ACEnet staff provides support to many regional Farmers Markets Associations: including the Athens
Farmers Market, the Meigs County Farmers Market, the Perry County Farmers Market and the Ohio Farmers Market Management Network. We have also collaborated nationally with the Farmers Market Coalition and the Project for Public Spaces to advocate for farmers markets and to build organizational capacity for markets through peer learning and innovation.

At the local level we assist market leaders to strengthen governance and financial management, design vendor policies and recruit new farmers, implement marketing plans and social media promotions, initiate EBT and WIC benefits and research funding and expansion opportunities.

Buying from a farmers market or produce auction in Appalachia Ohio means:

  • Tasting what fresh really means
  • Preserving farmland & rural livelihoods
  • Learning the cycles of seasonal produce
  • Keeping money in our locally owned food economy
  • Connecting with the farmers who grow your food
  • A smaller carbon footprint to get your food home

ACEnet’s role in regional farmers markets includes:

  • Building entrepreneurial capacity
  • Investing in local food jobs & ownership
  • Food ventures center for specialty product creation
  • Increasing healthy food access
  • Fostering collaboration with markets and vendors
  • Social media promotion
  • Market vendor training programs
  • Initiating EBT & WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
  • Planning for market pavilions

Regional Farmers Markets:

  • Athens Farmers Market
    • 1000 E. State Street | Athens Mall & Parking Lot | Athens, Ohio
    • Saturdays 9AM – 12PM | All Year
    • Wednesdays 9AM – 1PM | April – December
    • Facebook: Athens Farmers Market
      • SNAP/EBT Worth Double
      • Accepts WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
      • Accepts Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
      • Has Donation Station
  • Chesterhill Produce Auction
    • 8380 Wagoner Road | Chesterhill, Ohio
    • Mondays & Thursdays 4PM – 7PM | May – October
    • Facebook: Chesterhill Produce Auction
      • Has Donation Station
  • Meigs County Farmers Market
    • Main Street, Pomeroy, Ohio
    • Levee Parking Lot
    • Saturdays 10AM – 1PM | May – October
    • Facebook: Meigs County Farmers Market
      • Accepts WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
      • Accepts Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
  • Perry County Farmers Market
    • On The Square | Somerset, Ohio
    • Saturdays 9AM – 12PM | May – October
    • Facebook: Perry County Farmers Market
      • Accepts SNAP/EBT
      • Accepts WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
      • Accepts Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
  • Lancaster Farmers Market
    • West Chestnut Street, Lancaster, Ohio
    • Parking Lot Between Broad Street And Columbus Street
    • Saturdays 8AM – 12PM | May 5 – October 6
    • Facebook: Lancaster Farmers Market
  • Keller Market House
    • 134 S. Columbus St. | Lancaster, Ohio
    • Tuesdays – Fridays 11AM – 6PM | All Year
    • Saturdays 10AM – 4PM | All Year
      • SNAP/EBT Worth Double
      • Accepts WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
      • Accepts Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program