By Paola Santiago
Posted On: Dec 30, 2020
Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can’t get local produce! Shop winter vegetables, microgreens, skincare, jams, and honey all winter long in Ohio.
NOTE: Check directly with places before your visit to learn about their health guidelines, special shopping hours and any adjusted or suspended offerings.
Findlay Market in Cincinnati
Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market is a staple in Cincinnati culture. The Queen City's Findlay Market is the perfect place to find even your weekday groceries. From baked goods, a healthy lunch to hand tempered chocolates – Findlay Market never disappoints!
The Farmers Market is open year-round on Saturdays from 8AM - 2PM and Sundays from 10AM - 2PM.
Village Green Farmers Market in Fairfield
These artisans are required to hand-make and grow their own products, sometimes made and harvested the day of the market! 85 percent of Village Green's products are produced or grown in Butler County or otherwise grown within 100 miles of Fairfield.
Upcoming Market dates are Jan. 6 & 20, Feb. 3 & 17, March 3 & 17 and April 7 & 21 from 4 - 6:30PM.
Yellow Springs Winter Farmers Market
A sustainable, year-round local food network, this market specializes in root vegetables, baked goods, fresh meat and eggs, and even year-round greens! They also have ready to eat soups, snacks and marinades and chicken and pork to order.
The Market is open Dec. thru March, on Saturdays from 8:30-11:30AM at the parking lot of the John Bryan Community Center.
Worthington Farmers Market in Columbus
Rated Columbus' best local farmers market, this market migrates from Worthington's main street to its main shopping center in the winter. Walk through a variety of microgreens, salad greens, jams, bread and even composting opportunities at this truly earth-friendly market!
The Market reopens at The Shops at Worthington Place on Jan. 2, resuming normal hours of Saturdays from 9AM-12PM.
Athens Farmers Market
The culture of the Athens Farmers Market existed long before it's premier in the early 1970s. What used to be just a few farmers selling their goods at metered parking spaces, quickly grew into dozens of vendors offering everything from hand-picked produce to ready-bake, local pizzas!
The Winter Market is located in the front parking lot and inside the Market on State Mall (inside a former Elder Beerman store). Hours are Saturdays from 9AM-12PM.
Countryside Conservancy Market at Cuyahoga Valley in Peninsula
Countryside partners with the National Parks for Cuyahoga and delivers excellent produce and essentials all the while inspiring the next generation of young farmers in Northeast Ohio. Nearly a dozen farms in Cuyahoga Valley National Park are part of the Countryside Initiative. These park farms are committed to sustainable agriculture, and work with their park partners to be good land stewards.
The Curbside Farmers' Market is at the Old Trail School and open on select Saturdays (Dec. 5 thru April 17) from 9AM-12PM.
The Produce Arcade at West Side Market in Cleveland
Name it, you'll find it. Anything from cultivated mushrooms to fresh herbs and organic produce can be found here. While West Side Market is most popularly visited for their meats, cheeses and bakery items in the main building, the Produce Arcade is the best local resource any Ohio city resident cherishes!
The Market is open year-round, but closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Toledo Farmer's Market
A conglomerate of different markets around Toledo, their downtown Winter location is a favorite. Not only can you get the your usual produce, like bread and milk suspects here – you can also pick up hand-made gifts and jewelry within the same market!
The indoor market is open all winter long, every Saturday (mid Nov. thru April) from 9AM-1PM.