To market, to market….

Willoughby Outdoor Market

Willoughby Outdoor Market opened last Saturday morning and even though the skies were threatening it was a balmy 73 degrees at 10:00 am – it felt so good to run around without the weight of a winter coat, hats, gloves and boots!  Not much has ripened yet here in Northeast Ohio but there were plenty of early veggies, herbs, flowers and baked goods.   This  farmers’ market is held in the parking lot of Willoughby city hall and operates from 8 am to 12 noon every Saturday from May 1 to October 30.    As the summer progresses, more and more food vendors will be on hand offering the best of seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as baked goods and crafts.  If you live in our part of Northeast Ohio or are visiting the lake this summer definitely stop by the market and then visit the antique stores and boutiques in downtown Willoughby.  There are some great restaurants too!

I had a lot of fun talking with the vendors, sampling their offerings and yes, of course, I filled my shopping bag!  Shop with me, and stop by and sample these vendors wares.

The Prims had early season Simpson lettuce and green onions, grown right in Willoughby.  They will have more produce as the season progresses.

John Prim and his father, John Sr.

Wood Road Salad farm - these carrot were a lovely color and tasty

Gourmet coffee

Wine jelly is divine!

Wine jelly from “The Bread Basket”. I love their motto – “Just two Mom’s loafing around”.  I could not resist their wine jelly – all varieties of reds and whites.  I bought the cabernet – tastes just like ice wine!

4695 Lane Road
Perry, Ohio  44081

Breads and Skinny Pickles

I bought Skinny Pickles last year and was glad to get some more.  Their herb bread is very good too!, click on “Skinny Pickles”

Potica - yummy nut rolls, an Eastern European specialty and beautifully packaged

Potica from Old World Potica, 8204 Mentor Ave, Mentor Ohio  44060, 440-655-0609

All things chocolate including chocolate covered Twinkies and other delicacies!

Get yours from North Coast Baking, by Connie Trunkely.

Flowers, trees and shrubs

Homemade cookies by Estelle

Estelle Sciortino makes cookie party trays – who could resist these cute hearts?  Call Estelle at 440-942-3010

Clean City of Willoughby raffle, enter until May 22

Clean City of Willoughby has two fundraisers to support their beautification projects in the city.  The Eco Fair is one and this raffle is the other.   Hope I win!

Homemade biscotti, several flavors including traditional anise – my favorite is Pistachio Cranberry – their 4th year at the Market

Now these biscotti are to die for!  Bella Biscotti by Joanne Filocco is at the market just about every week.  You can also contact her at or 440-953-8227.  I think these would be great for a Bed and Breakfast!  Joanne says they freeze well, so buy a bunch.

I'm going back for one of these birdseed houses!

Not every edible item is for humans – some is for the birds!  This booth had homemade dog biscuits, too.
And just in case you didn’t get yours yet, also for sale at the market…

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About SallyK

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One Response to To market, to market….

  1. Reggie says:

    Oh, I so love these kinds of small-town farmers’ markets – so entertaining, so full of unusual delights, and such fun to meet new people.

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