Columbus Public Health Farmers’ Market Provides Access To Fresh Foods


UPDATED: Thursday July 25, 2013 5:41 PM

From peaches to plums, farmers' markets are offering a variety of produce to Columbus residents.

Columbus Public Health opened its first farmers' market of the season on Thursday with fresh fruits and vegetables from close to 20 local vendors.

For nine years, they have been helping to build a healthier community, and they expect thousands to show up to each of the three markets this summer.

Gillogly Orchard, a family-owned farm in Albany, Ohio, is just one of the vendors offering fresh produce to the community.

"That trailer was full of peaches when we got here, now it's empty. We've been really busy, we got crushed first thing. Very, very busy, very very happy. We're going to leave empty today I think, which is what we like. We like to go home empty" Sherry Gillogly said.

The market gives access to neighborhood residents as well as members of the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and the Ohio Direction Card to local produce.

You can attend the other farmers' markets on Aug.  1 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave.

For more information on the market you can visit their website.

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