Farmers' Market

kent state farmers market logo
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, Sept. 21, 2021 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Risman Plaza - Student Green

  • Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Risman Plaza - Student Green

  • Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2022 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Design Innovation Hub

  • Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2022 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Design Innovation Hub

Event Map (PDF)

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

We are finalizing our vendors and activities for the Oct. 12 date.

Vendor List (Oct. 12 event)

  • Next Generation Farm
  • Savore Kitchen
  • Oak Tree Hydroponic Farm
  • Emily’s Soaps
  • Kline Honey Bee Farm
  • Woolf Family Farm
  • Jon’s Organic Farm
  • Mamalagel’s Bagels
  • Unabandoned Herbals
  • Western Reserve Heritage Seed
  • Bigfoot Mushrooms
  • Busy B Patisserie
  • Goodell Family Farm
  • Pete’s Organic Tea
  • Smyrna Mediterranean Morsels
  • Crown Point Ecology Center
  • Brimfield Bread Oven
  • Heron Hill Farm
  • Brockett Family Farm
  • Cleveland Pickle

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.

reusable shopping bag
Stop by the Haymaker Farmers' Market table to get your Kent State Farmers' Market reusable shopping bag. Limit 1 per person.

Parking

Pakring for vendors and participants is available on the south side of Summit Street in the C Campus Center lot. 

Restrooms

Public restrooms are available inside the KIVA building next to Risman Plaza.

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