Cultivating Community: LoCo Farmers Markets


Locally, we are super blessed with many farmers markets in our area.

Just about anywhere in Logan County, you are minutes away from a market that sells fresh veggies, fruits, honey, farm-fresh eggs, homemade goodies and so much more.

Hurley Farms: This farm is hard to miss, located just outside of Huntsville on State Route 117. The Hurley Family has had this farm stand open for 25 years this year and just keeps growing. They offer a wide array of produce grown right there on their farm. Seasonally you can find everything from strawberries to sweet corn to the most unique pumpkins you’ll find in the area. Russell always seems to have something going on in the smoker, and if you’re hungry for something else, they even have the sweetest deli where you can pick up a sub full of fresh meats and the best cheese. Don’t forget to pick up some freshly baked goodies too, including gluten-free options. (They sell out fast though!) Lea Del always has something up her sleeve and often has special vendors on site. Hours you can stop at the farm include Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM and Sundays Noon to 4 PM. Stay up to date on what they offer:

Wengers Produce: The newly erected barn on this farm offers it all and is located on County Road 29 outside of West Liberty. This time of year Wengers is known for their you-pick strawberry patch. Quickly coming to an end, this isn’t something you want to snooze on. There is nothing quite like being able to take your kiddos to pick their own strawberries and find those perfect ones to munch on. Berries are kind of their specialty and blueberries and blackberries are soon to be ready as well. All grown on their farm, they are the sweetest you’ll find in the area. The barn offers a wide variety of products including local honey, ice cream, fresh farm-grown produce, a deli, and much more. There is something for everyone, and you are sure to find their staff with a big smiles on their face and a kind word. I picked up the cutest mug there last week, locally made by Rebecca Crisler. You can swing by Wengers Produce Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturdays 9 Am to 3 PM. See more details:

Saucy Sows Meats & Sweets: Located at the corner of State Route’s 235 and 47, just outside of DeGraff, this adorable shop offers a wide array of both local and Northern Ohio’s Amish curated products. You can purchase local honey, produce, farm-fresh eggs, items from the butcher shop, and much more.  Cheese curds, and my favorite, milk from Indian Creek Creamery are just a few other items they carry. Saucy Sows also offers the best mustard you’ll ever have and lots of sweets from Der Dutchman, including Long John donuts! The awesome staff is very knowledgeable, and I promise Stealth has something just for you in the Meat Department! (Psst, their bacon burgers are to die for!) Swing by this destination Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Sundays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Find more info here:

Indian Lake Farmers Market: You can catch this market weekly on Fridays from 5 PM to 7 PM, Memorial Day through Labor Day, in the parking lot just passed Gathering Grounds in Russells Point. While the vendors vary from week to week there is a wide variety of produce, baked goods, and other home-produced goodies. This young market has different vendors every week. You will find different offerings each week. A plus is that Gathering Grounds stays open late so you can pick up a treat there too! Find more at their website:

Logan County Farmers Market: On Saturdays May through September from 8:30 AM to Noon you can catch this market in the parking lot just across from the Post Office in Bellefontaine. Just like the Indian Lake Farmers Market, you can find a wide variety of vendors that change weekly. There is often a body products vendor, fresh bread, meats, farm fresh eggs, Mary Rutan Health is there often,  and so much more. Almost always there is a food truck offering yummy breakfast and there is always a good cup of coffee to share with a friend. There are friends chatting and catching up from a busy week, and it’s a great place to catch up on all the latest happenings within the county. You can be sure you will see someone you know and can pick up some of the best produce and other products offered in the county. More info on their Facebook page:

Alexis Zaborniak details the Indian Lake & Logan County Farmers Markets:

We are so blessed to live in a community where we have the best people producing the best products for their neighbors.

Stay tuned for my next farm story, where I’m cultivating community, one story at a time.