Hidden Gems: 2nd Street Market

If you’re longing to visit a European market, Five Rivers MetroParks’ 2nd Street Market should be on your must-visit list. Housed in a charming historical block-long former 1911 B&O railroad building, the 2nd Street Market is full of local growers, bakers, culinary specialists and artisans. It’s a place to grab a coffee, stroll and snag some goodies for your weekend meals or refresh the pantry for the week ahead.

Vendors include year-round growers, seasonal growers, specialty foods, prepared foods and artisan/general merchandise.

Events are numerous year-round, so it’s worth a visit to the market on social media to see what’s happening (facebook.com/2ndStreetMarket). There’s something for all tastes. Stroll and vibe with Music at the Market. Spruce up your garden with native plant sales. Support your community through events like TAB-A-PULL-Ooza benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities.


Doing Business

If you have a business you’d like to bring to the market, the 2nd Street Market’s mission is “to support small, local entrepreneurs with a strong emphasis on food, agriculture, gardening and home decor in an atmosphere that provides a comfortable and inviting gathering place for the diverse population of the greater Dayton area.”

Non-profit and community organizations can also share their information free of charge at the Community Table.

600 E. Second St., Dayton | metroparks.org/places-to-go/2nd-street-market

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