Local Ohio Produce & Foods
At Market District, we buy and sell local for many reasons, but mostly because it supports our communities, keeps our local economy healthy, minimizes our carbon footprint and provides you with distinct local flavors.
“We’re a fourth-generation family farm that grows 200 acres of fresh vegetables, but mostly sweet corn. We only harvest the very best from our crops and bring it to Market District within 24 hours — fresh!” — John Brenckle
“Big Jim Szalay started our family farm back in 1931 along with his sons John and Paul. Today, Szalay’s is operated by my husband John (third generation), myself and our children, Johnny and Georgia. And we’re still providing the best, freshest sweet corn possible!” — Paula Szalay, Co-Owner
For more than 20 years, Ohio City Pasta has been making high-quality, hand-crafted, fresh pasta for high-profile chefs in Ohio restaurants. Made with only the highest quality ingredients, perfected techniques and attention to detail, these pastas are now available to home chefs, too! We have their gourmet raviolis and their authentic gnocchi!
A small batch, artisan coffee roaster in downtown Kent, Ohio, Bent Tree starts with only high-quality Arabican green coffee beans and carefully roasts them to perfection. Their philosophy? By working closely with farmers and coffee cooperatives to improve techniques, share information and equipment, the quality of coffee improves, which benefits both the farmers and the coffee drinker.
Sidekicks Salsa was a total fluke started by two Clevelanders, Danny Soza & Jessie Green. In the summer of 2013, they were asked to compete in a local chef Salsa Smackdown for Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market in Peninsula, Ohio and WON!! Customers asked to buy some of the winning salsa and with a few months of research and energy, Sidekicks Salsa was born!
Founded by Linda in order to share her mother's delicious recipes with as many people as possible, Full Fork is a team effort, including Linda’s husband Jim. These premium sauces contain no artificial colors, additives, sugars or flavorings!
“My house is 30 feet from the berry field on my family’s 100-year-old farm. My brother T.J. and I are very hands on. We use our experience, knowledge, and innovative growing techniques to produce the sweetest, juiciest blackberries, strawberries and raspberries possible — even yellow raspberries!" — Wesley Ebenhack
“We plant seven acres just for Market District. We lay raised plastic beds for the crops to protect them from weeds, irrigate from beneath, keep the soil moist and warm, and the vegetables clean. Sometimes we deliver so fresh, when we get to your stores, the squash are still warm from the sun.” — John Voltalini
This unique lineup puts hummus in a whole new light. Stock up on the pita chips and dip into flavors including: Hip-Hoppin’ Morockin’ and Step It Up a Beet. Plus, enjoy a Roasted Red Pepper variety, Za-Mazing Za’ atar Traditional, Sweet Potato Coconut Curry or Sweet Pea. For dessert? Gooey Chocolate hummus!
Lopaus Point is dedicated to providing training and jobs to people in Columbus that are often overlooked. They craft their waffles using thoughtfully selected ingredients, including whole, organic fruit to lightly sweeten batters — no sugar or fruit juice concentrates and complex grains.
Crimson Cup has really perked up the coffee biz. Owned by Harvard University graduate, Greg Ubert, the company works with the Cancer Support Community’s Grounds for Hope program. It also sends coffee overseas and matches donations to the armed forces. On a global scale, Crimson Cup empowers coffee farmers in Central and South America through Friend2Farmer, its direct trade program.
The story of De Massimo's is all about family. Their sauces are "Old World" Italian recipes handed down over generations — gluten free with no added sugars. Founded in the spring of 2015, De Massimo’s has established a growing retail culinary presence through participating in various markets and events throughout Ohio and the Midwest.