Welcome to Countryside Farmers' Markets

Countryside Field Guide: Thanksgiving

Countryside is proud to present a beautiful guide to creating a Thanksgiving meal featuring locally grown produce, and locally raised poultry. Browse online, or pick up a copy at the Winter Farmers' Market at Old Trail School.

For more introduction and turkey ordering and preparation tips, click here.

For a directory of Countryside market vendors and Initiative farms to gather your ingredients, click here.

This guide was possible through the generous support of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Enormous thanks go to James Kurtz, Creative Director, The Kurtz Graphic Design Co., for his generous in-kind work.

Countryside Winter Farmers' Market at

Old Trail School

Share in winter's bounty ~ storage and high tunnel crops, pasture raised meats, breads and baked goods, artisan cheese, and more!!

Saturdays, 9am-Noon

~ November 12th and 19th
~ December 3rd, 10th and 17th
~ January 14th and 28th
~ February 18th
~ March 4th and 18th
~ April 8th

2315 Ira Rd., Bath, OH, 44210


Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow

Closed for the season!
Saturdays, 9am-Noon ~ April 22nd, 2017 - October 28th, 2017     
4040 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, OH, 44264

Countryside Farmers' Market at Highland Square

Closed for the season!
Thursdays, 4pm-7pm ~ Dates and location announced shortly!

About Countryside Farmers' Markets

Countryside Farmers' Markets (CFM) are vibrant, producers-only farmers' markets established and managed by Countryside Conservancy. Our markets are held in three unique locations: Howe Meadow in Peninsula, nestled in the middle of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park; Highland Square, a thriving, walkable community in West Akron; and Old Trail School, a private school within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park that emphasizes sustainability throughout its curriculum.

Neighborhood MIni-Markets

Countryside collaborates with multiple neighborhood organizations and groups to bring fresh produce to communities lacking access. Learn more about these mini-markets and where they are located here.

Credit Card, EBT and Carrot Cash

You can use your credit cards to purchase market tokens in $5 increments. Although there is a $1.50 fee associated with credit card token purchases to help cover the cost of the machine and transactions, these tokens never expire, are good at all market booths, and the vendors are able to give change if purchases are less than $5.

Countryside Farmers' Markets proudly accept Ohio Direction Cards! Through support from the Wholesome Wave Foundation, we also offer a dollar-for-dollar incentive for SNAP customers, providing additional dollars for purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables. This program, called "Carrot Cash" is available at all three of our market locations.  SNAP customers swipe their cards at a terminal located at the market's information booth.  Customers select the amount of dollars to be taken off their SNAP card, in exchange for tokens in $1 increments.  The tokens are good for the purchase of all SNAP eligible items. Additionally, a matching amount of Carrot Cash tokens  (up to $15), is provided for purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables.

No Pets at the Market, Please

While we love our furry friends, there is a "No Dogs Allowed" policy within the Countryside Farmers' Markets.   Howe Meadow is a great place for dogs, however, and we encourage you to take them for a romp in the vast spaces outside of the market itself.  Or, hop across the street to the Towpath Trail and have a nice hike with your four-legged friend.  Keep in mind that the Cuyahoga Valley National Park requires that dogs be kept on leashes at all times.

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