Support Countryside Farmers' Markets

Countryside began managing farmers’ markets in 2004. Currently, we manage two summer markets and one winter market in the greater Akron area.

The markets collectively serve over 50,000 customers each year, and in 2014 the vendors reached a collective milestone of over $1M in annual sales. 2017 is our fourteenth season in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and our thirteenth season in Akron.  

Our markets are producer-only; vendors are required to be growing, producing or making the products offered at the markets.

The purposes of the Countryside Farmers’ Markets are three-fold:

  • Provide a venue where local farmers, producers, artisans, and artists can sell their high-quality products directly to the consumer.
  • Connect consumers with a wide array of locally grown and produced foods and goods in a setting that allows them to interact directly with the grower or producer, thereby re-connecting them directly to the source of their food.
  • Create a space that allows for community interaction and enjoyment, informal public education and civic engagement.

Countryside Farmers' Markets are one of the most tangible ways Countryside achieves its mission to connect people, food, and land and build a resilient, sustainable local food culture.

Market sponsorships are available for our Winter Farmers' Market at Old Trail School and support the behind-the-scenes and on-site hard-work of Countryside Farmers' Markets and help ensure their sustainability.

Individual sponsorships are $100 and as an expression of our gratitude, enjoy these small tokens:

  • A sincere THANK YOU in our weekly e-newsletter, sent to over 6000 recipients, on the weekly market webpage.
  • Another sincere THANK YOU on our market chalkboard.
  • The opportunity to ring the Market Opening Cow Bell at 9am.
  • Pre-market shopping privileges.
  • Your choice of excellent Countryside swag ~ a t-shirt, a hat, a tote, a onesie. It's up to you!

Click here to sponsor a Winter Farmers' Market at Old Trail School date as an individual with your credit card.

You will be contacted shortly to confirm your sponsorship and related details.

To pay by check contact Erin Molnar, Farmers' Market Manager at emolnar@cvcountryside.org

Small business sponsorships are $250. Enjoy the perks above, plus:

  • Your logo and a small profile in our weekly e-news and on our weekly market page.
  • Sincere THANK YOUs to your small business of Facebook and Twitter.

Click here to sponsor a Winter Farmers' Market at Old Trail School date as a small business with your credit card.

You will be contacted shortly to confirm your sponsorship and related details

To pay by check, please contact Erin Molnar, Farmers' Market Manager at emolnar@cvcountryside.org.