Enjoy Fresh Picked Goodness at Bountiful Farmers Markets

There's nothing like the taste of a homegrown tomato, ripe berries, or fresh homemade bread to kick off the summer season of farmers market shopping! In Union County, there's an abundance of fresh markets offering fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, flowers, jams, honey, and delicious baked goods on varying days, so that you can shop when it fits your schedule. What makes Union County farmers markets the cream of the crop? The variety and bounty come from an agriculturally rich community steeped in history where farms have produced fresh produce for centuries. In addition to food, farmers markets often feature live music, art exhibits, and other entertainment offerings, so there's something for everyone. Join us this season in supporting local farmers and vendors, as we enjoy the bounty of naturally crafted deliciousness!

Experience the Union County Farmers Market

The Union County Farmers Market features vendors from Union County or from the surrounding area who provide wonderful locally grown, raised, baked, and made goods that are as true to Ohio as possible. You will find seasonal choices of fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods, microgreens, locally harvested honey, freshly cut flowers, grass-fed beef and pork, and so many other items. This market always has something special that you will find to take home and enjoy. Come during one of the special events like the Flash to the Past event, where vintage farm equipment will be on display for you to see and explore.

Partners Park in Marysville, Ohio

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | May 20 - October 7

Drive Rural Back Roads to the Richwood Farmers Market

Head out for a day trip to the Richwood Farmers Market where they ask #canyouhearusgrowing? Nothing is better than homegrown small-town goods, and Richwood is doing it right. Shoppers will find a plethora of fresh-picked produce and hometown vendors filling this market full of all the goodness Union County can grow; check their Facebook page each week to keep up on the market’s fresh, weekly gifts from the ground and stay up-to-date on who will be set up there during the market to “see what’s growing this week!”

Richwood North Union Public Library

Thursdays, 3 - 6 p.m. | June 8 - October 13

Sip Your Way Through the Brews Market

As evening fades to dusk on Wednesday nights, Walking Distance Brewing Company comes alive with the bustling Brews Market. Each week the vendors vary, making this market one to stop in at every week. Marysville, Ohio has a MORA (Marysville Outdoor Refreshment Area), where you can grab a beer and sip your way through the outdoor exchange. After you have shopped, sit back and relax as the sun sets. Before you leave, join the mug club to make this an official weekly outing.

Walking Distance Brewing Company, Marysville, Ohio

Wednesdays, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. | May 24 - October 25

Shop Under the Clock Tower in Uptown Plain City

Every Thursday evening from July through October, market organizers close the streets near the Flatiron building in the center of Plain City to set up the Plain City Farmers Market. When you come upon it, you will want to pull over to shop the locally grown delights. While this market is filled with many different vendors, one of the unique offerings is the varied food trucks available each week. Wander the market and enjoy delicious options such as perogies or Schmidt’s cream puffs as you pick out fresh produce. If you are lucky, Miller's Homemade Ice Cream will be on hand for a sweet indulgence before heading home.

Flatiron area, Plain City, Ohio

Thursdays, 4:30 - 7 p.m. | July 6 - October 5

Head to the Homestead for a Night on the Farm

There is no better location for a farmers market than the land on which the produce was grown. S & S Homestead in northern Union County has created a bi-weekly evening market where local homesteaders and growers gather to share their fresh produce and crafts. S and S Homestead has a vision for passing on their naturally crafted items for generations to come. Spend an evening shopping at the stalls, making new friends, and enjoying the richness of rural Union County.

S & S Homestead, Richwood, Ohio

Held bi-weekly on Fridays, 5 - 8 p.m. | May 5 - October 20

Stop at Wishwell Farms Stand

Each year, family-owned Wishwell Farms comes to Marysville, Ohio. From their rich fertile soil in Bellefontaine, they bring a wagon filled with some of the biggest red tomatoes and delicious sweet corn you have ever tasted. While they are the only vendor at this stop, they don’t bring things sparingly. You’ll find the stand overflowing with all the produce that is in season on the farm. One unique opportunity with Wishwell Farms is that you can preorder what you want, and they will bring it to the market ready for you to pick up, learn more here.

Marysville Market at Five Points (intersection of East Fifth St., Delaware Ave., Cherry St., and Columbus Ave.)

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays,10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.| June - August | Saturdays only in September

Can’t make it on Saturdays? You can also find them at Memorial Hospital on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | June - August at the Inpatient Pavilion Main Entrance.

Visit a Farm in Union County

Red Fox Farm Market is held on their idyllic farm on Saturday mornings. Early risers will get first dibs on fresh-picked organic produce, flowers, local honey and honey products, maple syrup, homemade artisan sourdough breads and cinnamon rolls, homemade sweets and specialty toffee, handmade natural soaps, unique art, original local designer clothing, jewelry, and body products, Little Seed Farmnatural deodorant and skin care, Olivina premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars, and more. What makes this market one for the road trip bucket list is the beautiful setting where it takes place. Friendly faces, a serene backdrop of farm country, and homegrown goodness await.

Red Fox Farm

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - Noon | June 10 - August 26

Uniquely Union County

“When we think about food, everyone should have equal access to fresh, nutritious food, and the person's socioeconomic status shouldn't matter. The truth is not everyone has the means to buy fruits and vegetables. Several programs make this equal access possible,” says Tamisha Matus, Creating Healthy Communities Coordinator for the Union County Health Department. Everyone deserves farm fresh produce, and the Union County Health Department has made it possible for SNAP, WIC, Produce Perks, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program to make that a reality.