This Saturday, June 7, the popular traditional outdoor farmers market officially opens at the 2nd Street Market, 600 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton. Six produce vendor and one prepared foods vendor will join the more than 40 year-round indoor vendors to provide shoppers with even more options to purchase locally grown food. The outdoor vendors that will be at the Market this Saturday are:
• Gypsy Chick Farm • Maple Run Farm
In addition, three new Saturday-only vendors will join the 2nd Street Market mix:
• Grassroots Bison Ranch, located in New Paris, will sell grass-fed bison starting June 14. Grassroots Bison Ranch will offer individual cuts, including New York strips, ribeyes and tenderloins, along with ground bison.
• Oaked & Smoked will sell its packaged, frozen smoked salmon at the market starting June 7.
• Simply Sweet will produce handmade ice cream on site on Saturdays beginning June 7.
Other vendors may join the indoor and outdoor mix during the summer season. Visit the website or follow the 2nd Street Market on Facebook for updates. The 2nd Street Market is open Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 2nd Street Market was been named the Best Farmers Market on the 2014 Best of Ohio Readers’ Ballot from Ohio Magazine. The list of winners was generated by votes cast by Ohio Magazine’s website visitors this past fall.
“The 2nd Street Market helps Five Rivers MetroParks serve as the region’s conservation leader by providing our community convenient access to local food, which is less taxing on the environment and often healthier,” said Market Manager Jimmy Harless. “These new vendors will give our customers even more options for stocking their kitchens with locally grown and produced food. Many people know the 2nd Street Market is a great place to grab lunch and shop for gift, household, food and other items — and they are having a positive impact on our region’s natural heritage at the same time.”
Learn more about the 2nd Street Market at metroparks.org/localfood.