Joining the growing list of communities with farm markets, Oakwood now has a Saturday market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. This market is located in the parking lot on the south side of Orchard Drive just off Far Hills Ave (behind the Chico’s shopping strip). The Oakwood market is small, but has a very nice variety of vendors, including some not found elsewhere in the south Dayton area.
Sweet Eats Bake Shop out of Clayton, Ohio, brought made-from-scratch treats including chocolate covered bacon, chocolate covered fresh pineapple, sourdough friendship bread, beautifully decorated cupcakes, petit fours, cake pops, strawberry cake rolls, pumpkin breads, beautifully decorated cakes and many more delicious treats too numerous to mention. In addition to traditional baked goods, sugar-free and gluten-free items were available; vegan baked goods are available on request. Even the frostings are made from scratch, using unsalted creamery butter instead of shortening.
Rosemary Eisenhauer was at the market with so much beautiful produce! An amazing amount and variety of produce is organically grown at her three acre garden on Stutsman Road. Rosemary grows many different types of herbs and greens, including basil, dill, lettuce, spinach, mustard greens and a dazzling array of colorful rainbow chard! Both red and green tomatoes are available, as well as summer squash, garlic, eggplant, beets, beans, onions, carrots, radishes, potatoes and more.
Lindy’s & Company brought their beautiful dog (and cat!) treats! More than just a gourmet pet treat bakery, Lindy’s is Daybreak’s work-readiness program for homeless youth in Dayton, Ohio. Your purchase benefits homeless youth. The gourmet treats come in a variety of flavors. Dog treats included such flavors as Mac n Cheese Please, Barkeyes and Doggin’ Donuts; for the kitties, Tuna n Cheese Please and Tuna Purr-fect were just a couple of the flavors on hand. The treats are made from fresh, natural ingredients and no preservatives of any kind are used.
Central Perc café out of Oakwood was at the market with packages of their ready to brew coffee and luscious pastries, including some amazing butter cookies and three kinds of scones: plain, apricot and raisin.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton has a booth at the Oakwood market, and outreach volunteers are there to share information about services available and upcoming events, such as the Woodland Woof Walk on Aug 3 and the all-you-can-eat chocolate event in October.
Ashley’s Pastry Shop in Oakwood, Ohio came to the market with pastries which were too beautiful to eat (nonetheless they were snapped up and devoured). Samples were available of several of the pastries
Flying Mouse Farm out of Yellow Springs brought along their own maple syrup, beautiful hand-thrown pottery, and the most beautiful vegetable display at the market, including organically-grown carrots, beets, cabbage, squash and more. Farmers John DeWine and Michele Burns grow food year-round at Flying Mouse farms.
Meadow Maid Cheese was available at the market, and best of all, there were free samples of a staggering amount of their certified organic cheese. The cheese, made from the milk of grass-fed cows, includes such exotic and delicious flavors as mushroom & leek and tomato basil with pine nuts, as well as the more traditional flavors such as havarti, cheddar, feta, habanero, and chipotle. The garlic and herb cheese is one not to miss.
Twin Creek Apiaries brought local honey and honey products, Bad Mother Salsa brought their salsas and crazy-good BBQ sauce (and great tee-shirts, too!), and there were other vendors with baked goods, granola and even jewelry.
This is a great little market and one not to miss. See you Saturday!
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