• 06Jul
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    Kent Shindig All-Stars as sketched by the late Kent artist, Robert Wood at Haymaker Farmers Market in 2011.

    Kent Shindig All-Stars as sketched by the late Kent artist, Robert Wood at Haymaker Farmers Market in 2011

    Bob Glenn, fiddle
    Amanda Morrison, fiddle
    David Badagnani, fiddle, banjo, and voice
    Jim Francis, fiddle
    Darlene Clark, fiddle
    Marlo Schatz, fiddle
    Bob Goldthwaite, fiddle, guitar, and voice
    Jim Miller, wooden flute, whistle, and mandolin
    John Reynolds, resonator mandolin
    Bev Klimp-Starcher, lap dulcimer, harmonica, and voice
    Sarah Lockard, lap dulcimer
    Greg Grasson, walkabout dulcimer
    Richard Pryor III, ukulele and voice
    Brad Kramer, banjo
    Paul Certo, banjo
    Pam Mitchell, guitar and voice
    Dan Clark, guitar
    Ed Mills, resonator guitar and voice
    Conn Drugan, resonator guitar
    Marilyn Phillips-Garver, double bass
    Ed Wheeler, percussion

    All live shows are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages, every Saturday from 10am – noon. Kent’s Heritage Festival downtown Kent from 10am – 11pm.

  • 01Jun
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    Haymaker Farmer’s Market Update: Please help us spread the word – there is no customer or vendor parking allowed in the paved half of the parking lot close to The Pufferbelly restaurant during market hours. The paved spots are for Pufferbelly customers only, and violators will be towed. If there are not enough spots close to the market, please park across Summit in the grassy area along the driveway into Davey Drill near the south entrance to the market. We appreciate your cooperation during this parking crunch that everyone in downtown is facing right now. This is the price of exciting growth! Thank you and see you at the market!

  • 30Apr
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    We’re thrilled to once again invite many of our incredible local musical talents to perform at the market this season!

    May 26: Adreanne Zeleny
    June 2: Peggy & Brad
    June 9: Brian Henke
    June 16: Halim El-Dabh
    June 23: Don Hindenach
    June 30: Hal Walker
    July 7: Kent Shindig All-Stars featuring champion flatfoot dancer Charlie Burton of Beaver County, PA
    July 14: Elliot Ingersoll
    July 21: Jim Gill
    July 28: Celtic Clan
    August 4: Kerry Kean and Kathy Camille
    August 11: Jon Mosey
    August 18: Dale Galgozy
    August 25: Martha’s Mistake
    September 1: Ashley Brooke Toussant
    September 8: Lisa & Heather Malyuk
    September 15: The Bluestones
    September 22: Summit
    September 29: Kathy Johnson
    October 6: Barb Withe

  • 13Mar
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    The Haymaker Farmers Market board of directors met recently to make a few adjustments to the market rules and application. Please review carefully before submitting your application.

    2012 Rules and Regulations – Word doc.

    2012 Rules and Regulations – PDF.

    2012 Vendor Application – Word doc

    2012 Vendor Application – PDF

    Ohio Cottage Food Rules

  • 13Mar
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    We’ve had a wonderful break, but are excited to get the winter market rolling again, and we hope that you haven’t forgotten about us while we’ve been resting up for the coming season! It’s an all-star lineup at Kent Roosevelt High School starting this Saturday from 9am to noon with lots of fresh produce (several high tunnels in production with salad greens, kale, collards, beet greens, spinach, green garlic, parsley, dill, cilantro), plus baked goods, preserves, cheese, flour, cornmeal, dried beans, and so much more. We’ll be set up again in the big, sunny atrium by the school auditorium. You can park in the circular drive in front of the school, or in any of the parking lots and enter through the cafeteria side – both doors will be open, with signs pointing you in the right direction.

    We continue our SNAP program, so customers can swipe their Ohio Direction Card for tokens to spend with any vendor selling approved food items, or you can use your credit or debit card to buy tokens to use for any purchase with every vendor. Visit the market info table by the front entrance for more information, and to buy a snazzy market tee or recycled cotton canvas shopping tote.

    Remaining Haymaker Winter Market Dates
    At Kent Roosevelt High School in the auditorium lobby, 9am – noon:
    March 17
    March 24
    April 7
    April 21
    May 5

    Because our farmers need a weekly outlet for their high tunnel produce, we will set up outdoors at Franklin Avenue market site on the dates we could not use the high school, also from 9am – noon.

    March 31
    April 14
    April 28
    May 12
    May 19

    May 26 official outdoor 2012 season begins!

  • 16Dec
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    Thank you to everyone who came out to visit the first holiday market last week – it was a wonderful turnout, with lovely music and a festive and convivial atmosphere. We return again this week for the final market of 2011 with more of the same wonderful local products, before we take our shortest winter break ever. We’ll be back at Kent Roosevelt High School on March 17, ready to fill your plate with the best local food in Portage County.

    In case you missed it, Lisa Abraham wrote a great piece about preparing a full holiday meal with the food she purchased at last week’s holiday market in this week’s food section of the Akron Beacon Journal. Be sure to click through the photo slide show – they’re gorgeous, then scroll down to some delightful recipes that you might want to incorporate into your holiday meal planning when you shop the market this week.

    Remember, the market table will have roomy shopping totes for sale that will make an excellent gift bag to fill with local goods! We accept the Ohio Direction Card and credit/debit cards at the market info table – swipe your card and receive tokens to use to make your purchases.

    4th Annual Haymaker
    Holiday Market
    Saturday Dec. 17, 9am – 2pm
    11 South River St., Kent

    Please bring a canned or other nonperishable food item
    to donate to the food drive (at the market table) to benefit Kent Social Services!

    December 17
    9:15 – 10:30 Peggy Coyle and Brad Bolton
    11:00 – 12:00 Elliot Ingersoll
    12:30 – 1:45 Jon Mosey

    Amy Strainer upcycled natural toys & kids clothing
    Backerei – baked goods
    Blue Sage Farm – dried flowers, wreaths, swags, children’s books
    Trailing Edge Farm – scones, fresh sprouts, ornaments
    Bernie Chaykowski – produce
    Creekside Gardens – honey, honey pots, garlic
    Birdsong Farm OEFFA certified organic produce
    Bittner’s Bees – honey and honey products
    Black Dog Acres – honey, handmade artisan dog biscuits, dried herbs
    Bonny’s Bread – whole grain breads
    Breakneck Acres – OEFFA certified whole wheat flour, cornmeal, dried beans
    Chris’ Kitchen jellies – jams, jellies, soy candles
    Crystal Roe – jewelry
    Deb Butler – baked goods, art prints
    Demi Runn – jewelry
    Dessert First – gluten free baked goods,
    Goodell Maple Farm – maple syrup and maple products
    Isaac Mills Bakery – traditional Spanish breads
    Jessica & Shands – decorated cookies & candies
    KC Coffee Co. – locally roasted coffee beans
    Lucky Penny Creamery – chevre & feta
    McCoy’s Custom Catering – chips & salsa, grain salads, hummus, guacamole, soups
    Melanie Garan – handmade soaps
    Ohio City Pasta – fresh handmade pastas, raviolis, sauces
    Ohio Farm Direct – grassfed cheeses
    Ornery Goat Dairy – chevre, feta, goat milk egg nog
    Out of a Garden – handmade frozen vegetable patties
    Peggy Varney Rock Spring Soap – soap and candles
    Pierogies of Cleveland – handmade frozen pierogies
    Rootstown Organic – herbal tonic, produce
    Salt of the Earth Farm – pointsettias, grassfed meat & eggs, prepared hot food
    Shmookies Cookies – gourmet specialty cookies, decorated cookies
    Specialty Sweets by Molly – doughnuts, fritters, vegan cheese, savory crackers, raw & vegan treats
    Sugar Luv – handmade candies
    Swain Perennials – dried arrangements, holiday decorations, jewelry
    Woven in Exile – handwoven bags

  • 03Nov

    This Saturday, November 5, Haymaker’s first annual Winter Farmers Market joins forces with Theodore Roosevelt High School’s 11th annual Craft Show at the high school located at 1400 N. Mantua St. (Rt. 43) in Kent.

    The market runs from 9am – noon in the auditorium atrium on the Rt. 43 side of the building, with 25 vendors selling fresh local produce including salad greens, turnips radishes, beets, winter squash, pie pumpkin, potatoes, and garlic. Also available: baked goods including artisanal breads, vegan and gluten free, pies, sweet breads, cookies, and pretzels; jams and jellies; maple syrup; honey; locally roasted coffee (hot and beans), grassfed meats, eggs, and cheese; goat cheese; chips and salsa, grain salads, hummus, soups, and more. Free parking in the circular drive in front or in the parking lots in back.

    Get a jump on holiday shopping while supporting Kent students at the craft show, which runs from 9am – 3pm in the cafeteria and gymnasium, with many new crafters, concessions, and a free kids’ area. All proceeds will support health career technologies and cosmetology student competitions. Craft show admission is $1 at cafeteria doors, or at the end of hallway between auditorium and cafeteria. For more information about the market, contact manager Kelly Ferry at haymakermarket@gmail.com. For more information about the craft fair, contact Sandi or Patti at 330.676.8776.

  • 24Oct

    We’re thrilled to announce the first annual Haymaker WInter Market, with huge thanks to Jim Soyars and Kent City Schools for hosting us this winter in the Roosevelt High School foyer by the auditorium. Both entrances will be open (cafeteria and auditorium), with parking available in front or in back.

    We’ve got three farmers (two OEFFA certified organic) growing excellent produce under high tunnels (unheated greenhouses), so there will be plenty of salad greens, kale, chard, turnips, carrots, beets, potatoes, winter squash and apples. Plus baked goods, jellies & jams, pierogies, grassfed meats and cheeses, eggs, goat cheese, goat milk, handmade fresh pasta, veggie patties, dried beans, corn meal, wheat flour, soups, chips & salsa, hummus, grain salads, locally roasted coffee, and more!

    The market will run from 9am to noon in the foyer on these Saturdays 9am – noon:
    Nov. 5 – RHS Arts & Crafts Fair in the cafeteria and gym until 5pm
    Nov. 12
    Nov 19 – Food Drive Challenge in the Cafeteria from 8:00am – 2:00pm
    Dec. 3
    March 17
    March 24
    April 7
    April 21
    May 5
    May 19 – We move back outdoors to the Franklin Ave. site

    Haymaker will take a break for January and February, but local food will be available at the Kent Winter Market run by Katrina Kohout at Lucky Penny Creamery on Temple Ave. in Kent – open Saturdays 9am-4pm.

    4th Annual Holiday Markets

    Dec. 10 & 17
    9am – 1pm

    11 South River Street downtown Kent, Ohio.
    Sponsored by Attorneys Williams, Welser, Kratcoski and Can LLC.
    Canned food drive both dates to benefit Kent Social Services
    30+ vendors – local food items, handmade gift items, and more!

  • 20Aug

    This Saturday, August 20, Haymaker Farmers Market welcomes the return of Pierogies of Cleveland, who will sell their handmade pierogies either frozen to take home, or griddle-cooked on site for lunch.

    What’s in season? EVERYTHING! peaches, plums, blueberries, blackberries, green beans, yellow wax beans, sweet corn, kale, chard, garlic, onions, potatoes (yellow, red, purple, fingerling), kohlrabi, baby bok choy, broccoli raab, green onions, snow peas, edamame, shelling peas, beets, turnips, carrots, eggplant, lettuce, mixed salad greens, arugula, mizuna, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers (sweet and hot), basil, dill, parsley, cilantro, mint, rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, tarragon, apples, maple syrup, honey, cider.

  • 08Jul

    What’s in season? Fresh cut basil (oooh, pesto!), green beans and yellow wax beans, many varieties of head lettuce and cut salad greens, kale, chard, beets, turnips, shelling peas, snow peas, new potatoes, kale, garlic, high tunnel cukes, zucchini, and tomatoes, black raspberries, red raspberries, cherries.

    We have a limited supply (soon to be replenished) of Haymaker Farmers Market T-shirts for sale at the market table under the bridge. Tees are $15.

    The free live Music @ the Market series for July 9 is Peggy and Brad swing guitar and vocals from 10 a.m. to noon under the bridge.