Thursday, March 26, 2015

2015 application

Are you a farmer? Do you raise animals for meat or eggs? Do you make homemade goods or beauty products? Come join the Indiana County Farmers' Market as we continue to expand and welcome new vendors for are 2015 season! Click to find our application.

If you're interested in becoming a vendor for our 2015 market contact us with questions at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com or come to our informational meeting April  28 at 6PM at the pavilion at Getty Heights Park (along Rustic Lodge Road).

We are excited to welcome new vendors this season and are looking forward to our returning vendors from last year.  Stay posted to see the schedule of our Saturday market events in our Kids, Community, Artisan, and Musician tents!


Monday, February 23, 2015

2014 Season Ending

Thanks to all of our customers for a hugely successful 2014 season! We are looking forward to the beginning of our 2015 market season in June!  See you all then!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Market Preview October 25th



What a wonderfully busy season we've had this year, with new vendors, new customers, and new events, we've sure been busy over these past 5 months! We couldn't have had such a successful season without our wonderful sponsors who enabled us to schedule and plan events each week, provide tents for our special events, and allow us to advertise and create new signage for our market. But most importantly, we wouldn't have had the wonderful season that we had without YOU, our devoted customers. With a move to a new Wednesday location, we were a bit worried with how our customer numbers would change, but you showed us that no matter where we are, the Indiana Community appreciates local foods!! We know that it's more convenient to shop at a one-stop shop grocery store for all your food needs, and often times less expensive, but we appreciate and value your support for our local farmers and local food makers. You know that local tastes better and IS better for you, you know that when you support a local farmer you are keeping the money in your community, and you know that it IS more enjoyable to shop at your local farmers market, and we love that!! 
 
We are always looking for new and exciting ideas for future markets, so if you are a community group that would like more exposure, email us and we can start talking about next year's Community Tent, it's FREE! Are you interested in planning and presenting children's activities at the market, while at the same time promoting your organization, well email us and let us know you're interested in the Kid's Tent for next year! Are you a local musician or artist who wants more exposure, well we have FREE tents for you too! Just email us at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com.


With all the things that we do at the market, we are always looking for more helpers, currently there are just two of us, two community volunteers, who make all that you see possible with the help of our vendors. And one of our community volunteers is going to be trying her hand at farming next year, so she'll be more preoccupied with selling at the market than planning events, so we could use your help! If you're interested in helping with this wonderful community event, please contact us!!


This is the LAST market of the season, please stop out to get your last hand at local goods and to say goodbye until next year to your favorite vendors! See you Saturday!!!

This Week's Vendors

3 Ponds Farm
A&L Produce
Country Bread Barn
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery
Healthy Harvest Gardener's 
Jeff's Produce
Natalie's Goodies
Sleepy Hollow Orchard 

Vendors in italics may not be at the market this week

Our tents are vacant for the rest of the season, if you are interested in participating in the market next year please email us so we can add you to our list of musicians/artisans or community/kid's tent groups!!!

If you'd like to be added to our weekly e-newsletter with market updates, recipes, and informational articles please send us an email to indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list, thanks!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Market Preview October 18th


Sorry for the hiatus on blog updates, but with a new baby and a new farming adventure, we've been a little busy! I wanted to at least update the blog once more before the 2014 market season is over!  We have two Saturday markets left, and then we'll have to wait through a long winter before we can start dreaming about fresh picked lettuces, onions, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, and more!

The market has been smaller with the number of vendors decreasing as we near the end of the season due to slower crop production.  We do have a good number of vendors left who have a variety of produce to offer! Check out the varieties of gourds and pumpkins available, the different kinds of apples and pears, and crisp greens.  Also check out the different kinds of root vegetables that are left, like carrots, onions, and potatoes.  This link will give you ideas and ways to store these vegetables all winter, a small way to enjoy the market through these cold winter months ahead!  Also you can find a delicious recipe that uses butternut squash and apples to make a creamy soup that can warm up any cold autumn day!


This Week's Vendors

3 Ponds Farm
A&L Produce
Country Bread Barn
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery
Healthy Harvest Gardener's (Saturday only)
Jeff's Produce
Natalie's Goodies
Sleepy Hollow Orchard 
Yarnick's Farm 

Vendors in italics may not be at the market this week

Our tents are vacant for the rest of the season, if you are interested in participating in the market next year please email us so we can add you to our list of musicians/artisans or community/kid's tent groups!!!

If you'd like to be added to our weekly e-newsletter with market updates, recipes, and informational articles please send us an email to indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list, thanks!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Market Preview Sept 17 & 20

This weekend we are welcoming the return of our extra tents with three tents scheduled and a huge collaboration event with PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank called Harvest for the Hungry.  With the help of community volunteers and YOU, we will be collecting produce to donate to our local food bank. We will also have live music thanks to a market favorite, Tim Ball's one-man-band, Snapology will be featured at our Kid's tent with activities, and the Community tent will feature again the First Annual IUP SEEDS Club Community Seed Swap.
At our Wednesday market you will find The League of Women Voters registering community members to vote and FREE blood pressure screening thanks to Beacon Ridge nurses!
We are still looking for artists, musicians, community groups, and children's activites to schedule events in our extra tents for September and October. If you are interested in participating in one of our tents, please email us at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com.  If you know of anyone or any organization that would be interested in participating in a Saturday market, please spread the word that we are scheduling now!

With the changing of seasons, things are also changing around the market. You'll notice that our Wednesday market is getting a bit smaller, with many vendors not having enough produce to sell at both markets, and you'll notice a lot more pumpkins, gourds, and squash, a true sign of the autumn season!  We hope to see you at the market this week, and note that we only have 3 Wednesday markets left in the season.  Our Saturday markets will run all the way through October.

This Week's Vendors

3 Ponds Farm
A&L Produce
Country Bread Barn

Eagle Run Farm (Saturday only)
Eight Maples Farm 
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery
GG Soap and Bath Products (will be at the Folk Festival)
Healthy Harvest Gardener's (Saturday only)
Hill Crest Farm
Home Made Ice Cream (This will be their last Wednesday)
Jeff's Produce
Milk & Honey Bake Shoppe (Saturday only)
Natalie's Goodies
Peterson Produce (finished for the season)
Sleepy Hollow Orchard 
Smicksburg Community Cheese (Wednesday only)
Yarnick's Farm 

Vendors in italics may not be at the market this week

Saturday's Market Events:
HARVEST for the HUNGRY Event
Community Tent: First Annual IUP SEEDS Club Community Seed Swap
Kid's Tent: Snapology
Artist Tent:
Musician Tent: Tim Ball


If you'd like to be added to our weekly e-newsletter with market updates, recipes, and informational articles please send us an email to indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list, thanks!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Market Preview Sept 3 & 6

The Kid's Tent was a HUGE success at the market on Saturday, around 30 kids stopped by and made their own ice cream with the help of IUP dietetic interns and the Department of Food and Nutrition professor Jodie Seybold! We had a new artist, Richard Roberts, who had some fantastic abstract work made from wax. The League of Women Voters was also present in our Community Tent registering community members to vote!






Returning this week to our Wednesday market, you will be able to have a FREE blood pressure screening thanks to nurses from Beacon Ridge.  This Saturday we do not have anyone scheduled in our Artist, Musician, Community, or Kid's Tent.  We are starting to schedule events in our extra tents for September and October. If you are interested in participating in one of our tents, please email us at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com.  If you know of anyone or any organization that would be interested in participating in a Saturday market, please spread the word that we are scheduling now!

There is an exciting event happening in downtown Indiana that you should definitely check out after the market Saturday morning!  Starting at 10 AM on Saturday is the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival.  Some of our vendors will be selling at this festival rather than at the market on Saturday.  This event starts Friday evening and runs all day and into the night Saturday. A wonderful event that brings live music, arts, crafts, and foods to the heart of downtown! Check out their website to see a full schedule of events and activities, Northern Appalachian Folk Festival.

This Week's Vendors

3 Ponds Farm
A&L Produce
Country Bread Barn
Eagle Run Farm 
Eight Maples Farm 
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery
GG Soap and Bath Products (will be at the Folk Festival)
Healthy Harvest Gardener's (Saturday only)
Hill Crest Farm
Home Made Ice Cream (Wednesday only)
Jeff's Produce
Milk & Honey Bake Shoppe (Saturday only)
Natalie's Goodies
Peterson Produce (finished for the season)
Sleepy Hollow Orchard 
Smicksburg Community Cheese (Wednesday only)
Yarnick's Farm 

Vendors in italics may not be at the market this week

Saturday's Market Events:
No Events Scheduled This Weekend
Community Tent:
Kid's Tent:
Artist Tent:
Musician Tent:


If you'd like to be added to our weekly e-newsletter with market updates, recipes, and informational articles please send us an email to indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list, thanks!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Market Preview August 27 & 30

The rain held off this week for both of our market days, and we noticed some new customers at our Saturday market, possibly IUP students and parents in for the move-in weekend. We hope with IUP back in session, we will be seeing more students frequent the market, a great healthy community oriented event that everyone can enjoy!  On Saturday we had a lot of interest in our Community Tent where Master Food Preserver, Marcy Cunkelman, discussed the appropriate ways to preserve summer's harvest. We hope to have Marcy attend the market again later in the season when people are getting ready to start canning late summer produce!  Our musician, Tim Ball's One-Man-Band, was rocking all market and our customers really appreciated his playing!

Again this week at the Wednesday market you will be able to have a FREE blood pressure screening thanks to nurses from Beacon Ridge. ***Wednesday we will still have the market even though it's fair week and our parking lot is used for fair parking. You will find us in our same lot, just moved slightly towards the Wayne Avenue side (rather than the Hospital Road side) to accommodate for fair parking. Just look for our market tents!***  This Saturday we will have the League of Women Voters in our Community Tent, new artist Richard Roberts in our Artisan Tent, and Food Science fun in our Kid's Tent brought to you by IUP Food and Nutrition Professor Jodie Seybold!



 This Week's Vendors

3 Ponds Farm
A&L Produce
Country Bread Barn
Eagle Run Farm (absent Wednesday)
Eight Maples Farm 
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery
GG Soap and Bath Products 
Healthy Harvest Gardener's (Saturday only)
Hill Crest Farm
Home Made Ice Cream (Wednesday only)
Jeff's Produce
Milk & Honey Bake Shoppe (absent this Saturday)
Natalie's Goodies
Peterson Produce
Sleepy Hollow Orchard 
Smicksburg Community Cheese (Wednesday only)
Yarnick's Farm 

Vendors in italics may not be at the market this week

Saturday's Market Events:

Community Tent: League of Women Voters
Kid's Tent: Food Science Hands-On Activity, Jodie Seybold
Artist Tent:  Richard Roberts
Musician Tent: TBD

If you'd like to be added to our weekly e-newsletter with market updates, recipes, and informational articles please send us an email to indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list, thanks!