These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Ohio For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Ohio offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Ohio? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Ohio farmers markets:

  1. North Union Farmers Market At Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH
  2. Athens Farmers Market, Athens, OH
  3. Tremont Farmers’ Market, Cleveland, OH
  4. Toledo Farmers’ Market, Toledo, OH
  5. North Union Farmers Market At Crocker Park, Westlake, OH
  6. 2nd Street Market – Five Rivers Metropark, Dayton, OH
  7. Lakewood Earth And Food (Leaf) Community Farmers’ Market, Lakewood, OH
  8. Haymaker Farmers’ Market, Kent, OH
  9. Haymaker Winter Farmers’ Market, Kent, OH
  10. Local Roots Market & Cafe – Ashland, Ashland, OH

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Ohio or the cheapest place to live in Ohio.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Ohio?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Ohio, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Buckeye State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Ohio, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. North Union Farmers Market At Shaker Square

North Union Farmers Market At Shaker Square -- Cleveland, OH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 88.6
City: Cleveland, OH
Address: Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Athens Farmers Market

Athens Farmers Market -- Athens, OH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Athens, OH
Address: 1000 East State Street, Athens, OH 45701
Times: Wed: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Thu: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Tremont Farmers’ Market

Tremont Farmers' Market -- Cleveland, OH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Cleveland, OH
Address: Lincoln Park West 14th Street between Starkweather Avenue and Kenilworth Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Times: Tue: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Toledo Farmers’ Market

Toledo Farmers' Market -- Toledo, OH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Toledo, OH
Address: 525 Market, Toledo, OH 43604
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. North Union Farmers Market At Crocker Park

North Union Farmers Market At Crocker Park -- Westlake, OH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Westlake, OH
Address: Crocker Road and Market Street, Westlake, OH 44145
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. 2nd Street Market – Five Rivers Metropark

2nd Street Market - Five Rivers Metropark -- Dayton, OH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Dayton, OH
Address: 600 E. 2nd Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Times: Thu: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Fri: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Lakewood Earth And Food (Leaf) Community Farmers’ Market

Lakewood Earth And Food (Leaf) Community Farmers' Market -- Lakewood, OH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Lakewood, OH
Address: 15425 Detroit, Lakewood, OH 44107
Times: Thu: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Haymaker Farmers’ Market

Haymaker Farmers' Market -- Kent, OH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Kent, OH
Address: Franklin Avenue & Summit Street, Kent, OH 44240
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Haymaker Winter Farmers’ Market

Haymaker Winter Farmers' Market -- Kent, OH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Kent, OH
Address: 1435 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240
Times: Sat: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Local Roots Market & Cafe – Ashland

Local Roots Market & Cafe - Ashland -- Ashland, OH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Ashland, OH
Address: 1221 Cleveland Road, Ashland, OH 44805
Times: Mon: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Tue: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Wed: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Thu: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Fri: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Sat: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Ohio

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Buckeye State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Ohio

Name City Rank Score
North Union Farmers Market At Shaker Square Cleveland 1 88.6
Athens Farmers Market Athens 2 85.7
Tremont Farmers’ Market Cleveland 3 82.9
Toledo Farmers’ Market Toledo 4 82.9
North Union Farmers Market At Crocker Park Westlake 5 82.9
2nd Street Market – Five Rivers Metropark Dayton 6 80.0
Lakewood Earth And Food (Leaf) Community Farmers’ Market Lakewood 7 77.1
Haymaker Farmers’ Market Kent 8 77.1
Haymaker Winter Farmers’ Market Kent 9 77.1
Local Roots Market & Cafe – Ashland Ashland 10 77.1
Northside Farmers’ Market Year Round Youngstown 11 74.3
Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market Cleveland 12 71.4
Northside Farmers Market Cincinnati 13 71.4
Dublin Farmers’ Market Dublin 14 71.4
Worthington Farmers Market Worthington 15 71.4
Logan County Farmers Market Bellefontaine 16 71.4
Clintonville Farmers’ Market Columbus 17 68.6
Gordon Sq. Market Cleveland 18 68.6
North Union Farmers Market At University Hospitals Cleveland 19 68.6
North Union Farmers Market Indoor Winter Market At Shaker Square Cleveland 20 68.6
Canal Market District Newark 21 68.6
Oxford Farmers Market Oxford 22 68.6
North Union Farmers Market At Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Beachwood 23 68.6
The Cleveland Flea Cleveland 24 65.7
Hyde Park Farmers Market Cincinnati 25 65.7
Mentor Farmers Market Mentor 26 65.7
Perrysburg Farmers Market Perrysburg 27 65.7
North Union Farmers Market At The Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Cleveland 28 62.9
Findlay Market Cincinnati 29 62.9
Westgate Farmers’ Market @ Elder Beerman Toledo 30 62.9
Countryside Farmers’ Markets At Old Trail School Akron 31 62.9
Centerville Farmers Market Centerville 32 62.9
The Market At Austin Landing Miamisburg 33 62.9
Pickerington Farmers’ Market Pickerington 34 62.9
Ralph’s Joy Of Living Farmer’s Market Fremont 35 62.9
Montgomery Farmers Market Montgomery 36 62.9
Franklin Park Conservatory And Botanical Gardens Farmers’ Market Columbus 37 60.0
Anderson Farmers’ Market Cincinnati 38 60.0
College Hill Farm Market Cincinnati 39 60.0
Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market Cincinnati 40 60.0
Plain Township Farmers’ Market Canton 41 60.0
Lakewood Farmers Market Lakewood 42 60.0
Vandalia Community Farmers Market Vandalia 43 60.0
Bexley Farmers’ Market Bexley 44 60.0
Downtown Greenville Farmers Market Greenville 45 60.0
Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market Dover 46 60.0
Loveland Farmers’ Market Loveland 47 60.0
Easton Farmers Market Columbus 48 57.1
Springfield Farmers Market Springfield 49 57.1
I-71 Farmers Market At Rest Stop Signpost 224 Brunswick 50 57.1
Chillicothe Farmers’ Market Association Chillicothe 51 57.1
West Carrollton Farmers Market West Carrollton 52 57.1
Shiloh Farmers’ Market Dayton 53 54.3
Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market Westerville 54 54.3
Wadsworth Farmers Market Wadsworth 55 54.3
Fayette County Farmers Market Washington Court House 56 54.3
Pearl Market Columbus 57 51.4
Downtown Cleveland Farmers Market Cleveland 58 51.4
North Union Farmers Market At Playhousesquare/csu Cleveland 59 51.4
Idora Neighborhood Farmer’s Market Youngstown 60 51.4
Frostville Museum Farmers Market North Olmsted 61 51.4
Austintown Farmers Market Austintown 62 51.4
Hudson Farmers Market Hudson 63 51.4
Champaign County Farmers’ Market Urbana 64 51.4
Gateway105 Farmers’ Market Cleveland 65 48.6
Canton Farmers’ Market Canton 66 48.6
Stow Community Farmers Market Stow 67 48.6
Wooster Downtown Farmers Market Wooster 68 48.6
Green Farmers Market Green 69 48.6
Clinton County Farmers Market Wilmington 70 48.6
Montgomery Farmers Market Winter Market Montgomery 71 48.6
Grandview Avenue Farmers Market Columbus 72 45.7
Countryside Farmers’ Market At Highland Square Akron 73 45.7
Gervasi Vineyard Farmers Market Canton 74 45.7
Euclid Farmers Market Euclid 75 45.7
The Downtown Mansfield Farmers Market Mansfield 76 45.7
Warren Farmer’s Market Warren 77 45.7
Reynoldsburg Farmer’s Market Reynoldsburg 78 45.7
Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market Upper Arlington 79 45.7
Downtown Troy Farmers Market Troy 80 45.7
Painesville Farmers Market Painesville 81 45.7
Tallmadge Farmers Market Tallmadge 82 45.7
The Coit Road Farmers Market East Cleveland 83 45.7
Coshocton Farmers Market Coshocton 84 45.7
Edible Thursdays Farmers Market Columbus 85 42.9
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Farmers Market Columbus 86 42.9
Eighth & Enright Farmers Market @ Common Roots Cincinnati 87 42.9
Canton Farmers’ Market Canton 88 42.9
Cuyahoga Falls Farmers’ Market (Farmers’ Market In The Falls) Cuyahoga Falls 89 42.9
Downtown Bowling Green Farmer’s Market Bowling Green 90 42.9
Avon Lake Farmers Market Avon Lake 91 42.9
Alliance Farmers’ Market Alliance 92 42.9
Norwalk Farmers Market Norwalk 93 42.9
North Market Farmers’ Market Columbus 94 40.0
Robert’s Farmstand Cincinnati 95 40.0
Stearns Homestead Farmers’ Market Parma 96 40.0
Hamilton’s Historic Farmers Market Hamilton 97 40.0
North End Farmers Market Mansfield 98 40.0
Hilliard Farm Market Hilliard 99 40.0
Fostoria Farmers’ Market Fostoria 100 40.0

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