On Feb. 26, The Logan County Farmers Market was scheduled to accept a $5,000 check from Brewfontaine, making that business the market’s “Community Partner” for the second year in a row.
Brewfontaine’s $5,000 contribution brings the campaign’s progress to over $12,300 of the $15,000 goal.
The Community Partner commits to taking an active role in supporting and strengthening the local food system. A large financial donation aids the farmers market in expanding the educational and community programs offered. The Community Partner also assists in opening new revenue channels for local food producers by featuring their products and hosting food events.
As the 2018 Community Partner, Brewfontaine hosted 100 guests for a farm-to-table fundraiser with the Logan County Farmers Market, which raised over $3,000. The dinner featured hand-crafted and locally grown products from 12 area farmers and vendors. Brewfontaine also attended the market in June and executive chef Joseph Moore put on a local produce pickling demonstration for market customers.
Brewfontaine will host the 2019 LCFM Farm-to-Table fundraising dinner on Sept. 10. Tickets will go on sale May 1st. And on June 22nd, July 13th, and August 17th the Brewfontaine team will hold cooking demonstrations at the farmers market.
CraftBeer.com recently voted Brewfontaine the #1 Beer Bar in Ohio for the 3rd year in a row. “Most of the community knows us for our drink selection, but food is actually half of our revenue and we use as much local, quality, fresh ingredients as possible,” says Adam Rammel, co-owner of Brewfontaine.
“Our beer dinners, wine club, catering offerings, and other events centered around food have really gained a following and the partnership gives our culinary team an outlet to connect with area farmers who grow our amazing local produce, which is invaluable. We’re thrilled to be the Community Partner again in 2019.”
Hannah Wischmeyer, LCFM board member and fundraising committee chair, says, “We are excited about the awareness being generated around local food production, through this partnership and others. We are starting to see a ripple effect throughout the community in the way restaurants are communicating with local food vendors, in collaborations between non-profit groups and county leaders and in the inspiring programs area schools are implementing. We are so grateful for the support we have received from the community and look forward to another year of dynamic partnership with Brewfontaine!”
Myers is new market manager
The Logan County Farmers Market is also excited to introduce MacKenzie Myers as the 2019 Market Manager. MacKenzie is a graduate of Kent State University and currently teaches 3rd grade at Indian Run Elementary in Dublin. She is passionate about community, healthy living, and local food.
MacKenzie will also be managing the new Indian Lake Farmers Market (ILFM), organized by the Logan County Food System Initiative, and sponsored by the Mary Rutan Foundation and Lakeview Hardware. ILFM will be held in the Indian Lake Midway Plaza parking lot from June through August on Saturdays from 1 to 3 PM. Booth space is free for qualifying vendors.
Other 2019 LCFM sponsors include: Quest Federal Credit Union, Community Health & Wellness Partners, 7THIRTY8 APPAREL, The Photobooth, Duff Quarry, Maple Leaf Family & Sports Medicine, Universal Home Health & Hospice, Tanger’s Furniture & Uptown Furnishings, Iron City Sports Bar, Six Hundred Downtown and Bellefontaine Dental.
If you’d like to help the Logan County Farmers Market reach their 2019 fundraising goal, you can contribute at www.logancountyfarmersmarket.com or send a check or money order to:
Submitted by the Logan County Farmers Market.