A Farmers Market is Returning to Dublin in June
After a year off, the Dublin Farmers’ Market is returning with a new name, new location, new management, and new time. The Dublin Market at Bridge Park will launch on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9am to 12pm.
In 2009, a farmers’ market opened in Downtown Dublin and had moved locations, most recently settling in the parking lot at Oakland Nursery on West Dublin Granville Road on Wednesday afternoons. In 2017, a letter was issued by the market’s manager that the market would be temporarily closed for the season due to declining interest from shoppers, a result of a difficult location and time.
Many people were outspoken about the loss of a farmers market in their neighborhood. With the growth of their development Bridge Park, Crawford Hoying saw an opportunity to revive the farmers market in the neighborhood, with fresh produce, unique handcrafted items, live music, and baked goods.
“We are so excited to bring back the farmers market to Dublin and feel that Bridge Park offers the perfect location to do so,” says Jessica Rexer, Associate Director of Marketing for Crawford Hoying. Rexer will be taking the lead on the market, which is managed and run by Crawford Hoying with support from the City of Dublin.
“A Dublin Farmers’ Market has been a goal of City Council for some time,” says Sue Burness, Director of Communications and Public Information for the City of Dublin. “We anticipate the Dublin community will be excited about the Dublin Market and embrace the opportunity to purchase fresh, local produce, baked goods and more on Saturday mornings in the summer/fall months. We anticipate it will become a place where people will shop and connect with friends and neighbors.”
Over 700 people answered a survey earlier this year with about 25% of those who answered, choosing to write in ‘weekend mornings’ as the most convenient time of the day to shop at a farmers market.
The Dublin Market will be held on Saturday mornings, rain or shine, from 9am to 12pm, June 9 through September 29. It will be held outdoors on Longshore Street between Tuller Ridge Drive and Bridge Park Avenue. A portion of Longshore Street will be closed for the event and vendor tents will line the parallel parking spaces on both sides of the street.
Vendor applications are open.
“There will be familiar farmers and local makers at The Dublin Market, as well as exclusive first-time vendors,” says Rexer.
Urvi Patel, the Director of Strategic Communications for The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, moved into Bridge Park in late 2017 and enjoys the urban-like setting and neighborhood feel the development offers her family.
“We really enjoy the walkability, ease of access to great local shops and restaurants, and that the neighborhood offers something for all residents – whether young professionals or retirees,” she says. “I know that the addition of the Saturday farmers market will be attractive to all residents and continue to grow the neighborhood feel.”
For more information, visit thedublinmarket.com.
Related: CU’s 2017 Guide to Farmers’ Markets in the Columbus and Central Ohio areas.