Spring is right around the corner, but so is the Farmer’s Market.
Despite yesterday’s snow and cold, those seeking a little bit of summer in their week can head over to Crocker Park’s North Union Farmers Market Indoor Winter Market for fresh grown veggies and interesting finds.
“It’s indoors at Crocker Park through March 16, from 9 a.m. – noon,” General Manager Emma Anderson said.
In warmer weather, the popular outdoor Market at Crocker Park offers buyers plenty of Ohio grown and manufactured products.
Located next to in the space that housed Santa’s Workshop in December, the quarters are close, but it gets the job done.
“We have more than 20 vendors selling meats, cheeses and root vegetables,” Anderson said. “It’s a lot of the same vendors. We have greenhouse and hydroponic growers.”
Other stocked items, primarily made or grown in Ohio, include antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, pork, and poultry and dairy products, organic maple syrup, honey, farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, winter greens, herbs, apples, potatoes, lettuces, organic grains and specialty baked goods.
A sister location is open the same hours on Saturday in Shaker Square. The two locations are only a few that provide locally grown produce in the winter.
“In Ohio that’s a real treat,” Anderson said.
SNAP cards now accepted
The Market will also now be accepting
accepting SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Cards at the Indoor Winter Market. SNAP recipients may bring their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to the farmers market and obtain tokens which may be used to purchase fresh, local vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meat products, honey, preserves, baked goods and more.
The North Union Farmers Market indoor market is open from January through March at 143 Crocker Park Boulevard.
The Market is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to champion the local foods of Northeast Ohio and promote their environmental,