The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA), in partnership with Common Greens, is celebrating National Farmers Market Week (August 6-12) at the Clintonville Farmers Market this Saturday, August 12. Regional staff for Sen. Sherrod Brown will be in attendance, along with Ohio State Sen. Bill DeMora (OH-25).
- What: A celebration of National Farmers Market Week at the Clintonville Farmers Market
- When: Saturday, August 12 from 10-11 a.m.
- Where: N High Street and W Dunedin Road, 43214
- Who: Media are encouraged to attend
As hubs for connection and community resilience, farmers markets are vital to how local residents get together and support the local economy. In recognition of farmers markets and their critical role in the American food supply chain, this week (August 6-12) has been officially proclaimed by Sec. Tom Vilsack as National Farmers Market Week.
“This is a wonderful time to celebrate farm bounty being made available at farmers markets across the country,” said OEFFA Policy Director Amalie Lipstreu. “Members of Congress are starting to formulate the 2023 Farm Bill, which expires at the end of September, and Ohio’s Senator Sherrod Brown continues to lead our federal government in supporting local and regional food systems.”
Sen. Brown recently introduced the Local Farms and Food Act which will make programs that support farmers markets and local food systems more accessible by cutting red tape, reducing match requirements, and allowing some funding to be used for infrastructure. Regional staff for Sen. Brown will be attending the Clintonville Farmers Market this Saturday.
“Common Greens is thrilled to have Senator Brown’s regional staff and State Senator Bill DeMora visit the Clintonville Farmers Market,” said Common Greens Executive Director Marcie Todd. “Federal and state investment in farmers markets is key to expanding opportunities for small farmers and food producers, broadening access to local food across our community, and helping our local economy thrive.”
Farmers markets take a lot of work, and OEFFA wants to recognize the amazing leadership of Common Greens, market producers and farmers, and everyone who participates in shopping at a local market. The support from state and federal legislators is crucial to continue to build a local, equitable food system for all.
Learn more about how the 2023 Farm Bill can contribute to resilient local and regional food systems at action.oeffa.org/marker-bill-tracker.