Farmers' Markets

Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow

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

Opening Day, May 29th!!

Thursdays, 4pm to 7pm 
May 29th through October 2nd 

Conger Avenue and West Market Street

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Countryside Winter Farmers' Market at Old Trail School

Saturdays 9am to Noon 
November through April

2315 Ira Road
Akron, OH 44333

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News and Blog

The Swap "Family"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Countryside Local Food Swaps have become one of the most popular programs we offer through Countryside U.  We have a Facebook page for the group - have you seen it?  It's an active and fun space, but I'd love to coax more of the nearly 300 members into showing up at a swap!  So we wanted you to hear from a regular swapper about why she goes, and why you should, too.  Introducing Maggie Olson!

Spice Acres

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

We are thrilled to welcome some new farmers to the Countryside Initiative program!  Burrito lovers will recognize The Spice Companies from Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow.  But there will be a lot more than burrito fixings growing at Spice Acres.  Read all about it in Joe Crea's ( article hereRead More...

Welcome Craig!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Last night, amid amazing food, drink, and wonderful company, we had the pleasure of welcoming Craig Kenkel, the new superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Read More...

Events and Workshops

31-Jul-2014 Preserving Your Bounty
Join us in the beautiful Basket of Life Farm barn for an introduction to canning using the hot water bath method. 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 w.. Click For More Info 14669

05-Aug-2014 Planning For Growth: Webinar
In the local foods movement, everybody's talking about "scaling up" - but what does that mean for your farm's operations, business, and quality of life? Join veteran farmer and consultant Chris Blanchard for this exploration of the practical impacts of increasing your business size, and the factors to consider as you d.. Click For More Info 3662

19-Aug-2014 Countryside Local Food Swap - August
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 ( on.. Click For More Info 13812

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