Your Guide to Columbus' Best Farmers Markets
July 4, 2016 by Nicholas Dekker
Your Guide to Central Ohio Farmers Markets
Farmers markets abound in Columbus! If you’re interested in exploring them, here’s your guide to the city’s markets, organized by day of the week.
The Hilliard Farm 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.
During the Pearl Market on 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.
In addition to their Saturday hours, the Clintonville Farmer’s Market runs special Wednesday hours 4-7 p.m. from early July to late September.
The Dublin Farmer’s Market runs every Wednesday, May through September, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Oakland Nursery parking lot. Bake shops, fruit farms, beekeepers, knife-sharpeners, and more all set up shop here.
Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. The 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.
The Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market runs Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. through the end of September. It meets in front of the U.A. Senior Center and includes all the market stands and hand-made goods.
The Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. at N. State and E. Home. A number of farms and vendors are all represented.
The Bexley Farmers’ Market operates Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. at 2111 East Main Street. In addition to buying all the classic market goods, visitors can experience live music, children’s events, and food trucks.
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.
New Albany Farmers Market is an outdoor market featuring live music, food trucks, and plenty of fresh goods at New Albany’s market square, every Thursday, 4-7 p.m., from June through early September.
During the Pearl Market on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 am to 2pm, you can stroll Pearl Alley downtown for locally grown produce, fresh foods, and hand-made merchandise.
The Clintonville Farmer’s Market is “Where you can meet the farmers!” The outdoor market in the heart of Clintonville meets on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon from late April to late November (plus their special Wednesday hours).
Located in historic downtown Canal Winchester, the Farmers’ Market features plenty of Ohio fruits and vegetables, as well as breads, clothing, soaps, fudge, wood products, and much more.
Trek along Broadway in downtown Grove City from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, to find all the market goods like gifts, produce, honey, and crafts at their Farmer’s Market.
The Merion Village Farmers 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.
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!
The new Westgate Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westgate Lodge. Hit it up for fresh produce, locally made crafts, and food trucks!
During the Worthington Farmer’s Market vendors line the streets of Old Worthington Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, selling fresh produce and flowers, baked goods, meats and cheese, and other homemade goods. Local shops often run specials, too. (The market moves indoors from November through April.)