June 16, 2014
People who like to buy locally-produced, fresh foods take heed: There’s a new farmers market in town.
The Galion Farmers Market opened on June 4. It was formed by Brian Foley, owner of the local bakery Cakes By Brian. Despite the rain on opening day, he said about 30 people showed up to check it out. The market is located in the parking lot of Gospel Baptist Church, 5670 State Route 19.
Foley explained that the church’s head pastor, Monty Trammel, happens to be his neighbor. “Monty was nice enough to allow us to use the church. It worked out great,” he commented.
At the market’s second outing on June 11, six vendors were set up to offer customers assorted plants, fruits and vegetables, baked goods and jams. More items will be offered throughout the summer as the crops roll in. Foley would like to add maple syrup and honey to the list as well.
On why he started to the Galion Farmers Market, Foley explained he wanted to bring more to Galion, and to offer a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Also, for vendors and customers who cannot make the KFC Farmers Market (formerly Northside) on Tuesdays, or the Bucyrus Farmers Market on Saturdays, this will give them another option. He emphasized that he is trying to keep it a traditional farmers market, not a craft show.
Galion Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from 3:30-6 p.m., through the end of October (weather permitting). Vendors interested in participating may call Foley at 419-777-7002. There is no fee, but Foley does expect vendors to show if they commit.