Music from 20 ukulele players will fill the morning air at the Stow Community Farmers Market Saturday morning at "Ukes 4 Youth." This happy gathering is to draw attention to and benefit Bulldog Bags, an important local charity in Stow-Munroe Falls that was organized to address food insecurity in children in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District.
Bulldog Bags Inc. grew out of a movement by members of the Stow-Munroe Falls community, including school district and city officials, who recognized that some children in the SMFCSD did not have adequate meals on the weekend.
The local group of ukulele players are primarily from the Highland Square Ukulele Club and Harold Hight and his Crooked River String Band members who regularly perform at the Market. The ukulele group will be performing from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on the Market Music Area of the Market to help promote monetary donations for Bulldog Bags. There will also be a raffle of gift baskets that patrons can register for too.
"This musical event will be our biggest event ever in our nine years here; we are really looking forward to bringing this back on an annual basis," Market Manager Gary Aleman said.
The Stow Community Farmers Market is in its ninth year in the same location at 1567 Pilgrim Drive in Stow in the parking lot of the Stow Community Church. Regular market hours are 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday mornings through Oct. 5. There are usually 25-35 vendors on hand at the Farmers Market and for the second year will offer SNAP Card Benefits and long with Produce Perks which is a new program where the market matches the dollar amount requested from SNAP Cards with an equal value in produce from the Market vendors.
Customers can catch Market news on their Facebook Page or at www.stowfarmersmarket.com.