Historic Downtown Toledo Gem Attracts 148K+ visitors Annually / by Matt Rubin

Toledo, Ohio is a fascinating city full of history and culture. Residents and visitors alike have a wide variety of activities and historical sites to visit or plan a day around. One of the most famous and sought after destinations in Toledo is their historical Farmer's Market.

A Brief History

The Toledo Farmer's Market has been open since 1832 when locals decided that they needed a central location where residents could purchase produce and other goods for daily living. The outdoor market moved to an indoor location between 1913 and 1917 but reverted back to the outdoor version in a new and restructured area. In 1928 the market moved to the Erie St. building located adjacent to the indoor market. The indoor market was a wholesale area for families that bought in bulk to can and preserve food for the winter. Over time the need for bulk purchases dropped and the indoor market closed. The outdoor market eventually required extensive renovation and repair, and a government grant allowed for the renovated market opening in 1996.

(Courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library)

(Courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library)

A Bustling Farmer's Market

The Toledo Farmer's Market is more popular than ever with concrete walkways, handicap restroom facilities, a poultry house, and a huge variety well-organized tables with vendor offerings. For individuals interested in shopping, there is a riverwalk nearby with plenty of retail stores. It is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. There is so much to do and see at the market, which makes it a great place to plan a day around. The Toledo Farmer's Market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. November through April and starting in May from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Toledo is a great place to live and work. It offers incredible business opportunities for retail owners that are looking to boost their traffic and sales. This urban area has plenty of draw for visitors and residents alike, which make it the perfect place to open or relocate a business. For more information on business opportunities contact us. A representative will be happy to provide more information and answer any questions.