Urban growth in Northwest Ohio makes it hard for many to remember their homegrown roots. Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of grocery stores that have popped up in the Toledo area? Shop a local farmers market, which not only brings fresh products to Toledoans, but provides a small town taste to a city on the rise. The following farmers markets that will be setting up shop for the summer season.
The Toledo Farmers Market has two locations. Both offer the Food Bucks program, which allows guests who make purchases with an Ohio Direction Card to receive tokens that can be spent at vendor booths. Each dollar you spend gives you one token, up to a $20 value.
Downtown Market – This farmers market sets up shop all year round. The winter market gives the feel of Toledo’s past by taking place inside Erie Street Market. Once May hits, they move outside for a true summer farmers market experience.
Through April 29, the market follows winter hours: 9am-1pm every Saturday. Starting May 6, ,market hours change to 8am-2pm every Saturday, through November 8.
Toledo Farmers Market | 525 Market St. | 419-255-6765 | toledofarmersmarket.com
Westgate Market – You can buy more than just fresh fruits and vegetables at the market; local coffee brewers Bea’s Blend Specialty Coffees, Flying Rhino Coffee, and Glass City Roasters will be in attendance, to show off Toledo’s best local coffee shops.
Starting May 10, open 3-7pm on Wednesdays. Through October.
In the Elder Beerman parking lot | 3301 Secor Rd.
419-255-6765 | toledofarmersmarket.com
The Perrysburg Farmers Market includes over 50 vendors selling a wide variety of produce, baked goods, plants, jewelry, and crafts. Live music is performed, with different groups each week. A new addition for the 2017 season is a line of food trucks that will be serving from 5-8pm. Your favorite pet can even get a treat, courtesy of the vendor Pet Wants Perrysburg, who makes homemade pet treats and jerky.
Starting May 11, open 3-8pm every
Thursday. Through October 12.
In the historic downtown Perrysburg | Louisiana Ave. at Second St.
419-874-9147 | perrysburg-farmers-market.com
Celebrate Wood County with the
Bowling Green Farmers Market. The Stones Throw Tavern and Grill provides live music from 6-7pm. A wide range of products are available from many local vendors. One unique vendor is Granny Marie’s Jam & Jellies, a vendor that sells a wide variety of homemade jellies and jams, including their famous raspberry jalapeno-flavored jam.
Starting May 17, open 4-7pm every Wednesday. Though October 11.
S. Main St. and Clough St. | Bowling Green | 419-352-4611.
The Sylvania Farmers Market kicks off in June with an opening day event, featuring kids activities, food trucks, and giveaways. This year, the market adds local wineries to their list of vendors. The market will also welcome back Turk Farms, which sells free-range chickens and eggs.
Starting June 6th, open 3-7pm every Tuesday. Through October 10.
In the Municipal Court’s parking lot
6700 Monroe St. | 419-885-8975
The Maumee Farmers Market gives locals an opportunity to get locally made products and visitors to enjoy the laid-back vibe of the Maumee community. Grab a bite to eat after you’re done shopping at the market during Food Truck Fridays, a collection of mobile food vendors sets up adjacent to the market.
Starting May 26, open 5-8pm every Friday. Through September 8.
Uptown Maumee | Conant and Broadway St. | 419-740-0064 facebook.com/maumeefarmersmarket
Food Truck Frenzy
This food truck rally occurs every Wednesday at Secor Square to give Toledo a taste of some of the most unique food around. In addition to the trucks, this event will include live music performances each week.
Starting May 24 | 5-8pm | Wednesdays
Secor Square | 3379 Secor