Saturday, April 11, the Countryside Conservancy had a Spring Fling Market held at the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum. Being that I work at the Library, I was able to witness the event from beginning to end.
I’ve always enjoyed farmers’ markets. I’m a big proponent of fresh, local food. And at some point I would love to have my own garden. That’s going to be hard because I don’t have much of a green thumb, but one can always dream.
One of the highlights of this event was Ohio City Pasta. They had cases of fresh handmade pasta! How cool is that?!
I bought a bunch in a variety of flavors (garlic & chives, wild mushroom, roasted red pepper, etc.) and they are quite tasty, expertly made and easy to cook.
I also snagged some apple cider from a local orchard. It was so good it barely lasted me the week. And last but not least, I picked up some curly kale. It’s amazing how long things like that last when they’re fresh and stored properly.
Farmer’s markets are my go-to during the warmer months and I’m incredibly excited about the Countryside Conservancy hosting a market at Howe Meadow on Saturdays from May 2nd – October 31st (9am-12pm) and in Highland Square on Thursdays from May 28th – October 1st (4pm-7pm). You can find out more information about those here or here.
As always, thanks for reading,