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Farmers’ Market

The 2019 Farmers’ Market begins Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The market operates Wednesdays from 3:30–6:30pm through September 4, 2019.

The Conservatory’s Farmers’ Market is located outdoors in the main Conservatory parking lot, just off of East Broad Street and two miles east of downtown Columbus. The Farmers’ Market offers a mix of local produce, baked goods, specialty foods, and health and beauty products.

The Market accepts EBT for all qualifying purchases and offer incentive dollars through the Produce Perks Columbus program (formerly known as Veggie SNAPS) for fresh produce for all EBT users. Additional programming and information is also offered to patrons, such as cooking and wellness demonstrations and kids’ crafts.

Farmers' Market Event Schedule

June 5 | Opening Day
Free to Kids: “My Plate” Placemat
Kid’s Craft: Make and Take Farmers’ Market Shopping List
Cooking Demo: Kale Chips

June 12
Kid’s Craft: Make and Take Butterfly Rings
Cooking Demo: Turnip, Carrot and Apple Salad

June 19 | Rapid Market Assessment Day
Kids’ Craft: Plant and Take Grass Caterpillar
Cooking Demo: Kale Salad

June 26 | Neighbor Appreciation Day
First 50 neighbors from the 43203 and 43205 neighborhoods to visit the Information Table receive one free reusable Market Bag with freebies inside.
Kid’s Craft: Make and Take Bean Necklaces
Cooking Demo: Hummus and Veggies

July 3
Kids’ Craft: Make and Take CD Spinner
Cooking Demo: Strawberries with Balsamic Vinaigrette

July 10
Kid’s Craft: Plant and Take Veggie Greenhouses
Cooking Demo: Herbed Butter with Bread

July 17
Kid’s Craft: Make and Take Butterfly Puppets
Cooking Demo: Kale Chips

July 24 | Member Appreciation Day
First 100 Conservatory members with their membership card receive one free reusable Market Bag and commemorative Chihuly Book at the Information Table.
Customer Market Input Day: Market goers will receive a complimentary gift for filling out a survey to help improve the market.
Kid’s Craft: Veggie People Collages
Cooking Demo: Grilled Vegetables

July 31
Kid’s Craft: Make and Take Paper Plate Flowers
Cooking Demo: Grilled Peaches with Honey Drizzle

August 7 | National Farmer’s Week
Partnership with Buckeye Health: Participate in health-related family activities for the whole family; Buckeye Heath member will receive vouchers to spend at the market.
Free to Kids: “My Plate” Placemat
Kid’s Craft: Make and Take Seed Art
Cooking Demo: Fresh Salsa

August 14 | Seniors Appreciation Day
First 50 seniors to visit the Information Table receive one free reusable Market Bag with freebies inside.
Kid’s Craft: Market Bingo with prizes
Cooking Demo: Caprese Salad Skewers

August 21 | Rapid Market Assessment Day
Kids’ Activity; Make and Take Apple for Teacher
Cooking Demo: Bruschetta with roasted garlic, tomato and pepper tapenade

August 28
Free to Kids: “My Plate” Placemats
Kid’s Craft: “Grow your Own Food” and “Eat a Rainbow” Coloring Pages
Cooking Demo: Fruit Kabobs

September 4 | Closing Day
Kid’s Craft: Scavenger Hunt with prizes
Cooking Demo: Veggie Stirfry

Vendor and Food Truck Applications

Participate in the 2019 Farmers’ Market!

This year, there are no fees for farmers, vendors or food trucks to participate! Return the application forms (below) to Christie Nohle by mail or in person to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, ATTN: Christie Nohle, 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203.

Vendor Application Packet

Food Truck Application Packet

Wine Vendor Application Packet