Lately I have been driving my husband crazy talking about buying a house with some land, getting chickens, and having a small farmette. Matt is not a big fan of the idea because he knows he is going to be stuck mowing the lawn, which cuts into his football and golf time...so needless to say he said "NO". I don't take no very easily, that is why I have been exploring the farming communities in Ohio, which leads me to this blog post. I wanted to take pictures, and help out at a farmers market, so I reached out the Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market. Countryside Conservancy helps support local farms in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and provides education and events to help them succeed. I offered to volunteer my time, and take some pictures, and they happily accepted my offer.
So last Saturday, I woke up before the sun had risen, got in my car and drove down to Peninsula, for the farmers market. I have been to many farmers markets before, but this one was different, this one is in the middle of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I had to cross a train track that lead me toward a barn, that opens up to a big field where all the vendors were already setting up. I couldn't wait to jump in, talk to the farmers and chat about my ideas of having my chickens in my backyard. The farmers market had an incredible variety of vendors, a squash tasting tent, and a food demo by Chef Ben Bebenroth, who is in the process of raising money for his farm to support his restaurant Spice. Check out his kick starter campaign HERE.
I had a great time taking pictures for Countryside, and I hope you enjoy...
So now I want a farm even more, and my poor husband is going to have to listen to me talk about for a bit longer. If you like my images, and would like to use them, or purchase them or just chat feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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