Friday, April 30, 2010

Meeting reminder

The final Seville Farm Market organizational meeting before the start of the new season is 7 p.m., Thursday, May 6, at Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main St. If you're considering participating in the market for the first time and would like more information, we'd love to have you join us.

Our special guest will be Melissa O'Connell of the Medina County Health Department, who will update us on food safety guidelines and answer questions. Our fantastic yard signs will be ready for you to pick up, too. (Thank you, Larry and Edie Landis!)

For those who are planning to participate in the market, if you haven't yet taken care of your $25 vendor's fee for the season, it'll be a good opportunity to do so, since the May 29 opening day soon will be upon us.

Hope to see you on May 6!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The roots of a community

The Countryside Conservancy is offering a FREE showing of the widely praised documentary, "Asparagus! Stalking the American Life," 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Akron Main Library Auditorium, 60 S. Main Street, Akron. Donations to help offset the cost of presenting the movie are welcome.

It's another in the CC's "Don't Buy Food from Strangers" film series. The movie tells the story of Oceana County, Michigan, which for 30 years has been the Asparagus Capital of the World. Now its residents and family farms are fighting to save their beloved roots.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has said: "This subtle but powerful film unveils intricate connections among community identity, family farming, national politics and international trade, while at the same time revealing the aplomb and good cheer of these indomitable, spear-struck Michiganders."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Slideshow by Rob McGarr

To whet your appetite for the 2010 Seville Farm Market, check out this slideshow from last season by Medina's Rob McGarr. If you like what you see (and what's not to like?), you can view more of Rob's great local multimedia storytelling at his blog: My Own Blue Highway.

Thanks, Rob!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Calling all potential farm market vendors

Are you a gardener? A baker? A candlestick maker?

The Seville Farm Market is seeking vendors for the 2010 season. All local producers of fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, baked goods, crafts and more are welcome to participate.

The market is held 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday at Seville's Stanhope Park at the gazebo. Opening day is May 29 and the market will run through the end of October. The registration fee for the entire 22-week season is only $25 per vendor.

All are invited to an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. May 6 at Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main St. Special guest will be Medina County Health Department inspector Melissa O'Connell, who will share updates and answer questions on food safety.

For market guidelines and a registration form, e-mail or call Kristi Perry at 330-769-2453 or John Gladden at 330-769-1428.