One of the surefire signs of summer is when you see the Farmers’ Markets and farm stands start to pop up. Hancock County is a hub of the agricultural industry and we have many great ways to support our local growers and makers throughout the summer and spring.
Arcadia Farmers’ Market
Every Other Tuesday, 4 – 6 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Arcadia
Don’t miss Arcadia’s bi-weekly Farmers’ Market! This market is held at Trinity Lutheran Church and takes place every other week beginning May 3 until September 20. Interested vendors and those with questions can email ArcadiaOHmarket@gmail.com to learn more. See all the upcoming dates here.
Mt. Blanchard Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays, 4 – 6 p.m.
Hurricane Park, Mt. Blanchard
New this year is Mt. Blanchard’s Farmers’ Market, bringing fresh and local goods to town every week from June 8 – August 31. Hosted by the Mt. Blanchard Beautification Committee, interested vendors may contact Karen Beard to sign up, 330-283-7111. See all the upcoming dates here.
Thursdays, 4 – 6 p.m.
MCPA Festival Grounds, Downtown Findlay
The Hancock County Farmers’ Market is back again at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Findlay. The market will have vendors selling all types of goods and produce, you can see the vendor directory here. The market will continue every Thursday in Downtown Findlay through October. See all the upcoming dates here.
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Citizen’s National Bank Parking Lot, Downtown Bluffton
The Bluffton Farmers’ Market has been a longstanding tradition in the area as one of the largest markets in the area. The market vendors are back in full force offering homemade goods, produce, plants, and flowers to you. See the vendor directory here. The Bluffton Market will continue every Saturday through October. See all the upcoming dates here.
Fostoria Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Select Saturdays and Thursdays
corner of Tiffin & Main St., Fostoria
The Fostoria Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market takes place on select Thursdays and Saturdays May – September with different themes and special activities at each market! The market takes place at the grass lot at East Tiffin and South Main Streets in Fostoria. See all the upcoming dates here.
As the growing season continues many local farm stands have seasonal locations that are open regularly to provide you with local produce.
Wolfe’s Produce, located between Findlay and Mt. Blanchard, is a staple for those looking for farm fresh food. With seasonal local produce and Amish goods delivered every Wednesday, you will want to be sure to make Wolfe’s a regular stop. Wolfe’s will open for the season in July.
Metzger’s Farm Market is back again! This seasonal farm stand will open in mid-July and is located along US-224 near Alvada has locally grown corn, melon, and other produce. Metzger’s is regularly at the Hancock County Farmers’ Market and is also open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
While Suter Produce is located in neighboring Putnam County, you can find several of Suter’s Red Barn Markets around Findlay! Suter’s Red Barn Markets are located on Tiffin Avenue near Panera Bread (open now!) and on North Main Street near Heavenly Pizza (opening soon). The Red Barn Markets are open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
We hope you’re able to pick up local produce and goods to make your cookouts and summer cooking great! For other options to shop local for food, see here!