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Do you know where your produce is from? Odd are if you don’t purchase them straight from a farmer, you’ve got no clue.

Fuel your body with goods pulled right from central Ohio dirt at these 15 Farmers’ Markets.

Bexley Farmers’ Market

Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets, Bexley
Thursdays; May 23 through October from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, rain or shine

​The market offers high-quality, locally-grown food for Bexley residents and neighbors for six months of the year.

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Canal Winchester Farmers’ Market

Stradley Place 36 South High St., Canal Winchester
Saturdays; May 25 through September 28th from 9:00AM – 12:00pm 

Whether it’s delicious fresh vegetables, fruits & herbs, mouth-watering home baked goods, or something pretty to display, the list is always changing at the Canal Winchester Farmers’ Market.

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Clintonville Farmers’ Market

3519 N High St, Columbus
Saturdays; April 27th through November 23rd  from 9am- noon

The mission of our non-profit, community-based market is to support excellent growers and producers while nurturing community appreciation of wholesome local foods in a lively neighborhood setting. They are a producer-only market, which means that everything you see at market is grown or produced by the stall farmer or cottage food producer. 

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The Dublin Market

Longshore Street between Tuller Ridge Drive and Bridge Park Avenue
Saturdays; May 18th through September 28th from 9am- noon

The Dublin Market includes delicious baked goods, fresh produce, flowers and much more. Experience live entertainment, numerous nearby establishments and the convenience of free parking. Don’t miss out on this fun, free, family-friendly event at Bridge Park! 

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Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers’ Market

1777 E Broad St, Columbus
Wednesdays June 5 through September 4 from 3:30- 6:30pm

The Conservatory’s Farmers’ Market is located outdoors in the main Conservatory parking lot, just off of East Broad Street and two miles east of downtown Columbus. The Farmers’ Market offers a mix of local produce, baked goods, specialty foods, and health and beauty products.

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Grove City Farmers’ Market

4069 Broadway, Grove City
Saturdays; May 18 through September 14 from 8am- noon

From peaches to homemade jellies and baked goods, and tomatoes to sweet corn on the cob, the annual Grove City Farmers Market offers unmatched quality and variety. 

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Hilliard Farmers’ Market

5445 Scioto Darby Rd, Hilliard
Tuesdays; May 28th through September 10 from 4pm- 7pm

The Hilliard Farm Market supports residents of the City of Hilliard by providing vibrant community gathering space and options for local, healthy, fresh foods.

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New Albany Farmers’ Market

200 Market Square, New Albany
Thursdays; June 20th through September 12th from 4pm- 7pm

You will be able to enjoy seasonal offerings, beautifully hand crafted artisan products, an inviting array of produce, fresh baked goods, and more. You can even grab dinner at one of the delicious food trucks!

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North Market Farmers’ Market

59 Spruce Street, Columbus
Saturday & Sunday; June though October 

Customers are able to purchase directly from the local farms selling the highest-quality products from their fields. Additionally, we aim to combine local farms and local entrepreneurs selling hand-made & vintage items, fine arts & jewelry for a bigger, more eclectic and experiential Farmers’ Market.

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The Pearl Market

North Plaza, Ohio Statehouse, Columbus
Tuesdays and Fridays May 24 – October 11 from 10:30am- 2pm

Locally produced fruit, veggies, baked goods, coffee, treasures, and more at
Gay Street and Pearl Alley in the heart of downtown Columbus.

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Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market

2850 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington
Wednesdays; June 5 through September 25 from 4- 7pm

The Upper Arlington Farmers Market is set to open its 2019 season on Wednesday, June 5 with new hours, new management and a fresh look!

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Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market

N. State & E. Home in Uptown Westerville
Wednesdays; May through October from 3- 6pm

With plenty of free on-street and lot parking, a trip to the market is a great way to enjoy a Wednesday afternoon in Uptown Westerville… a fun, weekly experience for all ages, and a dog-walk-and-bike-friendly destination.

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Worthington Farmers’ Market

646 North High Street
Saturdays; May through October from 8am- 1pm

The Worthington Farmers Market will open its 32nd market season in 2019. Please join us in celebrating all things local food with more than 90 farmers and food producers. 

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Where to get your Red, White & BOOM on this July 4th

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It was a bummer to hear that Red, White & BOOM would be canceled and changed to a virtual format for 2020. However, that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating in a somewhat traditional sense. Even with one of the biggest fireworks celebrations put on hold, there’s still plenty to do around Columbus, fireworks or no fireworks.

We here at (614) know that given the modern-day circumstances, people have the choice to celebrate in whatever way they feel most comfortable. Below you can find three ways to celebrate–Local 4th of July events; Red, White & BOOM alternatives; and places where you can legally celebrate yourself.

THINGS TO DO ON JULY 4TH

Fourth of July Fireworks

West Jefferson July 4th Streetfest

When: July 4 at 10 p.m.

Where: Watch from home

Obetz Fireworks

When: July 4

Where: Watch from home

Fourth of July Activities

Neighborhood Bike Brigade

When: Various start times

Where: Dublin neighborhoods

Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby

When: June 26 through July 4

Where: Any Dublin pond

Fourth of July Parades

Front Yard Parade in the Round

When: July 4 at 6 until 9 p.m.

Where: Your front yard

2020 Cruisin’ On The 4th of July

When: July 4 at noon

Where: Northbridge Ln., Columbus, OH 43235

New Albany 4th of July Parade & Festival

When: July 4 at 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Where: Church of the Resurrection, 6300 E Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054

Other Fourth of July Events

Zoombezi Bay Family Movie Night featuring The Goonies

When: July 3 from 6 until 11 p.m.

Where: Zoombezi Bay, 10101 Riverside Dr., Powell, OH 43065

HOW TO CELEBRATE WITH RED, WHITE & BOOM

Red, White & BOOM was gearing up for its 40th anniversary before COVID-19 shut the mass gathering down. However, the beloved Columbus fireworks show will be hosting a virtual event over the first four days of July. The virtual campaign will air on NBC4.

Here are some of the events that will take place:

  • Highlighting the best Red, White & BOOM stories
  • Stories from local veterans inducted into the Ford Oval of Honor
  • Broadcasting the best Red, White & BOOM fireworks over the show’s 39-year history
  • Looking back on the tradition of parades honoring veterans

HOW TO TAKE CELEBRATING INTO YOUR OWN HANDS

We here at (614) also know that setting off fireworks yourself is illegal. We also know that buying them within the state is legal (OK?).

So here is a list of places around Columbus you can buy fireworks from. What you do from there is up to you, but we advise you to stay within the law:

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Zoo Babies! We’ve got the photo cuteness

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Start the ooo-ing and ahhh-ing, Columbus, because we’ve got Zoo baby pics!

A Masai giraffe calf, a sea lion pup, two red panda cubs, and a siamang (gibbon) baby—all recent births at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for these endangered species. It’s a show of commitment from the organization how they were able to nurture these species populations at-risk for extinction and bring new generations of them into the world. 

“We are extremely proud to welcome these babies as they all represent hope for the future of species that are increasingly facing challenges in their native ranges,” said Columbus Zoo and Aquarium President/CEO, Tom Stalf. In the press release, Stalf detailed how special these births are as the threatened species received around-the-clock, top-quality care by the Animal Care staff over the three-month-closure of the Zoo, due to COVID-19. 

OK, no more waiting—get your fill of cuteness below with these Zoo baby pics!

Masai Giraffe Calf

“A Masai giraffe calf was born on June 28, 2020, at 2:29 p.m. to mother, Zuri, in a behind-the-scenes barn of the Zoo’s Heart of Africa region.”

Sea lion Pup

“During the early morning hours of June 25, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed the first sea lion pup ever to be born at the facility!”

Two Red Panda Cubs

“Two healthy red panda cubs were born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a welcomed addition to this endangered species.”

Siamang (Gibbon) baby

“On the morning of May 29, 2020, the Australia and Islands region welcomed a baby siamang. Mom, Olga, is being very attentive to her little one, whose sex and name have not yet been determined.”

Get information about conservation at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium here.

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City council aims to give youth opportunities this summer

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Walking down Weber Rd. toward I-71 this week, something was happening that most probably thought wouldn’t for at least another year: a group of kids playing basketball and being mentored by adults.

With the 2019-20 school year canceled, children have been confined to home, with most basketball hoops being boarded up. Summer camps were postponed and parents were starting to wonder, “What am I going to do with all of this bottled-up, youthful energy that’s been bouncing against my walls for the past few months?”

That answer was partially given on June 15, when Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced legislation to provide funds to programs for Columbus youth. The $2 million in grants was supported by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. 

“Providing a safe place for our kids to learn and grow during the summer is vital for them and for working parents everywhere, and Columbus children deserve every opportunity to access enriching services that connect them to nature, wellness, and creativity,” Brown said in a press release.

In mid-June, the Columbus Recreation and Parks opened a select number of programming and camps with adjusted group sizes and increased safety protocols. With funds from the CARES Act, Columbus can expect to see more opportunities arise over the next couple of months.

To find a full updated list of programs that the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will be offering this summer, click here.

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