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Supporting Local Farmers: Fresh and Healthy Produce in Columbus and Central Ohio. By Our Student Pharmacist, Lee Zimmer.

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As any gardener can attest, the growing season from Spring to Fall can be one of the most labor intensive and rewarding times of the year, but getting to enjoy the fruits of the garden is priceless. That said, most backyard hobby gardens are small potatoes (pardon the pun) when it comes to what our local farmers can bring to the table, and your plate.

In the Columbus and Central Ohio area, we are fortunate to have a vibrant agricultural scene, with numerous farmers’ markets and farm-to-table initiatives. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of buying fresh produce from local farmers, share tips for navigating farmers markets, and highlight the positive impact of supporting our local food system.

  • Taste the Difference: Fresher and Flavorful Produce

One of the most compelling reasons to support local farmers is the superior taste of their produce. Unlike mass-produced fruits and vegetables that often travel long distances, local produce is harvested at peak ripeness and arrives at your table within a short time frame. The result? Crisp, vibrant flavors that elevate your culinary experience.

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  • Nutritional Powerhouse: Maximize Health Benefits

Freshly picked local produce retains its nutritional value better, packing a punch of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. By purchasing from local farmers, you ensure that you’re getting the maximum health benefits from your fruits and vegetables. Incorporating these nutrient-rich foods into your diet helps promote overall well-being and boosts your immune system.

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  • Seasonal Delights: Embrace Variety and Culinary Creativity

Supporting local farmers means embracing the beauty of seasonal eating. Farmers markets showcase an array of produce that changes with the seasons, allowing you to discover new flavors and experiment with diverse ingredients. From juicy blueberries in summer to crisp apples in the fall, each season offers a fresh bounty of options to savor and enjoy.

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  • Know Your Food: Building Trust and Transparency

Connecting with local farmers fosters a deeper understanding of where your food comes from. Many farmers are passionate about sustainable and organic practices, prioritizing the well-being of both the land and consumers. Don’t be intimidated; they actually want to talk to you about their practices and products, so ask questions, gain insight, and build trust in the food you consume.

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  • Boosting the Local Economy: Supporting Community Resilience

Every dollar spent at a local farmers market goes directly back into the community, supporting the livelihoods of farmers, their families, and the local economy. By choosing local produce, you contribute to the sustainability and resilience of your community, creating a ripple effect that benefits everyone.

  • Environmental Stewardship: Reducing Food Miles and Waste

Buying locally grown produce reduces the carbon footprint associated with long-distance transportation. By supporting local farmers, you help minimize food miles, conserve energy, and mitigate climate change. Additionally, local produce is less likely to be wasted, as it doesn’t need to endure extensive transportation and storage.

  • Explore the Variety: There’s More to the Market

I would be remiss to not include that farmers markets go beyond fruits and veggies! Oftentimes you can find stands specializing in locally produced meats, cheeses, baked goods, and other favorites – like fresh local honey and plants to add to the garden. You never know what you might stumble across or what may inspire you to try something new.

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Make the most of your farmers market experience with a few handy tips:

  • Arrive early for the best selection.
  • Bring reusable bags and containers. Most may have bags, but it’s better safe than sorry.
  • Don’t hesitate to strike up conversations with farmers. They can offer recommendations, cooking tips, and even inspire new recipe ideas.
  • Embrace the vibrant atmosphere and immerse yourself in the local food culture.
  • Explore different markets in different areas; oftentimes you’ll find other vendors that are not at your local market.

Supporting local farmers is a great way to savor fresh, healthy, and flavorful goods while making a positive impact on your community. By choosing to buy from local farmers, you embrace seasonal variety, enhance your well-being, and contribute to a resilient and sustainable food system.

So, visit your nearest farmers market, connect with local growers, and enjoy the abundant goodness that local produce has to offer!


  • Plain City’s Farmers Market

The Plain City Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 4:30 to 7 pm until October 5 in the flatiron (101 South Chillicothe Street) of uptown Plain City located beside the clock tower building.

For more information, visit their Facebook page HERE.


  • Jacquemin Farms

Jacquemin Farms on 7437 Hyland-Croy Road in Plain City offers a farm market that is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. They also have a wonderful bakery that is open Tuesday-Saturday 7 am-2 pm and incorporates their fresh veggies and fruits into the menu.

Visit their Facebook page HERE.



  • Yutzy’s Farm Market

Yutzy’s Farm Market is located at 6010 Converse Huff Road in Plain City and brings the produce of local farmers to their farm market. They are open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, closed Sundays.

Visit their web site HERE or their Facebook page HERE.

For a list of local farmers markets, locations, days, and times, check out Experience Columbus’ website: https://www.experiencecolumbus.com/things-to-do/shopping/farmers-markets/

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Fish Fries Return Friday, March 4.

Fish fries 2022

It is that time of year again. Time to enjoy a fish meal each Friday during Lent. Once again Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church and the local Knights of Columbus will be holding their Friday Fish Fries every Friday through April 8. The Fish Fries will be held at the Parish Activity Center (the PAC), 670 West Main Street (behind the firehouse) from 5:30-8 pm.

Meals are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for children 12 and under. Besides either two pieces of fried or baked fish (please request the baked fish if you would like it), the adult meal also includes soda or coffee, and two sides–cole slaw, fries, or macaroni and cheese. The child meal includes one piece of fish, two sides, and a beverage. Additionally, you can purchase homemade desserts for a donation that benefits the St. Martin de Porres Society.

Carry out service of the meals is also available. You can mark on the order form if you will be carrying out or eating at the PAC.

So please come out this Friday, March 4, and support the Knights of Columbus. Join them each Friday (March 11, 18, 25, April 1 and 8) throughout Lent (excluding Good Friday on April 15) for a delicious meal and lots of enjoyable socializing with neighbors, friends, and family.

For more info, visit Saint Joe’s web site HERE where you can download an order form for the fish fries. See the order form below.

For a complete Lenten Fish Fry Guide that lists churches throughout Ohio hosting fish fries, go HERE.

Fish fry order form

The Orchard and Company is Open Weekends Beginning September 11.


The Orchard and Company, a family friendly destination, will be open beginning this Saturday, September 11 for their annual Family Fun on the Farm from 11 am-6 pm, September and October weekends through October 31st. They will close at 4 pm on October 31st.

You can take part in the “U-Pick Apples” as different varieties of apples become ready for picking. Check out the web site HERE for picking schedules, pricing, and the type of apple that is ready to pick.

The Orchard and Company features, not only an apple orchard, but also many exciting activities meant to entice visitors from Plain City and across the state.

For children, there are tons of fun activities that will keep them on the move, including a pedal car track, tire climb, jumping pillow, zip lines, and more.

The Orchard and Company is located south of Plain City at 7255 US Highway 42 North at the intersection of US Highway 42 and Price Hilliard Road, just a short, scenic drive from Columbus, London, Marysville, or Dayton. They are located across the road from Canaan Middle School.

The Orchard and Company would also like to encourage bicycle aficionados to ride out. The Orchard and Company is only a few miles from the Heritage Rail Trail’s endpoint on Cemetery Pike in Plain City.

An Orchard Festival Farm Yard day pass is $12.00 for adults and children (3-18), $5.00 for seniors. Children two and under receive free admission. A season pass is $20.

Fishing in The Orchard’s pond requires an additional $2. Gem Mining to search for “pay dirt” gems is $5.00, while a hunt for fossils is $6.00. The paintball range is $5.00

The Orchard and Company can also accommodate large groups and parties. Contact The Orchard for a place to host school outings, birthday parties, reunions, weddings, company meetings, and other special occasions.

For more information on The Orchard and Company, visit their web site: www.theorchardandcompany.com

Become a fan on Facebook HERE.

Enjoy a Safe and Relaxing Labor Day. We will Re-Open at 9 am on Tuesday, September 7.


We want to wish everyone a relaxing and enjoyable Labor Day. Please remember that we are allowing our staff to celebrate the holiday, so the pharmacy will be closed on Monday, September 6.

We will re-open on Tuesday, September 7 at 9 am and will be open regular business hours.

We will also be open regular hours on Saturday, September 4 from 9 am to noon, so if you need anything in advance of the holiday, please come in and see us.

If you have an emergency over this Labor Day weekend, you can reach the pharmacist on call by phoning the after hours number at 614-873-0020.

18th Annual Plain City Cruise In is Saturday, August 28 from 2-6 pm.

classic car drive in

On August 28, 2021, from 2-6 pm, the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO) with the support of Chapman Ford plans to present the 18th Annual Plain City Cruise In!

The event is planned to take place rain or shine in Uptown Plain City on the corner of Main and Chillicothe Streets (123 North Chillicothe Street) and is slated to feature cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all makes, models and years with current entries including vehicles such as a ’67 Skylark.


Other amenities include vendors, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, live music with a DJ, and award raffles!

If you or someone you know would like to participate in this event, vehicle registrations cost $10 in advance (link below) and $15 on the day of the event between 2-4 pm.

Registration to be a food or merchandise vendor is also available.

For food vendors, the cost is $60 for each 10’ x 20’ space and for merchandise vendors it is $20 for each 10’ x 10’ space. All proceeds help to benefit UPCO. No electricity will be provided.

Spectators are free, so even if you aren’t going to participate in the show, feel free to bring your friends and family to enjoy the fun and atmosphere!

There is public parking that can be accessed via Bigelow and South Chillicothe for the south side and just south of East First and North Chillicothe for the north side, as well as street parking outside of the show area.

To register online: https://julieweaver73279.wildapricot.org/events?fbclid=IwAR3M02y2kokre7bUEN-lqNV0bqxTOB8GvcYd81aR5sYshWi7STMZLmhc4CI

For more information or further updates, follow the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/PCCruiseIn/