Farmers Market at Crocker Park through November 20

Sally Smith of Smith's Fruit Farm in Geneva with a variety of apples from her farm at the North Union Farmers Market at Crocker Park.

There’s still plenty to see – and taste – at the North Union Farmers Market at Crocker Park on Saturdays! Since April, the market has been a destination for local, sustainable food, but the 2010 market season is still going strong! 

Are you planning a Thanksgiving meal? The farmers market is the perfect place to start. A local, pasture-raised turkey from one of our farms will make your meal wholesome and delicious. Tea Hill Farm and Covered Bridge Farm are taking turkey orders at the market each week. 

You’ll also find local, “fresh from the farm” produce such as squash, sweet potatoes, onions, leeks, potatoes, pie pumpkins and more for all your side dishes. Let the area’s finest bakers make your holiday a little easier with delicious pies and baked goods for dessert!

With winter around the corner, this is the perfect time to stock up on seasonal produce which can be stored. Many items like potatoes, squash, onions, carrots and other root vegetables can be stored in a cool, dry place so that you can enjoy Ohio’s harvest through the winter.

Apples also store well in your refrigerator and are nutritious and delicious!  Plus, fill your freezer with pasture-raised, grass-fed beef, pork and chicken! Raised without hormones or antibiotics, you’ll taste the difference. 

The North Union Farmers Market at Crocker Park is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market runs through Nov. 20, 2010. For more information, visit

A simply delicious recipe:

Sweet Potato Fries

3-4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced

Olive oil

Salt and pepper (to taste)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place sliced sweet potatoes in bowl with just enough olive oil to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper or other seasonings (optional variations: garlic powder, paprika or curry) and stir. Spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake until tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with cinnamon and sugar, butter or honey mustard for dipping! Get creative! Fresh, local foods make your life spicier!

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