Butler County Farmers Markets
Honey, fish, meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, crafts and more are bringing local communities together: These are some of the many items for sale at farmers markets and farm stores in the region.
The vendors at Hamilton’s Historic Farmer’s Market sell their goods every Saturday morning each summer around the old Butler County Courthouse. The market typically has a musical entertainment act playing while people peruse the booths along the sidewalks all the way around the large building.
It has become a weekend staple for the city every May through October, offering a craft for kids and a weekly raffle as well.
Oxford also has a big-deal farmers market: It has become a routine shopping destination for the people of the college town, but it also attracts visitors from other areas as it offers plenty of craft booths, meat sellers, veggie vendors and more.
It’s easy to park there and easy to stroll around the market and take in some of the shops along the popular brick road that is High Street in Oxford.
Here is how to check out some of the places in the area to support local vendors and buy fresh foods:
HAMILTON’S HISTORIC FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May through October, Butler County Courthouse, High Street
OXFORD FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May through October, Memorial Park in Uptown Oxford
LIBERTY FARM MARKET: Offering produce, beef and wellness products from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 5850 Princeton Road, Liberty Twp.
VILLAGE GREEN FARMERS MARKET: In addition to farmers market staples, this one has adult beverages, jewelry vendors, teas and more. Open 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from June to October, Village Green Park on Wessel Drive in Fairfield.
WEST CHESTER FARMERS MARKET: Has all the usual items a farmer market offers plus activities for kids and live entertainment. Open Saturday mornings May through September at The Square off Union Centre Boulevard by MidPoint Library.
GARVER FARM MARKET: Features produce and specialty goods. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the farm off Ohio 63 in Monroe.
BARN-N-BUNK MARKET: Offering produce and multiple barn buildings with craft and antique vendors. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 3677 Wayne Madison Road in Trenton.
SCHAEFER’S FARM MARKET: Veggies, fruits, jams, salsa, baked goods and more. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 5024 Jacksonburg Road, Trenton.
BROWN’S FAMILY FARM MARKET: Offers all the farm market staples plus flowers, pumpkins, seasonings, candy and more. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road in Ross Twp. (Hamilton address).
BUTTERFIELD’S FARM MARKET: Fresh fruit, veggies, and other goods. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Located at 4000 Oxford-Trenton Road, Oxford.
Bonus: Most of the area farmers markets are especially fun to visit in the fall for festivals and hayrides.