Affordable grass fed meat, raw milk, and organic produce can be elusive, especially in the city. Farmer's markets are wonderful, but not always easy to find, and raw dairy conjures up images of expansive fields in the country. Getting a taste of farm fresh goodness downtown can be a challenge.
However, nestled among the tall buildings and one way streets of Dayton is an eco-friendly wonderland known as Metropark's PNC 2nd Street Market in Dayton. This inddor farmer's market offers a treasure trove of local, organic, and handmade goods, all housed within a historic packing house environment.
Raw dairy, grass fed meats, Amish butter, breads, organic produce, teas, coffees, and spices are just some of the edible offerings you can find while strolling through the vendor tables. There are also several vendor tables that feature unique handmade goods sold by local artisans and shop owners.
Moisturizing candles, soaps, pottery, dog treats, woodworking crafts, and more are available for purchase. It is a fun way to shop a small farmer's market, and support local businesses while getting quality products.
Plus, the market also features some amazing lunch options that you can take away or eat there. Middle Eastern food, New Zealand cuisine, Greek, Hungarian, Thai, French, and other offerings from around the globe are at your fingertips. After spending time shopping the vendors, it is a delight for your feet and tastebuds to sit down at one of the tables and enjoy some tasty treats.
The Metropark's PNC 2nd Street market is open Thursday and Friday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and it is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Located at the corner of Webster and Second Street, the market offers free parking, a wonder in itself in Dayton.