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9 Places to Stock Up on Local Produce in Ohio

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Farmers markets are the ideal destinations to buy local produce since what you're purchasing is typically grown nearby, and by the person you're buying it from. Not only will you be getting fresh, healthy food, but you'll also be supporting local farmers and vendors.

Many farmers markets have branched out to also feature live music and activities like cooking demonstrations to further their appeal. In fact, in addition to being local food destinations, they've also become places for the community to gather.

Check out the following nine places to stock up on local produce in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Frostville Farmers' Market

24101 Cedar Point Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070

You'll find plenty of fresh, local food and handmade goods at Frostville Farmers' Market, located on the grounds of the Frostville Museum. All foods and goods come from within 75 miles of the market, so you know you're supporting local farmers and makers when you shop there. The market has become a destination for families, with music, children's activities, games, cooking demonstrations, and fun happenings such as a visit from a local farm's alpacas. Visit the market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through November and then from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. from November through April.

Crocker Park Market

1800 Crocker Rd., Westlake, OH 44145

Crocker Park Market is in a new location—on the corner of Crocker and Detroit Roads in front of Fidelity Investments—but it still provides the fresh items Northeast Ohio residents love to shop for. You'll find fresh produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, and more at the market, open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday from April until mid-December. Local musicians are also sometimes featured.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Market

Cleveland Clinic Campus, across the street from the Crile Building, 2039 E. 100th St., Cleveland, OH 44106

Going into its 14th year, the Cleveland Clinic farmers market offers goods from over 35 local farmers and producers each week. In addition to buying local food and products, you can listen to live music, watch cooking demonstrations, score free samples, and learn more about your health. Unlike many markets, the Cleveland Clinic market is open during the week rather than on the weekend, with hours from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from June until mid-October.

Markets at Pearl

North Pearl and West Gay Streets, Columbus, OH 43215

Located in downtown Columbus, Markets at Pearl combines three separate markets under one umbrella. Pearl Market dates back to 1992 and is open every Tuesday and Friday from 10:30-2 p.m. from May 20-October. Visit the market to shop for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, check out artisanal goods, and get some lunch. Sunlight Market is held every third Sunday until December, drawing visitors downtown to shop from pop-up vendors and enjoy music. Moonlight Market is held every second Saturday from April-October.

Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers' Market

Wells Barn parking lot at Franklin Park Conservatory 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203

You'll find plenty you'll want to buy at the Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers' Market, including local produce, baked goods, specialty foods, handmade items, and health and beauty products. Each week brings vendors, live music, food trucks, and special giveaways and activities like a free tote bag or the chance to talk with master gardeners.

Westgate Farmers Market

2925 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43204

Shop for fresh produce, handcrafted goods, gourmet pet treats, baked goods, and more at Westgate Farmers' Market, where everything sold is produced by the vendor. You can enjoy live music while you browse, and food trucks are also onsite if you'd like to grab a meal to enjoy at the market or take home. Visit the market from 9 a.m.-noon on the first and third Saturdays June-October.

Northside Farmers Market

4222 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223

You'll be able to shop year-round at Northside Farmers Market, which provides items produced within 70 miles. In addition to fresh produce, meats, eggs, and bread, you can shop for items like handmade body products and prepared foods at the market. It's become a place for neighbors to gather and kids to learn how to cook. The market is open from 4-7 p.m. April-November and 4-6 p.m. December to March.

Hyde Park Farmers Market

2700 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

You'll find a wide variety of local foods and other items from growers at the Hyde Park Farmers Market, including veggies, fruits, meats, eggs, garden plants, and more. Rare heirloom veggie varieties and heritage breed meats are also sold, and the market's vendors employ regenerative and humane practices. Although the wholesome food is the main attraction, live music helps make the market a popular gathering spot. The market is open Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May-October.

Sayler Park Farmer's Market

6600 Gracely Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45233

You'll find plenty of local vendors selling everything from fresh produce and honey to candles and home and garden decor at the Sayler Park Farmer's Market. Live music will entertain you while you shop from producers including Two Amigos Salsa, PAWsome Puppy Treats, Sayler Park Coffee, Hippie Pop Kettle Corn, and more. The market is open 4-7 p.m. every Tuesday June-August.

Healthy Happens Here

Which local Ohio farmers' markets do you plan to visit, and what are some of your favorite items to buy? 


Where to Pick Up Farm-Fresh Food Around Columbus

Farmers Markets - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Having access to fresh, healthy food is more important than ever. As we're confined to our homes for the majority of our weeks, it's vital that we receive the nutrition we need to preserve our wellbeing as our physical activity decreases. With warm weather right around the corner, our local farmers markets are reopening to provide our families, friends, and neighbors with the freshest local produce available. Thankfully, the following markets around Columbus are now offering delivery and no-contact pickup options to keep everyone safe.

Clintonville Farmers Market

Ohio History Connection, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

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The Clintonville Farmers Market is currently open each Saturday from 9 am to noon until November. In a new location at the Ohio History Connection, Clintonville's market is only operating on a pre-order basis. You can order all of your food online, including produce, meats, and bakery goods, and schedule a pick up your order at the Ohio History Connection. You won't even need to leave your car, as representatives from each farm will place your items in your trunk.

HTH Farm Market

2340 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43235

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As is the case with other retail establishments around Columbus, most farmers markets are closed to foot-traffic. However, the HTH Farm Market is one of the many farmers markets enabling you to purchase your fresh goods online through the rest of the year. For the price of a cup of coffee, HTH Farm Market will deliver to homes within a radius of five miles. If you'd prefer to pick up your order in person, you can do so from noon until 3 pm every afternoon.

Worthington Farmers Market

The Shops at Worthington, 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085

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If you want to enjoy the freshest produce from the Worthington Farmers Market, you'll need to get an early start. From now until October, you can preorder your items through each individual farmer, producer, or vendor and pick them up in a single trip. Simply head down to Worthington Community Center between 9 am and noon on Saturdays to have your order placed directly into your truck, free of contact.

Yellowbird Foodshed

13246 Wooster Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050

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If you haven't heard of Yellowbird Foodshed, you're in for a treat. This foodshed works with more than 100 food producers from Ohio to deliver fresh, sustainably grown produce to families throughout the state. All of their items are available for delivery. However, we suggest that you choose one of their subscription boxes so that you can receive regular boxes of the freshest in-season produce without ever leaving home.

Granville Farmers Market

Granville High School, 248 New Burg St., Granville, OH 43023

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As of right now, the Granville Farmers Market is one of the few farmers markets that will continue to be an in-person, foot-trafficked market. Held at the Granville High School parking lot, the Granville Farmers Market insists that all visitors practice social distancing by sending only one member from each household and remaining 6 feet apart from other shoppers. Please don't bring pets, point to each item that you wish to purchase, and don't attend if you're showing any symptoms of a fever or other illness. Keep in mind that you can also arrange for alternative pickups by contacting each vendor directly.

Canal Market District Friday Farmers Market

36 E. Canal St., Newark, OH 43055

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Another of the only farmers markets still allowing in-person shopping, the Canal Market District Friday Farmers Market will continue with new social distancing protocols in place. You're encouraged to wear face masks, only send one person from each family, remain 6 feet away from other shoppers, and refrain from attending if you're feeling unwell. Staff will be limiting the number of people inside the market at any given time to prevent overcrowding and customers will move through the market on a dedicated path to streamline the process. Similar to the Granville Farmers Market, you can connect with these local vendors directly if you want to arrange other pickup options.

Grove City Farmers Market

Grove City Town Center, 4069 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123

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The Grove City Farmers Market is a 30-year long tradition that city officials don't want to disrupt. To keep the market functioning while abiding by the best health and safety practices, this market will be a prepay and pickup only market from mid-May until September. More details will be provided as the event nears its opening date of May 16th.

New Century CSA

7370 Bell Station Rd., Circleville, OH 43113

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Similar to the Yellowbird Foodshed, the New Century CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is an organization that partners with other local farms to provide subscription-based deliveries to families throughout the Columbus area. You can sign up for a subscription and receive a box of fresh produce on your doorstep.

Healthy Living

Fresh, locally grown food is not only healthy for your body, but it's also healthy for our local economy. By purchasing food from our Ohio farms, you fund our community during a critical time and ensure that these natural resources don't go to waste.

Where do you prefer to get your produce around Columbus? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to tell us about any other farmers markets offering pickup and delivery services that we might have missed.


Winter Farmers' Markets in the Cincinnati Area [Interactive Map]

When the colder months hit, it can be a bit harder to find fresh produce. Sure, you could head over to your nearest supermarket, but there's no guarantee you'll be able to find out exactly where your produce came from or what kind of chemicals were used to treat it. Thankfully, Cincinnati is home to several farmers' markets that are open throughout the winter so you can #ShopLocal and organically all season long. Take a look at the many winter farmers' markets in Cincinnati and the surrounding communities. Then check out our interactive map to find the one nearest you!

Village Green Winter Market

Where: Fairfield Community Arts Center When: January-May | First and Third Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. Winter Farmers' Markets in Cincinnati Shop for locally grown produce all winter long at the Village Green Winter Market! You can also purchase grass-fed beef, pastured pork, eggs, handmade soaps, baked goods, locally roasted coffee, jewelry and so many other artisan goods.

Madeira Farmers' Market

Where: Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church When: November-April | Thursdays 3:30-6 p.m. Media Farmers' Market offers only high-quality, organic produce and local meat, honey, pickles, and freshly baked goods. Over the course of a season, they see over 20,000 shoppers, all of whom are helping support our amazing community.

Findlay Market

Where: 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati When: Year Round | Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Winter Farmers' Markets in Cincinnati

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Purchase fresh produce any time of the year at Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market! Located just a few blocks from downtown in Over-the-Rhine, you can peruse local produce, meats and handmade items from more than 40 indoor merchants.

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers' Market

Where: Cheviot Elementary School When: November-April | First and Third Fridays 3:30-6:30 p.m. Lettuce Eat Well Farmers' Market is a collaborative specialty market where all of the produce sold is organically grown and the meat is raised using organic methods. They are "pre-order only" instead of being an open market, which means you get exclusive access to fresh, local items after signing up for their email list.

West Chester's Farmers' Market

Where: Mulhauser Barn, West Chester When: November-March | First and Third Saturday 2-4 p.m. Winter Farmers' Markets in Cincinnati The West Chester Farmers' Market has been providing fresh foods and handmade items in the West Chester area since 2004. Their winter market goes through March this season and offers everything from produce, eggs and meat to crafts, cookies, soaps and lotions.

Deerfield Farmers' Market

Where: Kingswood Park, Mason When: November-April | Third Saturday 10-11 a.m. When the Deerfield Farmers' Market was conceptualized, it consisted of only four farmers and their goods. Today the market is home to over 15 vendors. Not only can you find great produce, meat and goods here, but also music, kids activities and special events going on all year round.

Northside Farmers' Market

Where: NorthChurch, Cincinnati When: Year Round | Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. Winter Farmers' Markets in Cincinnati You can find pretty much anything at Northside Farmers' Market — from locally grown produce, organic meat, eggs and plant starters to freshly baked goods, roasted coffee, street food, tea, nuts and sauerkraut!

Winter Farmers' Market in Hyde Park

Where: Clark Montessori High School, Cincinnati When: November-May | Sundays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. During a gorgeous Sunday stroll in Hyde Park, stop by Clark Montessori High School and shop products from local farmers and artisans. They offer the market staples like seasonal produce, meats and farm fresh eggs along with artisan goods like vegan graham crackers, cookies, olive oils, goat milk, vegan soaps, and so much more.  

Everyday We're Brusselin'

… to one of these incredible Cincinnati winter farmers' markets! Where will you be getting your fresh produce this season? Let us know in the comments!  

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