Exploring the Farmer's Market
Did you know that every Thursday through October 25th, the Arena District hosts its very own farmer’s market? Located outside Nationwide Arena at Battelle Plaza (next to 343 Front Street Tavern), the Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmer’s Market is the place to find vendors and produce growers from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. With the weather cooling off, the crops and products are changing, so be sure to stop by each Thursday to see what’s new and fresh. (Tip: Bring some cash!)
If you’re in the market (so to speak) for some fresh produce, you can’t go wrong here. With competitively priced produce and the chance to meet your growers and farmers, you can ask questions, learn about the farms, and even find out when your tomatoes were picked.
No fridge to keep your produce fresh at work? You can still come out for some fresh air and peruse the selections of jellies, jams, honeys, breads, and even some sweet treats!
The Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmer’s Market in the Arena District is perfect for downtown employees looking to pick up some fresh items for meals or to stock up for the week, but it also makes for a great outing for anyone in the Columbus area!
Make a day of it in the Arena District; we have plenty of affordable, accessible parking in the Arena District, and you can bring pets and kids to walk along the river. Or bring your workout clothes and hop on the trail for a nice cycle or run! With plenty of restaurants and bars to suit every appetite, enjoy lunch in Columbus’ premier entertainment district before or after browsing the farmer’s market.
Don’t forget that the farmer’s market only runs through October 25th, which means you have just five more Thursdays to enjoy fresh produce and items from vendors and farmers!
Jess Gambacurta, Social Marketing Strategist at Cement Marketing, lives, works, and plays downtown. She is the editor of Curating Style, a lifestyle blog, and a Girls on the Run of Franklin County board member. Connect with Jess on Twitter.