Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dublin Community Market

Announcing Dublin’s First Community Market
A mid-week market providing fresh, local, high quality products comes to downtown Dublin.

COLUMBUS, OH—June 29, 2009: Embracing its historic roots as a farm community, the city of Dublin hosts its first-ever community market, formed by members of the Dublin community, local business owners and farmers. The market will officially commence Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30PM at the Dublin Community Church. Markets will continue each succeeding Wednesday until season’s close on October 28th.

The market features a number of the area’s highest quality producers, with wares ranging from fruits and vegetables to baked goods and dairy products. Unusual to most community markets, the producers played a large role in its creation.

Jaime Moore of The Wayward Seed Farm is one of the market’s producers and founders, passionate about bringing a market to downtown Dublin. “It was a welcome opportunity to help create a market from the farmer’s perspective. As a grower starting a market, we were able to influence its quality—not just products, but services, too. We wanted to create a market that embraces both farmers and marketgoers.”

“We also serve a large number of Dublin residents in our community supported agriculture program (CSA). We liked the idea of better serving them through a more convenient location,” Moore continued.

The market is located in the parking lot of the Dublin Community Church.

Jeff Shaffer, Dublin Community Church Moderator, sees the Market as central to fulfilling the Church’s mission, while paying homage to Dublin’s background as a farming community. "The Dublin Community Church is proud to host the Dublin Community Market. Part of our mission as a church is to provide a 'community center,’ and hosting Dublin’s own seasonal market is a fit from every angle.”

“Additionally, our church hosts the Dublin Food Pantry as well—so we’ll be accepting donations from both the farmers at the weekly event, as well as from the public through food drive initiatives. We couldn’t be more excited,” Shaffer said.

The market’s July 1 opening will also coincide with "Help Us Fill the Pantry's Pantry," a local food drive for the Dublin Community Church. Marketgoers will receive one-dollar discounts at participating Historic Dublin businesses for each donation made.

All media is welcome. Both Moore and Shaffer will be available for interview.

WHAT: Dublin Community Market
WHERE: Dublin Community Church, 81 West Bridge Street in Historic Dublin
WHEN: Wednesdays from 4:30-8:00pm, beginning July 1 concluding October 28th

The Wayward Seed Farm, an organic method farm featuring heirloom varieties
Snowville Creamery, a grass-fed creamery based in Athens, Ohio
Wishwell Farms Produce, a four generation farm featuring Ohio favorites
Honeyrun Farm, a local farm serving sustainably grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and honey
Gluten Free You and Me, providing gluten-free baked goods
Oink Moo Cluck Farms, providing locally raised meats
Oakvale Farmstead Cheese, local artisans serving award-winning cheeses

Media contact:
Jeri Moore
Email: moore.jeri@gmail.com
Phone: 614.506.4888

1 comment:

Skye said...

It was a great market, you guys! Great vendors selling actual fresh produce, when lots of new markets start up with a bunch of nonperishables & crafty stuff. And at a convenient time (as opposed to say, midday). Way to go!