14th season of Piqua Farmers Market set to begin Thursday

For the Miami Valley Today

PIQUA — The 14th season of the Piqua Community Farmers Market will get underway this coming Thursday, May 26, and continue each week through Sept. 29. The market is held on High Street in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza from 3-6 p.m. each Thursday. The Piqua Community Farmers Market is a project of Mainstreet Piqua and sponsored by Park National Bank, Goin’ Postal, Premier Health (Upper Valley Medical Centers), Mutual Federal, Elite Etc. and Edison State Community College.

The Piqua Community Farmers Market is a producer-only market – meaning that all the products brought to the market are required to be home-grown, home-baked, or homemade. A number of the popular vendors from the previous seasons will be returning to the Piqua market, and there are a number of new vendors signed up to participate.

A wide variety of items are available at the Piqua Farmers Market. Visitors will find most in-season produce and fruits and numerous baked goods likes pies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and various types of breads. There are also a large selection of hand-made artisan items like quilted and knitted items, purses, and body products including soaps, lip balm, and body scrubs. Visitors will also find a selection of homemade jams and jellies and local honey. Since it is very early in the growing season, there will be a limited number of produce items at the market until at least late June.

During the season the market will be hosting numerous special events including a Strawberry Jam contest on June 9. A listing of special events can be found on the Piqua Farmers Market website. A complete listing of all vendors participating in the Piqua Farmers Market can be found at piquafarmersmarket.com. For more information, contact Mainstreet Piqua at 937-773-9355.