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10 Years: Families and Food

Through 10 seasons, Clintonville Farmers' Market has been about families and food....About our own families and farm families and the local food that connects us. Here is some history:
2003 - Lynne and Roger Genter begin the market with 6 producers. High Street businesses provide frontage for the market and it runs 7 weeks. Branstool's Orchard was present that season and is still coming in 2012. Local firm, attaché, designs the market logo and poster.  Melissa Goodrich begins her work on the board.
2004 - Running 20 weeks, Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce, other local businesses, and a core of market volunteers and board members get behind the effort. Clintonville Community Fund provides start-up funds. A CFM yellow bag is sold. 
2005 - Now 25 weeks, High Street construction diverts the market to the COVA parking lot for much of the season. The market produces a cookbook for sale. Fun includes an ice cream social, vintage tractor display and an October "Day On the Farm."
2006 - The board hires a market manager. AutoZone, new to Dunedin & High invites the market to the south side of their parking lot. The market expands educational activities and holds the first "Farmer Appreciation Day" and first "Harvest Market."
2007 - The market collaborates with the CRC food pantry in food donations, holds a cookbook signing, and increases the number of chef demonstrations of market food.
2008 - Growing to 26 weeks, the market organizes the first "Spring Sprout Day," brings baby lambs with Slate Run Farm, has a famed chef at "Farmer Appreciation Day," welcomes Global Gallery onsite, and conducts market research in conjunction with OSU.
2009 - This year, the market adds a visit to the Ohio State Fair to 28 weeks. Farm visits increase, guidelines are tightened, producer workshops are added, and the board expands. Market producer space increases in the Donatos area.
2010  An off-duty officer and street closing of Dunedin begin. Farmers from Tajikistan volunteer one day. The first founder's day is held and the market sends 3 (invited) delegates to Slow Food's Terra Madre in Italy. Earlier in the season, the market holds a Producer Food Safety meeting and Food Labeling workshop for the public and the first producer food safety workshops are required. "Clintonville Cans" is held in the summer.
2011 - The market grows to 76 producers over 28 weeks. Friends of the Market and the Kids' Garden Club are founded. The USDA approves CFM for EBT and the market adds debit tokens. A $1000 grant from ODA helps set up the EBT (food stamp) program. New graphics are implemented in all signage.
2012  - Non-profit charitable 501c3 status is awarded the market. A $2000 matching grant from Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation promotes consumer/producer connection, a bike corral is added, Farm & Kitchen Tours are organized, and the 8 week Slow Down Wednesday market is in session....And 10 seasons are celebrated!


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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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