This is another Hooked On Friday post for Julia's Hooked on Houses.
Are you making more of an effort to buy your food locally?I am also participating in Gollum's Foodie Friday with my post about Findlay Market.( her theme is train wreck meals but I have too many so...) Findlay Market is Cincinnati's oldest public market. The market building was erected in 1852 and opened for business in 1855.
It is the only one of nine public markets of the late 18th and early 19th century still operating in Cincinnati.
Open Wednesday through Sunday it is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The main building houses about two dozen year round vendors. Meats, spices, seafood and bakery goods can all be found. People from all over the area and all walks of life gather here to purchase locally grown food.
So much more of an event than a trip to the grocery. It is more of a community gathering place in the historical West End of the city.
The beautiful Italianate buildings are slowly being renovated as living space above and retail below.
From April to November these outdoor streets will be lined with local vendors selling home grown produce as well as flowers and soaps, preserves, even waffles.
It was still a bit chilly Saturday but the outdoor spaces were perking up, a sure sign of spring and summer in the market.
Some even get to ride around the market in the lap of luxury.
A taste of things to come.
Love the cheerful paint colors.
We buy organic produce at Madison's.
The market is located near the Over the Rhine district once populated by German immigrants.
This area will be filled next month with various local farmers selling all their delicious bounty.
Buildings newly renovated. The market area has been growing and thriving in the past few years although it has been in continuous operation for 150 years. Each week brings live music, special events and art on display to purchase.
If you are interested in learning more visit the Findlay Market website. If you ever have a chance to travel to Cincinnati you really should put this on your must see list.
Shopping for food is a necessity, why not make it a weekly event?
Have a Friday filled with deliciousness, P.
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