July 24, 2016

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Farmers market now open in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick now has a farmers market.

The Brunswick Area Historical Society hosted its first farmers market Sunday at Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road.

Tom Dahlhausen, of Liverpool Township, buys a jar of bee pollen from Annie Cooper, of Sunset Meadow Farm in York Township, on Sunday during the Brunswick Area Historical Society’s farmers market. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

There were about seven vendors at mid-afternoon, selling fresh produce and handmade goods.

“We figure once the season gets going, we’ll have between 15 and 20 vendors,” said Joyce Petchler, treasurer for the historical society.

One of the vendors was April Barszcz, of Real Veggies Farm in Lafayette Township, who was selling lettuce and jellies. Barszcz said she grows some of her produce at the farm and some at home in Brunswick, so she was glad to see the market start up.

“For I’ve been hoping,” she said.

The market will be open noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 6. The market will encourage the community gardeners at the farm to sell their extra produce, alongside local and regional vendors.

The market will feature karaoke July 14, and other music is planned as well for future weeks.

Vendors pay $5 a week to use the space, and they can come any time, organizers said.

Those interested in selling at the Brunswick market can contact the historical society by emailing brunswickareahistory@gmail.com or mail to: Brunswick Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 714, 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick, OH 44212.

The market joins two others in Medina County, in Medina and Seville, both of which are Saturdays.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.