Spring/Summer Farmers’ Markets in Columbus
Summer is finally here! Which means Farmers Markets are popping up all over Columbus. Whether you’re after locally-grown veggies, handcrafted soap, or fresh cut flowers, these markets offer something for everyone!
Bexley Local Harvest Farmers Market
This mid-sized farmers market runs every Thursday from May to October. The 4 pm to 7 pm hours make this the perfect stop on your way home from work to pick up last-minute items for dinner. This market is heavily produce based, making it the ideal destination for the freshest products.
Grove City Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market
The Grove City Chamber of Commerce wants to prove that Grove City is the destination you need for everything fresh and local. With their impressive collection of vendors and events, they’ve done just that. This market doesn’t just feature food; it also has skincare products, flowers, and even stalls with homemade pet treats for sale. A variety of local guest chefs will perform cooking demos and 14 grills will be raffled off throughout the summer. (That’s almost one every weekend!) Drop by on Saturdays from 8 am to noon to join in the fun. The market runs from May 19th to September 8th this year.
Grandview Avenue Farmers Market
The 2018 season of the Grandview Ave Farmers Market begins July 1st and runs through October. If you like to sleep in on Saturdays during the summer, this is the market for you—offering all the food and excitement as others with a sleep friendly 10 am to 1pm time frame (Saturdays only). Shop for locally grown products while listening to some live music. You can follow their Facebook page for more info and updates.
Canal Winchester Farmers Market
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, this market is run by a non-profit aimed at drawing tourists to Canal Winchester for fun events. Saturdays here couldn’t be more exciting with stalls of local beef, soy candles, every fruit and vegetable you can imagine, and even pies and cakes! Visit from 9 am to 12 pm starting Mat 26th and ending September 29th.
Easton Farmers Market To-Go
The advent of meal kit deliveries has forever changed the way we shop and cook. Yellowbird Foodshed has teamed up with Easton Town Center and dozens of Ohio farmers to create their own unique take on this service. Pre-order meal boxes and run by Easton on Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm for pickup. The kit includes all the main meal ingredients as well as a list of which Ohio grower provided which items. Their goal is to give you a clear idea of the path your food takes from farm to fork. If supporting local farmers isn’t enough of a reason to try these kits, maybe the fact that there are no subscription requirements or shipping fees will sway you.
Worthington Farmers Market
You don’t have to wait until summer to visit this market seeing as it’s open 50 weeks of the year! Whether sun, rain, or snow, these vendors are committed to bringing you only the freshest local produce and products. (During cold or bad weather, the market moves indoors.) Don’t worry if you don’t have cash. Market tokens can be purchased with a credit or debit card for $5 each. The vendors treat them like cash and will make change for your purchase at their stall. Visit every Saturday starting at 8 am.
Hilliard Farmers Market
Open from May 29th to September 11th, Hilliard goes above and beyond the typical market. Many of their growers and vendors use only organic farming methods, meaning even fresher and healthier foods for you. In addition to the regular ___stuff___, they have a revolving schedule of food trucks to make sure you don’t go hungry while you shop. The market is open on Tuesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers Market
Visit the conservatory on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for local produce and specialty goods. Not to be outdone by others, this market offers cooking and wellness demos and has craft time for the kids. The market even accepts EBT for all qualifying purchases. Their season runs from June 6th to September 5th, but they offer gardening clubs and programs for teens throughout the year.
Want to know what’s in season at your farmers market? Use this handy reference for what’s currently growing and what to look out for soon!