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“Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” inspires – Places to pick up fresh produce

Roadside stands can be found throughout summer along
the route. 

After watching the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, we were inspired by Joe Cross and the way he traveled around with his juicer to share his health epiphany with others. (Watch the documentary for free on Hulu here).There are many places around the Back Roads and Beaches Route to find fresh, local produce to put into your juicer. Soon, there will be an abundance of produce in-season at our stands and markets. In addition to those listed below, you will find random produce stands all around the Back Roads and Beaches Route. Here are some details:

Permanent sources of fresh produce:

Fitch’s Farm Market (4413 Center Rd., Avon OH 440.934.6125) Open mid-April to mid-November. Market and pick your own produce. Click here to see what’s in season.

Fligner’s Market (1854 Broadway Ave., Lorain OH 440.244.5173) Fresh fruits and top quality veggies. Extensive selection of produce.

Grobe Fruit Farm (43875 Telegraph Rd., Elyria OH 440.322.8312)  Fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and pastuerized cider. Farm market open from July through April offering fresh vegetables grown on their farm. Summer brings sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables, while fall brings apples and apple cider, with pumpkins and fall decorations coming the 1st of October.

Jamies Flea Market (46388 Telegraph Rd., Amherst OH, 440.986.4402) usually has between 3–6 produce vendors every Wed and Sat during the summer months.

Miller’s Apple Hill (50549 SR 113, Henrietta Twp OH, 440.965.7077) Pick your own apples and a variety of bulk foods.

Spiegelberg Orchards (6161 Middle Ridge Rd., Amherst, OH 440.233.6083) Family run farm market offering fresh produce including apples, peaches and pears grown in their own local orchard. Fresh cider available all year long.

Weekly vendor set-up type markets:

Oberlin Farmers Market: From May 4th–October 26, 2013 the market will be open on Saturdays from 9am–1pm. The market sets up in downtown Oberlin in front of the Oberlin Public Library. Produce vendors, grass fed beef and chicken, fresh eggs, baked goods, jams and jellies and more.

Village of Grafton Farmers Market (Old Town Hall), every Sat, July–Oct. 9am–1pm.

Wellington Farmers Market (corner of North Main & Taylor St). From June 15–October 25 the marketing will be open Fridays from 5–7pm.

So, there you go…whether you just want to pick up some fresh produce to add into a great recipe or you want to juice it up, you can barely throw a rock around here and not hit something fresh! Enjoy!

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