Uhrichsville Market begins 2024 season

Uhrichsville Market begins 2024 season
Teri Stein

Jonathan, left, and Shana Angel of Angel Family Farms sell some of their farm raised meats to Tabitha Johnson of Gnadenhutten and her daughter, Lily.


The 2023 inaugural season of the Uhrichsville Farmers Market was so successful the event is back again this year and they have added additional dates. The farmers market is held on Third Street in downtown Uhrichsville and the 2024 event is bigger and better.

“We have several more vendors here this year, more food trucks are involved, there’s 13 total that will circulate throughout the season,” said Whitney Manson, owner of Camp the Backyard and one of the farmers market organizers. The other organizers are Laura Gray of Brigadoon Homestead, and Jessika Zontini of The Pindrop Shop.

The event is held on the second and fourth Fridays 5-8 p.m. throughout the summer and fall.

“We extended our season from July to September in 2023 to June through October in 2024,” Manson said. “We’re really looking forward to just seeing our community come out and support our vendors, support our small businesses downtown, and really showcase what the Twin Cities has to offer.”

There are a few additions to the market this year including a way for SNAP benefit users to purchase the fresh and healthy food. The market organizers have made the process easy.

“If you’re a SNAP EBT recipient, you’ll come up to the informational booth. You’ll give us your card and tell us how much you want,” Manson said.

The volunteers will swipe your benefit card, users will need to have their pin number. Once the process is complete, tokens will be given to use at vendor booths that accept SNAP.

“Anything that you can buy in a grocery store, you can buy at the market,” Manson said. “There’s also a matching program called Produce Perks up to $25. So, if you get $25, in SNAP, you’ll receive $25 in Produce Perks. If you get $10 in SNAP, you get $10 in Produce Perks.”

SNAP users do not pay for the extra Produce Perks tokens, it is a federally funded program.

“I’d recommend looking into the Produce Perks, it’s a really cool program,” Manson said. “Produce Perks can be used once a day. So, you can only get those $25 once a day, but you can go to any approved farmers market and grocery store that does Produce Perks and use it every day of the week. The Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market also is an approved vendor.”

Also new to the Uhrichsville Farmers Market are classes or demonstrations offered at each event at 6:30 p.m. These will be given by one of the vendors.

In addition to the market vendors, visitors can also visit a number of brick-and-mortar stores and organizations who open during the event including The Pindrop Shop, Camp the Backyard, Stillwater Outfitters, East of Chicago, Salt of the Earth, Good Buys Variety, Lovely, Command Wellness, Claymont Library, Mako’s Market & Pharmacy, Freightrain Pizza, Zifaro’s Pizza and others.

New vendors are welcome, and more produce vendors are needed.

“There are some things that we would like to see at the market such as pickles, jerky, dressings, and barbecue sauces. A lot of those things do require specific licensing, so they’re a little more difficult to come by,” Manson said.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the event.

Sponsors for the event are Camp the Backyard, AMS OIL, Good Buys Variety Shop, Barbour Publishing, Sweet & Sour Co., Superior Clay Corp., OC Leather, RK Lindsey Funeral Home, FabOhio Inc., Rita McPeak, and 1210 Farm.

Mark your calendars now for the remaining dates on June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, and Oct. 25.

Manson invites everyone to visit the market.

“We would really love to see you come by and our vendors would love it. The southern part of Tuscarawas County is absolutely beautiful and it’s a hidden gem,” Manson said.

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