I’m so excited to introduce the newly updated Haymaker Farmers’ Market logo. This is something I’ve wanted to do since the season began, and I mentally tapped the ultra-talented Kent couple Joseph Hughes and Casey Myers to spearhead the project because I love their design work, they’re such proud Kent citizens, and they are devoted to our market. I was thrilled that they agreed to tackle the job when I asked. They were an absolute pleasure to work with, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
I wanted them to give the logo a more iconic, modern, yet historical look. I needed something that I could easily plug into anything from tees and market bags to posters, banners, signage, documents, and the web. I struggled with the existing logo because it didn’t have a field or frame and the typography was small so I always had to re-set the market name elsewhere even though it was on the logo.
Joseph and Casey were so accommodating of my requests as we went through the process. They explain it more succinctly and intelligently than I can in this blog post. Please do click through to read – it’s fascinating, especially if you are interested in design.
I didn’t have a budget for this project, so Casey and Joseph volunteered their time and expertise in exchange for a couple of tees and market bags with the new logo (coming soon from ). I also gave them some jars of my homemade pickles and jam, and they’re considering joining the so I can pay them in time dollars and they can move even more deeply into the community they care so much about.
Kent is bursting with talented people who are willing to work to make our community a healthy and appealing place to live and do business. I love that my job gives me the opportunity to connect and collaborate with so many who are just as committed to strengthening our vital and vibrant market.
Another talented Kentite, market friend, and Time Banker is working on hand-painted signage that will incorporate the new logo, as well as promote the new EBT/SNAP/Credit/Debit program that is set to launch at the beginning of October.
You may be concerned that we’ll only be using the system for a month, which leads me to our other bit of news: Haymaker Farmers’ Market is planning to expand our season through December and from mid-March through mid-May (with OEFFA certified organic produce!) at a yet-to-be determined indoor location. The Kent Winter market at Lucky Penny Creamery on Temple Avenue off of Lake St. will bridge the gap with a market for local food on Saturdays in January, February, and early March, but is also open every Saturday year-round with great local goat cheese and plenty of other products.
Stay tuned for more details, and if you know of an indoor location that would be available on Saturdays from 9-1 during the months listed above, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.472.5801. Here's to building a year-round local food economy!