Slow Food Columbus

Slow Down Wednesdays at the Clintonville Farmers’ Market

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For Immediate Release: June 29, 2012 

Clintonville Wednesday Night Farmers’ Market Opens July 11

Clintonville welcomes its first mid-week evening market on July 11. “Slow Down Wednesdays,” a partnership of Clintonville Farmers’ Market, Global Gallery, and Slow Food Columbus, runs eight consecutive Wednesdays, July 11 through August 29, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the same site as the Saturday Clintonville Farmers’ Market, N. High St. and W. Dunedin Road.

Slow Down Wednesdays is an outdoor farmers’ market offering customers the chance to shop mid-week for high-season produce. The market focus is on cooking, meal preparation and market staples, which include locally-grown and produced fruits and vegetables, artisan breads and baked goods, meats, cheese and eggs, honey, and flowers. Producers include some participants of the ongoing Saturday market and also new ones such as OSU Student Farm.

Slow Food Columbus will be onsite for weekly cooking demos and taste education events at the market tent. Global Gallery will provide music and food trucks specializing in delicious food made with local ingredients.

Customers can expect the eight week Slow Down Wednesday market to accept EBT/SNAP and debit cards just like the Saturday Clintonville Farmers’ Market. The Saturday market runs April 28 through October 29, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

The mission of the Clintonville Farmers’ Market is to create a venue where market patrons can meet the farmers who grow their food and to educate the patrons about the benefits of locally-grown produce and products. 2012 is the 10th season of the all-Ohio, all producer-only Clintonville Farmers’ Market.

Global Gallery is dedicated to marketing Fair Trade goods and providing cultural education through social events and workshops.

Slow Food Columbus is a local nonprofit that seeks to create dramatic and lasting change toward a more sustainable food system by establishing and strengthening the foundations of pleasurable eating. Those foundations include developing an appreciation for food quality to balance our appreciation for price, defending biodiversity in our food supply, and enhancing our ability to savor one another’s company as we savor our food. The organization seeks to strengthen these values in ourselves and in generations to come, as well as to represent them well to the political and market forces that govern the food system.

For more information go to www.clintonvillefarmersmarket.org.

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