On Wednesday, September 1oth we will be serving dinner at the Tuscarawas Valley Farmer’s Market located at the Tuscarwaras County Fairgrounds in Dover. You can get some great dinner and fresh vegetables from the local farmers.
The USDA estimates that more than one million people visit Farmers Markets each week. More than 20,000 farmers use Farmers Markets to sell directly to consumers. This is a great Farmer’s Market if you have not been there. It’s filled with Amish farmers’ fresh produce. They even accept Ohio Direction cards.
Our Farmers Market Menu
We will be serving black angus burgers, jalapeño burgers, kimchi burgers, black and blue burgers, Western burgers and cheddar burgers.
Photo credit kconnors
We will also have our fresh, hand cut fries and onion rings. Plus, we will have a special treat – deep fried corn on the cob!
Fun Food Facts
Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family
Lettuce is the second most popular fresh vegetable in the US
Apples are members of the rose family
Pumpkins were once recommended for curing snake bites and removing freckles
Americans eat 900% more broccoli than we did in the 1980s
Fun Facts About Shopping Local
The average meal in the U.S. travels 1500 miles to get from farm to plate.
When you shop chain stores only 16 cent of your dollar stays in town locally. When you shop local, like at the Farmers Market, the majority of your dollar goes right to the farmer.
Did you know that food and agriculture, the top industry in Ohio, adds $105 billion to the economy
The food and agriculture industry and employs 1 of 7 people in Ohio
There are 75,000 farms in Ohio, most run by families
Ohio ranks #1 in the production of Swiss Cheese
Ohio ranks #2 in egg production
Ohio ranks #3 in tomatoes AND pumpkins
Ohio ranks #4 in the number Farmers Markets
Ohio ranks #5 in bell peppers
Fun Facts About Dover
Dover was once the only canal stop in the region
Dover’s heyday was the Victorian Era and it continues to preserve Victorian-era buildings
It is home to the Warther Museum, if you have never seen the carvings and buttons, check it out
The Tusc County Fair starts September 15, 2014 (next Monday)