2nd Street Market Outdoor Farmer’s Market Opens May 7

The grand opening of the 2nd Street Market’s outdoor farmer’s market is Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The market will continue operation through the harvest season, which ends in late October. The outdoor farmers market will feature more than 20+ vendors offering fresh, in-season produce, artisan wares, specialty foods and more. In addition, approximately 44+ permanent, year-round vendors are inside the 2nd Street Market.

The outdoor farmers market will be open during the 2nd Street Market’s normal weekend hours of operation: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to those weekend hours, the indoor Market vendors operate on Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The outdoor farmers market is held rain or shine, only closing in case of severe weather. Updates will be available on the Market’s Facebook page.

Along with the new outdoor famers market vendors, new permanent indoor vendors include: Dough by Ghostlight, Wenches of Wormwood, Vegan It IZ Eats, Mrs. Ernestine’s Pound Cakes, Guided by Mushrooms and Harry’s Ole’d Country Orchard.

For those who utilize EBT/SNAP benefits, many indoor and outdoor produce vendors accept tokens from Homefull’s EBT/SNAP exchange, as well as Produce Perks.

The 2nd Street Market is a facility of Five Rivers MetroParks and supports its mission to protect the region’s natural heritage by providing the community access to fresh, local food, which is often healthier and less taxing on the environment. Additionally, shopping from local small businesses means food and products are transported shorter distances, further reducing shoppers’ carbon footprint.


When: Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 2nd Street Market, 600 E. Second St., downtown Dayton

Questions: Contact marketing and public engagement specialist Lauren Lemons at 937-274-3130 ext. 2926 or [email protected]


Celebrating more than 50 years of preserving green space and natural areas, Five Rivers MetroParks is a nationally renowned park system composed of natural area parks, gardens, high-quality river corridors, urban parks and a network of recreation trails. Five Rivers MetroParks protects the region’s natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Educational programs and recreational and volunteer opportunities are offered year-round for all ages. Five Rivers MetroParks is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. To learn more about Five Rivers MetroParks and its philanthropic Foundation, log onto www.metroparks.org or call 937-275-PARK (7275).

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