Noble Gardeners' Market needs sellers Sept. 1 and 8
More than 40 people showed up at the first Noble Gardeners’ Market on Saturday, Aug. 25. They voiced a tremendous interest in buying produce from their neighbors, looking for tomatoes, zucchini, green beans—even corn.
Are you a grower? The market needs you on its next two market days—Sept. 1 and 8, 10 a.m. to noon.
Flowers sold quickly, and perennials were a hit, too, but marketgoers begged for vegetables. It's OK if you only have a few extra vegetables to sell. Having you there will help everyone envision the market's 2019 season.
At the Aug. 25 market, buyers grabbed up cut flowers, seeds and ready-to-plant chives and perennials.
Visitors walked in from nearby streets and several drove in from other areas of Cleveland Heights and South Euclid.
Members of Cleveland Heights' community gardens on Hampstead, Canterbury and Montford roads excitedly discussed the spring 2019 planting season, including plans to grow items for the market. Now that gardeners know they will be able to sell their excess produce, there is a new excitement about next year’s growing season.
Montford Gardeners sold flowers and seeds as a fundraiser for their garden while recruiting new gardeners. One woman who lives a few streets away brought two boxes of her Concord grapes from her 80-year-old backyard grapevine. Inspired, new gardeners talked with community garden leaders about renting space for the upcoming season.
Visit www.nobleneighbors.com to learn how you can sell during our next two Noble Gardeners’ Markets. The market is at the mini-park on Noble Road at Roanoke Road, one block north of Monticello Boulevard.
Brenda H. May
Brenda H. May is one of the Noble Neighbor leaders. For information, visit www.nobleneighbors.com.