Columbus has many nicknames – Cbus, Capital City, Arch City – but maybe we can add Market City to the list. Every corner of the city boasts a fabulous farmers’ market where local vendors sell meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and breads alongside crafts, sodas, soaps and so much more.
Bexley Farmers’ Market: The Bexley market operates Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. on East Main Street. In addition to buying all the classic market goods, visitors can experience live music, children’s events and food trucks.
Canal Winchester Farmers’ Market: Located in downtown historic Canal Winchester, the CWFM features plenty of Ohio fruits and vegetables, as well as breads, clothing, soaps, fudge, wood products and much more.
Clintonville Farmer’s Market: “Where you can meet the farmers!” The Clintonville Farmer’s Market is an outdoor market in the heart of Clintonville, meeting on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - noon from late April to late November, and additionally on Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. from early July to mid September.
Dublin Farmer’s Market: Dublin’s market runs every Wednesday, May through September, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Oakland Nursery parking lot. Bakeries, fruit farms, beekeepers, knife-sharpeners and more all set up shop here.
Easton Farmers Market: The farmers’ market at Easton happens Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. in the Easton town square. Line up to chat with vendors about baking, honey, fruit, soaps, pasta, coffee, eggs and more.
400 Farmers & Makers Market: Every second and fourth Saturday, arts enclave 400 West Rich in Franklinton plays host to vendors who create and sell everything from pies and jams, to clothing and woodwork.
Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Farmers’ Market: Every Wednesday Franklin Park Conservatory hosts vendors with seasonal fruits and veggies, baked goods, meats, dairy and home products like candles and soap. Local food trucks are usually present and families can enjoy kid’s activities and cooking demos.
Grove City Farmer’s Market: Trek along Broadway in downtown Grove City to find all the market goods like gifts, produce, honey and crafts.
Hilliard Farm Market: The Hilliard market meets Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m., June through early September. Vendors have sold everything from cakes, sauces and root beer floats to flowers and garden plants, to honey, fish and cheese.
Merion Village Farmers Market: The Merion Village market runs Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Enjoy live music, grab a treat, visit a local bakery, then pick up fresh produce from the market.
New Albany Farmers Market: This outdoor market features live music, food trucks and plenty of fresh goods every Thursday, 4-7 p.m., from June through September.
North Market: Billing itself the “Original Farmers’ Market,” North Market’s Saturday event features local farms selling honey, fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and more. Enjoy live music at the market, and when you’re done – head inside for lunch!
Pearl Market: Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can stroll Pearl Alley downtown for locally grown produce, fresh foods and hand-made merchandise.
Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market: Upper Arlington’s market runs every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. through the end of September. It meets in front of the UA Senior Center and includes all the market stands and hand-made goods.
Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market: The market in Uptown Westerville takes place Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. A number of farms and vendors are represented.
Worthington Farmer’s Market: Vendors line the streets of Old Worthington, selling fresh produce and flowers, baked goods, meats and cheese and other homemade goods. Local shops often run specials, too.
What other favorite farmers’ markets do you have?