The Upper Arlington Farmers Market is a summer staple in UA, providing convenient access to locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables, perennial plants and herbs. After soliciting feedback from market customers, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department is excited to launch the 2019 season with a fresh new look.
The City has partnered with Get Fresh Markets, a local non-profit organization with extensive experience managing farmers markets in Central Ohio. Get Fresh Markets is a member of the Ohio Farmers Market Network, a statewide organization providing resources and training to market managers and producers. This new partnership will connect our farmers market to other markets in the region and allow for participation a USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program grant.
Additional changes to the market include a new start date, more convenient hours, a centralized location, and live music! Rain or shine, UA’s 2019 Farmers Market will take place at the northwest corner of the Tremont Pool parking lot at 2850 Tremont Road from 4-7 pm each Wednesday, from June 5 through September 25.
Here’s a look at the monthly guide to this summer’s produce:
- June – asparagus, fresh greens, strawberries, zucchini, perennials and herbs
- July – beans, beets, cabbage, cantaloupe, cherries, cucumbers, onions, peas, peaches, peppers, radishes, raspberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini
- August – apples, beans, beets, blueberries, cantaloupe, carrots, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peaches, peppers, potatoes, radishes, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini
- September – apples, beets, cantaloupe, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, potatoes, plums, pumpkins, gourds, radishes, red raspberries, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini
As a proud member of the Ohio Nutrition Incentive Network Produce Perks, Get Fresh Markets will welcome SNAP customers to the UA Farmers Market. SNAP customers who use their Ohio Direction card to purchase food from the market will receive $1 for every $1 spent, up to $20, in Produce Perks for additional fruits and vegetables. To learn more, contact Get Fresh Markets, at email@example.com. We hope to see you at this year’s Farmers Market.