Why you should go:

Why you should go:

The North Market has already hosted awesome festivals for microbrews and bacon, so it should really shine when celebrating its specialty: Ohio's bountiful harvest. This special edition of its Saturday farmers market will launch Local Foods Week, an initiative coordinated by nonprofit educational group Local Matters.

What to eat & drink:

A stomach only stretches so much, so you'll have to make some tough choices in this department. Local farm vendors will be on hand to hawk everything from heirloom tomatoes to pumpkin cookies, and North Market vendors will be open, too. Prepare to nosh on prepared dishes there and grab tons of produce on your way out.


This event is sure to entice every sense. For the eyes, cooking demonstrations from 9-11 a.m. For the nose, a day of contests for the best breads and pies. For the ears, a continuous stream of live folk music by Slate Ridge, Folk Wood Players and others.

Don't miss:

The apple-pie contest is why apples and ovens were invented, and local bakers will compete for the top concoction at 2 p.m. If last year's line-up of pies is any indication, this should be the most delicious hour of the day.