Unless it grows in Ohio, don’t expect to find it at the New Albany Farmers Market. We are an Ohio Proud Market. At least 90% of the products at the market are grown, produced, or processed in Ohio. There are very few exceptions.
Bring your own bags! Everyone is trying to reduce the use of plastic bags and their effect on the environment. Please do your part. But don’t fret if you happen to forget – Bring $2 to purchase your very own Healthy New Albany reusable bag at the Yellow Information Tent.
You can literally purchase your entire week’s groceries (sans the Milk) at the Market. Eggs, meats, breads, snacks, soaps, makeup and fresh, local, seasonal produce (and so much more!) await you at Market Street each Thursday evening.
Each visit, buy one ingredient that you’re unfamiliar with – perhaps garlic scapes, ground cherries, heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs, shiitake mushrooms, radish micro-greens, etc. It will make you a better cook.
Stop and talk to the merchants (especially if you are unfamiliar with their products). Get your fresh culinary ideas straight from the source. They have the most amazing ideas of how to best use their products. Best yet… you don’t have to divulge your idea source to your dinner guests.
Don’t forget your gift list! What better way to show your love and caring than giving a gift from the New Albany Farmers Market? Local, hand crafted teas, rubs, alpaca socks and scarves, artisan jams & jellies; not to mention herbal cookie and brownie mixes make the perfect ‘Thank You’, ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’, and Hostess gifts.
If you’re new to the New Albany Farmers Market, take your time and get to know your farmers: Not only will you get cooking advise, you’ll feel more connected to your food and your community. And isn’t that what its all about?
Want to be a farmers best friend? Bring small bills and change!
Make an evening of it! Enjoy the free musical entertainment in the green under the McCoy Center for the Arts Tent. Sample our wonderful food trucks and mingle with your community.
Program your smart phone, circle your calendar, Make it a habit! Every Thursday evening, 4-7PM you have a standing date with your community at the New Albany Farmers Market!
Stop by the Community Tent located next to the Yellow Information Tent. We highlight different community organizations weekly. Get to know the people who are making a difference in our community and find out more about the organizations and how YOU can get involved.