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Your Farmer Knows Just When it Grows: Season Extension

Local means early June is too early for watermelon here. And just as Ohioans grasp that, we find ourselves wondering the opposite, "Sunflowers, tomatoes--here so early?" 
Season extension permits crops to grow earlier and later than the normal outdoor season for an area. Picture Grandma's wooden cold frame and raised bed. But of course plant variety, transplanting, site, soil, moisture, and wind all extend a growing time too. And row covers, mulches, and high tunnels make a huge difference. Here are two farmer stories.
At Haymay's stall, Jim was asked how he could possibly have sunflowers June 2. He has a detailed description of how he does it and says, "I am glad to explain and share this info with anyone who would like to have an early batch of sunflowers; its quite possible to do anywhere in Ohio." The process includes a particular type of seed, planting indoors to transplant outdoors, spacing, and row covers.  
At Wishwell's stall, people wonder how Jason has tomatoes in late April. Jason explains that in addition to 75 acres, his family has 10,000 sq ft of greenhouses and a half acre high tunnel. They have invested time and money to create a market niche--early tomatoes. Started from seed before Christmas, plants are in greenhouses in February, staged in plantings for a successive supply. Jason will be posting photos at his stall.
If you wonder about something, ask the producer. If the person at the stall cannot answer sufficiently, go to the producer's contact information on the "Meet the Producers" page of this site and ask again. A farmers' market is where you meet the farmer--and can question him or her directly.


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Past Headlines

April 21, 2016
Kids Garden Club will return to Clintonville Farmersí Market for 2016!
September 13, 2015
Acre/ CFM Kids Garden Club Wraps Up Season
June 11, 2015
Market to Hold Benefit Concert
April 25, 2015
Farmers' Market Sprouts Saturday on High Street
January 25, 2015
Two Join CFM's All-Volunteer Board
October 7, 2014
Raffle will fund return of market's Kids' Garden Club
April 12, 2014
Opening Day - Only 2 Weeks Away!
November 22, 2013
Farmers market soon will cede to Winter Wednesdays
July 5, 2013
ThisWeek article on CRC partnership
October 10, 2013
Columbus Alive article featuring CFM
September 6, 2013
TheMetropreneur.com article on Columbus farmers' markets
September 6, 2013
Columbus Dispatch article on local flowers
February 23, 2013
Nurturing Roots
January 9, 2013
It's Time to Shop Local Again!
October 31, 2012
Interested in Joining the Board?
September 27, 2012
What's a Tomato Worth?
September 5, 2012
When Temperatures are Hot and Rain Doesn't Come...
September 4, 2012
The Farmers You Meet at Market Work Hard for Your Food!
August 9, 2012
Market Celebrates 10 Seasons
June 26, 2012
It's summer, but we're thinking about a 1st-ever winter market!
June 7, 2012
Your Farmer Knows Just When it Grows
May 16, 2012
Skilled Cheese Makers Come to Market Each Week
April 12, 2012
Food Safety, Inspections, and Producer-only
April 2, 2012
Signing up for a CSA
February 21, 2012
Market Receives Grant to Connect Farmers and Customers
December 1, 2011
2012 Season
October 26, 2011
The season is over.....Except for our "Harvest Market" Nov. 19!
June 11, 2011
Get Your Latest Market News!
May 26, 2011
Friends of Market is Just Getting Started!
April 20, 2011
News of April 30 Opening Day
November 9, 2010
See our Market's Trip to Terra Madre
October 11, 2010
Watch the Clintonville Farmers' Market Food Community Video
September 21, 2010
Trip to Terra Madre


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