar, manager of Rising Star Coffee. Erin will explain why coffee deserves attention as an agricultural crop, and discuss its origins, growing, and harvesting. You'll learn how to make it work for you - what to buy, how to.. Click For More Info 36413

17-Mar-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - March
Countryside Local Food Swaps are gatherings of cooks, bakers, brewers, growers, and general DIYers; they bring homemade and homegrown items to swap via silent auction style bidding. Visit the Countryside Local Food Swap page ( Click For More Info 34580

24-Mar-2015 Kneadlessly Simple Breads
No baking experience? No problem! The no-knead technique is an incredibly easy method to create gorgeous, full-flavored breads. You will learn the history behind this technique, how to bake bread in a cloche, and how to bake straight on tiles or a pizza stone. The technique is extremely simple, perfect for thos.. Click For More Info 34583

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