March 10, 2022

Every year, billions of gallons of water and thousands of acres of land are used to produce the food on our plates yet, Central Ohioans still send nearly a million pounds of food waste to the county landfill every single day. When that food is wasted, so are all of the resources that went into producing it.

It’s time to Save More Than Food. By taking simple steps to change the way we think about our food, we can conserve natural resources and even support Central Ohio’s economy.

One way to get started is to THINK LOCAL. Local farmers care for local land.

When you choose to buy local, you’re supporting Ohio farmers who are stewarding the soil, water and air resources where we live. And, you don’t have to live in rural Ohio to access farm fresh products and support these important food producers.

Thankfully, many communities host regular opportunities for neighbors to come together and shop for locally grown meats, produce, cheese, honey and other goods at area Farmer’s Markets throughout the year.

We’ve compiled a list of local Market’s taking place in Central Ohio this spring. For location details, hours of operation and a list of participating vendors, please visit each of the links below.


Bronzeville Grower’s Market



Pearl Alley


Grove City





Don’t see a local Farmer’s Market included on the list? Send us a note ( and we’ll do our best to add it.

Looking for other ideas and inspiration to improve your food waste habits? Check out these additional resources.