Farmers Market

 

Camden is pleased to announce a weekly Farmers Market in Camden Ohio.

Beginning June 10, a Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm at the Veterans Park located at the center of town, the corner of Main and Central Streets.

Camden Comeback (a local nonprofit assisting with the organization of the event) invites and encourages vendors to participate to sell their goods and community members and visitors to join us there to get some great locally grown and handmade items.

The mission for the Farmers Market is to provide availability to fresh, healthful food products and other items for Camden residents and visitors, while also providing a venue for local farmers, producers, crafters and artisans to gather to sell their fresh produce, food items and other products directly to customers. We can't wait to see you there.

MARKET SCHEDULE (tentative)

Plans are for each festival to have a theme/focus, special guests, activities, live music or car cruise-ins.  Below is the tentative schedule for 2021.  This is our first year planning the Farmers Market and it is a big undertaking...please bare with us as we learn and manage. In typical Camden fashion, we are aiming high!

Farmers’ Market Season Schedule

Market # Market date Market Theme/Focus
1 June 10, 2021 Schools out – bring supplies to donate
2 June 17, 2021 Eat your veggies
3 June 24, 2021 Bring your dog!
4 July 1, 2021 Car/Tractor Show & DJ
5 July 8, 2021 Emergency Preparedness
6 July 15, 2021 Fitness is Fun – 5K Walk/Run
7 July 22, 2021 Share your Recipes!
8 July 29, 2021 CPR
9 August 5, 2021 Car/Tractor Show & DJ
10 August 12, 2021 30 Minute Healthy Meals - Nutritionist
11 August 19, 2021 Back to School – Bring supplies to donate
12 August 26, 2021 Heart Healthy
13 September 2, 2021 Car/Tractor Show & DJ
14 September 9, 2021 Fire Safety & Prevention –
15 September 16, 2021 Get up, Get moving – outdoor Zumba
16 September 23, 2021 Fitness is Fun – 5K
17 September 30, 2021 Bounti-FALL Harvest
18 October 7, 2021 Car/Tractor Show & DJ
19 October 14, 2021 CLOSED for Black Walnut Festival
20 October 21, 2021 The Great Pumpkin
21 October 28, 2021 Trick or Treat

 

VENDOR INFORMATION

Camden Comeback (a local non-profit group of Camden citizens) is working hard to bring this new Farmers Market to our community and we hope you will be part of this inaugural season! The Camden Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm beginning June 10, 2021 through the last week of October 2021.   (See list of market dates in the schedule above.)

The market will be located in Veterans Park in downtown Camden, OH. The Veterans Park is an ideal location for a Farmers’ Market. It is located in the heart of our Village, and the corner of Central and Main Streets, and is close to 127/725 intersection. The Village of Camden is home to approximately 2,000 residents and shares borders with the cities of Eaton and Oxford. It is expected that market attendance will be excellent given the large number of potential market consumers and the convenient and highly visible location of the market. In an effort to bring high quality produce to our community and support our local farmers, we are asking all products sold at the market be local and all products sold by a specific vendor must be grown/made by that vendor. Purchasing and reselling items from a wholesaler is not allowed under any circumstances.

Vendors that are interested in selling at the Farmers’ Market are encouraged to complete and the application via PDF application mail in/email on online. The fee for each 10’ x 10’ (size of standard canopy tent) space is a $50.00 deposit for the entire June-October market season. Market vendors that participate in at least 80% of the market days will be refunded $20.00 for their participation and commitment to the market and our community. After the $20.00 refund, your total space rental fee for the season is only $30.00.

Vendors that will be selling potentially hazardous foods that require refrigeration such as cheese, dairy, fish, meats, eggs and/or packaging breads and/or baked goods on-site may also need to obtain a Farmers’ Market/Seasonal Food License/Permit. Please follow Ohio Department of Agricultures’ guidelines.

At our Farmers Market Vendor page, you will find the list of rules & guidelines for vendors, a link to a PDF application that you can download, complete and return, or also the ability to sign up and pay online.

We hope you are interested in participating in our market and look forward to seeing you on June 10, 2021 at our Farmers’ Market opening day!