It's nearing the end of the growing season, but Stow Community Farmers Market is still offering some of the best vegetables grown in the area. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Stow Community United Church of Christ parking lot.
The farmers market offers visitors a chance to experience new ways to eat healthfully and find new recipes and tips on how to prepare and cook meal selections. There are even items such as fresh-picked cilantro and basil to enhance main dishes.
A new food will be introduced at the market this week: homemade pierogies, cooked to eat on the spot, as well as fresh to go. The pierogies will also be available during the Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 market days.
This week's musical entertainment will be provided by 12-year-old Stow violinist Brennady Barnes, who will play some of her favorite fiddle selections.
New to the market this year is a tent for Summit Metro Parks, which now has more than 11,000 acres and 14 parks. Volunteering at the market for Summit Metro Parks will be Dave and Nancy Reinhart, promoting the annual Fall Hiking Spree that runs through Nov. 30.
Each week Mocha Joe's Coffee House provides coffee at no charge to market shoppers, and free bottled water is available at the market information booth.
Market co-managers Gary Aleman and Mike Osman encourage visitors to patronize the market sponsors: Holmes Seed Co., Redmon Funeral Home, The Briarwood, Joann Fabric & Crafts and Summa Western Reserve Hospital.
Upcoming market events include:
- Walgreen's Drug Store in Kent will be offering a flu shot clinic during the Sept 29 market event. Bring insurance information if applicable. Otherwise, shots cost $30.
- Make plans now for the final market day on Oct. 6, which will include a season-ending “Apple and Pumpkin Fest” celebration. The market will be featuring some of the best apple, pumpkin and other assorted pies, pierogies and hot dogs, as well as free pumpkins for the kids to carve or decorate.