Linden Farmers Market Grand Opening
County and Local Non-Profits Partner to Bring Fresh Food Market to Linden
Across the nation, Sundays are viewed as a time to commune and fellowship. On
July 1, 2018, residents in Linden will have more time to spend together at the
grand opening celebration of the Linden Farmers’ Market, Gye Nyame Place, 2830
Cleveland Ave., at 1:30pm.
a farmers market in Linden is a great opportunity for the City and the
residents of Linden,” said Councilmember Priscilla Tyson. "To provide
affordable, fresh local produce and promote urban farming in Columbus’ inner
core is truly amazing. This is the work of community partners coming
together to empower one another and will provide a model that we can utilize in
opening day kick-off event not only features local farmers and food producers,
it also includes music and community information booths. The market is
open every Sunday, 1-4pm, from July 1 through August 26, 2018.
been doing the work of reducing the food insecurity in our neighborhood for a
while,” said Landon Adams, the Linden Farmers Market Manager. “This focuses our
work on a larger scale.”
market will accept the Ohio Directions Card (EBT/SNAP), WIC and Produce Perks.
passed Ordinance 1484-2018 earlier this year which allocated over $40,000 to
support initiatives identified in the Local Food Action Plan including
improving access to and education about healthy, affordable and local food.
More than $32,000 was dedicated to the launch of the farmers market in Linden.
the help from Columbus City Council, we are able to better meet the needs of
the community,” Adams continued. “We’ll be able to increase access to
healthy food in our neighborhood, while also providing opportunities for
economic development, cultural exchange and celebration, and overall community
Linden Farmers Market will not only be a great place to purchase local produce
and goods, but it is a place to enjoy the day with family and friends.
Ohio Farmers Market Network is using the managers of two successful central
Ohio markets, Worthington and Clintonville to train Adams to run the Linden
network was formed in 2008 to educate farmers market managers and producers
about best practices, regulations, tools and opportunities for sharing ideas.
They work together to address the needs and concerns of the markets both large
and small. Members are located throughout Ohio.