Remember the adage attributed to Mark Twain: “When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it’s always twenty years behind the times.” I’m not sure this attribution is accurate or verifiable; nonetheless, it feels right.
Cincinnati is not 20 years behind the times where farmers markets are concerned; however, historically, one needed detective skills to find a market where top-quality, organic produce and fruit were offered. Not so, today. Local markets draw not only the best local providers, but often the largest markets like Findlay and Hyde Park draw regional growers of some pretty cool stuff.
Farmers markets are available every day of the week. Here’s a slice:
- Sun: Newtown, Hyde Park,
- Mon: Pleasant Ridge,
- Tue: Highland Heights, Loveland, Mt Carmel, Sayler Park, Fountain Square, Wyoming
- Wed: Ft Thomas, Milford, Northside
- Thu: College Hill, Erlanger, Avondale, Harrison, Lebanon, Madeira, Springdale, Southgate, Blue Ash, Bellevue
- Fri: Alexandria, Bright, Brookville, Cheviot, Finneytown, Ft Thomas
- Sat: Anderson, Batesville, Covington, Deerfield Twp, Findlay, Hamilton, Independence, Mason, Montgomery, Newport, Oxford, West Chester
Mark Twain also said, “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” I would add: good food.
Go make a friend of an organic farmer.