Top 5 Farmers’ Markets to Visit this Week

Transitioning seasons = the best of both produce worlds. Strawberries and pumpkins make strange but delicious bedfellows in the late-summer-early-fall market.

1. Monday
Use your Labor Day holiday to visit Clifton Market. Although not a traditional Farmers’ Market, their commitment to offering local produce at an accessible price ties neatly in with the general practice. With free parking, local goods, and a great beer selection, Clifton Market is definitely the place to get your last minute cookout needs. 319 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

2. Tuesday
Loveland Farmers’ Market focuses on educating consumers about sustainability and the benefits of consuming locally sourced produce. Talk directly to the farmers who grew your goods, listen so some live music, and swing by the Kids’ Patch to inspire some future farming ingénues. 205 Broadway St., Loveland. Tuesdays through October, 3–7 p.m.

3. Wednesday
If you haven’t visited the new and improved Summit Park in Blue Ash, Wednesday is the day to do it. The park itself offers awesome playgrounds for the kids and boutique restaurants for the adults, so adding in a market with live entertainment, free classes, and Cincinnati’s best goodies means an afternoon well spent for all. 4343 Cooper Rd, Blue Ash. Wednesdays through October 4, 3:30–7 p.m.

4. Thursday
College Hill Farm Market features live music, healthy produce, and an unbeatable selection of locally baked goods. Even better? They want to make sure everyone can enjoy it: By accepting EBT/SNAP and WIC FMNP coupons, College Hill Farm Market is committing to the well-being of all who live in our community. If using EBT, you can qualify for $10 in “matching Produce Perks Tokens” to be used for fresh fruits and vegetables from participating vendors. 5742 Hamilton Ave., College Hill. Thursdays through October 12, 3–6:30 p.m.

5. Friday
End your week of Farmers’ Market exploration at the Holy Grail: Findlay Market. As the oldest municipal market house in Ohio, Findlay is packed with sit-down restaurants, specialty goods shops, art dealers, and good old fashioned farmers’ market-style produce. If you haven’t been in awhile, the revitalization of OTR has brought out the market’s glory—it’s definitely worth a trip. 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine.

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