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Cider Pressing, Thanksgiving Turkeys & Winter Markets

kids putting apples in cider pressCider Pressing Party This Saturday, November 6, we will host a casual cider pressing party at our home, 349 Tibet Rd Columbus OH 43202.  Drop in between 2 and 4 p.m. to help make cider, have a taste or two, make apple rings, and play at the homestead.

We'll have a donation jar out for anyone who cares to contribute to the cost of the apples and the press.

Local Turkeys Available for Pre-order

It's time to talk turkey again.  Many specialty grocers and groups are pre-ordering locally raised birds.  Here are some of your options:

Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association - Pasture raised at Fox Hollow Farm and Tea Hill Farm ($3.79/#), pre-order by November 6.

Hills Market - Amish ($1.99/#), Bowman and Landes ($2.99/#), or Pastured Organic from Tea Hill($4.99/#)

Weilands Market - Bowman and Landes, pre-made turkey dinners

North Market Poultry and Game - Bowmand and Landes

Winter Farmer's Markets

Locally grown produce, meats, and handmade goods are available year round at a number of indoor farmer's markets.  Many are opening this week including:

Columbus Winter Farmer's Market - Held roughly every other week at the Clintonville Women's Club, 3941 N High St Columbus 43214 starting this Saturday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pearl Alley - The 2010- 2011 Winter Pearl Market will be held every Tuesday & Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. from Tuesday November 2 through Friday February 25, 2011.  Location: 33 N. Third Street

Worthington - Open November 20, December 11, and every Saturday January 8 through April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Griswold Center, 777 N High St. Worthington

and of course the North Market is open 7 days a week.

If I am forgetting any turkey sources or winter markets, please let me know in the comments or by email so I can update this list!

PS.  THANK YOU to all who voted for Issue 4 to fund Columbus libraries.  It passed!