This place is so much fun to visit! Under a 44,00 square foot roof you can find fresh veggies, fish, meats, spices, gifts, cookware wine, bakeries, ice cream, popcorn, and an international assortment of things to eat. And that is just on the inside! At any given time on the outside you may have craft people selling their wares and periodically (like this coming weekend for one) there are festivals. This weekends festival is the Ohio wine festival. Not sure if I am going this year or not but I did last year and it was great. For a newbie to the area, that was a very nice way to be introduced to a lot of local wines without having to buy full glasses or bottles.
It’s never dull here and always something to see. It’s usually pretty packed around the Jeni’s ice cream station where they will happily give you samples of their wares. A section in the back has fresh bread and a rack for the day old stuff at reduced prices. Kids beg their parents to go shovel out Jelly Bellies from their big jars into the loot bags and the flower seller has many lovely blooms waiting for you to pick out the arrangement that is just right for you. Everyone greets you with a smile, unless of course they are really busy then that is another story, and all are ready and willing to lend a hand and help you out with any questions. Plus, it’s a great place for people watching. My eye is always drawn to the little ones that are being pushed or carried through the busy crowds.
The market has two levels; one where all of the goodies are and the upper level where tables go around the perimeter of the building allowing you to feed your face while either chatting away with your company or looking down at the scenes going on below. I wandered around the main level several times before going upstairs for shots. DH is determined to try one of the big bowls of soup from this one Vietnamese place. It was while taking one picture that I exclaimed that I just had to get back downstairs! They were spritzing the veggies with water and I had to get those shots! Those will be featured tomorrow.
The North Market is a place you must go and visit if you are in central Ohio. You won’t regret it; the parking might drive you a little bonkers, but you won’t regret visiting.
Aren’t fairs and markets the best place for photography?!
Indeed they are! And to get goodies too 🙂
I’m like you, Teri, I love going to these types of places and do nothing but stroll around. It’s such a great way to spend a Summer’s afternoon.
And find new things sometimes 🙂
I love places like this…I could spend hours there people watching, getting photos, and yes, eating!!! Great shots Teri!
Thanks 🙂 I forgot to mention this one really unique pizza joint in there too.