What to expect from reopened farmers markets in Butler County

As the economy continues to reopen, you might be craving not just sunlight and fresh air but some fresh, locally sourced arts, crafts, treats, jewelry, produce, and home products.

The good news is farmer’s markets in Hamilton, Fairfield, and West Chester are back from now into the fall.

Here’s what you can expect to find in terms of purchases and safety measures to keep you safe from COVID-19.

Hamilton’s Historic Farmers Market

Location: Butler County Courthouse, 110 High St., Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmer’s Market has kicked off its 145th year, running every Saturday until Oct. 3 from 8 a.m.-noon.

Vendors:

• A Very Fine Creation

• Angie’s Homemade Crafts

• Antiquity Teahouse

• Floe-N-Faith Studio

• The Garden Spot

• Gary Dittman:

• Hamilton Just Desserts

• Lisa’s Pics-N-Prints

• M.A.D. Art

• Made with Love

• Matthew Nogle

• Nancy Greene

• Ralph Johnston

• Run Chicken Run & Duck Too Farm

• Sandy’s Creations

• Seconds Please

• Simply Divine Creations

• Sofia’s Fantastic Fudge

• Sprinkles on Top Confections

• A Touch of Home Homemade with Love

• Sweet T’s Bakery

• Taylor Soaps and Lotions

• Terri Kersbergen

• Terry Johnson

COVID-19 measures: Vendors will wear masks and gloves at all times. Patrons are recommended but not required to do the same. Hand sanitizer will be available at every booth for vendors and customers to use after each transaction. There will be no tablecloths on booths this year. Table surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day.

The Fairfield Farmers Market

Location: Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield

The Fairfield Farmer’s Market runs Wednesdays from 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. through Oct. 14.

Vendors:

•Mwinbula Fresh Bread and Coffee

•Baking Divas Cupcakes

•Botanical Blends by Kim

• Wolf’s Honey Bee Farm

• Johnson Family Farms

• Antiquity Teahouse

• Chesapeake Popcorn

• 7Wonders Farms

• Lemonwood Soap

• Schaefer’s Farms and CSA

• Refreshing Springs Kombucha

• Smashed Jams

• MaiRo & Co Gourmet Dog Treats

• Katie’s Classic Cookies

• Family Gardens Farms

• Swine City

COVID-19 measures: Vendors will handle your products you choose and bag them for you. Patrons are asked to use Venmo or Paypal to minimize physical contact. The time slot from 4 p.m.-4:45 p.m. is reserved for at-risk shoppers. Patrons are asked to not bring bags from home. Pre-paid orders are encouraged. Visit www.fairfield-city.org for more details.

West Chester Farmers Market

Location: The Square at Union Centre, 9285 Centre Point Drive, West Chester

The West Chester Farmer’s Market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. Their vendors are local farmers, honey producers, jam makers, flower growers, jewelry makers, etc. Although some vendors change from week to week, the consistent mainstays are:

• Refreshing Springs Kombucha

• Pickled Paradise

• Mwimbula Coffee

• Pippin’s Produce

• Just Farmin

• G&B Kitchen

• Chesapeake Popcorn

COVID-19 measures: Vendor booths are positioned six weeks apart. Masks are encouraged.

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