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Farmers' Market

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Kent State University has partnered with Haymaker Farmers' Market to bring a farmer's market to the Kent campus.  The Kent State Farmers' Market provides students with opportunities to learn about the local farming community, select fresh produce and connect with the broader Kent community in addition to creating a community around food with a warm, friendly and fun environment. The market will include selling crafts (photography, prints, glass, fiber) and educational workshops related to food as well as performances (music, dance, theater).  

The Kent State Farmers' Market is a perfect example of programming that exposes the university community to nutritious local foods, products, farms and agriculture. The collaborative project aligns perfectly with the mission of the Kent State of Well-being and highlights the new eight dimensions of well-being framework promoted on our campus.

Dates, Times and Locations (rain or shine)

  • Tuesday. Aug. 23, 2022 from 4 - 7 p.m. on the University Esplanade by the Architecture Building
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 from 4 - 7  p.m. on the KSC Student Green
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 from 4 - 7 p.m. on the KSC Student Green
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 from 4 - 7 p.m. in the DI Hub
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 from 4 - 7 p.m. in the DI Hub
  • Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023 from 4 - 7 p.m. in the DI Hub
  • Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023 from 4 - 7 p.m. on the KSC Student Green
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2023 from 4 - 7 p.m. on the KSC Student Green

Vendor Information

Vendors will be current participants in the Haymaker Farmers’ Market weekly Saturday market and may include food vendors (fresh produce, meats, baked goods, honey, maple, prepared foods, etc), plant vendors (flowers, live plants), and artist vendors.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the market, please contact Andrew Rome with Haymaker Farmers' Market at haymakermarket@gmail.com

Vendor List (as of 6/28/22)

  • Barton Farm & Gardens
  • Bigfoot Mushrooms
  • Brockett Family Farm
  • Busy B Bakery
  • Goodell Family Farm
  • Haffs Hot Sauce
  • Kline Honey Bee Farm
  • KSU Art Glass
  • Mamalagels Bagels
  • Next Generation Farm
  • Seasoned Foodie Professional
  • Shady Grove
  • Smyrna Mediterranean Morsels
  • Unabandoned Herbals

Campus Partners

  • Recreation & Wellness Services
  • The Office of Sustainability
  • CARES Center
  • Culinary Services/ Hospitality Management / Chefology
  • Employee Wellness

Payment Options

Haymaker will centrally locate vendor payments on-site at each event through the use of a token or voucher system including FlashCash, credit/debit cards, SNAP food assistance benefits, Produce Perks food assistance, P-EBT, and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Any remaining tokens can be used at the Haymaker Farmers' Market held in downtown Kent on Franklin Ave. from April through November from 9 a.m. -1 p.m., rain or shine.

Parking

Parking for vendors and participants is available in the Student Center lot and the C Campus Center lot. 

Restrooms

Public restrooms are available inside the KIVA.

Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free Policy

Kent State University has a smoke-free, tobacco-free policy on any property owned, operated or leased by the university to include all outside areas and personal vehicles parked on university property.  The policy applies to all members of the university community including:

  • Students
  • Employees
  • Volunteers
  • Vendors, contractors and others doing business on Kent State property
  • Visitors to any Kent State campus or location
  • Customers on all Kent State property