Flea Markets and Farmers’ Markets

Need something new for your home? Maybe that one thing your neighbor didn’t need is the one thing you do! Almost anywhere you live or travel to in Central Ohio has a flea market or farmers market, and most of those operate throughout the entire summer. Here’s a partial listing to get you started…

If you live in or near Delaware, the Delaware Flea Market runs every Sunday (through October) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s located at the Fairgrounds on Pennsylvania Avenue. Columbus area residents probably already know about SouthPointe (High Street at Williams, just south of the city). This very large flea market—and farmer’s market—is open Friday from Noon to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Somewhere in their 70,000 square feet of goodies, you’re likely to find that perfect piece for your house. Columbus also has the Flealess Market on West Broad Street, the Quality Flea Market on Sullivant Street, and of course the super large Flea Market of the Americas, on Scarborough Boulevard.

Perhaps you want to take in a local farmer’s market (maybe before or after the flea market)? There is a lot for you to do in that respect.

From July through September, New Albany holds their “producer focused” market on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Sponsored by Healthy New Albany, the market, on Market Street Square, offers locally grown goods. In Westerville there’s the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market, at the corner of N. State St. and E. Home Streets. This market runs on Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m., through October. You’ll have to act fast if you want to get in on one of Columbus’ limited run farmers’ markets. Columbus Public Health Farmers Market runs for three weeks during July-August, on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Its goal is to “bring healthier food to area neighborhoods.” It takes place on the Columbus Public Health Front lawn (on Parsons Avenue) in Columbus.

Now here’s one that’s close to home: how does Worthington strike you? Yes, we’re talking about the Olde Worthington Summer Farmers Market! Established almost a quarter century ago, this market bills itself as “one of the largest and most respected markets in Ohio.” Every Saturday, from 9 to Noon, you can take in over 70 vendors at the market.