By Kevin Williams
Tucked away in a corner of Hardin County, Ohio is the cadence and rhythm of a produce auction that takes place twice a week during the growing season. The auctioneer rattles off the prices and eager buyers snap up beautiful mums, plump tomatoes, and amazing-looking beans.
I hadn't planned on stopping at the auction, but I saw a sign pointing the way so I decided to check it out.
I headed inside to talk to one of the auction managers and he told me that the Scioto Valley Produce Auction is Amish-owned and run and about 60 growers (with 20 families making up the core) participate in the auction.
The schedule for the auction is as follows:
18031 State Route 309
Kenton, Ohio 43326
Tuesday 1:00 pm (April – October)
Friday 12:30 pm (April – October)