Sunday, June 28, 2009

First farm market a booming succcess!

A sunny, blue morning ... a lovely setting around the Stanhope Park gazebo ... vendors with tables full of handmade goods, delicious foods, flowers and produce ... and lots of supportive customers!

In other words, it was a perfect opening day for the Seville Farm Market.

Thanks to all the vendors who worked so hard over the past six months creating, planting and planning to make the market a reality. We're especially grateful to our sponsor, The Seville Lions Club, whose president, Chuck Boomhower, was on hand to supply coffee and donuts for a donation to support the group's civic projects.

Most of all, thanks to ALL OF YOU who came out to shop for fresh, locally grown food, tasty baked goods, and one-of-a-kind items. Remember, the Seville Farm Market takes place rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to noon. We'll be back this Saturday with more!

On July 4, we're honored to present the music of local singer-songwriter Jim Gill. So start your Independence Day with a trip to the Seville Farm Market, where you can grab a cup of coffee, see what's fresh, and enjoy a free concert by one of Northeast Ohio's finest performers.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Handcrafted Furniture by Carl Perry

One of the unique offerings of the Seville Farm Market will be handmade furniture by Seville craftsman Carl Perry. If his excellent workmanship wasn't enough, Carl also harvests much of the lumber he uses in his woodworking projects.

Pictured below are a few of his pieces you can expect to see. At top left, a cherry medicine cabinet. At top right, an end table, also made of cherry. Below, a flip-top table.

Come to the Seville Farm Market to meet Carl and he can tell you the story of his furniture -- from the tree, to his workshop, to your home.

Stir-Fried Swiss Chard with Feta Cheese

This recipe comes from the kitchen of one of our market gardeners, Kris Perry. Come to the Seville Farm Market for some fresh Swiss Chard and give it a try!

Stir-Fried Swiss Chard with Feta Cheese

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pine nuts, toasted
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium shallots or small onions, finely chopped
2 bunches swiss chard rinsed well and torn in 2-inch pieces
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper

In a wok or heavy skillet, heat oil and add shallots or onions. Fry one minute or until just beginning to brown. Add swiss chard, toss and cover. Cook two minutes. Remove cover and cook another minute. If there is any liquid, drain it off. Stir in the feta cheese. Cook 30 seconds or until it starts to melt. Add pine nuts or walnuts and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Jim Gill at the Seville Farm Market July 4

Start your Independence Day with a trip to the Seville Farm Market for fresh produce, baked goods ... and the music of singer-songwriter Jim Gill.

Jim is one of Northeast Ohio's premiere performers -- touring the country and sharing the stage with folk star John Gorka and Cleveland legend Michael Stanley. In 2008, he released his fifth CD, "Jim Gill Live: Vol. II."

But don't just take our word for it. Here's what Cleveland Plain Dealer Music Critic John Soeder has to say:

"Jim Gill brings a bright new voice to the Ohio music scene. This gifted singer-songwriter grabs your ear and doesn't let go, whether he's delivering hard-hitting tunes about the world around us or heartfelt personal ballads. He's a captivating performer, too -- so don't miss a chance to catch Jim Gill in concert!"

A Westfield Center resident, Jim is graciously taking time from his performance schedule -- and on a holiday, to boot -- to support the Seville Farm Market.

For a taste of Jim's music, to order CDs, or see where he'll be performing next, visit

See you at the Market!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Seville Farm Market Opens June 27

Logo Design by Mollie Jarvis

Fresh fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey and maple syrup, baked goods and hand-crafted furniture are some of the things shoppers will find this summer at the inaugural Seville Farm Market, which opens for the season on Saturday, June 27.

Sponsored by the Seville Lions Club, the market will take place 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday into the fall, rain or shine. Vendors will set up in Stanhope Park and West Main Street, which will be closed to traffic during the market. Adjacent parking is available at Seville United Methodist Church, through its High Street entrance.

The market is open not only to professional producers in the Seville area, but also to local home gardeners who may have extra produce to sell. To encourage participation in the market’s first year, registration is free, but all vendors must register before being permitted to sell. Contact John Gladden at 330-769-1428 or to receive a registration form.

The Seville Farm Market also will feature local entertainment and a refreshment table sponsored by Seville-area community groups who will provide coffee and snacks in exchange for a donation in support of their work.

The purpose of the Seville Farm Market is to provide area residents with locally produced foods and handcrafted items; to support local agriculture and encourage home gardening; to promote community spirit; and to foster a greater connection between consumers and those who grow their food.

The Seville Farm Market gratefully acknowledges the support of the Seville Lions Club, the Village of Seville, Kurt’s Auto Parts and Seville United Methodist Church.