Creativity flows at Sprout House

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New Sprout Emily enjoyed making a Mother's Day card at the Sprout House last Saturday. She is sporting our new apron, a premium of choice for a Sprout membership. Join today at the Market tent!

Opening Day Fun

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Visitors to "Opening Day" at the Oxford Farmers Market Uptown (OFMU) Saturday, May 2, were treated to delicacies prepared from market vendors' products by Chef Joel Parks - washed down with salubrious sips of apple cider from Downing Fruit Farm.

Scavenger hunts around the market, on bingo cards, were enjoyed by our young "sprouts" members. (check out our new sunny-yellow "sprouts" aprons).

Sweet music was provided by Warren Waldron (fiddle), Amy Clay (banjo), John Ford Clay (guitar), and Karl Reiff (bass).

Summer Season Saturdays opening day at Oxford Farmers Market Uptown...

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On opening day, Oxford Farmers Market Uptown vendor, Debra Bowles of Artistry Farm, served up 100% whole grain Focaccia with grains ground on a stone mill in her kitchen and baked one at a time in an 11-inch iron skillet. Photo by Lucy Owlsey of Boulder Belt Eco-Farm.

ElectronicBenefitsTransfer (EBT) cards (Food Stamps) now accepted at Oxford Farmers Market Uptown!

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OFMU Council works constantly to improve the supply of healthfull food/goods to Oxford and surrounding area. Debuting this Summer Season is the EBT system (Food Stamps) which involves scrip, phone line and electronic swipe machine made possible in part through a grant awarded to the Oxford Farmers Market Uptown by the Ohio Dept of Agriculture.

This Place Matters

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The National Trust is encouraging groups who support historic preservation to send in a photo, which they will put on their website for the May, 2009 Preservation Month. What better place to have a photo taken than at the market with the City of Oxford in background. We do support this effort to raise public awareness about the importance of historic preservation in Oxford. Thank you to Prue Dana and everyone else with the City that stopped by for the photo! Check out the National Trust website: http://www.preservationnation.org/take-action/this-place-matters/

Local Dairy goats provide healthly farm products for Oxford Farmers Market Uptown...

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Owen (grandson of Debra Bowles) relaxed in the market crowd while tending one of this year's baby goats born at Artistry Farm, Oxford OH. Owen's time spent caring for the goat kid during market is barter for payment of the kid, which he will show at the Union County 4-H Fair in Liberty IN end of July. Meanwhile the baby goat's mother is providing milk for not only the kid goat, but also goat cheese and goatmilk soaps which Debra sells at OFMU.

April The last 'Winter Market'

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It was 65 degrees. Not such a wintery day... Adopt a plant made the parking lot look like a forest floor.

Our January Market is always an adventure!

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Cultivating Community at 15 degrees!

Drive Up Service for Winter Market

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The weather was too cold for some to get out of their cars so we tried our first drive-up service with Debra Bowles.

Futures of Farming seminar held at Miami University

Hi Larry,

I wanted to share this information about an upcoming conference held on February 28, 2009, in Oxford, OH that might be of interest. The website is http://www.ourfarmingfuture.org. Included in this email is a brief press release about the conference, which is also available on the website. Registration is free. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your time,
John F. Obrycki
2008-2009 Goldman Scholar
Miami University
513-523-8324
http://www.ourfarmingfuture.org

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