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)
Tuesdays, 4 - 7 p.m.
- Nov. 14, 2023: Design Innovation Hub
- Feb. 20, 2024: Design Innovation Hub
- Mar. 19, 2024: Design Innovation Hub
- Apr. 16, 2024: Design Innovation Hub
- Sept. 19, 2023: Kent Student Center Green
- Oct 17, 2023: Student Recreation and Wellness Center Parking Lot
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendor List (as of 11/14/23)
- Erica’s Lash Loft and more
- Fat T's Cookies
- Heritage Seed Co
- JC Marbling & Book Arts
- Kline Honey Bee Farm
- Moon Farm
- Natasha’s Sweet Boutique
- New World Spice & Tea Traders
- Pnut Butter Cups Company
- Retro Espresso LLC
- Smyrna Mediterranean Morsels
- Vannys Bakery
- Kent State of Well-being & Recreation and Wellness Services
- Student Life Study
- Culinary Services
- Office of Sustainability
- Flashes Fighting Hunger
- Delia Brennan
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.
Parking for participants is available for all events at the DI Hub as follows. See parking map for more specific location.
- Business Administration lot (R-2)
- Cartwright lot (R-15)
- Bowman lot(R-7)
- For the events at the Student Green - Risman Plaza, public restrooms are available inside the KIVA.
- For the events at the DI Hub, public restrooms are available inside the DI Hub.
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:
Vendors, contractors and others doing business on Kent State property
Visitors to any Kent State campus or location
Customers on all Kent State property