Covington Farmers Market

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Welcome to the 2018 Season!

As a Kentucky Proud Market, we're excited to welcome everyone back this year to a bigger, more diverse, and accessible market for all. Below is information on our season's hours, weekly programming details, our vendors, WIC and SNAP Double Dollars, and prospective vendor information.


hours:

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturdays

Seasons & Locations

Pre-Season Preview: April 21st & 28th @ Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

Main Season: May 5th - October 27th @ 3rd and Court Streets (Roebling Point)

Post-Season: November, including the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and December 8th & 15th @ Braxton Brewing 


Special Event August 12th: Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser

Thank you for joining us for our 3rd Annual Farm to Table Dinner! To see photos of the event, please visit our Facebook Page

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Programming 2018

Our programming will be consistent each week: formal classes and activities begin at 9AM, and Children's Garden planting, weeding, and watering starts at 10AM and begins again every hour, on the hour. Check out the info below for specifics!

1st Saturdays -- Farm to Bar: October 6th features New Riff Distilling for your tasting pleasure. Music: Members of Common Center will begin at 11:00 AM.

2nd Saturdays -- Yoga and Pet Adoption: October 13th features yoga @ 9:00 AM with Brenda Zachmeister of Baoku’s Village, and pet adoption with Greyhound Adoption of Greater CincinnatiMusic: Andyman Hopkins begins at 11:00 AM.

3rd Saturdays -- Sustainable Living Workshops:  October 20th features information from the program Zero Waste Way, whose aim is to make all Covington events zero waste. Music: Duo, Moonshine and Wine, begins at 11:00 AM.

4th Saturdays -- Kids' Programming & Children's Garden (behind Lil's Bagels @ 308 Greenup): October 27th features activities with the Kenton County Library begin @ 11:00AM, and we head over to the Lil' Kids' Garden for 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, or 12:00 PM shifts in weeding, watering, planting, and harvesting. **Parents, please plan to accompany your little ones. Additionally, we’ll be hosting the On the Move Art Studio van! Music: The Kissimmee Kids begin at 11:00 AM.

This children’s program is made possible by the generous support of Greater Cincinnati Foundation and their donors, as well as the donation of raised beds and space by Lil's Bagels.

 The Lil' Kids' Garden is made possible by a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the generous support of Lil's Bagels.

The Lil' Kids' Garden is made possible by a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the generous support of Lil's Bagels.


Full-time Vendors

Our vendors are local, committed community members, dedicated to bringing the freshest, high-quality products to market weekly. They are experts at what they do, so don't hesitate to ask them questions: markets are places of commerce and education!

Alexa Abner of Covington CSA Farm

Nancy Ogg of Shady Grove Farm

Patty Schwartz of Back Acres Farm

Karen Blocher of Green Grrrl Wisdom

Kelly Brown of Locust Ridge Organics

Wayne Mains and Peggy Timerding of Green Meadows Farm

Roena Moore of Moore's Farm

Tom and Marta Vennemann of Simple Cultures

Earl and Rebecca Hampton and Rachel and Jay Breeden of Hampton Ridge Farm

Julie Metz of Metz Sugar Scrubs

Kate Standfest of North South Baking, Co.

Brian Doughman and Natalie Dahm of Peace and Love Eatery

Rachel Doyle of Good Earth Good Eating

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Marilyn and Mike Tomlin of Lina Mae Farms

Part-time vendors

Kirana Rao of Nija Foods

Greg and Tish Gayle of Inscribed Books and Gifts

Eddie Johnson of Hilltop Farm

Nancy Lindemood of 2 Point Farm Alpacas

Luke McGlasson of McGlasson Farms


WIC & SNAP Double Dollars

As a result of a grant from Community Farm Alliance, Covington Farmers Market is excited to offer Kentucky Double Dollars for WIC and SNAP participants. Stop by the Covington Farmers Market booth (green tent!) to learn more, swipe your card or show your coupons, and get matching value tokens/vouchers!

The federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) have been instrumental in providing low-income food access to the freshest food; and in creating a base line of support for farmers markets to build on.

In many rural Kentucky communities 25% of the population participate in these programs, representing a significant market impact.

A study by Moody’s Economy showed that an increase of SNAP/Food Stamp benefits by $1 creates a “ripple effect through the economy,” resulting in $1.73 in economic stimulus. In fact, the study showed that expanding these programs is the most effective ways to prime the economy’s pump (CFA, 2015).

WIC -- Matching vouchers of up to $8 per market day to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables, and fresh-cut herbs.

SNAP  Fruits and Vegetables -- Matching tokens of up to $12 to be spent day of market on Kentucky-grown fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut herbs, and plant starts.

SNAP Meat, Eggs and Dairy -- Matching token of up to $8 to be spent day of market on Kentucky-grown meat, eggs, and dairy.



Sponsorship

The Covington Farmers Market would not exist without the the generous financial contributions of the following:

Megan Ayers, Alexa Abner, Joe Klare and Rohan Krebiehl, RD LD, Laura Menge, Keith Lanser, and local businesses and organizations: 


Moving into 2019

We’re very excited to announce that the Covington Farmers Market will have our first YEAR ROUND market in 2019!

Beginning on January 5th, we’ll begin an indoor market in the beautiful Roebling Room at Smoke Justis, right on the corner of Court and 3rd Streets. Come late April or early May (depending on the weather), we’ll once again move to our outdoor location on 3rd Street between Greenup and Scott. For the fall, we’ll move back indoors for November and December in a location to be determined. Ask your favorite vendors if they’ll be participating!