Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ohio Valley Greenmarket

The Hamilton County Park District and edible OHIO VALLEY magazine are bringing together community leaders in sustainability at the first annual Ohio Valley Greenmarket, August 3-5. This three-day celebration will showcase sustainable initiatives by local businesses, organizations and individuals through fun activities, including a community dinner, workshops, demonstrations and a farmers market festival.

Friday, August 3: Ohio Valley Greenmarket kicks off with a community Pig Roast in Winton Woods featuring speaker Paul Willis, co-founder of Niman Ranch, a network of 700 small family farms across the Midwest that raise natural beef, pork, lamb, and chicken eggs with strict humane animal care standards, and traditional farming practices. The dinner cost is $35.00 per person and will raise funds for the Hamilton County Parks Foundation.

Saturday, August 4: The celebration continues with lunch and a hands-on workshop at Gorman Heritage Farm with Debra Prinzing, noted author of The 50 Mile Bouquet, who will introduce seasonal, local and sustainable floral ingredients. That evening, Debra will be at the Woodlawn Community Center for a presentation about growing, harvesting and design approaches that contribute to the slow flower movement. Cost for the lunch event is $75.00 and the evening event is $15.00.

Sunday, August 5 from 11:00 am-5:00 pm: The Ohio Valley Greenmarket special event at Glenwood Gardens, located at 10397 Springfield Pike in Woodlawn. This FREE, full-day fair will feature: * A farmers market * Cooking and gardening demonstrations * Various speakers including the Greater Cincinnati Master Gardeners * The new Ford C-Max Hybrid and Ford Focus electric cars * Free giveaways! * Thanks to sponsors: Local 127 and Lavomatic restaurants, Greater Cincinnati Master Gardeners Association, Chipotle, Ford, YMCA, Sustain Brands, Metro, Whole Foods, Yelp, WNKU and Yagoot

Tickets for August 3 and 4 can be purchased at

edible OHIO VALLEY is an award winning publication that celebrates the tri-state region’s established food traditions, new food trends, and the growers and producers who shape the local food landscape. Learn more at

A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10.00 annual; $3.00 daily) is required to enter the Hamilton County Parks.

For additional information, please visit or call (513) 521-PARK (7275). Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to find out more about what’s happening at the parks!

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