According to Howland Township officials, the weekly Farmers Market held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday at Richard E. Orwig Park on East Market Street, is a contributor to local economy.
''It is important to bring the freshest, healthiest food to the local community and the market provides the best opportunity to do so,'' said Floyd Davis, owner of Red Basket Farm out of Kinsman.
Each week local farms, businesses and artisans bring their goods and products directly to the community. According to officials, by supported the market, patrons reduce the miles their food travels and they get to meet the people who grow and make their food.
Available at the market are freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, grass fed and pastured meats, baked goods, honey, dog treats, free-range eggs, cheeses, maple syrup, special sauces and fresh bread.
The market also offers handmade items including soaps, alpaca yarn and bird houses made from repurposed materials.
In addition to market items, live music and entertainment performs during the market.
The Howland Farmers Market is scheduled to be held weekly through Oct. 13.