Area farmers markets are gearing up for a new season. Both Medina and Seville host their first markets of the season today.
Medina’s Public Square will host the Medina County Farmers’ market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be open every Saturday through Oct. 26.
Organizers say this year’s market will have more than 70 vendors — the most ever — selling fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and crafts.
Today’s kickoff will feature cooking demonstrations by local chefs and performances by area musicians.
The Seville Farm Market is at the gazebo in Maria Stanhope Park and will be open 9 a.m. to noon.
In its fifth year, the Seville market averages eight to 12 vendors each Saturday.
“We are a pretty unique market in that we are a producers market,” said John Gladden, a volunteer organizer. “We think that is what farmers’ markets are all about: connecting consumers and their local producers.”
The market will feature acoustic guitarist Bill Gill, who will perform at 10 a.m.
Children will receive free plants upon arrival to the market.
Want to go?
To register as a vendor or to learn more about the Seville Farm Market, go to www.sevillefarmmarket.blogspot.com.
For more information on the Medina County Farmers’ Market, call Cheryl Heinly at the Medina County Department of Planning Services, (330) 722-9219.