December 7th At The Market

Friday, December 7, 2012

Ho Ho Ho! Santa's on his way! Look for him at the market, now till Christmas. Drop off your letters to Santa at our FREE Raffle Gift Table.

Be sure to come by every Saturday morning the month of December to get your free raffle ticket for our Christmas gift drawing on the 22nd. Our amazing members donate to this every year with their hand made, homemade and home grown items. We like to show our appreciation for our customers loyal support, in some small way, throughout the year. Without you we wouldn't have a market. So THANK YOU!

You can find many assorted handcrafted gifts at our market for your gift giving pleasure. We have 3 market shopping days left till Christmas so come early, come often and shop with us.

Besides the usual baked goods, meat, eggs, cheese, condiments and seasonal produce, you'll find creams soaps, salves and candles, all hand made right here in your back yard by your friends and neighbors. Nothing China or Hong Cong   made in our market. Keep you money local, supporting local people and your local economy.

We appreciate you and your support.

Have a Blessed Day
the former
Jelly Lady


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Can you believe it is December 1st already. Where did this year go????

Things are beginning to look rather festive around the market . Getting ready for our annual Christmas give away. Beginning today we will be handing out tickets for our free Christmas raffle, and every Saturday until the big drawings on Dec. 22. Santa will be here on that day and WNUS radio station will be doing a live remote. There will be cookies coffee and hot apple cider for all.  Have your child or children drop off their letter for Santa in the basket on the gift table.

Come on by and finish off that Christmas gift list right here. There are lots to choose from and something for everyone on your list. Reasonable prices and smiling faces to greet you. No pushing and shoving and grumpy shoppers or sales people. Everything is made right here in your local area. No shipped in stuff from who knows where. You can talk to the maker / grower in person. It just doesn't get any better than that and we are always happy to see you and to serve.

Come on out and say hello. Your neighbors will probably be here as well.

Have a Blessed Day
The former  Jelly Lady

Nov 24th at The Market

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tomorrow is small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday.
The River City Farmers Market consists of small business owners who are  members of your local community who come together every Saturday to offer their best for  your purchasing pleasure. Buying from them is helping your community to grow and prosper rather than some unknown in a foreign country.
 This year why not put them first on your shopping list. There is much to be found there, something for everyone and for any and every occasion.

I do hope you will come by and see for yourself. You may even find your neighbor or best friend there. 

Beginning the first Saturday in December we will once again be giving out free tickets to be drawn at our Annual Christmas at the Market event on the last Saturday before Christmas . Be sure you stop in and get yours for a chance to win a prize made by one or some of our members. It's a gala time and lots of fun. 

Hope to see you all at the market tomorrow.

Have a blessed Day
 the former 
Jelly Lady

Nov 17th At The Market

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tomorrow, Nov 17th, is Fall soup Day at the market. 9:00 to noon or till the soup is gone. Come on out and sample your favorites and maybe pick up a recipe for the ones you like best. As always no charge for this event, however, all donations are greatly appreciated.  This type of event helps us to finance more activities for our customers enjoyment.

This will help kick off the Holidays for the River City Farmers Market. Next Saturday being "Small Business Saturday" here in Marietta, we hope you include The River City Farmers Market in your shopping schedule.
We have many fine hand made items that are just perfect for gift giving, all made with care and attention to quality. All our Artisans take pride in their work and are proud to offer you American made, with love.

You may also find breads, cheeses,meats, eggs condiments and delicious baked goods for your holiday fare, along with some seasonal produce.

Remember, We are open all year long. Every Saturday till 1:00 pm.

We hope to see you all there.

Have a Blessed Day
The Former Jelly Lady

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's the first ever Halloween Trick or Treat at the River City Farmers Market.  We are all decked out in Halloweens best decor.  Ready to meet and treat the little goblins.

Be sure to bring the little ones by in their costumes for treats, most will be homemade by our members so you know they are safe. Some , but not all of our members will be in costume as well. There will be snacks made of items  from our home grown produce as well for the adults to enjoy as well as the children. It should be a fun time for all. The fun begins at 10:00 am.

There is still some local produce to be had as well as apples and cider, eggs and cheeses, meats and condiments.

Our artists have been hard at work filling their stands with products for your purchasing pleasure. There is truly something for everyone here. Stop by and join in the fun and visit with your friends and neighbors at the River City Farmers market, 922 Front street , Marietta, Oh in the Rabbit and Poultry Barn at the Washington county fairgrounds. We are open all year Saturdays till 1:00.

Hope to see you there.

Have a blessed Day
the former Jelly Lady

Friday, October 12, 2012

It’s Pumpkin carving time, and you can find lots of pumpkins at the River City Farmers Market right now, along with fall squash, for eating as well as decorating for the upcoming holidays. The time of year for roasting marshmallows and  hot dogs over an open fire and watching the autumn leaves drift to the ground.

Many of us are hunting up old recipes and new for our holiday baking and I found one for you to try:

Butternut Apple Crisp
Ingredients: 1 small butternut squash   3 tart apples   ¼ cup honey   2tbsp. Lemon juice
¾ cup brown sugar   1 tbsp cornstarch   1tsp cinnamon   ½ tsp salt   1.5oz box raisins    1tsp all spice

Oat topping:  ½ cup all purpose flour   ½ cup oats   ¼ cup brown sugar   6tbsp butter   ¼ cup chopped pecans(walnuts)   ¼ cup gran0la

Wash,  core, peel, dice or slice squash and apples together, add remaining ingredients and mix well. Transfer to 9 x 13 baking dish and baked covered 20 minutes at 375%.  Remove from oven, sprinkle with topping and place back in oven and bake uncovered an additional 25 minutes or till bubbly and slightly browned. Cool   Top with cool whip or ice cream and serve     Enjoy!!

You can find the squash, apples and possibly honey and nuts at the market.

Our Event for October is our first ever….. Trick or Treat at the market,   bring your little ones in costume…there will be prizes…treats and more  Oct. 27...10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Our Artisans are getting ready, with abundant supplies of, handmade with love and pride, articles for your gift giving pleasure this time of year. It’s not to early to start your Christmas shopping. From trimming the tree to decorating inside and out, along with gifts for under the tree and stocking stuffers as well, you can find it all right here at the River City Farmers Market. Each item is crafted right here in your community, by your friends and neighbors. You can count on them to provide you with the finest quality of hand made and home made selections. Our members take pride in their work. There are countless choices that come from their hands to yours. Come visit us and “Shop Local”

OPEN ALL YEAR EVERY SATURDAY until 1:00 pm. Where?  The Washington County fairgrounds at 922 Front Street. Just follow the signs to the Market building.

Keep up with us ONLINE!  Check out our Facebook page and our website These are great sources o keep up with latest news and events at the market.

Sept 29 At The Market

Friday, September 28, 2012

With the long, hot, dry summer behind us, the Market is in full bloom with autumn veggies, apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and peppers galore in all degrees of heat ,beautiful mums and lots, lots more. 

Now is the time to get started on your homes'  fall look.  Outside the pumpkins and mums give your home the curb appeal that all your neighbors will enjoy .
Inside get those pumpkins and apples ready for pies, cookies, Jack 0 Lanterns and more.  Don't want to make them yourselves?  Buy them from our bakers here at the market.  You can even order for that special occasion.. .

 For those of you who do like to bake, we have included a tasty and easy Sweet Potato Casserole  Recipe (soon to become a tradition):


3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (3-4 lbs.)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
1 Cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped nuts

Cook potatoes, drain and mash. Add remaining casserole ingredients. Pour into a buttered long baking dish. Mix Topping ingredients and spread over top of potatoes, bake 20-30 minutes @ 350 degrees.  You can drop the topping on top of potatoes - it will spread out as it bakes

 Remember, there are countless choices of locally handmade, homemade and home grown products at your local River City Farmers Market in Marietta.  They come from our hands to yours.
For those of you starting your Christmas shopping, shop locally first.  We have the finest handmade gifts you will find anywhere.  All our members are from your local community.

Stop on by and say hello. We are open 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Every Saturday all year long.
922 Front Street
Marietta, Ohio at the Washington county Fairgrounds

Hope to see you there
Have a Blessed day
The former Jelly Lady

Sept 22 at the Market

Saturday, September 22, 2012

     It's a nice crisp fall morning,  time to stroll on over to The River City Farmers Market and see what's new. I'm sure many of your friends and neighbors are there as well.

     We have pumpkins, fall squash and other items for your fall decorating, as well as consuming. Sweet potatoes, potatoes, watermelon maybe a few lingering tomatoes or beans. Peppers abound. I'm sure you'll find lots of surprises.

     Looking to start some shopping for the up coming holidays. There is no better place to start. We have many excellent choices in home made quality crafts made with love and care by the hands of many of your neighbors.

We hope to see you there.

Have a blesssed day
the former Jelly Lady


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wow! Is it fall already? Can't believe September is half over.

Well thanks to our six man crew the building has been reclaimed and cleaned up after the fair.

Last Wednesday was move back in day for a lot of us. Several of our craft members are away attending fall festivals. However there are plenty of us to shop with or just visit, you are always welcome for either. We enjoy your company. New looks to several of our stands. to better serve you and to lighten up the decor. Some fresh paint and new items as well. We've been BUSY.

There are produce people on the lot. We still have wonderful tomatoes, peppers, Sweet potatoes, potatoes, pumpkins and other fall crops. Stop by and check it out for yourself. Meats, eggs and cheeses available as well. The Sweet Stop is open today with a new look and freshly made treats for all.

Well, after all it is Saturday morning and I must make myself ready for the market. Hope to see you there.

Have a Blessed Day
The former Jelly Lady

Aug 24th At The Market

Friday, August 24, 2012

Summer is rapidly winding down and fall is on the way. Come on out to the River City Farmers Market and get your share of the late summer crop. There are still tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, green beans, sweet potatoes, a few pumpkins, onions, squash, sweet corn, melons and more.

You 'll find us setting up under the grandstands and in the surrounding grassy area. Many of our crafts people choose this time for their vacation and to prepare for the coming holidays, but there is still lots to choose from. Come  by for a visit, I'm sure you'll be glad you did.

Have a Blessed Day
Jelly Lady

August 11th at the market

Friday, August 10, 2012

Come on down --over---up whatever direction it takes to get you to the River City Farmers Market at 922 Front St. In Marietta, Oh. We open at 8:00am and remain open till 1:00 pm. There is plenty of fresh picked produce just waiting for you to take home. Sweet corn, ripe tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, lots to delight your taste buds. Fresh baked breads and organic cheeses. There is none fresher, other than your own back yard. Come early while supplies are plentiful. We sell out fast.

  IT'S FAIR TIME  Today is the last day inside the building until after the fair is over. After today you can find us over under the grandstands until the fair, at which time we will be set up just beyond the grandstands and to the left in what was Civitan Park. We will once again be part of the Fair this year and if you were planning to come to the market on that Saturday, I'm sorry, but you would be charged the usual fair admittance fee. We suggest you get your produce on the Wednesday before the fair opens. We always look forward to seeing you and caring for our customers is our first priority.

This month will end our summer "Wednesday market  event". Hope you have been able to take advantage of our mid week market. We have enjoyed serving you.

Our regular Saturday morning market will continue all year long as always. We are hoping to have more greenhouse grown produce to offer this winter.  

See you at the Market.

Have a Blessed Day
Jelly Lady

Friday, August 3, 2012

The farmers are at the peak of their summer crop harvesting. They have fresh picked, beets, cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, sweet corn, green beans, summer squash, onions , egg plant, peppers, new potatoes and so much more. There are apples, peaches, watermelon, and cantaloupe.

We are busy getting ready for our "Summer Fest", where you will be able to come and sample foods, prepared by our members using their summer produce. As usual donations are always appreciated. Having these events help to support the markets advertising and events for the year.
Recipes will be available to share in case you find something new you would like to make for your family or yourself.

Tunnel Hill Bluegrass Band will be here to play and entertain us. So put on your toe tappin shoes and come join in the fun. We are always happy to have them here to play for us.

Keep up with us ONLINE! Check out our Face book page, River City Farmers Market. Give us a like while you are there. You’ve heard a picture is worth a thousand words….well,our pictures on face book, tell our story.

There are countless choices of locally hand made, home made and home grown produce, meats, cheeses and baked goods, as well as award winning crafts, at your local River City Farmers Market in Marietta. It comes from our hands to yours! Come visit us and SHOP LOCAL.

July 28th at the Market

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Have you had an opportunity to go to the River City Farmers Market here in Marietta? If not, there is no better time than NOW! The farmers are at the peak of their summer crop harvesting. They have fresh picked, beets, cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, sweet corn, green beans, summer squash, onions sweet as candy, egg plant, peppers, new potatoes and so much more. There are apples, peaches, watermelon, and cantaloupe. I do believe you can find about everything you may need to fix your delicious and healthy summer meals right here at the market. And it’s all fresh picked for your eating enjoyment. From vegetables, fruit, meats, cheese, eggs and fresh baked breads and desserts, Condiments, pickles, honey, and syrups. We have it all, up to and including fresh cut flowers for your dinner table centerpiece or to brighten your home or office.

The River City Farmers Market has Award winning Artisans, displaying their product inside the building for your shopping pleasure. There is much to choose from, with custom ordering available from most. Be sure to stop in and browse.  Stop and visit awhile. You are always welcome.

 Can’t find who or what you are looking for, just ask our friendly doorman/greeter, Henry. He is always happy to point you in the right direction if he can. While you are talking to him ask about our hats and insulated bags. the market is selling to  raise monies to help support our events and advertising. With the summer heat, the insulated bags are a great way to keep your purchases cool till you get them home and the caps will help keep you cool and protect you from sunburn. They are $10.00 each. Henry will be glad to help you with your purchase.

Hey, did you know you can now pick up the latest issue of  “The Anchor” at the market. You can find them on the table by the main door. Be sure to pick up your copy on Saturday.

Keep up with us ONLINE! Check out our Face book page, River City Farmers Market. Give us a like while you are there.

Have a Blessed Day
Jelly Lady

July 20 At The Market

Friday, July 20, 2012

Good evening everyone. Hope you got some of this rain the last day or so. Our farmers really needed it and are very appreciative for it.

There should be lots of fresh tempting vegetables on the lot tomorrow. Fresh sweet corn, new potatoes, green beans, squash, ripe red and pink tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers watermelons, muskmelons, apples and so much more. All fresh picked and brought to you from our members gardens. Just doesn't get any better than that.

We have fresh honey, syrup, pickles and condiments. Fresh baked goods pies, cakes, breads, cookies and everything in between.

Our crafters have been busy as well making wonderful handcrafted items for your gift giving needs or just for your pleasure. Be sure to browse through the building and  see what they have been working on.

Hope we see you there,
Have a Blessed Evening
Jelly Lady

July 13 at the Market

Friday, July 13, 2012

First I must apologize for not posting the last two weeks. Blame it on the power internet...all the above and more. But I'm back now and hopefully we are over the bad times and headed for some good ones.

The market is sporting a couple of new members, one has fresh frozen chicken and the other bee hives and fresh honey, the one item we never have enough of. stop by and check them out.

Lots of fresh picked veggies are here to stock your pantry. Ripe red , pink and yellow tomatoes, green peppers, melons, squash, new potatoes and green beans, cabbage, onions, squash and more. Always local grown and always fresh picked.

Fresh home baked breads, pies, cakes and more. You can find it all right here at your local River City Farmers Market, 922 Front Street at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Every Saturday all year long till 1:00 pm. Stop in and say hello. We are always glad to see you. And don't forget we have some of the best Artisans in the Mid Ohio Valley right here in the market. Be sure to walk through the building and see what they have to offer.

Looking for something or someone special, just ask Henry, our friendly greeter and doorman, he'll point you in the right direction.

Hope to see you there, but until then.

Have a Blessed Evening
Jelly Lady

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sweet Corn… Ripe red tomatoes…Fresh green beans… peas and new potatoes….berries and I hear we will have apples…Oh the sweet flavors of summer. You can find all this and more at your local River City Farmers Market,  right here in downtown Marietta, at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 922 Front St. The Market is in full swing with Fresh Summer Produce. It just doesn’t get any better than this. All of our produce is grown by our members right here in the local area. Nothing is shipped in, ever…so you are guaranteed quality and freshness.

Looking for fresh baked gourmet breads baked in a wood fired brick oven? You can find that here also. Our Bread Man is back and is attending both the Saturday and Wednesday market. Always fresh…always good. Scones and tarts as well. Yum. Come early they go fast.

Hey, did you know you can now pick up the latest issue of  “The Anchor” at the market. You can find them on the table by the main door. Be sure to pick up your copy on Saturday.

As a reminder, the market is selling ball caps and insulated shopping bags to  raise monies to help support our events and advertising. With the summer heat, the insulated bags are a great way to keep your purchases cool till you get them home and the caps will help keep you cool and protect you from sunburn. They are $10.00 each. Just ask Henry, our gracious greeter. He’ll be glad to help you with your purchase.

Every Saturday, the finest quality ARTISAN CRAFTS are displayed for you to choose from! All are home made and hand made by our market members. Come shop for a gift or for yourself! Everyone enjoys receiving a gift made by the hands and from the heart by our local artisans. You can count on us to provide the highest quality of hand made and homemade selections. The Farmers Market members take great pride in their work.

You’ve heard a picture is worth a thousand words….well, check out our pictures on Facebook they tell our story.

There are countless choices of locally hand made, home made and home grown products at your local River City Farmers Market in Marietta. It comes from our hands to yours! Come visit us and SHOP LOCAL.

We are OPEN ALL YEAR EVERY SATURDAY until 1:00 p. m. Where? The Washington County Fairgrounds at 922 Front Street. Just follow the signs to the market building. We are always happy to see you.

Enjoy a YEAR AROUND family friendly environment,  the highest quality local products and personal customer service at the River City Farmers Market in Marietta. Everything is hand made home made and or home grown by our members. Every member is a member of the local community. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact President Gary smith at 740-984-2840 or Vice-President Lynn Davis at 304-428-4641. We hope to see you there!!! 
Have a Blessed Day
Jelly Lady

June 23 At the Market

Friday, June 22, 2012

Well here it is Friday night again. Where does the time go? Are you planning to stop by the market in the morning? Jan Pickering will be there for our entertainment.

Lots of veggies are now appearing for your pleasure. Tomorrow you may find freshly dug new potatoes, both red and white, beets, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet corn, kohlrabi, fresh greens, sprouts, cucumbers,  onions. berries and possibly still some rhubarb. The list continues to grow. I personally am looking forward to the arrival of the first tomatoes of the summer. They shouldn't be to far off now.

As always we'll have fresh eggs, organic cheeses, honey, syrups, condiments and jams, pork, rabbit, lamb, goat and chicken.

Our Bread Man is back. Look for him outside, along with Star of India Foods to eat here or take with.  I personally recommend the Gobi Nan ...Nan bread stuffed with spiced cauliflower.

Don't forget about the fresh cut flowers and all the wonderful crafts to be found inside the building. This time of year the air is filled with the scent of fresh made soaps. I hear the poison ivy soap is plentiful right now, best stop by and pick up some if your are going to be pulling any of those pesky weeds.

Stop by and enjoy your morning with your friends and neighbors. We are always happy to see you.

Have a Blessed Evening
Jelly Lady

June 16 at the Market

Friday, June 15, 2012

Heads up everyone.

 We are having another free drawing at the market. There will be 2 winners of $25:00 each in Market Cash. The drawing will be at the market on July 7th during our Independence Day Celebration.   You can find your entry coupon on The Marietta Times online webpage. Go to, scroll down the page and look for online newspaper ads on the right side of the page to find the link to Farm Markets, click that link and the ad will come up, click to enlarge and print. Fill out the coupon and bring to the market and drop in the bucket for your chance to win

This week you can find cabbage, lettuce, onions, beets, squash, zucchini, new potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, peas and kohlrabi and cucumbers. There will be blueberries and sprouts as well.  Come early for your best choices, and because we sell out early as it is all fresh and all local. You'll find no shipped in produce at our market. It is all grown by our members and picked fresh.

As always you can find locally hand crafted items all made with loving hands and hearts for purchase . We are proud of our crafts people as they take great care to bring you a quality product and they stand behind what they sell.

Be sure to check out "Star Of India" traveling restaurant while you are here, they have some really unique foods for you to try. Eat here or take home.

Hope we see you there.
Have a Blessed Evening
Jelly Lady

June 9th at the Market

Friday, June 8, 2012

Well here it is Friday night again and I've finally made my way to Blogger. Enjoyed a week with my daughter and granddaughter in Columbus, now back to the daily grind. Not really, I enjoy my life.
     There are still some herbs and flowers to be found at the market as well as some fresh picked produce from our gardens. You will find fresh dug potatoes, green onions, cabbage, squash, zucchini, beets, broccoli, lettuce,  greens and sprouts. Blueberries will be making an appearance as well. Be sure to come early to get your fresh pickings.
     I know there is a lot going on in Marietta tomorrow, but you must find time to come by the market and get your fresh baked goods, eggs, meat, bread, and cheese for the week ahead. And say hello to your friends here. We look forward to seeing you.
    Till then this is the Jelly Lady
 wishing you a Blessed evening.


Friday, June 1, 2012

FREE FUN!  At the River City Farmers Market here in Marietta.  Every Saturday!  Come enjoy with us a relaxing Saturday morning, right here in your neighborhood.   Come to buy, come to browse.  Visit with us, get to know us.  Let us have the pleasure of getting to know you!

 This Saturday is our annual Strawberry Festival with lots of good eats made with strawberries by our members for you to sample and enjoy. As always we appreciate all donations as they help us to make these events possible.

What’s New?  We now have "Star of India' food wagon with us, available for you to enjoy eating at the market, or to take home.  The selections are delicious, and there are vegetarian choices.  “Simply Wired” is elegant jewelry designed and hand made by incorporating wired designs and semi precious gemstones. These necklaces and earrings are great “Eye Candy”, and beautiful to wear or gift.

What is a Farmers Market without Fresh PRODUCE?  We are talking about locally grown fresh produce!  We have plenty every Saturday from 8:00 until 1:00, and now Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m.  Fruits currently in season are strawberries and cherries.  Fresh vegetables include: cabbage, lettuce, onions, kohlrabi, zucchini, and squash.  A large variety of fresh herbs too.  All fruits, vegetables and herbs are home grown by local Farmers Market vendors.  

Every Saturday, the finest quality ARTISAN CRAFTS are displayed for you to choose from! All home made and hand made by your local River City Farmers Market vendors.
Just a few of the selections include:  decorative gourds, crochet toys, baskets, rugs, candles, wool crafts, cat and dog toys, and corn hole bags.  You can count on us to provide the highest quality of hand made and home made selections.

Fresh eggs, candy, cookies, maple syrup, noodles, scones, pies, cupcakes, honey.  Are you hungry yet?  Come and get it!

We are having another FREE DRAWING for two winners!  Each one will WIN $25 in market cash.  The drawing will be at the market on July 7th.  More details will be in the next issue of the Anchor! 

Keep up with us ONLINE!  Check out our FACEBOOK page, River City Farmers Market.  Give us a LIKE while you are there.  We also have a website,  These are great sources to find out the latest news and detailed information about the market, market events, and our vendor products.   
You have heard the old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words….well, check out our pictures on Facebook.

Don’t miss our MID-WEEK SUMMER EVENT!  Mark your calendars for Wednesdays starting in May and continuing through August.  Many of the Market vendors will have fresh produce, plants, herbs and more.  They will be setup OUTSIDE under the shade trees at the Washington County Fairgrounds.  Come on over Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. and get your MID-WEEK produce shopping done.  You can also enjoy some delicious, freshly made, Indian cuisine.  Enjoy while you shop, or take some home for dinner.             

As always
Have a Blessed Day
Jelly Lady

May 25 Update

Friday, May 25, 2012

     Well here it is Friday night already. The vehicles are loaded and it's almost bed time. Another week gone by and tomorrow is Market Day again. The Marietta High School Choir will be entertaining us tomorrow so come by and give a listen.
     There are still a few vegetable plants available, herbs and flowers. Fresh greens from the garden, onions, strawberries, early cherries, rhubarb, radishes, and broccoli. Fresh eggs, baked goods, breads, jams, syrups and condiments. Pork, goat, beef and chicken will be available.
      I'm sure the crafters have all been busy this week making new items to fill their stands. So get up early and come on down to the River City Farmers Market and hang out with your friends and neighbors. We are always glad to see you.

Have a Blessed Night
Jelly Lady

Breakfast is a big success

Friday, May 18, 2012

     Big turnout for the customer appreciation breakfast last week. Lots of good food, great music by the Sunderman Family and drawings for flower baskets for Mother's Day. still many baskets to be picked up. I personally enjoyed visits from my 2 beautiful daughters and granddaughter, a big surprise for me, loved every minute of it.
     Dog Show at the Fairgrounds this week end so if you are coming to the market please drive slowly and follow the signs. The usual entrance by the office will be blocked off so you must take the next right hand turn and loop around the tree, it's only a few more feet. Don't want to run over the puppies now do we?
     Still have garden and bedding plants, herbs and flower baskets to decorate your surroundings. Strawberries, rhubarb and more and more fresh vegetables each week. Had my first ripe tomato today. Tumbling toms in a hanging basket. Juicy and sweet. Can't wait for the big sandwich tomatoes to ripen.
     Weather forecast is for a beautiful Saturday so come on down to the Market and see what's new. Walk around, visit with your neighbors, maybe make some new friends and enjoy your outdoor shopping adventure.
     Just saw a post from the Bread Garage, they will again not be at the market tomorrow. Promises to be back next week.

Have a Blessed evening
Jelly Lady

Mid Week

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

     Well, here it is mid-week already. Where does the time go? Be sure to stop by the market this afternoon between 3 and 6 pm for your garden plants and early vegetables. We will be set up just inside the main gate at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
     'REMEMBER'   this Saturday is your last shopping day for 'MOM'. You can find plenty to choose from at the market. ALSO, Saturday is our annual Customer Appreciation Breakfast 9 till the food runs out. AND  the 2 drawings for $25 each in market bucks to be spent with the vendor(s) of your choice. You can find the coupon for this drawing in the recent issues of The Anchor. AND,    we have 14 gift certificates, to be won by some of our customers, for beautiful flower baskets supplied by our members.
     We are also happy to have The Sunderman Family Band here to entertain us again with their Bluegrass Gospel Music. They are always a pleasure to listen too. So much talent in one family.
     We have a lot going on to celebrate our "MOMS". We want them all to have a very Special Day and know how much they are appreciated.
     We hope you all will come out to help us celebrate and enjoy your shopping experience at the River City Farmers Market.

Have a Blessed Day
Jelly Lady

May 5, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

     Good Saturday morning. Bet'cha thought I forgot didn't you. Got to admit I almost did but I'm here. Better late than not at all.
     Wednesday market started off with some brand new faces this week. People who are just now finding out that Marietta, Oh has a farmers market. How can this be??? We continue trying to get the word out in one way or another. So if you know, tell all your friends and ask them to help spread the word by telling all their friends. Look for our articles in the Anchor, something new every other week.
     Should be lots of strawberries this week, probably some rhubarb to go with it. Fresh greens from the gardens, radishes, onions, broccoli, and sprouts. I hear we are getting beef back in the market along with our pork, chicken and goat. Sorry our lamb and rabbit lady is not available right now she is a little under the weather. We wish her a speedy recovery.
     The bread man says he will be back today. Our famous pie lady should be there as well. Come on by and check out all the great plants all ready for your gardens and porches and flower beds. We have something for everyone.
     Well gotta go for now and get ready for the market. Hope to see you all there.

Have a Blessed Day
 Jelly Lady

Summer Time Event

Thursday, April 26, 2012

      Should find some fresh strawberries, rhubarb, asparagus, lettuce, onions, broccoli, garlic, radishes, and sprouts this Saturday morning as well as fresh farm eggs, and organic cheeses. Maple syrup, sorghum, honey, jams, jellies, condiments and pickles. Fresh baked sweets and bread fresh from a wood fired oven. Just doesn't get any better than this. Lots of top quality crafts to choose from as well.
 Not a better way to spend a Saturday morning. Do come by for a visit, we look forward to seeing you.

      Be looking for our Wednesday Afternoon Market. Starts Next Wednesday May 2nd at 3:00 till 6:00pm. Come get your spring garden and bedding plants, Herbs , flowers  and in season produce.
We will be just inside the gate off second street under the shade trees to the left. 922 front street, Marietta, Oh at the Washington Co fairgrounds. Stop by and say hello, we'll be looking for you.

Till then
 Have a Blessed Day
Jelly Lady


Spring is Bursting Out All Over

Friday, April 20, 2012

     The birds are singing and the flowers are blooming. It's time to go to the River City Farmers Market and get all those new bedding and vegetable garden plants. There are potted tomato plants as well and hanging basket tomatoes. Ready to start that new herb garden? They have plenty of potted herbs to choose from. Beautiful flower baskets for hanging to attract those delightful butterflies and hummingbirds, the glory of summer, don't you think.
     The strawberries are coming on early this year, and we have fresh rhubarb to go with. Asparagus, onions, lettuce, dried mushrooms, radishes, as well as sprouts for your salads. Something new each week this time of year. Fresh eggs, meats and cheeses, jams, jellies and condiments, even pickles and salsas.  there is Honey, sorghum and syrups for your pancakes. Pies, cakes,  cookies and fresh baked breads. What could be better?
      Inside the building you'll find various fine handcrafted arts and crafts, all lovingly made by our members. There is no better way to spend a Saturday morning than out visiting with your friends and neighbors, enjoying the fresh spring air and getting some exercise. We are always happy to see you so come by for a visit and enjoy the down home hospitality of the River City Farmers Market.
     We are open every Saturday all year long till 1:00pm. Hope to see you there!
     We will be adding a Wednesday afternoon market as a summer event. That will begin the first Wednesday in May from 3:00 to 6:00pm and end the last Wednesday in August. This will enable you to have even fresher produce throughout the week.

Have a Blessed Day
Jelly Lady

Dessert and Cake Auction a Great Success

Thursday, April 12, 2012

     Well, I want you all to know our first ever Dessert and Cake Auction for Easter was a great success. Will probably repeat this one for next year. Many cakes were purchased and then given to someone else as a gift. Very nice time was had by all.
     The big doors have been unsealed and are ready to be opened this weekend. Vegetable Plants, herbs and flowers are in abundance. Most plant and produce members will be set up outside in the lot now, and for the rest of the growing season. Be sure to come by and secure your plants for the season. Some really nice large tomato plants in big pots are available, Tumbling Tom tomato baskets and 5 gallon pots, most with bloom and some with tiny tomatoes already. These will go quick. I don't know about you, but I for one cannot wait for that first ripe homegrown tomato from the garden. There is no better eating as far as I am concerned.
       Fresh produce this week will be rhubarb, onions, radishes, lettuce, greens, garlic, broccoli and sprouts to my knowledge.
       Also just wanted everyone to know the new sign has been installed on the end of the building facing the ball diamonds and aquatic center. It can be seen and read from Muskinghum Drive about a block away.
       Our ball caps are in and available for purchase. Cost is $10.00 each. Wearing these caps is like being a walking billboard for the market. Be sure to purchase yours soon and wear it where ever you go. The bags are on the way.
      Remember we are on summer hours now 8:00am to 1:00pm every Saturday.
      The Wednesday Market starts  May 2nd at 3:00pm till 6:00pm and will run through the month of August.
     See you on Saturday.

Everyone have a Blessed Day
Jelly Lady

April 7th at the Market

Monday, April 2, 2012

     Don't forget the Dessert and Cake Auction this Saturday at the River City Farmers Market. All items to be auctioned will have been made by our members. You may find just the dessert to top off your Easter dinner. Also we will be entertained by Miss Kathryn Davis playing the fiddle.
     Plants available this week will be rhubarb, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, herbs and flowers all grown in local greenhouses by  our members, just for the market.
     Vegetables available this week ...lettuce, radish, onions, greens and sprouts.
     Local grown rabbit, lamb, chicken, pork and goat meat. Organic cheeses, eggs, sorghum, honey, syrup, jams, condiments and pickles are also among the items available this week.
      We have a coupon in The Anchor that you might want to fill out and drop off to be entered in a drawing for an opportunity to win one of 2 drawings for $25.00 in Market Cash to be spent with the vendor(s) of your choice. The drawing will be May 12th. You do not need to be present to win.
     As for me I will be away this week spending some time with my family in Columbus. Hope everyone has a really nice Easter and I will be back the following week.

Till then
Have a Happy Easter
and Be Safe
Jelly Lady

March 31 at the Market

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

      In spite of the recent frost "Spring has Sprung" so to speak. There will be lots of garden and bedding plants to choose from this Saturday at the market. Among them Rhubarb, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, possibly tomato, chives, stevia, lavender and  lots of flowers, including some beautiful hanging baskets.
      Fresh grown greenhouse vegggies will also make an appearance. There will be onions, greens, sprouts, garlic, broccoli, radish, lettuce and possibly others not listed. We have local farm raised pork, lamb, rabbit, goat and chicken. Organic cheeses, eggs, sorghum, honey, jams, jellies,  condiments and pickles.
       We have local crafters with varied artistic abilities offering their wares for your purchase. Jewelry, fine crochet, sandblasted tiles and signs, kiln fired glass bottles made into cheese trays, handmade purses , flax filled neck cozies to soothe your aches and pains, pretty bandannas for your four legged buddy, hand painted feathers, 3 dimentional wooden art, primitives and lots more.
       The Market is open ALL YEAR LONG on Saturdays till 1:00pm. Be sure to stop in and say hello. We always enjoy your visits.

So until then
Have a blessed day
Jelly Lady

March 24th At The Market

Thursday, March 22, 2012

                                      Early Spring Garden Plants are Here!!!

       Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Rhubarb (Victoria Red), Chives, Stevia, Pansies, I think I even saw some petunia hanging baskets last week. Stop by and see what you can find. These are all locally grown greenhouse plants healthy and beautiful. 

      We have local greenhouse grown fresh produce, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, onions, garlic and sprouts. Fresh farm raised chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, and goat. Organic cheeses and eggs. Jams, jellies, condiments, syrup, and sorghum.

       Last weeks Soup Day was a big success. We were serving 15 assorted soups, all made by the loving hands of our members, plus one from a loyal customer from the Akron area. "Love our customers." They are great people.

        Be sure to come by April 7th for our first time ever, "Easter Dessert and Cake Auction".  All items made by our members. Auction begins at 10:00    We look forward to seeing you there.

Until then
 Have a Blessed week

About Our Market

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We are a market of approximately 100 to 120 members. We are located at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta, Ohio. Every thing sold here is Home Made, Home Grown or Hand made by a member. Our hours are 9:00am to 1:00pm starting the 1st Saturday in January through the last Saturday in March and 8:00am to 1:00pm the 1st Saturday in April through the last Saturday in December.

We have many events through out the year that we try to schedule around the seasons and available produce. We started off this season with a Health Fair in early February. With the Lower Salem Vol. Fire Department doing free blood pressure and glucose readings.

We'll have our annual Customer Appreciation Breakfast on May 12th. This is always big with sausage, eggs, potatoes,  biscuits, jams and jellies, all from the market members. In June we will have  our Strawberry Fiesta, with strawberry salads, pizzas, cheesecakes, shortcakes and anything else you can make with strawberries. July 7th we'll once again be doing free hot dogs for our customers. This was a real hit last year. I'll post more as the season progresses. I just wanted to whet your appetite a little today.

If you have never attended our market you may be well pleased at all we have to offer. Please come by and check us out. Offerings to be found here are eggs, poultry, pork, lamb, rabbit, cheese, syrup, honey, awesome pies, wonderful breads, bagels, rolls and a plethora of other baked goods, organic teas, herbs, sprouts, in season produce, plants, flowers, Jams, sauces and condiments, soup and bread mixes. We have soaps, salves, body lotions and candles. Eco friendly cleaning products, homespun yarns. Numerous crafts: crochet items, microwavable neck cozies, corn hole bags, pet items, Hand bags, beautiful greeting cards, jewelry, hand painted items, painted feather art, three dimensional wood art, primitives, iron works and wood crafts, pottery, and much more.

Signing Off for now
Have a Blessed Day
the Jelly Lady

March 17 at the Market

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

        We want everyone to know>>>
                                                  The River City Farmers Market
                                                        OPEN ALL YEAR
                                                   SATURDAYS TILL 1:00 PM

  This Saturday is Soup Day. Stop in and sample soups made by our vendors and pick up the recipes of your favorites. All free, however donations are always appreciated, they allow us to continue bringing you events such as this.
                             EARLY SPRING GARDEN PLANTS ARE HERE!

 This plants we will have...cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, rhubarb, chives,  pansy and aloe.

     Fresh local greenhouse veggies...onions, lettuce, radishes, sprouts, and garlic. Farm raised chicken, pork, lamb, rabbit, and goat. Organic cheeses, eggs, jams, jellies and condiments. syrup, honey, and sorghum.  Fresh baked breads baked in a wood fired oven. Cakes and pies, scones and muffins to satisfy your sweet tooth, and
we offer a multitude of quality crafts. 
     Be sure to stop by and say hello. We always enjoy your company.
Have a great day
Jelly Lady

New Things at The Market

Friday, March 9, 2012

     Sorry I've not done a very good job of keeping the blog up to date. I will be working on that a lot in the future.
     First of all you must check out our facebook page. New banners showing displays from the market are always being refreshed.
     We are implementing new events this year. Please let us know if you enjoy them so we can arrange to repeat them in later years.
     We have add some new craft vendors with handmade brooms, wall and mantel clocks, wooden lamps and houses, very nicely done. Some new primitives and appliqued jackets and shirts. I personally have added copper wind chimes to my fare. From the woods bird feed and feeders, to name a few. We also have a new cheese person and breads from a wood fired oven. If you haven't stopped by for a while please stop in and say hello. we always enjoy your visits.
     Remember we are open every Saturday till 1:00pm. all year long.
Till then happy days.
Jelly Lady

Market Events 2012

March 17th     Soup Day
April 7th   Easter Dessert Auction    ( new this year)
May 12   Customer Appreciation Breakfast
June      Strawberry Fiesta   (will publish date later)
July 7th     Independence Day Celebration  ( free hot dogs and trimmings)
August   Summer-fest  (samplings of summer veggies cooked and supplied by our members) (date published later)
September   The market will once again be a part of the Washington Co. Fair
October 27  Trick or treat at the market  ( bring your kids in costume for treats from the market) (new this year)
Nov 17   Fall Soup Day
Dec22   Christmas at the market  ( will have our usual Gift drawings starting at 10 am.)

Come out and enjoy some time with your neighbors at the market.

We are open every Saturday till 1:00pm all year.

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