I grew up in Puerto Rico, where finding fresh fruit and vegetables is as easy as walking down to the corner store (or climbing a coconut tree if you’re agile). These days, working 60-hours a week to be the best Realtor I can be, it’s a little tougher to seek out those places that sell fruit right off the vine.
But good news…it’s Farmers’ Market season, and right now Columbus has an amazing number of wonderful markets to temp you every day of the week through October. Whether you’re looking for the crunchiest carrots, wettest watermelons, yummiest yams or peachiest peaches, there’s no better place to fill up your shopping bag. Here’s a list of some of the most popular Farmers’ Markets I know of in central Ohio.
(Special thanks for Columbus Mom’s Blog for providing much of the information in this post.)
Sunday-Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. The actual outside Farmer’s Market will take place on Saturday and Sunday in 2019. (June-October)
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.
10:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (and Fridays) from May 24, 2019 (first Tuesday is May 28) and running through October 11, 2019. You’ll find food items and hand-crafted merchandise. The 2019 location is Gay Street and Pearl Alley.
4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. (May 28-September 10, 2019) at the Hilliard United Methodist Church parking lot.
Wednesday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. The market will return on May 25, 2019. On the sidewalks of historic Delaware you’ll find produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and crafts.
Franklin Park Conservatory
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!
4:00-7:00 p.m (June 5-September 25, 2019). The location is still being finalized for 2019 and their website will be updated soon.
4:00-7:00 p.m. (May through October 2019) at Dawson and Main. Join in for food, fun, music and community! Tentative date of May 23.
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (May 15, 2019-November 22, 2019)
Starting on May 15, Yellowbird Foodshed will be on the Easton Town Square (Pickup at Zest) 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. The Easton website will be updated soon.
4:00-7:00 p.m. (June 20-September 12, 2019) 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-September 2019).
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 – May also on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
4:30-7:00 p.m. The market starts on July 4, 2019 and will continue on Thursdays through October 3, 2019. The market is located in downtown Plain City, off of S. Chillicothe Street.
3-6 p.m. (June 6-September 5, 2019) at 1520 Davidson Drive near Huber Park.
3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, May 23- October 3 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.
Pearl Market – Downtown
10:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. on Fridays and Tuesdays from May 24, 2019 and running through October 11, 2019. You’ll find food items and hand-crafted merchandise. The 2019 location is Gay Street and Pearl Alley.
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (May 25-September 28, 2019) * closed July 27 and August 31.
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. (April 27 to November 16, 2019). That’s 30 weeks of this great market!
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (May 25-October 26, 2019).
On the sidewalks of historic Delaware, you’ll find produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and crafts. Also on Wednesday each week!
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Bridge Park (rain or shine). It’s back! Stroll the streets of Bridge Park and enjoy live entertainment and lots of local items to purchase such as baked goodies, fresh flowers, produce and more! The Market will run from May 18, 2019 – September 28, 2019.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 700 S. Third St, on the front lawn of Saint Mary School in the heart of Historic German Village. The Market will run from May 25, 2019 – October 5, 2019.
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Tentative dates of June – October 2019) in the parking lot adjacent to Figilo’s and Vino Vino.
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (May 4-October 26, 2019) 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!
8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. (May 18-September 7, 2019) Website will be updated soon.
During the growing season, the farmers market takes place outside on the outdoor market plaza on Saturday and Sunday.
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 240 N. Liberty Street (Begins May 18- September 28, 2019 )
9 a.m.-noon (May 18-October 12, 2019)
8:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. (May 18-October 5, 2019) at Partners Park. Lots of items available including fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, honey, syrup, soaps and more!
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (May 18-October 12, 2019) on Grove Street on Otterbein Campus. Open rain or shine!
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. With more than 90 vendors, this is Central Ohio’s largest farmers’ market and it is open on Saturdays throughout the whole year.
From June to October, you can find local artisans and vintage sellers selling their goods from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. outside of The North Market. Also on Saturdays!