9 of the best Farmers' Markets in Ohio

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There are literally hundreds of farmers' markets to choose from in Ohio. From locally sourced foods to unique one-of-a-kind items and even housewares, you can eat healthily and support small businesses this summer by shopping at farmers' markets.

Here's a list of some of the best and biggest markets that call Ohio home. Keep reading to learn more.

Toldeo Farmers' Market | Toledo

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Open year-round, you don't have to wait until the warmer months to score all the freshest food at this farmers' market. Toldeo is open every Saturday morning from 9 am to 2 pm and is home to a wide variety of vendors selling home goods, jewelry, soaps, produce, cheeses, meats, baked goods, plants, coffee, and wine. This is truly a one-stop shopping experience.

Haymaker Farmers' Market | Kent

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Located under the brightly painted Haymaker Highway underpass, the Haymaker Farmers' market is open year-round every Saturday. The market also features exciting entertainment from live musical performances and potlucks.

2nd Street Market | Dayton

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Set in a charming historical freight house, the 2nd Street Market is open year-round and features over 50 unique vendors. A great way to spend the day, the market also hosts free workshops.

Hyde Park Farmers' Market | Cincinnati

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Known as one of the best farmers' markets in Cincinnati, bring the kids and enjoy a lively Sunday full of live music and an array of over 30 vendors selling local goods and food. Hyde Park is open from 9:30 am to 1 pm from May until October.

Athens Farmers' Market | Athens

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Celebrating its 50th year, Athen's Farmer's Market is hosting a variety of different fun events this summer to celebrate. In addition to the large selection of fresh locally grown food that's offered here, enjoy cook-offs, exhibits, and live music.

Loveland Farmers' Market | Loveland

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Enjoy this farmers' market on weeknights in the summer. Open every Tuesday from 3 pm to 6:30 pm, the market has over 25 different vendors and even a kid's patch which hosts fun activities.

Lancaster Farmers' Market | Lancaster

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Open from May until October, Lancaster is known as one of the best Amish farmers' markets in the state. Choose from an array of tempting baked goods, fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses. You can even find a delicious lineup of food trucks here.

West Side Market | Cleveland

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Known as one of the most famous markets in all of Ohio, the West Side Market is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. This iconic indoor market offers tons of delicious vendors and is one of the best places to food shop in the whole city. The market is open every day except Tuesdays.

Springfield Farmers' Market | Springfield

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Back for its 16th season, the Springfield Farmers' Market is located on a picturesque cobblestone street under string lights and bounded by street lanterns. The market features tons of vendor tents and is open every Saturday until September from 9 am to 12:30 pm.

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