Farmers' Markets in Columbus
One of the many things that makes Columbus such a unique urban destination is the abundant farmland, including an expansive Amish Country, that surrounds the country’s 14th largest city, making for some spectacular farmer’s markets in the warmer months. Check out any of the spots below for a taste of central Ohio’s high-quality meats, grains, cheeses, vegetables, fruits and so much more.
When: Saturday | June – Oct. | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: North Market Outdoor Pavilion | 59 Spruce St.
One of the oldest and largest markets in the area, the North Market Farmers’ Market allows customers to buy fresh-picked produce directly from local farmers. Additionally, local entrepreneurs are on site selling hand-made and vintage items such as art and jewelry to create a fully experiential Farmer’s Market. Of course, you can always check out the nearly 40 vendors inside the North Market as well!
When: Tuesday and Friday | May – Oct. | 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Pearl Alley | 19 N. Pearl St.
Originally established in 1989 by local farmers as a way to allow transit users and downtown workers with easy access to fresh, affordable produce, Pearl Market expanded in 2001 to also welcome local artisans to join the mix. The historic Pearl Alley now takes on an almost festival-like feel, allowing residents and visitors to shop local from a mix of healthy, farm-fresh foods and innovative foods.
When: Wednesday | May – Sept. | 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: Tremont Pool Parking Lot | 2850 Tremont Rd.
Treat yourself to a mid-week treat and grab all the whole uncut fresh produce, pre-packaged food and plants your heart desires at the Get Fresh Upper Arlington Farmers Market.
When: Saturday | April – Nov. | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Ohio History Connection | 800 E. 17th Ave.
This staple of the community recently moved to a new location, but still offers an opportunity to meet the farmers behind your produce! Check out their website for information on what’s in season and ideas on how to use produce in new ways.
When: Saturday | May – Oct. | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Old Worthington | 773 High St.
Since 1987, vendors have lined the sidewalks of Old Worthington, selling everything from fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, meats, cheeses, and other homemade goods. Local shops often run specials as well.
When: Saturday | May – Sept. | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Grove City Town Center | 3378 Park St.
For more than 30 years, area farmers and the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce (GCACC) have partnered to bring the best of spring and summer’s harvest to the streets of the Grove City, including peaches, homemade jellies, baked goods, tomatoes, sweet corn on the cob and more.
Bexley Farmers’ Market
When: Thursday | May - Sept. | 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: Intersection of E. Main St. and S. Dawson Ave. | 2376 E. Main St.
Billed as a place “Where Farms Meet Main Street,” in addition to buying all the classic market goods, visitors can experience live music, children’s events, and food trucks.
When: Saturday | May – Oct. | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Behind Westerville City Hall | 21 S. State St.
Along with bringing locally grown food and farm products from area bakeries, nurseries, and homesteads to the Westerville Community, the Uptown Westerville Farmers Market also offers free (donation recommended) yoga on the green at 8 a.m. prior to the market opening for the day.
The Dublin Market at Bridge Park
When: Saturday | June – Sept. | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Banker Drive and Longshore Loop at Bridge Park | 6568 Longshore St.
Frolic in the streets of Dublin’s brand-new Bridge Park District, where each Saturday they are lined with vendors hocking fresh produce, sweet treats and food, innovative retail items, and other artisan products.
When: Tuesday | May – Sept. | 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: Hilliard United Methodist Church parking lot | 5445 Scioto Darby Rd.
Vendors offer a variety of goods, varying slightly each week, you can expect to find anything from cakes, sauces and root beer floats to flowers and garden plants, to honey, fish, and cheese.
When: Thursday | June – Sept. | 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: Church of the Resurrection parking lot | 6300 E. Dublin Granville Rd.
The Healthy New Albany Farmers Market is a community staple, where you can find seasonal offerings, an inviting array of produce, fresh baked goods, savory pastries and locally made honey, coffee and beautifully hand-crafted products.