Thursday, May 27, 2010

Greenville Farmers' Market Opening Day

Keith Rhoades of Rhoadesides Noodles & More
talks to a customer about his product.
Photo courtesy of Roger Brooks,
Darke County Photo Club
The Farmers’ Market season is kicking off Saturday, June 5 at the Courthouse in downtown Greenville from 9:00am – 1:00pm. To welcome the fresh and local market season many activities are scheduled during opening day as well as throughout the market season.

Besides the awesome fresh produce, handmade products and homemade goodies, the market will be the stage for Sweet Surrender, a wholesome, family oriented music performer. Sweet Surrender’s founder, Gill Miller, will be performing at the Courthouse gazebo from 10:30 am-12:30 pm opening day and every first Saturday of the market season.

Another great addition to the market is Artists on the Lawn. Members of the Greenville Art Guild will be painting and displaying their talents for market goers. “We enjoy creating our art in the shadow of our historic Courthouse. The Farmers' Market scene with its patrons make great subjects for paintings,” commented Jan Boyer, President of the Greenville Art Guild. The Artists on the Lawn is a series at the market every Saturday until the end of July.

Vendors to expect at opening day include: EAT Food for Life, organic products; Woodview Alpaca Farm, alpaca yarn and products; Janet’s Broadway Bakery, baked goods; Yappy Treats, dog treats; Frank Dawson, organic produce, fruit and vegetables; Rhoadeside Noodles and More, angel food cakes and noodles; Baby Bling, handmade baby accessories; Josephine Candle Co., soy candles and handmade rugs.

The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market is every Saturday from June until the end of October as well as every Wednesday starting June 9 until the end of September from 2:00 – 6:00pm. Wednesday, June 9 market will offer a demonstration by Diane Johnson from 3:00 – 5:00pm called “Put A Lid On It,” how to preserve your vegetables and fruits. The market as well as the demonstration takes place at the Courthouse at the intersection of 4th and Broadway in downtown Greenville. The Farmers’ Market is a free event for the entire Darke County community.

Main Street Greenville and Darke County Farm Bureau sponsor the downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market. All products are produced in Ohio or neighboring Indiana counties. Applications for vendors are available throughout the season. Interested vendors should contact Main Street Greenville at 548-4998 or visit for an application.

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