Why shop at Farmers Markets?
Farmers markets offer your family access to fresh, locally grown foods, for starters. That may be one of the best reasons, but there are many more. Farmers markets have fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best. The food is typically grown near where you live, not thousands of miles away or another country. Shopping at farmers markets also supports your local farmers and keeps the money you spend on food closer to your neighborhood.
Farmers markets feature what’s at the peak of season in your region, so you can often find your favorites, along with new items that will stretch your culinary imagination. Have you ever tasted gooseberries or rhubarb? Seen a Brussels sprout stalk? Slurped a donut peach? These are some things you might find (and be able to sample!) at your local farmers market. Who knows, maybe you will discover some new favorites!
Learn a farmer’s secret
On market day, farmers love to share their secrets. First among them are tips on how to prepare fresh offerings, so if you need to know what to do with kohlrabi or are looking for something to bump up your tomato salsa, just ask.
Bring the kids!
Farmers markets are kid-friendly. Let your kids pick out something new to try. Then, let them help prepare a meal or choose a snack based on what caught their eye.
There may still be some changes to all market structures this year, so make sure you visit the links so you can see if the process changes throughout the season.
Mondays, June 28 through September 27 from 4 – 7 pm at at the Prairie Township Community Center, located at 5955 West Broad St., Galloway, OH 43119. Fresh local produce, cottage food, and hand crafted products., as well as a food truck on-site for dinner. No market on Labor Day.
Tuesdays, May 25-September 28 from 4-7 p.m., at Hilliard United Methodist Church (5445 Scioto Darby Rd. Hilliard). Some vendors offer pre-order. Click here for the updates and food truck options, if available.
Tuesdays, May 21 – October 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Gay Street and Pearl Alley (31 E. Gay St). (Also held on Fridays). Plenty of produce, handmade goods, baked goods, and food trucks.
Tuesdays, June – September from 4-7 pm. 36 East Canal St. Newark, Ohio. Also held Fridays, May – October. This market is in-person, with restrictions in place, including one entry point and one exit point, amount of shoppers will be limited, vendor stands will be spaced out, all extracurricular activities will be suspended.
Tuesdays, June 8 to September 28 from 3 – 6 p.m., at Ross Granville Market Parking Lot, 484 S. Main Street, Granville.
Tuesdays, June through September from 4 pm – 7 pm. ACE Hardware parking lot (8865 Lancaster-Kirkersville Road Northwest, Baltimore). Produce, baked goods, and a variety of natural products are available from a multitude of vendors.
Wednesdays, May 19 – October 27 from 4-7 p.m., Northwest corner of the Tremont Pool parking lot, 2850 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, 43221. Check for updates at this link and on social media @CityofUAPR.
Wednesdays, June 2 – September 1 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm. The Conservatory’s Farmers’ Market is located outdoors in the main Conservatory parking lot, just off of East Broad Street. Plenty of free parking is available.
First Wednesday of the month June through September in Downtown Obetz. The market features local farmers, producers, and vendors.
Thursdays, June – October from 4 to 7 pm. (89 N Center Street in Olde Pickerington Village). Olde Pickerington Farmers Market offers fresh Ohio grown produce, baked goods, honey, meats, crafts, prepared foods, and more.
Thursdays, June 24 through September 16 from 4 – 7 p.m. The market returns to Market Square (200 Market St. New Albany) for 2021. Locally grown and sourced produce, cheese and meats, and 45+ merchants.
Thursdays, May 20 through October from 4 -7 p.m. Located on Dawson between Main and Bryden.
Fridays, May 7 – October from 4-7 pm. 36 East Canal St. Newark, Ohio. The Market is also held on Tuesdays, beginning in June.
Saturdays, April 24 through November 20, 2021, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Ohio History Connection, 800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211. The market will feature vegetables, meats, dairy, eggs, breads and baked goods, seedlings and a variety of artisanal food products.
Saturdays, May 1 through October from 8 a.m. – Noon.
Saturdays, May 22 through October from 8:30 am – 11:30 am, at Partners Park, 125 E. Sixth Street. Check Facebook page for updates.
Saturdays, May 1 to October 30 from 8:30 a.m. – noon. For social distancing purposes, the market will take place at Raccoon Valley Park located at 1225 River Rd. (don’t park in the Golfland parking area).
Saturdays, May 22 through October 9 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Westerville City Hall (21 South State Street).
Saturdays, May 15 through early September from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 3444 Park Street (In the large parking lot between Broadway Station Apartments and the Grove City Library). Offering a live walk-thru style markets as well as a virtual, pre-order / pre-pay drive-thru-style market.
Saturdays, May 29 through September 25 (closed August 1) from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., at Canal Winchester Historical Complex, 100 North High Street, Canal Winchester (Corner of High Street and West Oak Street.)
Saturdays, June 5 through October 30 from 8 a.m – 12 p.m. on Saturdays at the North Market in the Short North. Ohio farmers bring their fresh-picked produce to North Market, where customers are able to purchase directly from the local farms selling the highest-quality products from their fields.
Saturdays, June through October, 1st and 3rd Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm at West Gate Masonic Lodge, 2925 West Broad Street. Check the upcoming events for the market, or check out the Facebook page for updates.
Saturdays, May 1 – September 25 from 9 am – 12 pm. You’ll find baked goods, fresh produce, flowers and much more. Live entertainment, free parking, nearby dining, and family-friendly fun. Follow along on the website or Facebook page for updates.
Saturdays and Sundays, May 22 – October 10 from 9 a.m. – noon. Shop for produce and fruit, breads, baked goods, honey, plants, jewelry and crafts, candles, and other gift items. Saturday markets are at the Gallo’s Restaurant parking lot on Grace Dr. and Liberty Rd; Sundays at the Shorty’s Restaurant parking lot on Old Sawmill Road in Powell.
Saturdays, May 22 – October 30 from 9 am – noon. 20 E Winter St Delaware, OH 43015, barring any changes closer to the market (check link!) The market will be a walk-through market as usual.
Saturdays, June 5th through September 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. See details closer to the event. Plus, First Fridays Community Activities in June, July & August from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Sunbury Square.
Saturdays, May 1 – October 3 from 8:30 am – 12 pm. Location is West Chestnut Street between Broad and Columbus in Lancaster, Ohio.
Saturdays, June 5th – September 25th from 9am-noon. One of the only markets that you can arrive at by boat! Vendors are family farms from surrounding communities and other local small businesses.
Sundays, June 6 – September 26, from 2 – 5 pm. New location! 380 Granville Street Gahanna OH 43230 Free parking behind Clark Hall next to Dairy Queen. No farmers markets on July 4th.
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