A place to buy and sell food is essential to the survival of a community. In 1803 land was given by the city for the construction of a market house in the middle of Paint St. This operation grew so the location was changed to Market Street in 1805 to relieve congestion. Though some type of Market has existed most of the intervening years, a demand for local and safe food products resurged in the late 1990’s. In January 2002, a group of interested citizens met for lunch and decided the timing was right to reorganize the Chillicothe Farmers Market.
Farmers, business operators and government representatives collaborated to develop rules and bylaws. The Chillicothe Gazette raised excitement by reporting every step. In July 2002, the Market opened in a downtown parking lot with 15 members. Each year the success of the Market has grown. With over 35 vendors and a bigger location, the growers Market provides the best of local produce, meat, plants and baked goods each Saturday morning between May and October. Our vendors enjoy discussion with buyers and are anxious to bring a product which meets the needs of the public. Enthusiasm, education and social gathering spots are all part of what makes Chillicothe Farmers Market unique.
Contact market manager Duane Adams for more information.
475 Western Avenue
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (May – October)
Chillicothe Farmers Market