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

28-Mar-2015 Get Cultured! FREE workshop with Fermentation On Wheels!
Get Cultured! celebrates the uniqueness of the starter culture. A collection of kefir, tibicos, sourdough, and kombucha are presented to the audience. In this workshop, we discuss ferments that require inoculation - their history, how to feed them, and the delicious transformative foods they create. Followed by .. Click For More Info 33571

21-Apr-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - April
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 34581

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

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