BEAVERCREEK — Lori and Bryan Lucas, owners of This Old Couch located on Dayton-Xenia Road, is stepping things up during the summer months and getting back to their property’s roots by offering a weekly farmer’s market each and every Sunday afternoon through Oct. 29.
“Our store was originally an old farmhouse that was built in 1896 by the great-great grandson of Jacob Coy, one of the original settlers of Beavercreek,” Bryan Lucas said. “So, we wanted to offer fresh locally grown products such as eggs, honey, baked goods, and other specialty food items throughout the summer.”
This Old Couch was opened on 2014 and has been providing customers with refurbished, repurposed and vintage items for the home and garden. Each week, the market will feature some favorite vendors but also new vendors. This Old Couch’s Facebook page has a weekly rundown of farmer vendors that will be offered.
“We have also teamed up with Decoy Arts Studio and other local artists to offer local artisan demonstrations,” Bryan Lucas said.
This past week, Megan from Decoy Arts Studio demonstrated the art of clay shaping and pottery skills by using a pottery wheel. The Sneaky Cat Bakery offered delicious treats while the Bairquist Specialty Meat Market offered Omega 3 meat products such as eggs and chickens. Pay it Forward brought fresh wild flowers and organic vegetables. There was fresh coffee and honey booths.
“I contacted other farmer markets in the area and continued by research through social media to find a good variety of vendors to offer during our events,” he said. “We wanted to link our customers to those that grow, bake and make fresh organic alternative foods and help other local small businesses.”
Some of the vendors visitors can look forward to seeing this summer include: The Rolling Oasis and their ice cream, smoothies, gyros and more; Young’s Dairy that offering ice cream and cheese curds; Let’s Wrap with an array of wrapped sandwiches; Carvasos offering Mexican dishes; Vista providing Vietnamese cuisine and Urban BBQ and Spicy Roosters.
This Old Couch is located at 3930 Dayton-Xenia Road. Visit the farmer’s market and This Old Couch retail store 12-3 p.m. Sundays. Additional parking is available next door at the Champion Insurance building. For more information contact 937-426-6005.
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.