Friday, October 2, 2009

October at the Farmers Market

We apologize that we've been to busy running markets, canning and freezing this year's harvest and visiting farms to blog! But it has been a great market season with farms reporting record sales and stands overflowing with a delicious bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Although we are winding down for the year, the market is still full of fun things like fall gourds, pumpkins, apples, grapes, and of course baked goods, artisan food products and more.

We are happy to report that our newest market at the Cleveland State University has been getting lots of visitors! We are open through October 22 on Thursdays from 10:30am to 1:30pm on Euclid Ave. between East 18th and East 21st Streets. Ride the trolley from downtown on your lunch break!

We're planning some fun ideas for Halloween at the market this year! Any ideas? Leave us a comment!

"It Must Be October"
By Pearl N. Sorrels

The harvest moon hangs round and high
It dodges clouds high in the sky
The stars wink down their love and mirth
The Autumn seasons is giving birth
Oh it must be October
The leaves of red bright gold and brown
To Mother earth come tumbling down
The breezy nights the ghostly sights
The eerie spooky far off sounds
Are signs that its October
The pumpkin yellow big and round
Are carried by costumed clumsy clowns
Its Halloween lets celebrate
Come one come all and don't be late
We know now its October
We'll roast and toast some luscious food
For apples we'll be bobbin
While tales are told around the fire
Of timely ghosts and goblins
Oh how we love October
The moon has grown pale
The stars have grown dim
Our Halloween party is over
With a hi-de-ho homeward we'll go
What a delightful month October