Antebellum Beginnings, Modern Solutions — Andrew Pytlik, Findlay Market

 

Central city markets have existed for hundreds of years to connect farmers and consumers–a rich tradition that continues to this day in some cities with the addition of new looks and new services to meet the changing needs of modern cities.  Findlay Market in the Over the Rhine neighborhood in downtown Cincinnati has been in continuous operation since the early 1800’s and even stayed open throughout the Civil War although the battle lines between the North and the South were close by.  Today Central Markets like Findlay have added a range of new services to provide  for the needs of a diverse community. Under one roof with seasonal fresh market outdoors and surrounded by artisan and food vendors the old market is the center of new activities — from Kitchen incubator to healthy food prescriptions.  Andrew Pytlik, the Findlay Market District Manager, joins our table to share the story of a perpetual marketplace that is vital, relevant and progressive–bringing everyone together for a healthy local food system. www.findlaymarket.org

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