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


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

Conger Avenue and West Market Street

News and Blog

Taste the Market Recipes from May 23

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Recipes:  Shaved Asparagus Salad with Garlic, Scallion & Herbed Oil Over Bread 

Salad (2 servings):

5 stalks raw asparagus shaved with a potato peeler, discard woody ends

2 handfuls spinach chopped into bite size pieces (or other mild fresh green)

1/4 C tightly packed fresh basil cut into ribbons


1 ½ T white balsamic vinegar

1 T water

1 t Dijon mustard

1 t honey

Salt & pepper to taste


Combine asparagus, spinach and basil in a large bowl. For dressing, place all other ingredients into a jelly jar or mason jar & shake until mixed thoroughly.  Toss salad with dressing until evenly coated right before serving. 



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.

Events and Workshops

16-Jul-2015 Preserving Your Bounty
Farmer and home canning enthusiast Heather Walters will take the mystery out of food preservation, from choosing recipes and picking produce all the way to a safe and delicious finished product. You will watch from start to finish as she demonstrates two different recipes, and gives you the tools to apply the tech.. Click For More Info 43527

21-Jul-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - July
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 43531

25-Jul-2015 Craft Cocktails at the Market: Gin
Every foodie knows that the perfect cocktail can make or break a meal. For the second in our 3-part series on craft cocktails with celebrated Cleveland bartender Lorilei Bailey, we shift the focus to gin. Savory cocktails are an often overlooked way to beat the heat. Learn how to integrate your favorite vegetables,.. Click For More Info 43511

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