Welcome to the Market! 

The Piqua Community Farmers Market is held each Thursday from 3 - 6 p.m. on High Street (in front of the Piqua Public Library) in downtown Piqua. We are primarily a producer-only market with the exception of items that cannot be grown in the Piqua, Ohio area.  

When you visit the market you will find a variety of home-grown, home-baked and home-made items.  For your convenience, we accept credit cards and SNAP benefits for our customers.  

This year, due to the Covid pandemic, we will be operating the market a little differently.  The follow rules will be enacted at the market.  

Would you like to join us? 

Piqua Community Farmers Market 2020

Operation & Safety Guidelines

 

May, 11, 2020 Customers: NOTE: This document is subject to change based on revised local, state or federal guidelines.

The 2020 season of the Piqua Community Farmers Market begins on Thursday, May 28.  Market hours are 3 – 6 p.m.  and will operate in compliance with guidelines established by the City of Piqua Health Department and the State of Ohio. Ohio Farmers Markets are considered essential businesses.

• Stay at home if you have a fever of more than 100.4 F and/or signs of respiratory symptoms (coughing or shortness of breath). You will be sent home immediately if you display symptoms and cannot return to the market until you are free of fever for at least 72 hours (without fever-reducing medications) and respiratory symptoms.

• Please limit who comes with you to the market to one other person from your household. Social gatherings are not permitted. Totes or bags brought from home will not be permitted in the market. You will be asked to return them to your car or throw them out. Vendors will provide unused shopping bags.

• Upon entering the market at designated locations, you will be checked in, given safety information, and provided with hand sanitizer. Wearing masks or face coverings is strongly encouraged while at the market. Please bring one with you or you may purchase one at the market or through local businesses.

• All vendors, employees, and volunteers will be required to have their temperatures taken prior to each market, sanitize their booths and surfaces, wear face coverings and gloves, and provide whole, uncut, and prepacked ready to eat foods. No onsite food preparations or sampling is permitted.

• Vendors will be required to separate displayed products from purchasing transactions. Products and pricing will be clearly posted at each booth and on packaging. Customer product handling is discouraged. Ask the vendor to show you products and they will package them for you. Each vendor will provide hand sanitizers for each customer transaction.

• Piqua Community Farmers Market approved vendors are required to grow all produce and manufacture all consumable goods on self-owned or leased farms or properties.

For more details about the Piqua Community Farmers Market,  go to www.piquafarmersmarket.com For questions and comments, email to info@mainstreetpiqua.com For more information on COVID-19 compliance, visit https://ohiofarmersmarketnetwork.org and https://coronavirus.ohio.gov.

• Rules and guidelines subject to change based on local, state or federal guidelines.

The 11th season of the Piqua Community Farmers Market is currently underway. Due to space limitations, we are not currently accepting vendors but if you would like to be considered, if space opens up, we would be happy to take your application.   

A link to our Rules and Regulations as well as our application are posted below. 

If you have any questions about how to be a vendor for the Piqua Community Farmers Market please call Mainstreet Piqua at 937-773-9355.

A HUGE thanks to our
 Farmers Market Sponsors:

EBT Accepted at the Market

Area residents who have the Ohio Direction Card are now able to use their benefits at the Piqua Community Farmers Market.  The Piqua market was the first market in Miami County to go through the process of certification to be allowed to accept food stamps at the weekly market.  Ohio Direction Card holders will be able to purchase fruits, vegetables, breads and other eligible items from the market starting immediately.  In addition to EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) the Piqua Community Farmers Market can now accept credit cards for the purchase of market dollars.  Market dollars can be used at any vendor at the Farmers Market and are available in whole dollar increments.   

Those who would like to use their EBT benefits at the Piqua Market will bring their direction card to the information booth to get swiped and receive the amount of market scrip dollars they would like (based on available balance).  The EBT scrip dollars never expire and can be used for all the items that are usually eligible through the program. 

The Piqua Community Farmers Market is held each Thursday afternoon from 3 – 6 p.m. on High Street in front of the Piqua Public Library.  A listing of all the vendors at the market can be found at the Vendor tab on this website.  

Questions about the food stamp program at the Piqua Community Farmers Market can be directed to Mainstreet Piqua at 937-773-9355.