Local To GLobal: 2018 Healthy Dinner Series 2
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Local To GLobal: 2018 Healthy Dinner Series 2

After last year’s very popular “Dinner with the Experts” series, we’re expanding our horizons (and taste buds) to include new cultural experiences. Part intimate meal with friends and part cooking class adventure, this is one of our most enjoyable events of the winter season. Each guest chef will leave you with a fresh perspective and a full stomach!

Crown Point executive director, a Colombia native, will share her favorite recipes and guests will enjoye the rich flavors of authentic Latin-American cuisine not typically served at your local restaurant.

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Meet Me in the Garden
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Meet Me in the Garden

Presented by Summit County Master Gardeners. Join Barb Holtz as she presents on sustainable landscapes and ways to use native plants for a low-maintenance landscape. Please come early; space is limited. Don't miss the door prizes!

In partnership with Ohio Prairie Nursery and Summit MetroParks

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Countryside Winter Farmers' Markets
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Countryside Winter Farmers' Markets

Shop local and direct from farmers and producers year-round! 
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You'll find storage, high-tunnel and hydroponic crops from our produce farmers, pasture raised eggs and meats (beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and goat), small grains and cereals, honey, freshly baked breads and pastries (including vegan and gluten free), jams, relishes and sauces, fresh pasta, traditionally cured charcuterie, grassfed cheeses, freshly roasted coffee, chocolate bars and confections, traditional and blended teas, and delicious spiced nuts.
PLUS beautiful handmade items and gifts ~ stained glass pieces, soaps and lotions, crocheted hats and dishcloths, upcycled jewelry and clothes, and marbles and small games.
AND you can have breakfast before or after you shop! 
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Saturday Gardening Series
Mar
3
9:15 AM09:15

Saturday Gardening Series

  • Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church (map)
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This year’s Saturday Gardening Series will be presented on March 3rd, and March 10th, 2018, 9:15am to 3:00 pm at Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church, 3365 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333 click the link below to register. No tickets sold at the door

Experience two full days of informative gardening presentations, silent auctions, and much more -full details available at registration link. Cost is $37.50 for one day or $60 for both days. Lunch included in fee....

The speakers and topics include:
Celine Hallier – “Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants”
Jacqueline Kowalski – “Great Things come in small Packages!”
Jeff Griff – “Edibles in the Landscape: Merging the Bounty of the Table with the Beauty of your yard”
Amanda Rome – ‘Composting: To Rot or Not?”
Randy Mitchell- “The Status of Bumblebees in Ohio”
Denny Riser – “Waterfalls and Wildflowers”
Bev Shaffer- “Culinary Magic: Creative Uses for Leafy Greens and Fresh Herbs”
Jeff Griff – “Edibles in the Landscape: Merging the Bounty of the Table with the Beauty of your yard”
Jeanne Poremski- “Bulbs for the Seasons”

Registration closes on Feb 23rd, 2018
Master Gardeners receive 4 CEUs for EACH date

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Saturday Gardening Series Day 2
Mar
10
9:15 AM09:15

Saturday Gardening Series Day 2

  • Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year’s Saturday Gardening Series will be presented on March 3rd, and March 10th, 2018, 9:15am to 3:00 pm at Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church, 3365 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333 click the link below to register. No tickets sold at the door

Experience two full days of informative gardening presentations, silent auctions, and much more -full details available at registration link. Cost is $37.50 for one day or $60 for both days. Lunch included in fee....

The speakers and topics include:
Celine Hallier – “Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants”
Jacqueline Kowalski – “Great Things come in small Packages!”
Jeff Griff – “Edibles in the Landscape: Merging the Bounty of the Table with the Beauty of your yard”
Amanda Rome – ‘Composting: To Rot or Not?”
Randy Mitchell- “The Status of Bumblebees in Ohio”
Denny Riser – “Waterfalls and Wildflowers”
Bev Shaffer- “Culinary Magic: Creative Uses for Leafy Greens and Fresh Herbs”
Jeff Griff – “Edibles in the Landscape: Merging the Bounty of the Table with the Beauty of your yard”
Jeanne Poremski- “Bulbs for the Seasons”

Registration closes on Feb 23rd, 2018
Master Gardeners receive 4 CEUs for EACH date

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Local To GLobal: 2018 Healthy Dinner Series 3
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Local To GLobal: 2018 Healthy Dinner Series 3

After last year’s very popular “Dinner with the Experts” series, we’re expanding our horizons (and taste buds) to include new cultural experiences. Part intimate meal with friends and part cooking class adventure, this is one of our most enjoyable events of the winter season. Each guest chef will leave you with a fresh perspective and a full stomach!

Lina and Rasha, refugee sisters-in-law, will serve as guest chefs through a partnership with Local Abundance Kitchen, a northeast Ohio non-profit that empowers immigrants and refugees to follow their dreams through shared global cooking classes and events.

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Countryside Winter Farmers' Markets
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Countryside Winter Farmers' Markets

Shop local and direct from farmers and producers year-round! 
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You'll find storage, high-tunnel and hydroponic crops from our produce farmers, pasture raised eggs and meats (beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and goat), small grains and cereals, honey, freshly baked breads and pastries (including vegan and gluten free), jams, relishes and sauces, fresh pasta, traditionally cured charcuterie, grassfed cheeses, freshly roasted coffee, chocolate bars and confections, traditional and blended teas, and delicious spiced nuts.
PLUS beautiful handmade items and gifts ~ stained glass pieces, soaps and lotions, crocheted hats and dishcloths, upcycled jewelry and clothes, and marbles and small games.
AND you can have breakfast before or after you shop! 
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Countryside Fundraising Fry-Up
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Countryside Fundraising Fry-Up

Countryside Conservancy and Old Trail School are excited to host Fundraising Fry-Up in support of Countryside Winter Farmers' Market. 
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Enjoy a locally sourced pancake breakfast featuring ingredients from farmers' market farmers and vendors. 
~pancakes made from organic pancake mix and eggs from Mud Run Farm, and topped with local maple syrup, sourced by Mud Run Farm.
~sausage patties
~fluffy scrambled eggs from Mud Run Farm and Peters Creek Farm, Ltd
and your choice of:
~apple cider from Huffman Fruit Farm
or
~coffee from Akron Coffee Roasters
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Adult breakfast: $10
Kiddo breakfast: $7
Cash, check and credit cards accepted.

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Countryside Winter Farmers' Markets
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Countryside Winter Farmers' Markets

Shop local and direct from farmers and producers year-round! 
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You'll find storage, high-tunnel and hydroponic crops from our produce farmers, pasture raised eggs and meats (beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and goat), small grains and cereals, honey, freshly baked breads and pastries (including vegan and gluten free), jams, relishes and sauces, fresh pasta, traditionally cured charcuterie, grassfed cheeses, freshly roasted coffee, chocolate bars and confections, traditional and blended teas, and delicious spiced nuts.
PLUS beautiful handmade items and gifts ~ stained glass pieces, soaps and lotions, crocheted hats and dishcloths, upcycled jewelry and clothes, and marbles and small games.
AND you can have breakfast before or after you shop! 
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A Chorus for A Cause
Apr
21
3:30 PM15:30

A Chorus for A Cause

A Chorus for A Cause, under the direction of Christine Allison, will be singing at First Congregational Church in support of Summit Food Coalition.  

Tickets for the concert are available pre-sale at First Congregational Church in Akron, or at the door.  $15.  Doors open at 3pm.

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Local To GLobal: 2018 Healthy Dinner Series 4
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Local To GLobal: 2018 Healthy Dinner Series 4

After last year’s very popular “Dinner with the Experts” series, we’re expanding our horizons (and taste buds) to include new cultural experiences. Part intimate meal with friends and part cooking class adventure, this is one of our most enjoyable events of the winter season. Each guest chef will leave you with a fresh perspective and a full stomach!

Aida Outtary, also a guest chef/instructor with the non-proft Local Abundance Kitchen, will cook up a variety of African delicacies and share tips for preparing her native foods in your own home.

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Countryside Winter Farmers' Markets
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Countryside Winter Farmers' Markets

Enjoy a calm and thoughtful start to your morning at the market withCommUNITY yoga with Jodi!
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Shop local and direct from farmers and producers year-round! 
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You'll find storage, high-tunnel and hydroponic crops from our produce farmers, pasture raised eggs and meats (beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and goat), small grains and cereals, honey, freshly baked breads and pastries (including vegan and gluten free), jams, relishes and sauces, fresh pasta, traditionally cured charcuterie, grassfed cheeses, freshly roasted coffee, chocolate bars and confections, traditional and blended teas, and delicious spiced nuts.
PLUS beautiful handmade items and gifts ~ stained glass pieces, soaps and lotions, crocheted hats and dishcloths, upcycled jewelry and clothes, and marbles and small games.
AND you can have breakfast before or after you shop! 
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Vendors anticipated to attend: Akron Coffee RoastersAmerican Toy Marble MuseumAvant Gardens Farm & Mushroomery, Baker's Fresh Produce & Honey, Big Fat Greek and Italian Pastries, Bradwood Farm LTDBrighton Wool & Honey Co. Brunty FarmsChocolate Harmony Artisan Chocolates,Crooked River Coffee, Curly Tail Organic Farm, Europa CharcuterieFine Art Services / Fine Art FindingsGaelic Imports, Gary's Granola, Glass by Leona, Greenfield Berry FarmHuffman Fruit Farm, Ingmar Rauschert,Jimmy's JamLucky Penny FarmMartha's FarmMcCoy's Custom Catering, Miller's Olde Tyme Kettle Corn, MorningSide FarmMs. Julie's KitchenKevin Noon SharpeningOhio City Pasta, Ohio Farm Direct, Ovenly Delights, Peters Creek Farm, LtdRed Run Bison FarmRose Ridge Farm,Savory SnackageSchmidt Family FarmsShagbark Seed & MillSimon Certified Organic Family Farm Herdshare CommunityStorehouse TeaTea Hills Farms, Thanks Marge, The Natural BodyThe Pierogi LadyTrigo's Market Bakery, and VIGEO GARDENS.

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Harvest for Hunger Campaign Kickoff
Feb
12
9:30 AM09:30

Harvest for Hunger Campaign Kickoff

Save the date for an exciting breakfast to celebrate the kick off of the 27th annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign on Thursday, February 15, 2018. You’ll meet the campaign co-chairs, hear campaign updates, and learn about ways to get involved in this year's Harvest for Hunger Campaign.

7:30 a.m. Doors Open for Networking & Buffet Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Program

John S. Knight Center
77 E Mill St, Akron, OH 44308

Complimentary Parking available at:
Broadway Deck (120 S. Broadway St.)
High Market Deck (40 S. High St.)

Tickets available through the link.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sara Myers at 330.436.3175 or smyers@acrfb.org. Event questions? Please contact Megan Birman at 330.777.2318 or mbirman@acrfb.org.

 

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Let's Get Cooking: Ethiopian Cabbage
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Get Cooking: Ethiopian Cabbage

The Ethiopian Cabbage class will be led by Grace Hudson.

Learn fresh ideas on how to prepare and enjoy the plentiful garden harvest!  All experience levels welcome.

For more information text or call Let's Grow Akron 330.745.9700.

A partnership of Let's Grow Akron, The City of Akron, and Akron Civic Commons.

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Summit County Eats: Food Day Celebration
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Summit County Eats: Food Day Celebration

Summit County Eats:  Food Day Celebration

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Click here to register for the Early Bird trolley trip to Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow with keynote speaker, Michel Nischan.  Free to register, limited seating.

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Interested in volunteering? Connect with us!  

Thank you to the generous sponsors of Summit County Eats!

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Let's Get Cooking Series: A New Twist on Your Old Favorite
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Get Cooking Series: A New Twist on Your Old Favorite

A New Twist on Your Old Favorite is led by Jan Green.

Learn fresh ideas on how to prepare and enjoy the plentiful garden harvest!  All experience levels welcome.

For more information text or call Let's Grow Akron 330.745.9700.

A partnership of Let's Grow Akron, The City of Akron, and Akron Civic Commons.

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Talks in the Garden Series: Season Extension
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Talks in the Garden Series: Season Extension

Join Geoff Kennedy, Summit County Master Gardener, to learn about season extension techniques.

Partners for the talks in the garden series include: The City of Akron, Akron Summit Community Action, Summit County Master Gardeners, OSU Extension Summit County, and Let's Grow Akron.

For questions or more information, contact Let's Grow Akron at 330.745.9700 or info@letsgrowakron.org

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Savor the Summit: Celebrating Local Food, Brews, and Heroes
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Savor the Summit: Celebrating Local Food, Brews, and Heroes

Join Summit Food Coalition for their first annual Savor the Summit event and fundraiser.  Enjoy music by The Gage Brothers, food, and a beverage of your choice from HiHO Brewing Co.  (Cash bar available.)  

Summit Food Coalition will also be presenting their first ever Local Food Hero Award, something you don't want to miss the chance to celebrate!  

Also happening: a wine and beer raffle!

Purchase tickets through EventBrite. $45 pre-purchase, $50 day-of/at the door.

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Cheesescaping 101
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Cheesescaping 101

Join Countryside and local cheese aficionado and master cracker crafter Kari Moore for a lovely evening sampling varieties from area cheesemakers, and building your own beautiful cheese board to take home. The evening will start with information on local cheeses and some sampling. Kari will provide a demonstration on building a well-rounded cheese board, and then will assist participants with creating their own masterpiece. Class fees will include up to three cheese selections and four accompaniments. Participants should bring their own platters or boards (roughly 10x14). Additional cheeses and accompaniments will be available for purchase after the class. Space is limited. 

Kari Moore is founder of Le Cracker and bakes wholegrain sourdough crackers by hand using stone-milled Ohio-grown grains. Le Cracker also offers a seasonal selection of Ohio artisan cheeses to wholesale clients and by special order.

Kari's life-long love of cheese and crackers dates back to her early years as a picnic-loving kid chomping on saltines and Kraft Singles at the beach. As a student in France, she discovered a whole world of stinky cheese and so much more... food with a story, a place and a face. She fell in love with it all and was never quite the same. Her life and work has since evolved to explore, support and cultivate local food and community.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kari relocated to Cleveland in 1996. Kari's work with organizations including The New Agrarian Center, Countryside Conservancy, Entrepreneurs for Sustainability, and Slow Food helped to build the robust local food system Northeast Ohio enjoys today. In 2008, Kari founded FarmShare Ohio, one of the region's first local food delivery programs. In 2015, she launched the Le Cracker brand to focus her work on baking and promoting locally grown grains. Kari and her husband Herb live in Cleveland Heights.

Fee: $30

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Talks in the Garden Series: Integrated Pest Management
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Talks in the Garden Series: Integrated Pest Management

  • Karder Community & Market Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Jacqueline Kowalski, Extension Educator, OSU Extension, Summit County to learn more about incorporating Integrated Pest Management into your gardens.

Partners for the talks in the garden series include: The City of Akron, Akron Summit Community Action, Summit County Master Gardeners, OSU Extension Summit County, and Let's Grow Akron.

For questions or more information, contact Let's Grow Akron at 330.745.9700 or info@letsgrowakron.org

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Urban Ag Tour in Summit Lake
Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

Urban Ag Tour in Summit Lake

Summit Food Coalition is coordinating an Urban Agriculture tour in the Summit Lake Neighborhood for August 8th from 5-6:30pm.  In partnership with Let’s Grow Akron, Ms. Julie’s Kitchen, and Urban Honey Bee, the tour will showcase the vibrant urban agriculture community in the neighborhood. 

Tour participants will meet at the Summit Lake Community Center and will hop a ride on the trolley or bicycle to visit area gardens and an apiary, and will return to the Summit Lake Community Center at 6:30 to enjoy the Summit Lake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market until 7.

The event is free, and registration is required.  Seating on the trolley is limited, and taking the tour by bicycle is welcomed and encouraged. 

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Let's Grow Akron Canning Class: Pickles
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Grow Akron Canning Class: Pickles

Learn fermenting and wather bath canning techniques for pickle making.

Taught by Let's Grow Akron's Jan Green, RN, BSN, Certified Better Processor.

Let's Grow Akron Canning Classes are a partnership of Let's Grow Akron, Akron Civic Commons, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.,  and The City of Akron.

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Talks in the Garden Series: Composting Demonstration
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Talks in the Garden Series: Composting Demonstration

  • Pump House Urban Agriculture Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Lisa Nunn of Let's Get Growing and Liam Murray, local compost guru, to learn best practices for composting.

Partners for the talks in the garden series include: The City of Akron, Akron Summit Community Action, Summit County Master Gardeners, OSU Extension Summit County, and Let's Grow Akron.

For questions or more information, contact Let's Grow Akron at 330.745.9700 or info@letsgrowakron.org

 

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Let's Get Cooking Series: Eating Healthy on a Budget
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Get Cooking Series: Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating Healthy on a Budget is led by Abraham Nabors of Mustard Seed Market.

Learn fresh ideas on how to prepare and enjoy the plentiful garden harvest!  All experience levels welcome.

For more information text or call Let's Grow Akron 330.745.9700.

A partnership of Let's Grow Akron, The City of Akron, and Akron Civic Commons.

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Countryside Local Food Swap
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Countryside Local Food Swap

Countryside Local Food Swaps are gatherings of cooks, bakers, brewers, growers, and general DIYers; they bring homemade and homegrown items to swap via silent auction style bidding.  Visit the Countryside Local Food Swap page on our website to learn more about the swaps and get answers to frequently asked questions.  #CCswap

This month's swap will be held at The Ledges Shelter in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (map)          

Setup begins at 7 pm, and the events typically finish around 8:30 pm.

Countryside Local Food Swaps are free, but registration is required.

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Fast, Fresh & Flexible Meal Prep
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Fast, Fresh & Flexible Meal Prep

Tired of staring into your empty refrigerator at 5:00pm and resorting to delivery options for dinner? This class with Personal Chef Tamara Mitchell will teach you to work with a weekly set of core ingredients that you can shop for at your local farmers’ market, or breeze through an express lane to purchase, spend a few hours prepping, then have flexible options for the week ahead. Tips on where to shop, spices to stock, storage, and pantry basics will also be covered. A few of the recipes will be demonstrated for sampling, and recipe packets provided.

Tamara Mitchell is a passionate gardener, personal chef, local foods advocate, and breast cancer survivor from Akron, Ohio. Her personal chef service, Dine-In Diva, has provided personalized in-home catering services, as well as classes in both cooking and edible landscaping since 2006. Fee: $15

Register here

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Talks in the Garden Series: Let's Talk Pollinators!
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Talks in the Garden Series: Let's Talk Pollinators!

This class will be led by Laura Urban of Urban Honey Bee, and Lynetter Harmon of NRCS.

Partners for the talks in the garden series include: The City of Akron, Akron Summit Community Action, Summit County Master Gardeners, OSU Extension Summit County, and Let's Grow Akron.

For questions or more information, contact Let's Grow Akron at 330.745.9700 or info@letsgrowakron.org

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Talks in the Garden Series: Integrated Pest Management
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Talks in the Garden Series: Integrated Pest Management

  • Middlebury Chapel Community Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Jacqueline Kowalski, Extension Educator, OSU Extension, Summit County to learn more about incorporating Integrated Pest Management into your gardens.

Partners for the talks in the garden series include: The City of Akron, Akron Summit Community Action, Summit County Master Gardeners, OSU Extension Summit County, and Let's Grow Akron.

For questions or more information, contact Let's Grow Akron at 330.745.9700 or info@letsgrowakron.org

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Countryside Food Swap and Potluck
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Countryside Food Swap and Potluck

  • Octagon Shelter, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Countryside Local Food Swaps are gatherings of cooks, bakers, brewers, growers, and general DIYers; they bring homemade and homegrown items to swap via silent auction style bidding.  Visit the Countryside Local Food Swap page on our website to learn more about the swaps and get answers to frequently asked questions. 

This month, we'll be celebrating the Swapping Community, as well as the Summer Solstice, with a potluck! We'll meet and then feast at 6pm, and plan to start to start the swap as usual at 7pm. Join us for both, or just the potluck or just the swap!

Potluck and Swap will be at the Octagon Shelter in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

No need to register for the potluck, but registration is required for the swap. (See below ~ registration is free, as always.)

To minimize the environmental impact of our gathering, please bring your own re-usable place setting.

Email Erin at emolnar@cvcountryside.org with any questions!!

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Summit Lake Neighborhood Farmers' Market
Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

Summit Lake Neighborhood Farmers' Market

Every week through October 3rd (no market on July 4th) at the Summit Lake Community Center.

Affordable and Fresh locally grown produce and products.

Cooking demonstrations, music, activities and more.

Ohio Direction Card purchases will be matched dollar for dollar towards fruits and vegetables.

Summit Lake Neighborhood Farmers' Market is a partnership between Let's Grow Akron, Countryside Conservancy, Summit Food Coalition, South Street Ministries, Ms. Julie's Kitchen, and the City of Akron.

 

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