Photo: Richard Graulich
Photo: Richard Graulich

Local farmers market has been selling fresh veggies every Saturday during summer for 20 years

Shiloh market has just about everything you could want from locally grown foods, to flowers to handcrafted goods.

Shiloh Farmers’ Market — one of the longest running farmers’ markets in Dayton — opened in May and is celebrating its 20th season.

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The market offers a wide selection of bedding plants and flowers, produce, non-GMO meats, mushrooms, poultry and eggs. 

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The market also offers homemade baked goods, jams, sauces, peanut brittle, salsa and jerky. Local artisans use the market to sell handmade soaps, candles and jewelry.

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Zella Cook, along with husband and local farmer Stephen, have been involved with the market since its inception. “I love the bright colors of the produce and flowers, and the delicious smells of the kettle corn and freshly roasted coffee beans,” Cook, the market manager said in a press release. “Customers are often surprised by our variety and our reasonable prices, and are glad to have the opportunity to ‘buy local.’”

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Located in the Shiloh Church parking lot at the intersection of North Main Street and Philadelphia Drive, the market serves downtown as well as the local suburbs. “While we’re only a 10-minute drive from downtown Dayton,” Cook explains, “we’re also well positioned to serve residents in the ‘food desert’ in areas north and west of downtown.” 

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Since 2014, the market has accepted EBT/SNAP benefits and continues to offer free Produce Perks of $1 for every $1 EBT/SNAP purchase (up to $20) to help stretch those benefits. Participants in the diabetes prevention program from Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County can redeem FVRx vouchers at the market.

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Want to go?

WHAT: Shiloh Farmers Market

WHERE: Shiloh Church, 5300 Philadelphia Ave., Dayton

HOURS: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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