M.A. Ferguson-Rich
Ohio.com correspondent

The Hudson Farmers Market will have its last day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Market manager, J Hudson, says that because of the hot, dry summer, the heirloom tomatoes are still plentiful.


Hudson says market attendance has been equal to recent years despite the fact that several other competing farm markets have opened up in nearby communities, such as Stow and Twinsburg.



"The green in Hudson is really an ideal situation," he says.



And this year's mix of vendors is just about perfect.



Hudson says they added two meat producers, Heartland Beefalo and Brunty Farms, both of whom have done well. Trigo's Market Bakery, with its giant loaves of crusty bread, has been popular, and the mix of vendors has helped to accomplish their mission to provide local, healthy foods.



Most of the visitors to the market are from Hudson, but it also draws crowds from Stow, Twinsburg and Akron.



Hudson says that although people tend to think of the farm market as a summer activity, this is really the best time of year to come. The weather is predicted to be beautiful on Saturday, and an abundance of produce is still available, along with fall favorites such as pumpkins, squash and gourds.