Farmers' Markets

Countryside Winter Farmers' Market at Old Trail School

Saturdays 10am-1pm 
November 9, 16, 23 
December 7, 14, 21
January 18
February 8, 22
March 8, 22
April 19
2315 Ira Road
Akron, OH 44333
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Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow

This market is closed for the season. We will return to Howe Meadow on May 10, 2014!
4040 Riverview Rd.
Peninsula, OH, 44264
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Countryside Weeknight Farmers' Market at Highland Square

This market is closed for the season.  We will return to Highland Square on May 29, 2014!
Conger Avenue and West Market Street
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News and Blog

10 years of Countryside Farmers' Markets

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

It’s a big year for the Countryside Farmers’ Markets. We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary! After working at the market for 2 years, I could bore you with a list of reasons that this is really an occasion for celebration. But for the organization, our executive director, Darwin, who helped implement the markets, Beth, who has managed the markets for 7 years, and our long term vendors, I know that I would only be scratching the surface. So… I decided to have a chat with Darwin and Beth to find out more – about the history of the markets, what’s going on currently and future growth. Read More...

Early Spring Welcome!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

  Spring is a time of new beginnings! Crocus and daffodil pop their heads out of the frozen ground, the buds on trees begin to swell, and the birds begin to sing just a wee bit louder each morning. Well, it may be a bit too early to talk Spring, but these last few days of tolerable temperatures and all the "new beginnings" here at Countryside have really gotten us excited! Read More...

Animals and Cold Weather

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

by Tracy Emrick, Core Partnership Manager

This extreme cold weather gets concerned folks asking lots of questions about how animals survive these brutal sub-zero temperatures, and rightly so.  When we compare our own fragility in these temps, or even that of our pets, we have to wonder - how do farm animals and wildlife keep warm? Read More...

Events and Workshops

24-Apr-2014 Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden
You know what they say - there's nothing like a homegrown tomato! Heather Walters from Basket of Life Farm will take you through all the steps of adding a garden to your home. Beginning with soil preparation and taking you all the way through dealing with pests, you'll leave prepared and excited to order those se.. Click For More Info 2626

29-Apr-2014 Soil Fertility
Small farms and specialty crop farms face a number of conservation related issues. A day can’t go by without picking up a newspaper and reading a headline shouting about nutrient loads impacting our waterways. Come to this Soil Fertility workshop and learn the basics about soil texture, structure, fertility and.. Click For More Info 6400

14-May-2014 Exploring the Small Farm Dream
This highly rated four-session course begins Wednesday, May 14 from 6:00pm-9:00pm and will take a small group of participants through the process of setting personal and farming goals, assessing available resources, and developing an action plan to guide next steps. Along the way, participants will take a close lo.. Click For More Info 3723