My favorite part of the week, hands down, is Saturday morning. Waking up slowly, sipping on some coffee, and walking around the Oxford Farmers market is my preferred way to welcome the weekend with open arms.
The Oxford Farmers Market is not only known for its many vendors offering fresh, seasonal, local foods and artisan goods, but also for welcoming smiles, warm greetings, as well as a way to engage in our close-knit community. Being from the heart of the Midwest, weâ€™re not afraid of a little cold, so fear not, our market is open year round from 9am to noon!
Good coffee, fresh flowers, warm bakery items, farm-to-table produce, plus handmade goods crafted with love not only make up 5 items in my â€œTop 10 Favorite Things in Lifeâ€ list, but can also all be found at our beloved local market. If youâ€™re lucky, youâ€™ll even catch some live music or cooking demos during the warmer months.
Market Manager, Larry Slocum, invites us to â€œjoin the challenge and fun of cultivating community by supporting local farmers, bakers, and artistsâ€â€¦Iâ€™m in! What a joy it is to do so. To learn more, please visit oxfordfarmersmarket.com. â€‹ The Oxford Farmerâ€™s Market is located on E Park Pl, in the parking lot next to the Uptown Park Pavilion.
When I think of Moon Co-Op, I think â€œlocally-sourced food, community contributor, and mouth-watering deli.â€ I genuinely donâ€™t think itâ€™s ever taken more than three seconds to be welcomed by staff as soon as I walk in the door. Nor has it taken more than three seconds for me to bolt to the deli counter to place my sandwich order in anticipation. Run by wonderful people, passionate about both their local suppliers and loyal customers, Moon Co-Op is a place that inspires a smile every time you walk in.
Established in 2011, Moon Co-Op Natural Foods Market has been bringing fresh food from 40+ local suppliers for over 10 years now. More than 30% of produce is locally grown, all completely chemical free. Food restrictions? I feel you. #GlutenHatesMe. Luckily, Moon offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options throughout the store and deli, so that anyone and everyone can take part in supporting and enjoying local. Canâ€™t get enough? Become a member and unlock deals on market goods and services! â€‹ â€œOur goal is to empower the members of our community to live a more sustainable lifestyle.â€ To learn more, please visit www.mooncoop.coop.
A market whose motto is â€œEnter as strangers and leave as friendsâ€ just has to be wonderfulâ€¦and Iâ€™m here to confirm that it is! Butterfields Farm Market offers the quintessential small-town farm market experience. Itâ€™s the perfect place to stop for some local goods, flowers, or greenery, and you can even feed a cow or two. In the Fall, this market turns into an Autumnal-wonderland, complete with pumpkins, hayrides, and lots of apple cider.
Open seasonally from late April to early November, Butterfields Farm Market has been supplying our Oxford community with fun goods and good fun since 1980. Delicious, locally-sourced Amish foods are available for purchase, ranging from cheese, butter, jam, bacon, corn meal, honey, as well as baked goods. Whew, is anyone else hungry now? It doesnâ€™t even end there! Freshly harvested produce and fruit line the shelves of this market, always at the ready. â€‹ â€œOur hope is that customers enjoy their visit as well as the produce.â€ To learn more, please visit Butterfields Facebook page at tinyurl.com/butterfieldsfarmmarket. â€‹ Butterfields Farm Market is located on the way into town, at 4000 Oxford Trenton Rd, Oxford, OH, 45056.