Farmers' Markets


Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow


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

Taste the Market Recipes from May 9

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thanks to Carla Owens for preparing these items at the market last weekend!

Creamed Greens

1 stick butter
* T flour
1/2 Med onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of ginger
24 oz Spinach (can also include Swiss chard, kale, radish or turnip greens)

Melt 1 stick of butter in a pot.  Sprinkle in flour and whisk until smooth.  Coke over medium heat until light golden brown.  Add onion and garlic, stir and cook until fragrant.  Pour in milk while whisking constantly, and cook for about five minutes.  Ad greens in increments until all are incorporated, and cook until wilted but not soggy.  Season with salt, pepper, ginger and nutmeg.  For a twist you can add fennel pollen, bacon, ramps or parmesan cheese.

Quick Bok Choy Salad with Tahini Dressing

Salad Ingredients
2 heads bok choy, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
3 cusp  red cabbage, sliced thinly
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup fresh mint
10 dandelion flowers (optional)

Dressing Ingredients
6 Tbsp sesame seeds
4 cloves of garlic (fresh ramps or garlic scapes make a nice substitute)
2/3 cup white wine vinegar
4 Tbsp honey
4 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp soy sauce

Combine bok choy, cabbage, mint, dandelion flowers and sesame seeds in a large bowl and toss.  Put all dressing ingredients in blender and process until the consistency is creamy and thickened.  Pour over salad, toss, and serve.

Curried Spinach Salad

Salad Ingredients
2 Tbsp scallions, sliced
8 cups fresh spinach
1/2 cup chopped apples
1/2 cup raisins
Chopped peanuts to taste

Dressing Ingredients
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp chutney
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp dry mustard

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss.  Process dressing ingredients in blender until well combined, toss with salad and serve. Read More...

Howe Meadow Opening Day!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow will open for the season on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The market features over 70 vendors selling an array of local food. This season, we're excited to announce the addition of more than 15 new vendors. They will bring a range of new products to the market, including fermented foods, ethnic eats, beautiful terrariums, hand-crafted wooden bowls, micro-greens, and vegan spreads. The vendors newly joining us at Howe Meadow are Akron Coffee Roasters; Fermentation Girl; Fire and Ash; Gary's Granola; Ingmar Rauschert; Lauren's Artistic Epiphytes; Log Cabin Farm; Martha's Farm; Native Roots; Plantscription; Quarry Hill Orchards; Rainbow Gardens; Red Lotus Foods; Spice Acres; Spring Wood Handcrafts; The Natural Body; and Three Sisters Momo.

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...

Events and Workshops

13-Jun-2015 Craft Cocktails at the Market: Vodka
Every foodie knows that the perfect cocktail can make or break a meal. For our first in a 3-part series on craft cocktails with celebrated Cleveland bartender Lorilei Bailey, we'll focus on vodka. Vodka lends itself to virtually any flavor, making it an excellent choice for letting the flavors of local produce shin.. Click For More Info 43474

16-Jun-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - June
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 43530

24-Jun-2015 You Can Pickle That!
From old-fashioned crock pickles to pickled peaches this class will teach all you need to know to make tasty pickled products for home and gifts. You'll get to taste several pickled products and learn how to use them in cooking. You'll get recipes for cucumbers and other pickles. You also learn how to make tasty re.. Click For More Info 43514

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