Plain City Farmers Market opens in new spot on July 30

(Posted July 21, 2020)

Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The Plain City Farmers Market, set to open on July 30, has a new home for the season.

Vendors will set up shop at 340 W. Main St. in front of the former Plain City Elementary building. In previous years, the market was located at the corner of Route 161 (Main Street) and North Chillicothe Street.

“We just didn’t have any way to do crowd control at the old location,” said Kathy Saxour, market co-chair. “At the new location, we can set up perimeters, and we will have one entrance and one exit.”

Organizers have implemented additional safety measures in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All vendors will have hand sanitizer at their booths, and customers are not permitted to touch the produce. Organizers are highly recommending that vendors and customers wear face coverings.

The search for a new location delayed the market’s opening by about four weeks. In the past, the first day coincided with Plain City’s Independence Day celebration.

“I’m glad we finally got something set in stone and rolling,” Saxour said. “We wanted to stay visible on Main Street. Visibility is key for us.”

While a few vendors aren’t returning this season, many regulars are, she added. For details about the market or to reserve a vendor space, visit “Plain City Farmers Market” on Facebook. Vendor spaces are $5 per week or $30 for the season.

The market will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 8. Parking is available on site.

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