Farmers’ market in Medina returning to outdoor location this Saturday

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 12 July 2023 at 8:27 am

Provided photo: Shoppers check out the vegetables from Human Farms and Greenhouse at Medina’s Canal Village Farmers’ Market. The market this Saturday will move back to its former location at the corner of West Center Street and West Avenue for the rest of the summer. The market has been at the former NAPA Auto Parts Store on North Main since the winter.

MEDINA – Medina’s Canal Village Farmers’ Market will return to its former site at the corner of West Center Street and West Avenue, beginning this Saturday.

The market, which had been located at that site across from the post office since 2015, moved into the former NAPA Auto Parts Store at 345 North Main St. last November when owner Craig Lacy offered use of his building for the winter.

This provided the market a larger, warmer location for winter operations, for which the market was grateful, said Chris Busch, president of Orleans Renaissance Group, which sponsors the market.

“However, as it turns out, the winter site – while a game changer for cold weather – is not as good for a summer market,” Busch said.

“Most people expect a summer farmers’ market to be an outdoor experience,” said Gail Miller, manager of the market since its beginning. “The indoor location was fantastic for winter, but for summer people prefer the atmosphere of a festive outdoor market.”

The West Center Street site offered food vendors, live music and other activities, which were a draw for people walking through and enjoying downtown, Miller said.

“People are drawn to a place where they hear music, smell food and see other people having fun,” she said. “It may be a little windier and perhaps a little wetter on occasion, but the colored canopies and customers milling about will definitely prove a more fun summer experience.”

Their first day back on the corner this Saturday the market will have lots of great vendors, live music, food vendors, community tables, artisans and crafters and kids’ activities, including the crowd favorite kids’ scavenger hunt, Miller said.

“Stop by and see us and enjoy the market,” she said.

Market hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will return to the NAPA site in November, Busch said.

More information is available on the market at Canal Village Farmers’ Market Facebook page or by e-mail at