(Portage County Ohio)
You are going to want to take this trip on a Saturday, since it includes the local Farmers’ Market.
Please note that we have only included stops that are for food purchases and for exercise. Currently Ohio is under the stay-at-home order except for essentials like food and exercise. When shopping and enjoying a walk in a park, social distancing is advised. Please refer to Ohio’s COVID-19 website or call 1-833-4-ASH-ODH for current state updates and allowable travel.
The Haymaker’s Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday. Many of the vendors are offering a order ahead option. Make sure you read the markets current weekly rules. Updates are posted regularly on their Facebook page.
COVID-19 Update: “6/1/2020 UPDATE: The Haymaker Farmers’ Market will open this week, Saturday June 6th, as a walk-up Market in downtown Kent! We will open each Saturday on Franklin Ave. from 9am-1pm, with 9:00-9:30am reserved for self-identified vulnerable populations.. ” Read more.
STOP #2 Did someone say cheese?
155 E. Eries St., Acorn Alley, Kent, OH
330.593.5619 | kentcheesemonger.com
COVID-19 Update: “Due to Covid-19 we have closed in store dining. We are sanitizing hourly or more and the store is never crowded (ie. most likely you will be the only customers in the store).” Learn more.
STOP #3 – Breads, pastries and Saturday night Pizza.
Everything is made from scratch at this European style bakery. Wood-fired breads, pastries, scones, pretzels, pastries, and more. Including organic bread flour and yeast. Go online and order ahead. When you arrive, they will bring your selections out to your car. Don’t forget pizza Saturdays.
BRIMFIELD BREAD OVEN
3956 State Route 43, #2, Kent, OH 44240
330-474-7800 | brimfieldbreadoven.com
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed
Thursday & Friday: 12pm-5pm
Saturday: 12pm-8pm (*pizza is 4pm-8pm only)
COVID-19 Update: “We have made changes to our menu, hours and how our business runs to help protect you and our team. Please use our curbside pickup to place orders and call us when you arrive at the shop 330-474-7800 and we will run your order to your car. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time.”
What a great place to stock-up. The store is closed, but they are still taking orders and offering curbside pick-up. To learn more click here.
DUMA’S MEAT MARKET
857 Randolph Rd., Mogadore, OH
COVID-19 Update: “The retail store is now open for walk-ins. We are limiting the number of people in our store at one time to allow for social distancing and we are asking for one family member per family, with the exception of small children. Our store hours are Monday -Friday 9-6, Saturday 8-5 and closed on Sundays. Curbside is still open. Spots open daily a for pick up for the following two days. See instructions below on how to order and use our curbside service.”
We can not stress enough about the importance of fresh air and a healthy walk. Portage County is home to three (3) state parks. Each park offering a place to enjoy a stroll or hike. On this trip we suggest you visit Wingfoot Lake State Park. The park offers open areas and plenty of parking. Please visit the parks website for any possible COVID-19 updates. Please follow social distancing guidelines.
WINGFOOT LAKE STATE PARK
993 Goodyear Park Blvd.
Mogadore, Ohio 44260
330.628.4720 | parks.ohiodnr.gov/wingfootlake
- Before you go make sure you have a cooler. Your going to need a place to stash your goodies.
- Follow Ohio’s COVID-19 precautions and bring along your mask and hand wipes.
- Call ahead to place orders and to make sure hours have not changed.
- For a list of Kent area restaurants offering carry-out click here.
- Did you know many hotels are still open? Just in case you want to stay an extra day.
- Order your FREE Central Portage County Visitor Guide.
The Central Portage Visitor & Convention Bureau has put together a guide of local restaurants that are offering pickup. Click here for the link.
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