How do grocery stores sell tomatoes in January? They ship them thousands of miles from a warmer part of the globe. At the Oxford Farmer’s Market, all our produce is fresh and local, which means in season. We don’t sell January tomatoes or August asparagus, because even if our vendors could grow them then, they wouldn’t taste any good.
So what can you find at the market now? Here is an online calendar of what fruits and vegetables are in season. For your ‘fridge, here is a printable Ohio harvest calendar (pdf).
And don’t forget: even if the item you’re looking for isn’t in season right now, we have many handcraft and prepared food vendors whose stalls stay stocked year round.
For more information about the Friends of the Market, download our Friends of the Market brochure (pdf).
Why the Oxford Farmer’s Market?
The mission of the Oxford Farmers Market (dba OFMU Educational Cooperative) is to:
- Provide fresh, local farm products while providing a vital bridge for education between the Market Farm Vendors and the community.
- Educate everyone in and around Oxford, Ohio about the importance of consuming fresh, local produce.
- Maintain and expand our educational outreach to include comparing, acquiring and preparing produce and farm products. Educating the community about growing methods, taxonomy and identification of plants as well as proper handling of, uses for and benefits of fresh farm products in general.
- Provide educational materials, curricula and presenters to area schools, local food banks and WIC clients with the goal of providing basic information and demonstrations about cultivating and preparing fresh, local foods.
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