Farmers' Market


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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, Mar. 19, 2024 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Design Innovation Hub
  • Monday, Apr. 22, 2024 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Risman Plaza (EarthFest)



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

Vendor List (as of 3/14/24)

  • Bigfoot Mushrooms
  • Ceramics Club
  • Creative Fish Pottery
  • Erica’s Lash Loft and more
  • Frank Alexander Arts
  • Hazel's Soapery
  • Heritage Seed Co
  • Hypersomnia and Morpheus Stu
  • Kline Honey Bee Farm
  • KSU Glass Club
  • Lang’s Classics
  • Michael's Confections
  • Pete’s Organic Teas
  • Pnut Butter Cups Company
  • Retro Espresso LLC
  • Smyrna Mediterranean Morsels
  • Vannys Bakery
  • Woolf Farms

Campus Partners

  • Kent State of Well-being & Recreation and Wellness Services
  • Culinary Services
  • Office of Sustainability
  • Flashes Fighting Hunger
  • Spin
  • Kent State Dietetic Internship
  • The Student Dietetic Association
  • The Center for Nutrition Outreach 


  • Delia Brennan

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.


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:

  • 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