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Medina Square Farmer's Market kicks off 2021 season

Medina Square Farmer's Market
Posted at 6:45 PM, May 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 09:30:17-04

MEDINA, Ohio — The Medina Square Farmer’s Market opened for the season on Saturday.

One of the largest markets in Northeast Ohio, the Medina Square Farmer’s Market has been as staple for the last 16 years. In a world headed towards post-pandemic life, it’s a ray of hope for small businesses.

“These are not just farmers, they are vendors, these are small businesses. COVID really affected the market last year, where people rely on samples of food, we couldn’t do sampling,” said Matt Wiederhold, executive director of Main Street Medina.

The 2021 Market will showcase 46 vendors selling locally grown or produced, consumable products from within a 35-mile radius of Medina.

“Local markets are the lifeblood of small businesses like mine,” said Nicole Lazar, owner of Health Junkie. “I could maybe get this on a store shelf somewhere, but unless I'm standing there educating people—what it’s about, what it’s for, how you can use it—people are going to say ‘Oh, what is this?’”

Thirty-six are full time vendors, and 10 are part-time vendors. This year, the market has added some new vendors, increasing the diversity of product available.

“When you go to that booth and you’re buying something, you’re going to be talking to the person that grew it or the person that made it,” said Wiederhold. “You can have that one-on-one and make that connection to know where your food is coming from.”

The market runs through October 16, 2021, and will be held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free public parking is available in the County parking deck on S. Jefferson Street between E. Liberty and E. Washington Streets, in the City parking deck near 117 W. Liberty Street, and on-street parking around the Square.

The market will continue to follow State-wide COVID-19 safety precautions, which include social distancing and sanitation measures to protect vendors and customers, larger vendor spaces to accommodate separate product and sales areas, and clearly marked entrance and exits to maintain social distancing and pedestrian traffic patterns.

2021 vendors include:

Bagel Monster
Bark & Twine
Berry's Blooms
Bucha Bill Kombucha
Bunker Hill Cheese
Candyapple & Co, Claudia's Corner
Cleveland Pickle
Crazy Lady Cookies
Crinkly Creations Bakery
Daisy Cakes
Earth Essentials Home
Elk Creek Honey Farm
Family Roots Farm
Fresh2uCoffee
Gourmet Firehouse Salsa
Gray House Pies
Health Junkie
It's A Nutta Day
Kountry Krunchins Kettle Korn
Lavender Grace Aromatherapy
Medina Creative Housing
MinusG, Moreland Fruit Farm
Mscotti's Biscottii & Scones
One Lucky Dog Bakery
Orange Wood Bake Shop
Papou's Pastries
Plates by Post
Raber Family Organics
Red Bean Bakes
Richardson Farms
Ricky & Charlies Country Kitchen
Root 42 Harvests
Smyrna Mediterranean Morsels
Something's Popping
Stumpwater Farm
Sweet Patisserie
The Alchemists Bakeshop
The Blonde Italian
The Olive Tap
Tres Chic Macarons & Sweets
Vigorous Microgreens
Water Dog Woodworking
Wellspring Farm Products
Witzi's Raw Granola