Ever think you'd get a massage at your nearby farmers market?
Or pick up some local maple syrup?
That will be a reality this year as the city of Cuyahoga Falls takes over the market. The city's now gathering vendors who sell all sorts of goods — from produce to sweets and soy-based candles.
"We're also trying to get someone that has eggs and meat because this year we're moving it to the Quirk Center," said Chrystan Richardson, recreation program coordinator. "We have access to electricity so we can have a generator. We can offer more in the meats and the cheeses and the eggs, so I think that's something that will be a big change from last year."
Another perk to having electricity? One vendor is able to do knife-sharpening on site.
That vendor also sells maple syrup. Plus, Tubbs Chiropractic, a Cuyahoga Falls practice, will offer massages.
"I'm looking to really get a lot more vendors and a lot more diverse selection of products to offer, and just make it bigger and better," Richardson said, adding last year's market had about 18 vendors and they're hoping for somewhere around 30 this year.
Interested in becoming a farmers market vendor? Contact the Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Office at 330-971-8225 or email Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can also find a vendor application on the city's website.
Last year's market took place at the parking lot at 3rd Street and Oakwood Drive, but this year it'll switch to the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave.
The 2013 season runs each Friday from June 14 through Oct. 4, opening at 2 p.m. and closing at 5:30 p.m. each day. Richardson said the market opens a little earlier this year to catch those who might be getting out of work early on Fridays.
"We're hoping they'll come hit the market on their way home for the weekend," she said.