Garden Station Sunday Market will start this Sunday as the only local produce outlet in Montgomery County which is open on a Sunday. It will start in a more compact version until more urban farmers and artists join us and consumers create more demand. It will run 11am to 2pm and will start with one booth combining produce from the Greater Dayton Urban Farmer’s group, including produce from the NEW market/demonstration farm at Garden Station.
Garden Station feels that demand for local, organically grown produce is increasing and are encouraged by the turn out of over 1000 people for our EarthFest and almost 300 for the local March against Monsanto, but we need more individuals to step forward who are committed to help us work towards a more vibrant local food system. Please comment below if you’d like to help Garden Saation.
Our famers have too many family and other work commitments that need to take priority this year so our larger market events will occur for First Fridays this year for “Local Day at Garden Station”. Local Day will feature at least 2 free sustainable living workshops every month as well as live local music and our Greater Dayton Urban Farmer’s Market. Local Day will run from 5:30pm to dusk on the First Friday of every month through October. The Sunday Market will run weekly from June 16th through mid October on Sundays from 11am-2pm.
The AARP is supporting the production of local produce at Garden Station by helping fund our market/demonstration gardens and arranging for a portion of the produce grown at Garden Station to be donated to seniors at Jaycee Towers, just a block from the gardens.
Please show your support for our local farmers and local, organically produced foods by shopping local!
This information originally appeared on Garden Station’s Facebook event page.