Visiting Hartville Kitchen and Collectibles, Hartville Marketplace and Hartville Hardware

My husband, kids and father and mother-in-law had the opportunity to explore and enjoy the Hartville Campus inlcuding: Hartville Kitchen and Collectibles, Hartville Marketplace and Hartville Hardware.  What a beautiful and enjoyable day we had!  The above stores and restaurants provided me either gift cards or free meals in return for my honest review. All pictures below are my own. 

Sarah's Grille

   We opened the campus up on Saturday morning, being one of the first to arrive! We started our morning off at Sarah’s Grille.  I had the home fries, egg and ham plate above – with Meghan eating most of the ham.  It was very tasty. My in-laws opted for a breakfast sandwich and the girls had pancakes (a very generous portion) for the cost!  Although I took a picture of the breakfast menu, there’s a full menu for lunch, dinner and snack items!  


          The Hartville Marketplace opens at 9, but you can enjoy the outdoor market until the indoor portion opens up. 
The day that we went was filled with vendors. On a busy day, there can be up to 12 acres of outdoor vendors.  When filled, you can shop for your treasures with over 1,000 vendors in the outdoor area alone! I stopped for my weekly produce. I purchased the best watermelon of the summer there. SO good! 

          Indoors, you’ll find such a large selection of unique vendors. The indoor marketplace is 3 acres and open all year long! There are over 100 permanent shops.  When I posted on Facebook that I would be going to Hartville Marketplace and asked for favorite stores – quite a few popped up.  Some of your favorites included Dumas Meats, Pierogi Lady (made a purchase of these, Yum!), R Grocery Outlet, Vita’s Clothier, Hartville Chocolate, The Lego Man and more. You can find the Facebook thread HERE.  I also stopped by and purchased homemade pasta from Pappardelles and talked with the owner. She gave up her career in accounting to pursue her love of making pasta. I bought a pound of the basil garlic linguine – it was delicious! I also purchased some Olive Oil from the Olive Tap and used that.  While at the indoor market, I also found some great accessories for spirit wear for Mia (have to dress her up, while I can – right?)

My mother-in-law, Frances, with Mia and Meghan

My mother-in-law, Frances, with Mia and Meghan

       Next we headed to my husband’s favorite spot of the day, Hartville Hardware! This is one IMPRESSIVE hardware store.  Actually it’s not just a hardware store, it’s a Home Superstore! You can see my husband trying out and wishing for one of the many John Deere tractors and mowers.  What you don’t see, is that the other tractors are all taken up by children :-?  The store is so big that it has several spec homes within the structure and offers a lot of style and design ideas. We also checked out the replacement windows, since that’s on our to-do list at home. They offered a variety and we found a match for our unique colored woodwork.  I purchased a few accessories for canning this year. My husband purchased a toolbox that he will use as a tackle box and some Carhartt gloves. The outdoor home improvement area is beautiful as well. Visiting Hartville Hardware, just made my “Home Wish List” grow even more.  It’s a beautiful place, you have to see it.

hartville Kitchen    We had lunch at the Hartville Kitchen. My father-in-law and mother-in-law were most excited about lunch! Anytime there is a birthday that she plans, we’re heading to the Hartville Kitchen.  The food is so good AND consistent!  I’m hooked on the same thing. I get the broiled fish, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole (dessert!!) and a salad! The salad always comes out picture perfect. Topped with one of the notorious Hartville Kitchen dressings, and it’s the best salad around. I love the poppyseed dressing!  Jim got a  chicken sandwich and fries.  My MIL and FIL both got fish and the girls split a chicken dinner.  We ended with a homemade pie. Jim had chocolate peanut butter pie and I had fresh peach pie (not canned!). Each were topped with wedding cream – my girls call whipped cream wedding cream ;-)

hartville collectibles

     We finished out our day visiting Hartville Collectibles. I love looking at all of the timeless and trendy collectibles. My girls especially love the large children’s section including Melissa & Doug learning toys!  I was able to find Meghan a pair of Crocs on clearance. I also picked up some Fall table settings for the house.  I had stopped here last year for Christmas to purchase a Pandora bead for a friend. They have a large selection of many popular collectibles including Willow Tree, Swarovski, Precious Moments, Ohio State, and SO many more!

     Definitely plan on making it a day for your family. We were there for six hours and didn’t even get to see and cover everything. It really is a full day!  Let us know what sites we missed in the Hartville Campus. I’d love for this to be a comprehensive review for others to reference! 

Give Away!  

We’ve teamed up with Discover Hartville and other NE Ohio bloggers to introduce or reintroduce  you to Hartville and the Lake Township area in Ohio.  Check out the FABULOUS Give Aways HERE! 



  1. Sarah C. says

    Love hiking in the fall and snapping pictures of our adventures. Also have a great time at the local pumpkin farms and orchards.

  2. Chris G. says

    I love to go on a drive to see the changing leaves and stopping at the orchard for honey crisp apples and yummy cider.

  3. Bridgette says

    I love picking up anything pumpkin flavored and taking the kids to the pumpkin patch. I also love long drives to look at the leaves changing colors. Love this time of year!

  4. says

    Hey! I was finally able to sign up for your emails! Hooray!

    What I look forward to the most every fall is going to Amish country with my husband. We really enjoy the fall foliage, the crisp air, and the serene drive. Of course, we love to load up on supplies year round, but in the fall it’s always extra special.

  5. Rebecca says

    We love going to White House Farm in Canfield to get pumpkins, as well as hiking at Seven Springs in PA when all the trees are changing in October.

  6. mandi says

    My favorite fall activity is taking a drive in the country to see all the leaves changing colors and then stopping at a park to let the kids collect some of those beautiful leaves :)

  7. Melanie C says

    I love pumpkin patches and am excited that my 18 mo old daughter and 19 mo old nephew will get to enjoy them this year!

  8. Brittany Jones says

    My favorite fall activity is participating in the Summit Parks hiking spree. Its a great way to get out of the house, enjoy all the fall colors, and staying active with my family. Even our four legged kids join in the fun!

  9. Beth F. says

    My favorite fall family activity is apple picking! We haven’t tried it yet with our two little ones (ages 2 and 3), but we are hoping to this year!

  10. Amanda Schaefer says

    This looks like a GREAT family giveaway! If I don’t win, aleast I learned of some new places to visit in Hartville that I didn’t know about!

  11. Renee says

    As a child my favorite fall activities would include apple picking and going to the pumpkin patch and hay rides and camp fires. Now I enjoy visiting the pumpkin patch and haunted houses.

  12. Kelly Hochstetler says

    Our favorite fall activity is hiking. The weather is cooler, the leaves are fun to step on and crunch, the trees are beautiful. . . . what is not to love about fall?

  13. Heather says

    So glad fall weather is here!!! I love our High school football games on Friday Nights!!! Tops my day of coupon shopping!!! GO KIRTLAND!!!!

  14. Daniella says

    Great giveaway! Fall is my favorite season. I love cooler temperatures, pumpkins, apple picking, leave piles for jumping in and of course Football.

  15. Erin says

    As a family we enjoy going to the county fairs, Friday night football games, and raking/jumping in the leaves. We also love fresh homemade apple crisp and applesauce following a trip to Sunnyslope!

  16. Manda Marie says

    Our favorite fall activity is going to the fall festivals like the Circleville Pumpkin Show. Nice weather, good food, we love fall. :)

  17. Cassie Delorso says

    Fall makes for beautiful outdoor pictures! We love to go to Baumans Orchards in Rittman for their fall fest and we do the apple picking that day and hayrides. Love taking tons of picks their!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>