NEWS & UPDATE

Farmers Market & Dog Days of Summer Events Map for 8/17/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so  you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember that there will be lots of activities for you and your dog.  Dog judging will happen at the Garrison and Front Streets intersection at 11am.  See you Saturday!

Farmers Market & Dog Days of Summer Events

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Green Bay Packaging Inc. Dog Days of Summer Events on Front Street on August 17, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.  Attendance to the market will be free to the public.

Different activities to do with your dog are:

  • Professional Grooming will have $5 nail trimming along with a FREE self-serve dog wash and Photo Booth in their tent
  • Sandusky County Sheriff Office and Fremont Police Department K9 Units will be having a demonstration at 10am in the Brady Lot
  • Doggy Yoga with April Halm at 11am in the Brady Lot…Bring your mat!
  • Pottery Perfection will be painting pet water bowls and Pawsome String Art
  • Mitzi, the service dog, will be available for kids to read to her from 10-11am
  • First 50 dog show participants will get a FREE Goodie Box

Dog Judging will take place at 11am for Best in Show, Small Breed, Large Bread and Best Costume.  Judging will take place at the intersection of Front and Garrison Streets.

DOWNTOWN FREMONT INC. CELEBRATES NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK AUG 4-10

Downtown Fremont Inc. joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 4-10, 2019.

As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for America’s farmers to market fresh food directly to the consumer. According to statistics recently released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers markets and farm stands account for roughly $2 billion of the $3 billion that Americans spend annually on farm-direct products. This revenue, in turn, supports the livelihoods of more than 165,000 mostly small and mid-sized farms and ranches.

The Downtown Fremont Inc.’s Farmers Markets began in 2005, and currently hosts eight farmers selling a wide variety of products, including peaches, corn, green beans, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, asparagus and much more. In the current season, Downtown Fremont Inc.’s Farmers Market is generating sales for these local producers which are a valuable economic boost for our community.

“The Downtown Fremont Inc.’s Farmers Markets are very beneficial to our business.  We are able to connect with consumers that normally don’t shop at our produce stand.  This gives them a chance to see, and purchase items that we grow.  It also gives them the chance to see the high quality of our products.” says Chad Overmyer, TJay’s Produce.

“Farmers Markets play a vital role not just in generating real income for farmers, but in forming a healthy, prosperous food system,” says Jen Cheek, Program Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture and sharing recipes and new foods with their neighbors. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier. “

For further information about the Farmers Markets, please call 419.332.8696 / 567.342.4758 or visit the Downtown Fremont Inc. office at 315 Garrison Street, Fremont, Ohio.  Make sure to visit Downtown Fremont Inc.’s website at www.downtownfremontohio.org.  Follow us on Facebook @Downtown Fremont Inc., Twitter @Downtown Fremont, Instagram @downtownfremont and Snapchat @downtownfremont.

Farmers Market & All Together Fremont Events Map for 8/3/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so  you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember there are musicians throughout the market along with some in the Garrison and Front intersection at specific times.  A lot is happening in the Brady Lot from the LIFT School Supply Giveaway, Sogbety Diomande (the drummer), bounce house and many different organizations with youth activities.  See you Saturday!

Downtown Fremont Traffic & Parking Lot Map

Downtown Fremont will be experiencing construction, closures of streets and different traffic flows in the next couple of months. This map will help you understand the parking lots and any traffic concerns in Downtown Fremont. Please use this map as a reference tool to make your time in Downtown Fremont easier. If you have any questions at anytime, please contact Downtown Fremont Inc. at 419-332-8696 or 567-342-4758.

Farmers Market & All Together Fremont Events

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Fremont City School’s All Together Fremont Event on Front Street on August 3, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.  Attendance to the market will be free to the public.

During the event, there will be Ethnic Foods and Cultural Awareness events throughout the market.  Many cultural musical groups will be performing around the market: St. Joseph Central Catholic Band, Fremont Ross High School Drumline ,Scott Sopata (Bagpipes and more), West African Rhythm with Sogbery, Paul Gregory Whitt (Flamenco Guitarist), Gary Johns and the Rusty Rhythm Section, the Music of Aaron Rodriguez and Danza Guadalupana of Norwalk and Willard Dancers.  All are Welcome! ¡Todos Bienvenidos!

This event is a partnership with many organizations and businesses within Fremont.  Please come down to the market and enjoy what Fremont has to offer.  Think Fremont!

 

Fremont named one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns

We are thrilled that @OhioMagazine named Fremont as one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns! Our town will be featured in the November, January and July issues of the magazine. Read more at ohiomagazine.com/besthometowns.

Farmers Market & Go Green Garden Market Events Map for 7/20/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so  you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember that the Fairy Garden Competition, Water Can Decorating Contest and Lawn Mower Parade & Judging will all happen at the Garrison and Front Streets intersection at 12pm.  See you Saturday!

Farmers Market & Go Green Garden Market Events

Downtown Fremont will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Crown Battery Go Green Garden Market Events from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 20th.  Attendance is free and is a rain or shine affair.

During the Farmers Market, there will be a Fairy Garden Competition with prizes provided by Elroy’s Deli Market, a Watering Can Decorating Contest with prizes provided by Down Thyme Café and a Lawn Mower Parade & Judging with prizes provided by The Garrison.  Prizes for all winners will be $25 for first place, $15 for second place and $10 for third place.  Judging for the Fairy Garden Competition and Watering Can Contest will begin at 12 p.m. and will be judged by volunteers from the Sandusky/Ottawa County Master Gardeners.  Fairy Garden demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. close to the Garrison and Front intersection.

Downtown Fremont Planters

Check out the amazing planters and sponsor fence plaques!

Thank you to Grund Drug and First National Bank for sponsoring planters to make our downtown beautiful!

Want to sponsor a planter and have your name or business on a fence plaque? Contact Downtown Fremont Inc. at 419.332.8696 / 567.342.4758.

Upcoming Events

august, 2019

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