More vendors planned as downtown market returns

Springfield Farmers Market set to open for seventh season.


The seventh annual Springfield Farmers Market will begin its season at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

New market manager Dave Black said the market, 117 S. Fountain Ave., already has 35 vendors lined up, including several new businesses this season.

The market sells produce, as well as baked goods, jams, handmade crafts and other locally-made items.

Black said the market helps support local agriculture, as well as the people behind the produce.

“With industry, it’s easy to forget that, or get away from it,” Black said.

The market is open rain or shine every Saturday from 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m through September. Local bands will perform, and demonstrations will also take place each week.

The market also takes debit and Ohio Direction cards. This year, they’ll double EBT points for purchases up to $20 each week, meaning cardholders can spend up to $40. Last year, the market doubled points only on the first Saturday each month.

Bike racks installed in front of the Heritage Center this spring will also allow for people to ride their bikes downtown.

“It’s another good reason to bring people downtown,” Black said.

Springfield Regional Medical Center is this year’s partner, while several local businesses are serving as sponsors.

“There’s still opportunities for local businesses to (sponsor) if they’d like,” Black said.

The market, Black said, also creates a sense of community.

“It’s a place for people to gather,” Black said.

The market also exposes people to all different types of produce.

“The first time I got a kohlrabi, I didn’t know what it was,” Black said. “It’s a learning experience.”

On Saturday, the Master Gardeners will provide a demonstration on how to work soil in Ohio and how to get better results with gardens.

A weekly newsletter will also be sent to update people on happenings at the markets.

For more information, log on to centercity.org or the Springfield Farmer’s Market’s Facebook page.


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