Connecting Columbus Farmers’ Markets with Community Plates Food Runners

Our Columbus, Ohio site has a terrific new collaboration with vendors from both the Clintonville Farmers’ Market and Worthington Farmers’ Market. A great model for other farmers’ markets across the country. Sign up to become a food runner or donor, today!

Our first Worthington Farmers Market run was a huge success! If you’ve never been there, you are missing out. There is a wide variety of offerings and everyone we talked to was very excited about what Community Plates is doing… all the vendors can bring all donations to the information booth when the market closes. Our first week, which was two weeks ago, we picked up 142 pounds of produce! There was sweet corn, squash, kale, swiss chard, green peppers, tomatoes, basil, peaches and blackberries.

The Clintonville Farmer’s Market is also a great run. Last year we only picked up from Rock Dove Farms, but have expanded that run to many others. Both the Clintonville and Worthington market runs are Sat. at noon. Sign up if you are available!

The North Market still has Friday and Sunday runs available. These are my favorite runs. Sundays we pick up from Hot Chicken Takeover, a few weeks ago we hit the food donation jackpot with 20+ tins! There is a new vendor called The Little Market who will be donating when able. These are bigger runs but still usually will easily fit in your car.