|Toledo Farmers' Market stages major 'Flower Day'|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:47|
The Toledo Farmers' Market will present what they bill as the "Largest Flower and Garden Event" in Northwest Ohio on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is part of the 24th annual Flower Day weekend. It will also stage Market Days Saturday and Monday beginning at 8 a.m. both days. Saturday runs through 4 p.m.; while Sunday's event ends at 2 p.m.
Experts on Hand: Master Gardener's from Ohio State University's Extension Office will be available Sunday to help answer questions and give tips on plant and soil care. On Saturday and again on Monday, local farmers will be on hand for "Market Days" selling baked goods, produce, poultry, beef. In addition, families and friends can wander and shop from among a variety of artisans' works, yard art, crafts and - of course - the flowers.
The Flower Day will feature 35 of the Toledo area's best flower growers and greenhouses at the market with their best flowers and plants. More than 20,000 visitors have been known to visit the market on this day.
Parking is available both along Erie Street in front of the Erie Street Market, 237 S. Erie St., and throughout the revitalized Warehouse District. The weekend, known for it's 50,000 plus visitors, makes this event known according to the organizers to be "the largest and most anticipated flower and garden event in all of Northwest Ohio."
For the ease of visitors, there will be a "flower valet" service which allows a complimentary plant/flower pickup system, operated by the Boy Scouts.
In addition, there will be musical entertainment on hand for both young and old. And last but not least for that first taste of summer, visitors can enjoy some "Fair Food" including kettle corn, hot dogs, Italian Sausage, onion rings, fries, hamburgers and more.
Toledo Farmer's Market is located in the heart of Toledo's historic Warehouse district at the corner of Market and Superior Streets, map and directions are available at the Web site, www.toledofarmersmarket.com.
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