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Things to do in Columbus #1: The 400 Farmers Market

 Written by    May 19, 2014

Early this past semester, I visited the 400 W. Rich Market. I was there as a research volunteer, surveying the townspeople, but being there, I got to see an entirely different side of Columbus.

The market is on the West Side of Columbus, in the Franklinton District, on the banks of the Olentangy.

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It’s unlike most farmer’s markets in Columbus in that it is in a re-converted warehouse. You can peruse vendors who sell anything from farm fresh eggs to jewelery to custom, gourmet-flavored marshmallows.

There’s also a small coffee shop within the space and every so often, they have food trucks parked outside.

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What’s great about the 400 W. Rich Market is that it celebrates the community and diversity of Columbus, which as Ohio State students, we are truly part of.

The market brings together the community of Franklinton and celebrates its rich history, but also attracts people from all over Columbus.

It’s a great place for students at Ohio State to explore as well, especially since many of us tend to get cooped up in the bubble of campus for most of the year.

I highly recommend visiting during the summer. It’s a great way to get to know more about your city!

The market runs every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 11 am – 2 pm and in the summer, the market is outside.

More details can be found here.

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