This Saturday, June 6, the outdoor farmers market opens at the 2nd Street Market, 600 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton. Four produce vendors will join the more than 40 year-round indoor vendors to provide shoppers with even more options to purchase locally grown food. The outdoor farmers market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the fall harvest season, which typically lasts until early October.
The outdoor vendors that will be at the Market starting this Saturday are:
• Garber Farms (indoor and outdoor)
• Mile Creek Farm (organic)
• Gypsy Chick Farm
• Hungry Toad Farm (organic)
Other vendors may join the indoor and outdoor mix during the summer season. Visit the website or follow the 2nd Street Market on Facebook for updates. The Market is open Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 2nd Street Market was named the Best Farmers Market on the 2014 and 2015 Best of Ohio Readers’ Ballot from Ohio Magazine. The list of winners was generated by votes cast by Ohio Magazine’s website visitors this past fall.
“The 2nd Street Market helps Five Rivers MetroParks serve as the region’s conservation leader by providing our community convenient access to local food, which is less taxing on the environment and often healthier,” said Market Manager Jimmy Harless. “These additional summer vendors will give our customers even more options for stocking their kitchens with locally grown and produced food.”
The 2nd Street Market also is home to eight prepared food vendors offering breakfast and lunch items, as well as vendors offering such kitchen staples as bread, milk, cheese, meats, oils, flour and a large selection of hand-crafted gifts. Learn all about the 2nd Street Market at metroparks.org/localfood.