Eat local, it’s good for you!

We’ve been hearing more and more about how eating local is good for your health, good for the environment, and good for energy conservation. Take a day to visit your local neighborhood farmers’ market, and enjoy the locally grown fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers produced close to home. And these days most farmers’ markets include meats, milks, cheeses and other treats, too. So stop by one of these fabulous farmers’ markets this week and see why your hip-and-happening friends and neighbors are turning locavore with a passion!

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Bexley Farmers’ Market:
Open Thursdays 4-7pm seasonally from May-October
Located in the Gateway parking lot on the corner of Main St and Parkview Ave
Produce, meats, cheeses, and other vendors

Canal Winchester Farmers’ Market:
Open Saturdays 9am-noon seasonally May-October, closed for R&B festival weekend and an evening farmers market from July-August, 5-7pm.
Located at 36 South High Street, Canal Winchester 43110
Fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs, and much more

Clintonville Farmers’ Market:
Open Saturdays 9-noon seasonally from April–November
Slow down Wednesdays are June-August from 4:30-7:30pm
Located on High St. in front of Clintonville Commons

Columbus Public Health Farmers Market:
Open only on three Thursdays July 25, August 1 and 8, from 10am-1pm
Located at 240 Parsons Ave
Fresh produce, WIC and food stamps accepted

Dublin Farmers’ Market:
Open Wednesdays 3-6pm May through September
Located in the parking lot of Oakland Nursery, 4261 West Dublin-Granville Rd 43017
Fresh produce, bread, and more

Easton Farmers’ Market:
Open Thursdays, June 6 – September 12, 4-7pm, rain or shine.
Located behind Brio Tuscan Grill, in Easton Town Center
Fresh produce, bread, honey, and more

Grandview Avenue Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays from 10am-1pm seasonally July 6 through October
On Grandview Avenue, near Second Street

Hilliard Farm Market:
Open Tuesdays 4pm-7pm seasonally June through August
Located on the city parking lots at the corner of Main and Center St. in Downtown Old Hilliard
Fresh produce, meat, eggs, honey, cottage foods, soaps, dog treats and more

New Albany Farmer’s Market:
Open Thursdays 4-7pm seasonally June through September
Located at 200 Market Street, Market Street Square in New Albany
Fresh produce, herbs, breads, poultry, beef, dairy, eggs and gluten free baked goods, and salsas

North Market Farmer’s Market:
Open Saturdays 8am-noon seasonally April through October
Located at North Market, 59 Spruce Street Downtown Columbus
Fresh produce, meat, eggs, honey, herbs and more
The Farmers’ Market accepts Senior coupons and EBT cards and WIC for produce

Pearl Market Downtown Columbus:
Open Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30am to 2pm seasonally May through October
Located in in the alleyways between Broad, High and Third streets
A wide variety of produce, cottage foods and crafts are available. WIC and food stamps, as well as major credit cards are accepted at the market tent

Plain City Farmer’s Market:
Open Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm seasonally from June 27 through October 10
Located at the intersection of Main Street and Chillicothe Street
Fresh fruits and veggies, baked and canned goods, order for poultry and eggs, cut flowers

Reynoldsburg Farmers’ Market:
Open Thursdays July 11-September 26, from 3:30-6:30pm
Located at 1520 Davidson Drive in Huber Park
Fresh produce, honey, flowers, herbs, and baked goods

Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market:
Open every Wednesday from 3-6pm seasonally from May 15 through October 9
Located at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road
Fresh produce, herbs, flowers and dairy

Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market:
Open Wednesdays from 3-6pm seasonally from May through October
Located at North State and East Home Streets
Fresh produce and more

Worthington Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays from 9am-noon seasonally from May through September
Located on High Street at State Route 161, in Olde Worthington
Fresh produce, meat, eggs, herbs, soap, dairy, cheese, and more

Please note, this information was correct as of the writing date, but things do happen to cause changes that we cannot predict. Contact the venue directly for up-to-the-moment information.

Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market

A few minutes north of Columbus’ downtown, Westerville offers up a great Farmers’ Market every Wednesday, from May through October. If you can get to Uptown Westerville (N. State and E. Home Streets) on a Wednesday at 3 p.m., well, you are in for some treats.

What could be better than “Home-grown. Home-made. All Ohio.”?

This Market is a ‘soup-to-nuts’ operation in every way. They have your starter salad ingredients, by way of locally grown, chemical free fruits and veggies, as well their conventional collection. They have naturally-raised meats such as beef, pork or lamb. They have fresh eggs, and the sausage or bologna to go with them. If this has got you thinking, ‘hey, what’s for dessert’, they have all sorts of sweet treats, like raw honey, maple syrup, jams and pies. Need some snacks to fit in before or after (or during) a meal? Those are covered too, as the Market offers chips, spreads, breads, cheeses, crackers and a whole lot more.

If you’d like to check out the spread virtually before heading to this every Wednesday event, point their website.

Summer’s a great time to enjoy open air markets, know that some parking is available, get in on lots of fresh goodies, and maybe spend some time going through some of the many shops in the area. Perhaps you’re in the mood to accessorize your home a bit, or do a little remodeling? There are shops to suit your needs and tastes in Westerville. In addition to being a people and pedestrian-friendly area, Westerville is also “a dog-walk and bike-friendly destination.”

Foodies will love these “just-picked” locations

‘Tis the season to fully enjoy just-picked fruits, vegetables, and herbs of summer. Visit Central Ohio’s local growers and vendors at your local neighborhood farmer’s market. Whether you’re a foodie, improving your family’s eating habits, a vegetarian, a locavore, or just enjoying the freshest produce from farm to table, you’ll love all of the farmer’s markets around town! Most of them also offer a variety of other products such as meats, cheeses, dairy products, honey, and crafts/cottage goods.

Bexley Farmer’s Market: Open Thursdays 4-7pm seasonally from May-October
Located in the Gateway parking lot on the corner of Main St and Parkview Ave
Produce, meats, cheeses, and other vendors

Canal Winchester Farmer’s Market: Open Saturdays 9am-noon seasonally June  – October  (rain or shine), closed for Blues & Ribfest weekend and Labor Day Festival
Located at 36 South High Street, Canal Winchester 43110
Fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs, and much more

Clintonville Farmer’s Market: Open Saturdays 9-noon seasonally from April – November
Located on High St. in front of Clintonville Commons

Dublin Farmer’s Market: Open Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm May through September
Located in the parking lot of Oakland Nursery, 4261 West Dublin-Granville Rd 43017
Fresh produce, bread, and more

Grandview Avenue Farmer’s Market Open Saturdays from 10am-1pm seasonally June through October
On Grandview Avenue, near Second Street

Hilliard Farm Market: Open Tuesdays 4pm-7pm seasonally June through August
Located on the city parking lots at the corner of Main and Center St. in Downtown Old Hilliard
Fresh produce, meat, eggs, honey, cottage foods, soaps, dog treats and more

New Albany Farmer’s Market: Open Thursdays 4-7pm seasonally June through September
Located at 200 Market Street, Market Street Square in New Albany
Fresh produce, herbs, breads, poultry, beef, dairy, eggs and gluten-free baked goods, and salsas

North Market Farmer’s Market: Open Saturdays 8am-1pm and Sundays 10am – 3pm seasonally April through October
Located at North Market, 59 Spruce Street Downtown Columbus
Fresh produce, meat, eggs, honey, herbs and more
The Farmers’ Market accepts Senior coupons and EBT cards and WIC for produce

Reynoldsburg Farmer’s Market: Open Thursdays from 4-7pm seasonally from July through September
Located at 1520 Davidson Drive in Huber Park
Fresh produce, honey, flowers, herbs, and baked goods
If city website is down, they’re on facebook

Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market: Open every Wednesday from 3-6pm seasonally from May through October  (NO market on July 4)
Located at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road
Fresh produce, herbs, flowers and dairy

Uptown Westerville Farmer’s Market: Open Wednesdays from 3-6pm seasonally from May through October
Located at North State and East Home Streets
Fresh produce and more

Worthington Farmer’s Market: Open Saturdays from 8am-1pm seasonally from May through October
Located on High Street at State Route 161, in Olde Worthington
Fresh produce, meat, eggs, herbs, soap, dairy, cheese, and more