The flowers are finally in bloom and the fresh produce is being loaded and transported to one of the fabulous Farmers’ Markets around the city! The smells, the sights, the relaxation, and the completion of a fresh meal on the grill brings a smile to our faces. On top of it, you know where your food is coming from and it always feels best to support local businesses.
This comprehensive guide to local Farmers’ Markets in Columbus will help you decide when and where to shop. Be sure to check out their event calendars because some of them offer live music, cooking demonstrations and other free activities. It’s fun for the whole family!
Farmers’ Markets in Columbus:
Sunday-Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.
North Market was established in 1876 and has more than 30 merchant shops set up inside selling a wide variety of items from organic produce, cheeses, meats and more. There are lots of fun events at North Market, so be sure to check out the Event Calendar.
10:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. on Fridays and Tuesdays from June 5th (tentatively) and running through October 9th, 2018. You’ll find food items and hand-crafted merchandise. It is located near the Ohio Statehouse.
4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. (June 5 -September 11, 2018) at the Hilliard United Methodist Church parking lot. They are planning to have food trucks at various weeks throughout the summer as well this year.
Wednesday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. (May 26-October 27, 2018)
On the sidewalks of historic Delaware you’ll find produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and crafts.
Franklin Park Conservatory
3:30-6:30 p.m. (June 6-September 5, 2018)
You will find seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, honey, baked goods, pork, beef, eggs and so much more! This year there will be no fees for vendors!
3:00-6:00 p.m (May 16-September 26, 2018) at the Upper Arlington Senior Center (1945 Ridgeview Road)
3:00-6:00 p.m. (May-October) at N. State and E. Home in Uptown Westerville. Open rain or shine!
4:00-7:00 p.m. (May 24- October 18, 2018) at Dawson and Main
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Oakland Nursery near Historic Dublin. The Market will run from May-September.
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (April 26-August 30, 2018)
Starting on April 26, Yellowbird Foodshed will be on the Easton Town Square every Thursday from 4-7 PM, providing you with an easy access point to pick up your weekly food box. Easton is excited to partner with The Yellowbird Foodshed this year to bring you the Farmer’s Market To-Go!
The Yellowbird Foodshed partners with a network of small, sustainable farms in order to provide a direct connection from the farm to your table. Through the weekly food box program, they give the community a convenient way to access fresh, local food and have a true connection between farm to fork
4:00-7:00 p.m. (June 21-September 6, 2018) at Market Square
More than 80 merchants, food trucks and live music make this a fun event! They also hold an indoor farmers market on the first Saturday of the month from November through March from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
4:00 to 7:00 p.m (June 7-September 27, 2018)
Nearly 40 vendors will set up shop at this weekly farmers’ market. Shops and restaurants will also be open. They will also move their market indoors from October 4th- December 20th also on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
4:30-7:00 p.m. The market starts on July 12th and will continue on Thursdays through October. (July 12 -October 4, 2018)
3-6 p.m. (June 7-September 27, 2018) at 1520 Davidson Drive near Huber Park.
3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, June 7 through October 4, 2018 at 4 E. Ottawa Street (Richwood Library Parking Lot).
There will be surprises at every market, so come often and find something new every time! Popular items sell out quickly, availability also depends on growing conditions.
10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. on Fridays and Tuesdays from June 2nd and running through October 13th, 2018 . You’ll find food items and hand-crafted merchandise.
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (May 26-September 30, 2018) * closed July 28th and September 1st.
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. (April 28 to November 17, 2018). That’s 30 weeks of this great market! This year marks the 16th season!
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (May 26-October 27, 2018)
On the sidewalks of historic Delaware, you’ll find produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and crafts.
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (June 2-October 27, 2018) in the parking lot adjacent to Figilo’s and Vino Vino.
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (May 5-October 27, 2018) at North Main and Broadway (be sure to check their calendar to see when the location is moved to St. Edward’s Catholic Church). This is such a cute town to check out! See some ideas here: Explore Granville
8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. (May 19-September 8, 2018)
During the growing season, the farmers market takes place outside on the outdoor market plaza.
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 240 N. Liberty Street (Begins May 19- October 27th, 2018 )
9 a.m.-noon (May 20-October 7)
Union County (Marysville)
8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. (May 13-October 14) at Partners Park
Lots of items available including fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, honey, syrup, soaps and more!
With more than 70 vendors, this is Central Ohio’s largest farmers’ market and it is open on Saturdays throughout the whole year.
8 a.m.-12 p.m. (May-October) at 644 North High Street and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. November-April at The Shops at Worthington Place
From June to October, you can find local artisans and vintage sellers selling their goods at the Peddler’s Picnic.
If you are up for picking strawberries, here’s a list of U-Pick Strawberry Farms in the area.
- Jacquemin Farms: *The hours vary by day and time of year. (Dublin)
- Yutzy’s Farm Market: Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables right off the farm. (Plain City)
- Kuhlwein’s Farm Market & Deli: Besides having produce, deli meats and baked goods for sale, you can eat lunch here or grab an ice cream cone.
- Hoffman’s Farm Market Call 614-878-5161 to verify hours (Hilliard)
- Smith Farm Market (Gahanna and Columbus location) * 26 different varieties of pies and pastries
- Hidden Creek Farm (Sunbury)
- Big Walnut Farm Market (Westerville) *Be sure to check the Facebook link for hours and days open as this varies.