There’s just something about farmers’ markets that screams summer. With their fresh produce, homemade goods and neighborly atmosphere, farmers’ markets go hand-in-hand with the hot, sunny weather of the season. With the pandemic, however, many farmers’ markets are choosing not to do business as usual.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t still support these local markets! Many are offering ways to access their vendors’ products in safe, socially distant ways.

Prepaid, Pick-up Only

Many markets have closed their stands and are instead asking shoppers to order their products ahead of time. While you won’t be able to wander from stall to stall, you will be able to get the same quality products.

Loveland Farmers’ Market
Order: Loveland Farmers’ Market website has links to vendors’ online stores.
Pick-up: Tuesdays, 3-6:30 p.m., at 205 Broadway St. Place or tape a piece of paper to your dashboard with the order name and the vendors from which you purchased. Remain in your vehicle and pop your trunk when it’s your turn.

Madeira Farmers Market
Order: Madeira Farmers Market website has links to vendors’ online stores.
Pick-up: Thursdays, 4-6 p.m., in the parking lot of Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave. Place or tape a piece of paper to your dashboard with the order name and the vendors from which you purchased. Remain in your vehicle.

Montgomery Farmers’ Market
Order: Montgomery Farmers’ Market website has links to vendors’ online stores.
Pick-up: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road. Timeslots are assigned based on last name. Place or tape a piece of paper to your dashboard with the order name and the vendors from which you purchased. Remain in your vehicle and pop your trunk when it’s your turn.

Hyde Park Farmers’ Market
Order: Hyde Park Farmers’ Market website has links to vendors’ online stores.
Pick-up: Sundays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Hyde Park Square. Shoppers will need to walk through the market to pick up their items. Shoppers should wear a mask and carry a sign with their name and vendors.

Market With Prepaid Option

Other markets have opened but are giving shoppers the option to order and prepay ahead of time so as to reduce contact.

Findlay Market
Order: Items can be preordered through the Findlay Market Shopping App.
Pick-up: Tuesday through Saturday at Findlay Market. Delivery available to some locations.

Blue Ash Farmers Market at Summit Park

Order: Farmers’ Market at Summit Park website has links to vendors’ online stores.
Market/Pick-up: Wednesdays, 3:30-7 p.m., at Summit Park.

Fairfield Farmers Market
Order: Fairfield Farmers Market website has links to vendors’ online stores.
Pickup: Wednesdays, 4-6:30 p.m., at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive. 4-4:45 p.m. reserved for at-risk shoppers.

Northside Farmers Market
 
Order: Order through the market’s Farmnivorous page (https://farmnivorous.com/) Sundays at 3 p.m. through Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Market/Pick-up: Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., behind North Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave. Curbside pick-up available 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Deerfield Farmers Market
Order: Sign up for newsletter to get updated list of vendors and their contact information for ordering.
Market/Pick-up: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, at Kingswood Park, 4188 Irwin Simpson Road.