Events

Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, June 7–September 6, 3:30–6:30pm
Shop from local farmers every week for seasonal vegetables, fruits and flowers, plants, baked goods, honey, sauces, oils and vinegars, beef, pork, eggs and cheese. Enjoy cooking and wellness demonstrations, food trucks, live music and interactive kids' crafts. No admission charged to shop the market.

Market vendors accept EBT with the Ohio Direction Card and offers incentive Veggie SNAPS (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) dollars for fresh produce.

This Week at the Market: July 19, 2017

Vendors: 3R Bags | Boline Apothecary | ecoVerve | Emily Ann’s Aprons | Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Teen Corps | Fruit Strength Farm, Ltd. | Great Harvest Bread Co. | L Marie Ltd | Nova Terra Farm | Ohio Aquaponics | Ohio City Pasta | Plaid Family Gardens | Rhoads Garden Center | Rusty Plow Farm | Snacks by Max | Someday Farms, LLC | The Cat and the Raven | The Farm on Harlem | Tiger Mushroom Farms | Too Good Eats

Food Trucks: Java Brava | Pizza Cottage | Street Thyme | Too Good Eats 

Activities: ecoVerve Solar Cooking Demo | Teen Corps Cooking Demo (grilled peaches with drizzled honey) | Kid’s Craft (healthy food lunch bag) | Music by the Columbus Folk Music Society

See all Vendors & Food Trucks Participating in the 2017 Farmers' Market season.

Getting To Know the Bees in Your Backyard

Thursday, August 3, 7pm
Lecture and book signing (following lecture) with Olivia Carril, co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard, A Guide to North America's Bees. Olivia will discuss the natural history of bees, emphasizing the ones most commonly seen in Ohio and how to recognize them. She will also provide tips on encouraging these important pollinators in your backyard. 

Free lecture. Registration required.
Location: The Wells Barn


Community Backyards Workshop

Saturday, August 5, 10–11:30am
Attend this free workshop led by Franklin Soil and Water to learn about improving water quality with rain barrels and rain gardens, why native plants are so important, and how composting improves soil conditions.

Interested in backyard conservation? The Community Backyards program offers one reimbursement up to $50 after you purchase an approved rain barrel, compost bin or native plant(s), or a $100 reimbursement on the purchase of native tree(s). Note: Not all participants will qualify for the $100 native tree reimbursement. See the website for more details.

Eligible residents will then receive a voucher at the conclusion of the workshop listing eligible rebate items. For more information on participating communities and eligible rebate items, please contact Kristin Hilson at (614) 486-9613 or visit www.communitybackyards.org.
Free lecture. Registration required.

Live Fire Sunday

Sunday, August 6, 1–4pm
Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In August, sample spicy turkey sliders on the Aztec grill. 

Samples available. Donations accepted.

Book Club

Next Meeting: August 14, 6–7:30pm
Do you love plants, food and books? Explore books focused on food, gardening and the environment. Each meeting will include a rich educational experience. Refreshments are provided.

Lab Girl
by Hope Jahren
Aug 14, 6–7:30pm
Meeting Room A
        
At the Edge of the Orchard
by Tracy Chevalier
Nov 13, 6–7:30pm
The Wells Barn
        

$15, $8 for members



Live Fire Sunday

Sunday, September 3, 1–4pm
Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In September, try spatch-cocked chicken with grilled onions on the Aztec grill.

Samples available. Donations accepted.

Live Fire Sunday

Sunday, October 1, 1–4pm
Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In October, sample paella on the campfire.

Samples available. Donations accepted.

Ikebana International Columbus Chapter #84 Exhibit

Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22
The three schools of Ikebana represented at the 43rd Annual Exhibit will be Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu. This exhibit is a perfect opportunity for members to share their love of Japanese flower arranging and the related arts with the public. If you are interested in seeing members arranging and staging, please come the day before (October 20) the exhibit officially opens.

Live Fire Sunday

Sunday, November 5, 1–4pm
Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In November, try moroccan ancient grain stew with root vegetables and fruit cobbler in the Rumford cooking fireplace.

Samples available. Donations accepted.