Local farmers and makers are providing new ways to shop safely
There’s just something about farmers’ markets that screams summer. With their fresh produce, homemade goods and neighborly atmosphere, farmers’ markets go hand-in-hand with the hot, sunny weather of the season. With the pandemic, however, many people may not feel comfortable or safe going to one.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t still support these local markets! Many vendors are finding new options for selling their products in safe, socially distant ways.
Baker’s Vegetable Market & Greenhouse
At Baker’s Vegetable Market & Greenhouse, shoppers can find dwarf sunflowers, fresh produce, herbs, baked goods (including Keto ones), maple syrup and succulents. Items can be ordered online and picked up at the Yellow Springs Farmer’s Market (900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs), This Old Couch (3930 Dayton Xenia Road, Dayton) or the farm (5664 N. Hampton Road, Springfield). Items can also be delivered to locations within 15 miles of Springfield.
Carroll Creek Farms
Carrol Creek has a CSA program that gives that gives families a mixture of 10 pounds of fresh, locally raised beef, pork, lamb and chicken as well as a dozen eggs each month. Items can be picked up at the farm at 10045 Brooks Carrol Road, Waynesville.
Peach Mountain Organics
Instead of selling fresh produce, Peach Mountain Organics provides the plants for you to do it yourself. You can purchase organic vegetable plants (such as eggplant and tomato plants) online and then pick them up at the Yellow Springs Farmer’s Market (900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs) on Saturdays.
Schaefer’s Farm Market & CSA
Schaefer’s Farm Market’s CSA program provides families with up to 25 weeks of fresh, seasonal produce. Each box can feed two to four people and could contain items like spinach, zucchini, strawberries, corn and more. Members can pick up their items at the farm (5024 Jacksonburg Road, Trenton) or have them shipped to them for a fee.
Yellow Springs Farmer’s Market
The Yellow Springs Farmer’s Market is also working to connect its vendors with shoppers. Through the market’s website, people can order items from Baker’s Vegetable Market, Flying Mouse Farms, FunGuy Farms, Grand Valley Microgreens, Morning Granola, Naked Soap, Taste-T-Love Baby Food and Weezy’s Garlic, Spices & More. At this time, items can only be delivered within 5 miles of Yellow Springs.