Farmers' Markets


Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow

opening soon!

Saturdays 9am to Noon 
May 2nd through October 31st

4040 Riverview Rd.
Peninsula, OH 44264

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Countryside Weeknight Farmers' Market at Highland Square

opening soon!

Thursdays, 4pm to 7pm 
May 28th through October 1st 

Conger Avenue and West Market Street

News and Blog

Spring Fling Downtown Market!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Countryside Conservancy celebrates the arrival of spring with a special downtown Akron farmers’ market at the Akron Art Museum and Akron-Summit County Public Library on Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The two locations will house over 40 local farmers, food producers, and artisans providing seasonal foods and handmade gifts. Visitors will find fresh spring produce; pasture-raised beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and bison; artisan cheeses; handmade breads, pastries, and pasta and much more.  Read More...

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. 

Events and Workshops

06-May-2015 Exploring the Small Farm Dream
This highly rated four-session course 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 look at the realities of working for themselves an.. Click For More Info 22282

19-May-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - May
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 42928

23-May-2015 Vegetable Gardening Basics
Join us for a hands-on workshop taught by Lisa Nunn, Director of Let's Grow Akron, and Master Gardener Sarah Vradenburg of NeighborFood. Attendees will learn how to plant a vegetable garden beginning with how to prepare the soil, then how to plant, water, and tend the garden for a rich harvest of fresh fruits, vegg.. Click For More Info 41622

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