Who doesn't love a good market? You'll find plants and home decor. Baked goods and friendly faces. Sometimes goats! Oh, and of course: row after row of colorful, fresh, seasonal produce.
We're grateful that there's no shortage of ways to get all that produce right here in Oxford. And since you know we love supporting small businesses we've listed four locally-owned places to get all of your produce needs met, and then some.
Take your time and have a stroll around any of the following places. It'll be a delightful experience that warms both the heart and the stomach (after you make something delicious with all of the fruits and veggies you're going to buy).
Safety first: All of the businessses listed in this blog post are following precautions to make your shopping experience as safe as possible. Masks are to be worn at all locations, both by staff and patrons. Six-foot physical distancing is encouraged. Touch points are regularly sanitized. And at the Farmers Market, vendors are not currently using table clothes in order to make wiping down their stations easier.
It probably goes without saying that our local, award-winning farmers market (now offered twice a week) is a great place to get your weekly produce haul. Additionally, vendors at the market also sell flowers, jewelry, bread, and so much more.
If you want a little live music while you wander the market you're in luck because there are often musicians set up to serenade you as you shop, from Dave Sams to the Jericho Old Time String Band.
Additionally, you can order produce ahead of time on the market's eCommerce site and pick up your order at the Tuesday market.
400 Oxford Trenton Road | Open daily 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Since 1980, the seasonal Butterfields Farm Market (open April through Christmas Eve) has been a staple in the Oxford community. The market offers an impressive selection of locally grown produce ranging from asparagus and sweet corn to canteloupe and watermelon.
Make sure to also visit the market in the fall when they turn their corn field into a winding maze and begin selling seasonally-flavored treats. (Last year they had apple cider slushies and pumpkin cookies!) You can even get in the fall spirit a little early by purchasing mums, which recently became available, or by getting yourself some pumpkin-themed decor for your yard.
Follow Butterfields Farm Market on Facebook.
3967 Oxford Reily Rd. | 9 - 6:30 PM Monday - Saturday, 10 - 5 PM Sunday
Operating seasonally from spring to fall with select hours in the winter, the Schwab Family Farm Market is a warm and familiar space, even if you've never been there. They sell a wide variety of produce like peaches, onions, apples, peppers, and more.
The market also features farm fresh milk and meat (including beef and homegrown poultry), as well as Amish cheese and jarred goods. Outside the market you'll find a variety of plants for sale, as well as a couple of picnic tables that are inviting you to have a seat and stay a while.
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512 S. Locust St. #2129 | 9 AM - 8 PM Monday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM Sundays
You may know Moon Co-op for their made-fresh-daily soups or their wide selection of organic products like chocolates, condiments, and more.
But did you know they also have a beautiful selection of produce, including refrigerated items like kale, leeks, and ginger? Take you time perusing, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask the super friendly staff who are more than happy to help.
And before you leave, get some of that soup we talked about. Maybe a deli sandwich, too.