April 15, 2015
As another Ohio winter fades away, the arrival of spring promises more than a few sights for sore eyes, including the return of area farmers markets. Wherever you turn in Columbus, you’ll discover a plethora of weekly pop-up shops offering produce in its prime. From the back alleyways of downtown to the historic streets of Uptown Westerville, there’s sure to be a market near you.
Grab your basket and get out! Soak up some sunshine. Savor the spring air. Support a local grower (and get yourself a little something delicious in the process.)
Here are a few of our favorites to get you inspired:
Bexley Farmers’ Market, Bexley
May through October
Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., 2111 East Main Street
Locally grown produce, meats and cheeses, children’s events and food demonstrations.
Clintonville Farmers Market, Clintonville
Saturdays, 9-noon, N. High Street, between Orchard Lane and W. Dunedin Road
The mission of our community-based market is to support excellent growers and producers while nurturing community appreciation of wholesome local foods in a lively neighborhood setting. We are a producer-only market, which means that everything you see at our market is grown or produced by the stall farmer or cottage food producer.
Delaware Farmers’ Market, Delaware
May 23 – October 31
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (+Wed, 3-6 p.m., after June 1) in Downtown Delaware
The Main Street Farmers Markets offers an enticing array of seasonal fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and plants, as well as craft items including homemade soap and pottery. Income-eligible senior citizens can get vouchers for farmers market foods from the Delaware County Council for Older Adults.
Dublin Farmers’ Market, Dublin
May through September
Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m., Oakland Nursery parking lot
A midweek marketing providing fresh, local produced grown and produced to the highest authenticity.
Easton Farmers Market, Easton
June 4 – August 27
Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. , Easton Towne Square
Every Thursday the Easton Farmers Market bustles with farmers, growers and artisans from the great state of Ohio. We have demonstrations, activities for the kids and much, much more.
The Market at 400, Franklinton
Every second + fourth Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 400 West Rich
A mix of farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, friends and family establishing the first bi-weekly event of its kind in Columbus. The 400 Farmers Market is dedicated to fostering a sustainable local food system by providing space for Ohio farmers and growers as well as Ohio cottage food operations and small processors who source ingredients locally.
Pearl Market, Downtown
Mid-May through October
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., alleyways behind Broad, High, Gay and Third streets
A unique urban market delivering a merchant mix reflective of the rich cultural diversity of central Ohio, including a wide array of locally grown produce, hand-crafted merchandise and delicious food. Major credit cards and the Ohio Direction Card are both accepted at the Pearl Market Tent in exchange for tokens that may be used throughout the market.
Westerville Farmers Market, Westerville
May through October
Wednesdays, 3 – 6 p.m., corner of Home and State Street in Uptown Westerville
Since 2006, open air shopping has come alive each Wednesday afternoon from May to October at the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market. With plenty of free parking, a trip to the market is a great way to enjoy a Wednesday afternoon in Uptown Westerville.
Worthington Farmers Market, Worthington
May through October
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Olde Worthington
The Worthington Farmers Market is central Ohio’s largest farmers market, boasting more than 70 vendors from Columbus and the surrounding areas. The market includes locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally produced cheeses, jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup, high quality cuts of meat from carefully raised farm animals, eggs from pastured chickens, flowers, herbs, plants, homemade soaps, and foodstuffs.