Troy Night Market to open Oct. 6

TROY — The first “Troy Night Market” will be held from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Troy Rec, 11 N. Market St., in downtown Troy.

The new market will be held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month Oct. 6 through May 17.

The Troy Night Market is a collaboration of local farmers market vendors who grow and produce “local foods” and food related items. The market is being presented with the support of producers who are volunteer committee members of The Miami County Food Council under the guidance of The OSU Miami County Extension Office.

Many of the Troy Night Market vendors are participants in other area community farmers markets that operate during the summer who wanted to be able to offer their products at a local market during the months when the outdoor community markets do not operate. The Troy Night Market vendors embrace the slogan “In Support of Local Food” and will be offering a variety of locally based food products for sale. Products include homemade jams, jellies, fruit butters, baked goods, gourmet roasted coffee, herbal seasoning, mixes, tea blends, candy, honey, sorghum, maple syrup, popping corn, and many other items. Seasonal fresh produce, herbs, flowers and garden plants will also be offered in season. The market will also offer a limited number of handmade kitchen/household related items such as soaps, cutting boards, wooden tureen ware, ceramic ware, rolling pins and other hand crafted items.

At the first Troy Night Market, vendors will be offering free samples of local food in order to acquaint market attendees with their products. Market attendees are encouraged to sign up for free local foods prizes that will be awarded periodically at the markets and will consist of a variety of locally produced products provided by the Troy Night Market vendors.

Area non-profits will be featured at the market along with a market education table to raise community awareness, in addition to youth groups that will showcase their projects on some market dates.

The Troy Rec ill host the market in the first floor gymnasium that can be accessed by the Water Street entrance located on the north end of the Troy Rec, next to the city parking lot on the corner of North Market and East Water Street.

For more information visit the event on Facebook at Troy Night Market or call (937) 216-0949 or email . Media Contact: