Historic Dublin Debuts First Community Market
Embracing its historic roots as a farm community, the city of Dublin hosts its first-ever community market, formed by members of the Dublin community, local business owners and farmers. The market will officially commence Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30PM at the Dublin Community Church. Markets will continue each succeeding Wednesday until season’s close on October 28th.
The market features a number of the area’s highest quality producers, with wares ranging from fruits and vegetables to baked goods and dairy products. Unusual to most community markets, the producers played a large role in its creation.
Jaime Moore of The Wayward Seed Farm is one of the market’s producers and founders, passionate about bringing a market to downtown Dublin. “It was a welcome opportunity to help create a market from the farmer’s perspective. As a grower starting a market, we were able to influence its quality-not just products, but services, too. We wanted to create a market that embraces both farmers and marketgoers.”
“We also serve a large number of Dublin residents in our community supported agriculture program (CSA). We liked the idea of better serving them through a more convenient location,” Moore continued.
The market is located in the parking lot of the Dublin Community Church.
Jeff Shaffer, Dublin Community Church Moderator, sees the Market as central to fulfilling the Church’s mission, while paying homage to Dublin’s background as a farming community. “The Dublin Community Church is proud to host the Dublin Community Market. Part of our mission as a church is to provide a ‘community center,’ and hosting Dublin’s own seasonal market is a fit from every angle.”
“Additionally, our church hosts the Dublin Food Pantry as well-so we’ll be accepting donations from both the farmers at the weekly event, as well as from the public through food drive initiatives. We couldn’t be more excited,” Shaffer said.
The market’s July 1 opening will also coincide with “Help Us Fill the Pantry’s Pantry,” a local food drive for the Dublin Community Church. Marketgoers will receive one discount coupon for participating Historic Dublin businesses for each donation made.
- The Wayward Seed Farm, an organic method farm featuring heirloom varieties
- Snowville Creamery, a grass-fed creamery based in Athens, Ohio
- Wishwell Farms Produce, a four generation farm featuring Ohio favorites
- Honeyrun Farm, a local farm serving sustainably grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and honey
- Gluten Free You and Me, providing gluten-free baked goods
- Oink Moo Cluck Farms, providing locally raised meats
- Oakvale Farmstead Cheese, local artisans serving award-winning cheeses