To Preserve, Protect and Promote Findlay Market
The Friends recognize the benefits of wonderful fresh food, but also the vibrant culture of our historic city-center market that improves the quality of life in Cincinnati. We work closely with The Corporation for Findlay Market, market vendors, the City of Cincinnati, and shoppers to assure that the market and surrounding Over-the-Rhine Neighborhood are vibrant and growing. The Friends organization consists of a working volunteer board and a membership of contributors to the Findlay Market Fund.
The last Saturday of the month, from March through November, the Friends offer docent led tours of the Market. at 10:00am. Meet outside the Internet Cafe and learn how to navigate the market, some history and other interesting facts about Ohio's oldest public market. If you have questions or want to RSVP for a tour, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2013 Docent led tour schedule includes:
March 30th John Kornbluh, Fred Warren, Liz Gantzer
April 27th Larry Stillpass, Barb Allen
May 25th Mary K. Schmeing, Barb Allen, Liz Gantzer
June 29th Janet Schroeder, Fred Warren
July 27th Jennifer Wirtz, Judith Larsen
August 31st Larry Stillpass, Mary K. Schmeing
Sept, 28th Judith Larsen, John Kornbluh
Oct. 26th Janet Schroeder, Jennifer Wirtz
You are invited to become a part of this worthy cause, continuing the revitalization and exciting, innovative plans for Findlay Market and the Over-the-Rhine area - adding your suggestions, expertise and assistance.
Board meetings are open to all members of the Friends, and you are invited to attend.
It's fun, no pressure! You meet interesting people, learn about what is happening in the market area and you can share your hopes and concerns.
Our work shows! Check out...
Our periodic public information Forums on issues of importance to the market and its neighbors
The thousands of daffodils & day lilies and many trees planted around the market working with volunteers and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful organization
The butterfly garden near the south parking area - the work of Friends and other volunteers
The rejuvenated and cleaned up parking lots, spearheaded by the Friends' efforts on Make a Difference Day
The initiation of free Wi-Fi service - first 3 years funded by the Friends
Our festive addition of beads and trinkets at Mardi Gras -
The Findlay Market float in the Opening Day Parade - we decorate it and ride in the parade to promote the market
New members are always welcome! Become a member of the Friends of Findlay Market by making a tax-deductable contribution to the Findlay Market Fund.
Friends of Findlay Market
P.O. Box 141141
Cincinnati, Ohio 45250