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2012 Partnership With City Fresh

Operated by the New Agrarian Center in Oberlin, OH

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!


About

DSCF6856.JPGThe 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 sanduskybayfarmersmarket@gmail.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.

Entrance to Sandusky Bay Farmers’ Market on Wed afternoons; shot taken from Columbus Avenue. photo: Joshua B. Pribanic

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Betsy Johnson permalink
    May 7, 2010 8:48 pm

    I have been a Sandusky resident since 1999.  I love living in this
    community. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and got tired of the ultimate
    huslte and bustle of the big city. Sandusky is a nice mix of small
    town and big city living.
    One of my favorite aspects of life here is the sense of community that
    people have. The Farmer’s Market is a fantastic way to promote that.
    Although I’ve lived here for more than ten years, I just discovered
    the farmer’s market last year and was hooked! I was there every
    Saturday rain or shine. The quality and price of the goods offered was
    great. The atmosphere was almost fair like and rather exhilarating.
    I work at a small plastics factory in Bellevue, so I am always looking
    for the best value for my money and I felt like I got that at the
    farmers market. I would rather support local farmers and businesses
    than spend my dollars at a big chain.
    I look forward to visiting the market every week again this year.

    • sanduskyfarmersmarket permalink*
      June 9, 2010 4:17 pm

      Hi Betsy,

      We are so glad that you enjoy the market. There will be more than one opportunity to visit the farmers’ market this year, as the Erie County Coalition for Local Resources will be running a Friday afternoon market from 3pm to 6pm so will the Sandusky Main Street Association on Saturday morning from 8am to Noon, with many of the same vendors from Erie, Ottawa and Seneca County.

      We look forward to seeing you!

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