Countryside Local Food MOVment Prizes and Details!

This Saturday, May 11, we kick off the Countryside Local Food MOVment. When you sign up, you’ll receive a MOVband – a wrist-worn activity monitor that tracks all your movement and converts it into mileage. You’ll also receive instructions on how to create your own personal fundraising page on Over the course of the next four weeks, we are challenging you to move 100 miles and raise $100 for Countryside.

Each week, we’ll send you an email tailored to how far you’ve moved. When you reach the milestones of 25, 50, 75, and 100 miles, we’ll tell you about the farmers’ market vendors that are located that same distance from our market, so you’ll get a feel for how far your food travels to get to your dinner table. As you hit each of those milestones, you can pick up a colored mileage marker to add to your band, and your name will also be entered into a raffle to win fantastic prizes! And you can mingle with other market supporters on family-friendly hikes with a Cuyahoga Valley National Park ranger departing from the information booth each Saturday at 10:00am. When you join us for those free hikes, you’ll earn another band in ranger green.

A nonprofit organization, Countryside Conservancy relies on your support to offer programs like Countryside Farmers’ Markets and Countryside U, featuring classes on gardening, preserving, raising backyard chickens, and more. The funds that you raise during the Countryside Local Food MOVment will ensure these programs will be around for years to come. Spread the word, gather donations from your friends and family, and you can win additional prizes! On June 8, join us at the market for a finish line celebration where we’ll award them all. Here’s a list of what you stand to win:
25 mile raffle:

50 mile raffle:

75 mile raffle:

100 mile raffle:

Fundraising raffle (1 ticket for each $100 you raise):

Youngest Participant prize:

Oldest Participant prize:

Fastest Finisher prize (first to hit 100 miles):

Most Miles prize:

Top Fundraiser:

  • Overnight getaway in a King Suite at Gervasi Vineyard and $100 gift certificate for the bistro

and more!  Sign up today or at Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow on Saturday, May 11.

The Countryside Local Food MOVment is sponsored with generous support from Kaiser Permanente and Parker Hannifin.  Contact Heather at for more information about this event.


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