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Last Saturday was the first Saturday of a new era at 2nd Street Market. Carroll Creek Farms has moved to the vendor space formerly occupied by founding vendor KJB Farms. KJB owner Jean Mattis has retired after 26 years with the Market and wanted to hand over her space to farmers who share her passion for […]

You’ve probably seen him doing his facilities rounds at the 2nd St. Market, easily smiling and making his way calmly through the crowds to take care of the next task, one of many he’s probably already done since he unlocked the doors at 5:30 AM. Sherman Howard is the backbone of the Market, say Market […]

The first Sunday in September will be your last chance to buy eggs, pork and chicken from KJB Farms. KJB owner Jean Mattis, who takes your empty egg cartons and writes each sale down in a ruled notebook, has been a fixture at the Market since it opened in its current location in 2001, and […]

Brad and Rebecca Garrett did a thing that it seems like only people on television do: They sold their suburban house, left their 9-to-5 careers and bought a farm. “Some people talk about doing things like this,” Brad jokes. “We’re just crazy enough to do it.” But three years into their quest for a more […]

Brad and Rebecca Garrett did a thing that it seems like only people on television do: They sold their suburban house, left their 9-to-5 careers and bought a farm. “Some people talk about doing things like this,” Brad jokes. “We’re just crazy enough to do it.” But three years into their quest for a more […]

African American art and culture have a rich history in Dayton, and the 2nd Street Market is proud to celebrate them. Join us for Black History Day at the Market — Saturday, Feb. 23 — as some of our city’s most creative black musicians, dancers and artists come together to share their talents with you. […]

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