2012 Partnership With City Fresh
Over the course of 2010 & 2011 Erie Fresh operated the Sandusky Bay Farmers Market, a branch of Erie County Coalition for Local Resources, and conducted a variety of local food initiatives to help Erie County transition toward a sustainable economy. In our efforts to better provide opportunities to the public for 2012 we have partnered with City Fresh to operate the Erie Fresh CSA, providing "Fresh Stops" where locally sourced goods can be purchased throughout the growing season. Unfortunately, we will not be operating the Wednesday market in the downtown for 2012, but there is an opportunity every Tuesday at Firelands Hospital, starting June 12th, to purchase local food just as before; but this time through $9 CSA bags.
To find out more about purchasing CSA shares for the 2012 season, please visit http://cityfresh.org/sign-up-shares and become part of the growing local food movement!
The Farmers’ Market is a treasured part of the historic downtown, maintaining the preservation of our area’s agricultural heritage. Regional vendors have been providing fresh, locally produced food items, handmade crafts and other curiosities to our community for over 30 years. You can browse and shop in the open-air market for a variety of seasonal fruits & vegetables, brown eggs, local honey, preserves, baked goods, plants for your home & garden and other items.
The Wed Market is managed by the Erie County Coalition for Local Resources in full accordance with state and local laws while benefiting farmers and consumers. If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Pribanic at email@example.com.
A Saturday morning market is managed by Sandusky Main Streets Association, and can be viewed for more info by visiting their website: http://www.sanduskymainstreet.com/FarmersMarket.aspx
A primary goal of the ECCLR is to create enough demand for locally grown produce, cottage goods and locally raised meats to open a year round market located within Sandusky’s Downtown Historic District. All proceeds from this seasonal market will be invested towards turning this ambition into a reality.