Thank you to the hundreds who came out to the first market of the season last week. It was fun, wasn’t it, visiting with¬†returning vendors and meeting the¬†new ones, plus the music from Russell Up Some Grub created such a festive atmosphere.

Have you seen the video from last week’s market?¬†Thanks to Loveland Canoe and Kayak for sponsoring it. Click¬†here¬†to view.

There were positive comments regarding parking! The parking lot in front of the market kept moving cars in and out all day.  For a current map on parking in historic Loveland, click here.

The market is open every Tuesday!¬† Remember, it’s about buying local, eating fresh!
Donna


Here’s what you will find from the stars at tomorrow’s market!
VEGGIES, FRUITS, AND POTTED PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDEN

Can-du Farm РBethel
We’re still going strong with our tomato, pepper and herb starts. We should have a little kale also. See you Tuesday rain or shine.

Donn Madra Farm РGoshen
Seasonal fruits and vegetables

Grailville РLoveland
We will bring locally grown, organically certified, healthy and fresh lettuce, spinach, arugala, aspsaragus, radishes, rhubarb, garlic greens, and cilantro.

Irons Fruit Farm РLebanon
Bakery goods, jams, jellies, honey, fruits and vegetables in season.

Jaybird Farms РSardinia
Jaybird farms will have LOTS of SPROUTS for your dining pleasure as well as gourmet lettuce mix, rainbow Swiss chard, and kale. Our chickens have been busy laying brown eggs for you. We have herb and vegetable plants for your garden. Homemade jams, herbal soaps, and other herbal items, NEW Рherbal insect repellant, just in time for bug season!   See you at the market!  www.jaybirdfarms.com

Jessie’s Garden –¬†Oregonia
Will join the market later in May.

Rice Family Harvest –¬†Oregonia
The early warm weather has been kind and have some things moving early. So¬†for the first¬†Loveland¬†market,¬†we expect to have¬†Asparagus, ¬†spinach and mixed spring greens.¬†We will also have¬†Cherokee purple and Mountain Fresh tomato plants, sweet 100’s cherry tomato plants,¬†Red and green Sweet bell¬† pepper plants and possibly other plants.¬†¬†Can’t wait to see everyone!

Salatin’s Fruit Farm –¬†Moore’s Hill, Indiana
I will have asparagus, spinach, onions, radishes, lettuce, herbs, kale and collard greens.

Scott Farms РBurlington, KY
Will join the market in June or July.

Wittmeyer White Oak Farm РGeorgetown
Wittmeyer White Oak Valley Farm will be at market with our summer squash pizza crusts–both the traditional and gluten free varieties. We also have lovely tomato starts all started from seed….beefsteak, early girl, marglobe, ponderosa pink, celebrity, roma, jet stars, and more!

FROM THE OVEN

Baudry РCincinnati
Cream Puffs, Eclairs, etc.

Blue Oven Bakery РWilliamsburg
Wood fired baked goods including several varieties of their popular breads and English muffins and pastries.

Diane’s Heavenly Delights¬†– Liberty Twp.
Joins the market in a few weeks.

Em’s Sourdough Bread¬†–¬†Cincinnati

Kimmy’s Kupcakes¬†– Morrow
Cupcakes in: Chocolate/vanilla twist, Vanilla bean, Dbl chocolate European, Salted caramel, Also: assorted buttery scones Organic and local ingredients. Imported French chocolate

Raphael’s Pizzelles¬†– Liberty Twp.
We will have pizzelles in the following flavors…..Almond Amaretto, Anise, Cappuccino, Cherry Cordial, Citrus, Cocoa, Cocoa Kissed Strawberry, Coconut Almond, Creamy Hazelnut, Maple Walnut, Snickerdoodle and Vanilla.¬†We will also have Italian Wedding Cookies, Anginetti (Lemon Drop Cookies), Biscotti, Confetti Cookies (Spring colored sugar cookies), Almond Butter Spritz Cookies and Chocolate Chip Candy Stuffed Brownies.¬†Weather permitting (can’t do it if it’s too hot), we will also have 1lb gift boxes of Buckeye Chocolate Candies just in time for Mother’s Day as well as individual 5-piece boxes.¬†We’re so excited for the Loveland market season and look forward to seeing you all there!¬†www.raphaelspizzelles.com

OTHER FARMS

Ohio Farm Direct –¬†Fredericktown
Offering a wide variety of cheeses, including a limited number of aged (sharp) and raw milk cheeses.  Cows are 100% grass-fed and certified organic. Stop by for a taste!

Peaceful Acres –¬†Martinville
Will join the market May 24.

Webb Valley Farm –¬†Wilmington
Brown Eggs…Pasture Raised Pork:Sausage¬†mild/hot,Pork Cube Steaks,Bacon,Pork Roasts,Ground Pork,Pork Spare Ribs,Boneless Pork Chops and Bone-in Pork Chops….Grassfed Beef:Ground Beef, Ground Chuck,Ground Round,Ground Sirloin,Ground Steak, Stew Beef, Chuck Roast,New York Strip Steak,Ribeye Steak,Filet Mignon,Beef Liver and Soup Bone…….Pasture Raised Lamb:Loin Chops and Ground Lamb…Pasture Raised Chicken ( 2nd week June)….Hand Crafted Soap

OTHER FOOD ITEMS

Angie‚Äôs Authentic Malaysian Satay & Sauces¬† –¬†Symmes Twp.
Asian & International Foods using organic ,locally-sourced & home-grown produce and ingredients. Malaysian Satay Spice Mix and Peanut Sauce-Mild & Spicy, Malaysian Coconut Jam (yes, one-of-its-kind Jam), Authentic Korean Kimchi in Assorted Vegetables in 3 flavors-Napa, Easter Egg Radish, Bok Choy, Daikon (in summer-Cucumber) Soups & Salads with a unique twist & usually no cream. This week:  Minted Pea Soup with organic vegetable broth and home grown mint; White Bean Chicken Chili with homemade chicken broth, natural chicken (no tomato based), Asian Napa Cabbage with Miso dressing; Wheat Berry Salad with organic carrots and beets, raisin citrus vinaigrette.

Anna’s Gourmet Popcorn¬†– Lebanon
I will be bringing Cheese, Caramel, Downtown Mix (Cheese and Caramel), Birthday Cake and  Five Alarm Popcorn. I will also bring pink and blue cotton candy.

Bunny Jacobs Catering –¬†Cincinnati
Will join the market it June.

Delish In A Dish РLoveland
BACON CHEESEBURGER MEATLOAF-Served with Springtime Veggie Pasta Primavera; SAUTEED CHICKEN with MUSHROOM, WHITE WINE SAUCE-Served with fresh, brown sugar and bacon green beans. Gluten Friendly; FAJITA STUFFED CHICKEN-Served with Roasted Garlic and Tomato Lentil Salad; STICKY ASIAN BABY BACK RIBS with CHEESY AU GRATIN POTATOES; LEMON PARMESAN PASTA with Spinach, Asparagus, and Grilled Chicken 6 pack of KENTUCKY HOT BROWN SLIDERS-Stuffed with turkey, cheese, bacon, and Parmesan; 6 PACK OF HAM & SWISS SLIDERS; 6 PACK OF SMOKED, PULLED PORK SLIDERS with Cheddar Cheese, Caramelized onions and a brown sugar glaze. FROZEN OPTIONS: CHICKEN POT PIE, MEAT LASAGNA, VEGETARIAN LASAGNA with Bechamel Pesto Sauce, MEATLOAF COTTAGE PIE, MEXICAN LASAGNA with corn tortillas. SALADS:  SPINACH and ARUGULA SALAD with STRAWBERRIES, GOAT CHEESE, and CANDIED PECANS drizzled with homemade balsamic vinaigrette. ROASTED GARLIC and TOMATO LENTIL SALAD GREEK GREEN BEAN SALAD

Garden of Eaten Fresh Foods РHamilton
Dill, Hot Dii, Horseradish and Butter & Butter pickles. Mild, Hot and Corn & Black Bean Salsa. Chipotle Black Bean Dip & Original Black Bean Dip. Garlic and Avocado Hummus. Will begin next week, May 17.

Green Man РLoveland
Green Man farm welcomes the new season with lots of old favorite jams like Strawberry Balsamic and Meyer Lemon Marmalade. We also have a new one we will be sampling called Strawberry Sunrise Fiesta which is great with a bit of cream cheese on a cracker. We also have plenty of Strawberry Salsa ready for the summer season. HoolieWear dog collars will also be featured with new designs for that special 4 legged friend. See you at the market!

Hen of the Woods РCincinnati
Kettle Chips- 2oz and 6oz sizes of the four following flavors:Sea Salt, Red Wine Vinegar and Sea Salt, Buttermilk and Chive, A Touch of Smoke

Kartals Pure Honey РCincinnati
Honey and honey products.

Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil –¬†Cincinnati
Mt Kofinas Olive Oil will bring : Extra virgin olive oil, infused olive oils, balsamic vinegars, spices.

Russo’s Ravioli –¬†Cincinnati
Assorted raviolis.

Skinny Piggy Kombucha Р Western Hills
Skinny Piggy Kombucha will be bringing you the city’s finest fermented teas, flavored with organic teas and spices. This week we will be offering our three current flavors: our oolong-based Original Tea Blend, black tea based Fireside Chai, and our zesty white and hibiscus tea blend, Spring Break! We look forward to meeting you at the market!¬†www.skinnypiggykombucha.com

Summuh –¬†Cincinnati
Locally Made Artisan Hummus.

Trevor, Fun Guy РLoveland
Oyster mushrooms.

GIFTS AND OTHER NECESSITIES INCLUDING FOR OUR FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS

Alpaca Paradise РLeesburg and Goshen
We have 100% alpaca dryer wool balls, super soft handmade hats and scarfs and ear warmers and baby booties, super soft alpaca yarns we spun by hand, our hand natural dyed alpaca yarn, raw alpaca fleece, alpaca rovings, hand made alpaca glittens for kids and adults, leg warmers, hooded capelets, braided cowl scarfs, fingerless gloves for guys, and new handmade alpaca mittens.

Krafty Kritters Pet Bakery & Boutique РLoveland
I bake in small batches and will bring homemade, all-natural gourmet pet treats including: PB Pumbkin Puffs, PB Honey-Nut Cheerio Crumbles, Garden Salad Bones, andPB Banana Pupcakes. I will also have fashionable bandanas for your fur-kids so make sure to check us out. Bring along your favorite pooch for a tasty “pupcake” sample!

Oregonia Soap Works –¬†Oregonia
Handcrafted soaps, body butter, liquid soap, baby care products, natural deodorant, men’s shaving kits, body powder, lip balm, beard soap and hair bars.

Pet Wants East Cincinnati –¬†Cincinnati
Offering 6 house-made products that include all natural Balms, Salves and Skin Sprays with Essential Oils for your Dog, as well as Beef Jerky, (stop by with your dog for a yummy sample!)

The Marmalade Lily –¬†Loveland
The Marmalade Lily returns this year with make your own bouquets as well as bouquets-to-go!¬† We carry seasonal specialty cut flowers grown using organic, sustainable practices.¬† We’ll start the season with succulents, peonies, bachelor buttons, snaps, bulbs, and specialty wreaths. About mid-June we transition to Benary zinnias, cockscomb, sunflowers,yarrow, lilies, phlox, coreopsis, and more.¬† We will finish the season with a brilliant fall offering of dahlias, millet, broom corn, chocolate sunflowers and many more gorgeous blooms.

***Here’s tomorrow’s special treats!***

         

ENTERTAINMENT BOOTH¬†–¬†¬†Matt Gill¬†has¬†been playing instrumental solo acoustic guitar now for about 8¬†years.¬†His set list consists¬†of arrangements of popular songs, originals,¬†tunes by Michael Hedges, Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, and much more.¬†He has performed wedding gigs (dinners/cocktail hours / ceremonies), restaurants, art centers, farmers markets,¬†private parties and more.

KIDS’ PATCH¬†– Back by popular demand . . . .
I SPY¬†– Can you spy the 3 items “hidden” around the market? When you arrive at the market, stop by the Kid’s Patch booth to get a vendor list. Shop the market and spy the items at a vendor’s booth. Put a check mark next to the 3 vendor’s names and bring your sheet to the Kids’ Patch booth and receive one dollar market buck to spend at any vendor. This month look for Frances, Fanny and Frank Flower.¬†Frequent Shopper Program¬†– Will you be a loyal Loveland Farmers’ Market customer? Each time you visit the market, stop by the Kids’ Patch and we will put a sticker on¬†your Loyalty Card. We will keep your card at the booth. For every 5 stickers you receive, you will get a one dollar market buck. Your market bucks are good at any vendor anytime.¬†This week, look for the Kids’ Patch next to the Credit/SNAP booth.

PET FRIENDLY РWe love having furry ones at the market. Our pooch policy requires pets on a leash and under control.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Cough Cough Cough…… Well said……… Hack hack hack……next the Loveland Station developer will demand what LFM vendors will be able to set up, catering to the demands of his apartment residents. I can see it now: Organic Balogna

  2. Oh my Dear Mr Fein, “They” are going to do absolutely nothing about this problem. Once selfish people get what they want, they are satisfied. And could care less about the mess they may have created as a result of their agenda. Maybe the taxpayers of Loveland will need to pay a police officer overtime to direct traffic?

  3. What are you going to do about the traffic jams caused by your patrons ?
    Many exit the market, go right, then want to turn left at the 5-way light at 48/Paxton/Hannah.
    This causes massive traffic jams. One car at a time gets to turn, everyone else waits.
    All thanks to this market being jammed into downtown Loveland.

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