Franklin’s farmers market to mark season opening with giveaway

The Downtown Franklin Farmers Market will open for its fifth season on Saturday, June 2.
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The Downtown Franklin Farmers Market will open for its fifth season on Saturday, June 2.

The Downtown Franklin Farmers Market will open for its fifth season on Saturday, June 2.

The market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 29 in the Franklin City Building parking lot, 1 Benjamin Franklin Way, said Peggy Darragh-Jeromos, Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

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Darragh-Jeromos said reusable shopping bags will be given away on the first Saturday of the month.

Other programming includes:

  • The second Saturday of each month is designated as Kids' Saturday, with the Franklin-Springboro Public Library offering storytimes at 10 and 11 a.m.; Gymnastics Training Center of Ohio setting up a bounce house; and the Franklin Police Department offering Ident-A-Kid registrations.
  • Tours of Franklin's murals will be offered every third Saturday, and will leave the market at 11 a.m.
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A mix of new and returning vendors plan to sell fresh fruit and vegetables; deli items; Italian Ice; plants and flower baskets; cut flowers; honey and bee-related products; homemade bread and bagels; fresh eggs; grass-fed beef and lamb; pastured chickens; free-range eggs, woodlot raised Berkshire Pork; jams and jellies; baked goods; handcrafted body creams and soaps; pet treats; peanut butter power bites; and more.

Darragh-Jeromos said food trucks will be on hand many Saturdays, and several craft vendors and non-profit organizations will also have booths.

For more information about the Farmers Market, contact the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce office at 937-746-8457.

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