Farm Market Submission

Thank you for submitting your Farmers’ Market to Ohio Proud!

Ohio Proud understands you are interested in starting a farmers’ market. Below are some of our recommendations to help you get started.

  • First, you need a location for farmers to gather to sell their products.
  • Check local/county health department’s regulations.
  • Call your local agriculture county extension office. (Franklin County is 614-771-8339)
  • Place an advertisement in your local paper, stating you are starting a farmers’ market and are looking for local farmers to sell at the market.
  • You can also place an advertisement in the Ohio Country Messenger. Call 419-523-5300.
  • Invite local nurseries and greenhouses to sell at your market.
  • Talk to other farm market managers. Visit for a complete listed of farmers’ markets.
  • ODA’s Food Safety Division can answer questions regarding processed, baked, canned or foods that require refrigeration at your market. Call 614-728-6250
  • Contact the Ohio Farmers’ Market Managers Network at 740-289-2071 ext. 234

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800 IM PROUD (1-800-467-7683).

The Ohio Proud Team

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