Farmers Market not just for summer


By Christine Bryant
Staff Writer

The Reynoldsburg Farmers Market has long been a popular event. Now the city is offering a special Winter Market for those who enjoy shopping local.

The six-week market, which will run from 4-7 p.m. on Thursdays Jan. 14 through Feb. 25, will be held at the Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive. There will be no market, however, Feb. 11, due to another event at the facility.

“We have a wonderful, supportive group of customers in the summer season, and they have expressed they miss our vendors during the off season and wish we could lengthen the market,” said Kristin Hampton-Harmon, market manager for the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department. “So we reached out to both our vendors and shoppers to see if they would be interested in an indoor winter market, and the response was a resounding yes.”

Residents will see some familiar faces from the summer season, as the market will offer breads, honey, salsa, tea, baked goods, cheese and meats. In lieu of the produce vendors who won’t have items to sell, Hampton-Harmon said the market will host various craft vendors.

“We can accommodate around 20 vendors, so space is limited and we want to offer the largest variety possible,” she said. “We want to keep as many food-related items as possible, so I’m specifically looking for a coffee vendor, a spices vendor and a soup vendor.”

Organizers also are seeking unique craft vendors, and are accepting vendor applications through Nov. 20. Once all applications are received, organizers will finalize which vendors will be featured at the market.

If interested in becoming a vendor, call (614) 322-6839 or email

The market is free for visitors to attend.

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