Perhaps one of the best parts of summer is the availability of fresh produce. Stark County and surrounding areas are home to several farmers' markets. Not only do they offer fresh produce but also baked goods, homemade goods, and children's activities. If you are looking for something fun and inexpensive to do this summer, consider checking out one of the farmers' markets listed below and support your local businesses!
Canton Farmers' Market
When: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM every Saturday through October 6
Where: Nadine McIlwain Admin Building - Corner of 4th and McKinley
What to expect: Fruits and veggies, baked goods, flowers and herbs, honey and jams, artisan bread, cheese, eggs, meat, pet treats
Vendors: Arrowhead Orchard, Brady Produce, Carpe Diem, Dogtown Bakery, Fichter Farm, Joe's Sourdough Breads, and more.
Extras: Community resources, nutrition and health education from Aultman hospital, cooking demonstrations, organic gardening tips, live music, children's activities
July 21: Denny Ott (musical entertainment) and Organic Gardening Tips with Cindy Petitti
July 28: Kris & Jeff Kiko-Cozy (musical entertainment) and WOW Van with Health Checks from Aultman Hospital Nurses
For more information about the Canton Farmers' Market, click here.
Tuscarawas Valley Farmers' Market
When: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM every Wednesday through October
Where: Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover
What to Expect: Fruits and veggies, fresh honey, cheeses, baked goods, meats, homemade skincare
Vendors: BYOB Home Bakery, Camp Tuscazoar, Casella Winery, HollyHoMade Pies, Miller Farmstead, and more.
Produce Pick: Eggplant
Community Partner: Fiber Guild of Tuscarawas County
Community Partner: WIC
Food Trucks: The Beach Bum Truck, Bahler Street Pizza, Amish Country Donuts
Union Hospital: Weight check
Music: Sugarcreek Acoustic Duo
Cooking Demo: Kimberley of OV Harvest
Produce Pick: Beets
Community Partner: Help Me Grow
Community Partner: STW Recycling District
Community Partner: WIC
Food Trucks: Ross Mountain BBQ, Bahler Street Pizza, Amish Country Donuts, Schloneger's Old-Fashioned Ice Cream
Music: Larry Notz
Cooking Demo: Health Coach Mary Marshall
For more information about the Tuscarawas Valley Farmers' Market, click here.
Plain Township Farmers' Market
When: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM every Wednesday through September 26
Where: Veterans Park across from GlenOak High School on Schneider
What to Expect: Produce, meats, plants, baked goods, personal care goods, crafts, home décor
Extras: Dog friendly, walking and biking trail, splash pad, playground, local musicians, free wellness activities, special events, classes and take home crafts in the kids connection tent.
August 8 - National Farmers' Market Week
September 26 - Fall Fest
For more information about the Plaint Township Farmers' Market, click here.
Massillon Farmers' Market
When: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM every Saturday
Where: City Hall Parking Lot
What to Expect: Produce, meats, baked goods, personal care goods,
Vendors: Peace, Love and Little Donuts; Yami's Bath and Body; Forage and Gather; Dragon's Breath Garlic, Massillon Public Library, and more.
For more information about the Massillon Farmers' Market, click here.
Jackson Township Farmers' Market
When: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM every Thursday through October 4
Where: North Park, 7660 Fulton Drive
What to Expect: Baked goods, fruits and vegetables, frozen meats, eggs, james and jellies, plants.
Vendors: Aida's Bakery, Camp Tuscazoar, Grosenbaugh Farms, Paws of memory, Too Hot Mamas and more.
For more information about the Jackson Township Farmers' Market, click here.