The Northside Farmers Market
FRESH VEGETABLES, BAKED GOODS AND MORE AT THE NORTHSIDE FARMERS MARKET ALL YEAR AROUND!
Every Wednesday from 4-7:00pm Hoffner Park on Hamilton Avenue filles with local farmers, bakers, and artists. Please shop and support local entrepreneurs and businesses!
Our 30 vendor market includes seasonal produce, fruits, farm fresh eggs, local honey; fresh ground flours and grains, naturally fermented foods, locally roasted coffees, assorted baked bread, grass-fed beef, chemical-free pork, chicken and other meats. NFM boasts over 16 varieties of organic cheeses, unique handmade and fair-trade chocolates, jams, jellies, candies and pies. We carry starter plants, trees, and landscaping plants as well. NFM prides itself on bringing fresh and locally produced food to the vibrant community of Northside.
The market features local musicians, kid's activities, cooking and nutrition workshops, puppet shows, and fun activities for everyone on market days.
NFM strives to make healthy local foods accessible to everyone throughout our community. VISA, MasterCard, SNAP Ohio Direction Card, and WIC transactions are accepted at the Market Manager's booth. In addition, NFM will participate in "Produce Perks," a matching funds incentive program which allows individuals shoppping with their Ohio Direction Card (EBT) to receive up to $10 each market visit for use on vegetable and fruit purchases.
History of Farming in Northside
In the 1950's Northside had a greenhouse/farming area known as Frogtown which consisted of three large greenhouses located near Spring Grove Cemetery along Crawford and Spring Lawn Avenues. The area was nicknamed frogtown because of the natural springs that were the home to prevalent croaking frogs. The original families the Kock's, Kissel's and Hoeweller's had over 6 acres of gardens under glass in the area. The Kissel's stopped gardening in the 1980's, however, the Koch's still garden and reside in Frogtown today.
In the 1880's through the early 1950's dairy farms were located along West Fork Road and Kirby Avenue in Northside. Ammon Avenue, off of Colerain, is named for one of the early dairy farmers - Johann Georg Ammon who passed away in 1891. Bosse Dairy, Henry Meyer Dairy, Blessing Dairy and John T. Ruether Dairy were a few of the various dairy farms in Northside. Today a few Northside residents still remember receiving home deliveries of milk. Dann Woellert's book titled, 'Cincinnati's Northside Neighborhood' in the Images of America Series has more.
From the Farm, produce, meats, eggs, cheese, and plants:
- Adopt A Plant
- Back Acre Farms
- Backyard Orchard
- Carriage House Farms
- Dark Woods Farm
- Findlay Market
- Lobenstein Farm
- Mill Creek Farm
- Mud Foot Farm
- Ohio Farm Direct
- Probasco Farm
- Running Creek Farm
- Turner Farm Veteran Program
- The Village Green Foundation
- Wind Dance Farm
- Wooden Shoe Hollow
Pickled, Fermented, Jellied:
- Fab Ferments
- Our Garden Runs Through it
Sweets, Coffee, and More!
Visit our website at www.northsidefm.org.
You can find us on FaceBook or on twitter at #nsidefarmersmkt.
Northside Farmers Market
Ana Bird, NFM Market Manager
May 14 - Oct 15: Jacob Hoffner Park, 4101 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Oct - May: North Presbyterian Church Auditorium, 4222 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45223
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