- Gabriel’s Place is a non-profit Urban Agriculture Education Program that offers healthy eating, gardening, and environmental sustainability education “From the Garden to the Table” to the Avondale Community. We are reorganizing our current Market Place in collaboration with the Avondale Youth Council (AYC) to improve access to affordable fruits and vegetables by connecting residents with locally grown food. We will operate every Saturday from 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. beginning May 7, 2016 with our Grand Opening with the first season running from May 7, 2016 through December 17, 2016. The Market Place is located at 3618 Reading Road, next to Hirsch Recreation Center. It has 10 spaces available in the front of the building, visible from Reading Road and directly at a stop for popular bus routes 43, 45 and 51. (During rain and the winter season, we will move the Market Place on the inside of our Thompson House. There will also be a Welcome Tent and several non-profit spaces. Restrooms and hand-washing facilities for the vendors are available in the Parish House. We will have permanent signage on the light poles visible from the street. We will also have a seasonal yard sign during the market season, indicating days and hours the market is open. We will have banners on display during hours of operation. We have a database with over 800 contacts and we have the momentum of a weekly market stand that has been in operation since October 2011. We look forward to an even larger shopper base this year. Please review our application and procedures for this market season. We are a registered market with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which allows us to participate in the Ohio Passport program, but does mean that we could be inspected sometime during the season. Send your completed application by mail or email by April 29, 2016. We will respond to your application within 1 week. We are seeking a good mix of vendors to offer our shoppers the best variety possible and would welcome any suggestions you would have. We look forward to having you join our Market Place Team!