New Location, Bigger Space for Safer Farmers Market in Downtown Sylvania

Daily Dose  |  06/01/2020 2:00 pm

The Sylvania Farmers Market is kicking off the season on Tuesday June 2 from 3-7pm (3-4pm for High- Risk populations) at a new location: Sylvania First United Methodist Church 7000 Erie St. The main goals of the move are to maintain social distance between customers and vendors, minimize time spent at the market by customers to lessen any potential exposure and minimize customer interactions with products and vendors.

They will continue to serve the Sylvania Community with a variety of fresh produce, baked goods and speciality food items and be able to follow the guidelines set in place for Farmers Markets by the Ohio Department of Agriculture due to Covid-19. The new location allows us to maintain the same number of vendors they have had in the past in a location that is within walking distance to downtown Sylvania.

VENDORS: Stevens Gardens, Acorn Hill Farm LLC, Farnsel Farms, Louis Keil and Sons, GLS Poultry Farm, Benfield Wines, Majestic Oak Winery, Dee’s Bee’s, Gerties BBQ Sauce, Great Lakes Custom Sharpening, Libby's 17 second cookies, The Shaman and The Bear Herbal Teas, Brick"n" Brecher Sugar Shack, Olde Tyme Kettle Korn, Posey Jane, Emmy’s Kitchen, The Pie Lady, Country Grains Bread Company, Sitto's Bakery, Innoscents Handmade Soaps, Earth To Oven Bakery & Cafe Inc., Koral Hamburg Food Truck, Grumpy's On The Go, Tropical Snow, The Leaf and Seed and others rotating.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol:


Personal Protective Equipment: All customers are encouraged to wear masks. Vendors are required to wear masks.

Customer Limits: State regulations currently limit the number of persons allowed in the market at one time. Families are encouraged to send only 1-2 family members to the market.

Hand Washing/Sanitizing: Hand washing stations will be located near each end of the market and hand sanitizer will be available at all vendor booths.

Market Layout: The market will be laid out with a 6 foot space between each vendor, and tents will be staggered to accommodate safe distance guidelines.

Social Distancing: Customers are asked to maintain 6 ft. social distancing at all times. Only one customer per vendor booth at a time. And please exit the market after completing your purchases.

No Eating or Drinking: For now, we will not have any ready-to-eat food, beverages, or sampling of vendor products at the market. Food trucks will be to-go only.

No Added Events or Programs: At this time all live music and community programs are suspended.

PARKING: Enter the large circle in front of the church and in a side parking lot. All shoppers will enter off Erie Street, exit onto Orvieto at the back of the parking lot. Once they are in the market there will be one entrance for shopping and one exit.