Anyone who travels through Ohio knows that you'll spend quite a bit of time driving through wheat, corn, and soybean fields. Well, there has to be a reason for all that farmland, and that reason is some of the best farmers markets in the country! Here are our 10 favorites.
At the Akron Market on Cascade, you can find handmade cheeses, fresh produce, fresh baked goods, handmade gifts, and more. They're open July 1 to Sept. 9 on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The B&O Night Market in Youngstown, Ohio, is settled along the Mahoning River and features all local farmers, gardeners, baked goods, artisans, antiques, and more. They put on live music every year and offer great drink specials! They're open from June to October on Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Loveland Farmers Market features all local vendors, live music performances every week, and a kids' patch for all-ages fun and activities. They're open from May to October on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Blooms and Berries Farm Market is a great place to get fresh flowers, fruits, and farm fun memories! They're open from April-October.
The Hillsboro Farmers Market features live music, activities for kids, and fresh locally sourced produce and crafts in Hillsboro, Ohio. They're open April 30 to Oct. 29 on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Smith Farm Market in Columbus offers 26 varieties of homemade fresh-baked pies, fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, and wines. They're open Thursdays through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., all year long!
The Witten Farm Market and Greenhouse is world famous for its super sweet corn and fabulous flowers in the greenhouse. They're open April 15 to Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week!
The Windmill Farm Market hosts adventure hayrides through the woods, petting zoos, face painting, outdoor grilling and more. They're open Sept. 24 through Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The West Side Market is one of the best places to shop for delicious locally-sourced foods in Ohio. Find baked goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, or any kind of meat you could want. They're open year-round. Monday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. And now Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Second Street Market in Dayton features live music every Saturday of the year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and strive for the style of European markets in the historical freight house. They're open all year-round. Thursday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. From June to October they host an outdoor market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.