Findlay Market, located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, is Ohio’s oldest continuously operated public market. The market was opened in 1852 and is the last remaining market of the nine that used to serve this area. Today at the market one can grab a bite to eat and buy a variety of locally grown produce, meat and seafood, cheese and other prepared foods as well as flowers, plants and home decor. There are several ethnic restaurants and grocers as well. From April to November Findlay Market also has a weekend farmers’ market which includes street performances and the occasional special event.
A cookbook about Findlay Market is due for release this October. Local food writer, Bryn Mooth, is working on the book which will include stories about the market’s vendors and recipes from Findlay Market artisans, farmers and producers as well as Cincinnati chefs. This is the third book in a series of farmers’ market books published by Farm Fresh Books. I have the North Market Cookbook, which includes stories and recipes from the North Market in Columbus. You can read my thoughts about the North Market Cookbook, and the North Market on my previous blog, Cbus52: Columbus in a Year. If the Findlay Market Cookbook is anything like the North Market Cookbook, it’s one I’ll definitely have to add to my collection!
Kenneth and I first visited Findlay Market for the first time this past June. We went with our friend, Leslie, and two of her daughters, Maeve and Treva. Leslie used to be a vendor at the Findlay Market farmers’ market so she showed us around. We explored the farmers’ market and the brick-and-mortar shops of the year round merchants. We grabbed a bite to eat inside the Market House and did a little shopping for Father’s Day. We had a wonderful afternoon and plan to visit again soon!
Address: 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone Number: 513-665-4839
Hours: The Findlay Market is open year-round. Tuesday – Friday 9am – 6pm. Saturday 8am – 6pm. Sunday 10am – 4pm. Closed on Monday.