“This is what it’s all about – knowing where your food comes from
and being able to talk with the person growing it. This is the true meaning of a community farm market.”
-Karen Cohn, Market founder
photo by Gracie Jane
ABOUT THE MARKET
The Hereford Farm Market is a producer-only venue that supports small, local farmers in their efforts to provide the community with fresh, sustainably-grown goods. We are located in the lot BEHIND the antiques store at 17004 York Road.
The Market is open every Saturday from 9am-noon and features local farmers selling fruits, vegetables, eggs, herbs, honey, chicken, lamb, pork and turkey, as well as homemade bread, chocolate and olive oil. There is a coffee shop, The Contented Rooster Coffee Coop, onsite as well, that serves coffee made with locally-sourced coffee beans and homemade pastries by Lisa Gregory. All of the goodies are baked using fresh eggs and herbs from her family's farm. She even makes her own sugar cane syrup, and there are no additives or preservatives in her baked goods.
The Market features live music by local musicians every week and often has seminars and other special events.
Thre are several gardens on the farm market grounds and we hope to use them as outdoor classrooms. One garden has organic vegetables and features drip irrigation, while another is full of berry-producing plants.
The Market was founded by Karen & Stan Cohn. The idea for a local farm market began two years ago when the Cohns took a course on how to run a profitable small farm at the Agricultural Center on Shawan Road. They met other North County would-be farmers who all shared a desire to grow food for their families and sell it locally, too.
"The class really challenged us," said Stan Cohn, a veterinarian whose practice was at the farmers market location before he moved it to Pennsylvania. He now rents the building to several tenants. "Most of the vendors coming to this farm market live within 10 miles of Hereford. We've been trying to find a way to give back to the community, and this is it."
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There are a few spots available at the antique store off York Road. You can also park behind the market; take the entrance off of Mt. Carmel Road. Parking is also available across York Road in the lot next to Artemas Photography.