From humble beginnings seven years ago with just a few vendors all the way through this year with an average of 25 vendors each week, Stow Community Farmers Market has developed into a regular community driven weekly event that over 500 shoppers frequent.
The market takes place every Saturday June 10-Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the parking lot of the Stow Community Church, 1567 Pilgrim Drive, Stow.
Vendors sell potted plants, seasonal produce, jams, honey, maple syrup, homemade soaps, homemade candy, grass fed beef, eggs, bake goods, hand crafted items and new this year, loose tea from Ohio Tea Co. and fresh pour-over coffee and roasted coffee beans from Rowdy Beans Coffee Roasters.
There will be nonprofit organizations represented every week such as Master Gardeners of Summit County, Urban Forestry Commission of Stow, Metro Parks of Summit County, GASP, Bookworm Wood Carvers, Lifebanc, Bulldog Bags, Faithful Servants and even a yoga demonstration by Grow With Me Yoga.
"We are excited to have our core vendors back along with some wonderful new product lines ... ," added market manager Gary Aleman. "There will also be periodic cooking demonstrations, food trucks, and lots of food samplings."
There will be live music each week with some local favorites such as Mike Harvan, Celtic Rush and Crooked River String Band. Organizers thank shoppers and sponsors that help produce the market -- Western Reserve Hospital, Redmon Funeral Home, Young's Screenprinting, Transmit Identity, Abshire & Haylon Fine Jewelers, MB Mike Battershell Computer Service, Enviroscience, Briarwood Health Care and Stow Community Church.
More information can be found on the market's Facebook page and at www.stowfarmersmarket.com.