The 2019 Farmers’ Market begins Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The market operates Wednesdays from 3:30–6:30pm through September 4, 2019.
The Conservatory’s Farmers’ Market is located outdoors in the main Conservatory parking lot, just off of East Broad Street and two miles east of downtown Columbus. The Farmers’ Market offers a mix of local produce, baked goods, specialty foods, and health and beauty products.
The Market accepts EBT for all qualifying purchases and offer incentive dollars through the Produce Perks Columbus program (formerly known as Veggie SNAPS) for fresh produce for all EBT users. Additional programming and information is also offered to patrons, such as cooking and wellness demonstrations and kids’ crafts.
The markets also include free health and wellness programming, cooking demonstrations and samples, and kids’ crafts and activities. The schedule of special activities is as follows (subject to change due to weather or produce availability):
June 5: Kale chip demo; farmers’ market shopping list kids’ craft; free My Plate placemats
June 12: Turnip, carrot and apple salad demo; butterfly rings kids’ craft
June 19: Kale salad demo; grass caterpillar kids’ craft
June 26: Neighbor Appreciation Day: The first 50 Conservatory neighbors (living in the 43204 and 43205 zip codes) receive free reusable market bag with goodies; hummus and veggies demo; bean necklace kids’ craft
July 3: Strawberries with balsamic vinaigrette demo; CD spinner kids’ craft
July 10: Herbed butter with bread demo; veggie greenhouse kids’ craft
July 17: Kale chips demo; butterfly puppets kids’ craft
July 24: Member Appreciation Day: The first 100 Conservatory members receive a reusable market bag and commemorative Chihuly book; grilled vegetable cooking demo; Veggie People collage kids’ craft
July 31: Grilled peaches with honey drizzle demo; paper plate flowers kids’ craft
Aug. 7: National Farmer’s Week: Family friendly health and wellness activities, free My Plate placemats, and Farmers’ Market vouchers for Buckeye Health members; fresh salsa demo; seed art kids’ craft.
Aug. 14: Seniors Appreciation Day: First 50 seniors receive a free reusable market bag with goodies inside; caprese salad skewers demo; market bingo kids’ activity
Aug. 21: Bruschetta with roasted garlic, tomato and pepper tapenade demo; apple for teacher kids’ craft
Aug. 28: Fruit kabobs demo; farmers’ market coloring pages kids’ craft; free My Plate placemats
Sept. 4: Veggie stir fry demo; scavenger hunt kids’ activity