Findlay Market Farmstand program launched in Evanston
Every Thursday afternoon throughout early Fall, Evanston residents will have access to fresh, healthy food for sale in their own neighborhood. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Evanston Community Council President Anzora Adkins led the opening ceremony on June 9 for the Findlay Market Evanston Farmstand.
The Evanston Farmstand will open every Thursday from 3 PM – 6 PM through October at 1614 Hewitt Avenue, near the Evanston neighborhood’s Five Points commercial district.
Findlay Market Evanston is the result of a partnership from The Corporation for Findlay Market, Evanston Community Council and Xavier University. The Farmstand sells fruits and vegetables aggregated from farmers and food artisans, as well as a limited selection of products from Findlay Market merchants. Neighborhood partners supporting the program include the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, Public Allies Cincinnati, Model Group and the City of Cincinnati. The Hewitt Avenue farmstand site was formerly a carryout/drive-through that had been called out in a 2005 report on neighborhood crime reduction. The Port Authority and City teamed up to acquire it and demolish the structure. Evanston has enjoyed a surge of strategic revitalization in the past five years.