Saturday, November 19, 2016

Off-Season Sales

Market season may be over, but we will continue to share updates, recipes, and other resources from time to time throughout the off-season.

Our first update is an exciting one...Although the market may be closed, you can still buy some of your favorite local products from our vendors!  Below is a list of vendors who continue to sell during the winter months.  We hope you will continue to support our local farmers!

3 Ponds Farm - While 3 Ponds may not be selling all winter long, they still have beets and onions available to sell.  Contact them via their Facebook page or e-mail

Fat Radish Farm - A variety of produce with in-town pickups is available, including Dino kale, Red Russian kale, pak choi, spinach, mixed greens, arugula, radishes, parsley, dill, Hakurei turnip, and pickled beets.  Please e-mail to check availability and to place an order.

Mahoning Creek Farm - Pastured Angus Beef, Duroc Pork, and Lamb available year-round.  The farm store is now open in the farm house Fridays 2-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 2-5 p.m.  Deliveries twice a month to the old Giant Eagle Express parking lot on Wayne Avenue in Indiana.  For more information or to place an order, call 724-541-5717 or 724-286-9671 or e-mail  You can also check out their website and Facebook page for updates and special sales.

Shine Natural Beauty - Shine Natural Beauty has goat milk soap, lip balm, body butter, and other natural products available all year long!  Visit our website to order.  During the holiday season, gift sets are also available, so check out our Facebook page to see what is in stock.  Custom orders can be requested through e-mail ( or by calling 814-266-1759.

Remember to "Like" Indiana County Farmers' Market and your favorite vendors on Facebook.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Final Market of 2016!

Last chance for fresh, local, yummy (and delicious) produce and your other favorite market goodies!!  

This Saturday is our final market of the year, so bring the family down to stock up on your favorite local produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, honey, and more!

If you want to be the first to know about market happenings and the start of the 2017 season, be sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter by e-mailing  

You can also "like" us on Facebook for market updates, articles, recipes, and more!

In search of a simple, versatile dinner idea?  Look no further than this Roasted Fall Vegetable & Italian Sauasage Sheet Pan Meal.  Not only can you find all the ingredients you need at the market, but you can also substitute whatever veggies you like most!  

See you at the market (one more time)!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 22nd Market

Last Saturday was as beautiful a market day as you could ask for, and we are hoping for more of the same for our final two markets of 2016!  You can still find us this Saturday and next behind S&T Bank with lots of delicious produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, and more!

If you don't already receive our e-newsletter and want to see market updates, recipes, and more throughout the off-season, be sure to e-mail us at and ask to be added to the list!

You can also "like" us on Facebook for market updates and articles.

As the weather cools, you might just need a tasty treat to warm your belly.  Nothing says fall like fresh, local pumpkin pie or baked apples!

See you at the market!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 15th Market

Can you believe we're already halfway through October?  The countdown is on - only 3 Saturdays left to enjoy Indiana's best fresh, local produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, honey, and more!  Stock up on your favorites while you can!

Remember to stop by the market before or after IUP's Homecoming Parade.  You can find us in our regular location behind S&T Bank at 8th and Church Streets from 9 to noon.

It's the season of winter squash, and you can find several types at the market, including butternut, spaghetti, delicata, and more.

Need some inspiration?

This looks like a delicious variation on butternut squash soup - and you can find many of the ingredients at the market!

Ever wonder about how to prepare spaghetti squash?  This recipe is as simple as they come - and it is to much fun to scoop out!

See you at the market!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Week of October 5 & 8

 Thanks to all who joined us on Saturday for a cool (and slightly wet) fall morning market!  There are still a few weeks left to enjoy your favorite fresh, local produce.

This Wednesday, October 5 will be our final Wednesday afternoon market of the season, so be sure to stop in one last time!

Our regular Saturday morning market continues through the end of October.  You can still find a great variety of produce, including beets, beans, eggplant, peas, carrots, garlic, wild mushrooms, chestnuts, apples, pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, flowers, baked goods, meats, eggs, and more!

Last week we enjoyed a great beekeeping workshop with Dave Varney.  He shared his expertise on keeping bees in Pennsylvania, including building a hive with local swarms.  He showed off basic beekeeping equipment, a live bee observation hive, and more.  Thank you to the entire family for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with us!

If you are interested in getting started with your own hive or learning more about beekeeping, check out the Indiana Pa honey bee group on Facebook.

See you at the market!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Week of September 28 & October 1

Fall is officially here, and with it come changes in our weekly  market schedule.  Our final Wednesday market of the season will be next week, October 5th.  You will also notice fewer scheduled activities in our special tents.  But don't worry - there are still several weeks of Saturday markets left with your favorite fall produce, meats, baked goods, and more!  We will also be offering special workshops and demonstrations throughout the month of October.

Last week, we had lots of fun with two sets of kids' activities and some great information being shared by students from IUP!  The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) helped kids create their own delicious, healthy, and super cute (I mean terrifying!) apple monsters.  The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank shared information on SNAP benefits, recipes, kids' coloring and activity sheets, and a fun food group matching game.  Finally the IUP SEEDS Club (Strategies for Ecology, Education, Diversity and Sustainability) shared information about seed saving and the upcoming community seed swap.

This week, we are happy to present a beekeeping workshop with Dave Varney.  This will be an ongoing informational booth including:

* Cost to start a hive
* How to keep bees strong and healthy
* Benefits and characteristics of "real" honey
* Displays of common beekeeping tools and an empty hive

Dave's son and daughter will be on hand to chat with our younger market-goers about bees, as well.  Fun and learning for the whole family!

Our featured vendor this week is Mahoning Creek Farm of Smicksburg.  Their Angus beef, Duroc pork, and lamb can't be beat, and you can even find their pork at a couple of our local restaurants!

See you at the market!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 21 & 24

Fall is in the air!  While we may still have a few warm weeks left, autumn is definitely upon us, and the are signs all around the market - pumpkins, apples, winter squash, and more.  Be sure to stop by to snatch up the last of your summer favorites and enjoy the first tastes of the new season.

Last week, we celebrated all things Health & Wellness thanks to some excellent groups and activities in our special tents.  Dietetics Interns from IUP's Department of Food & Nutrition occupied two of our tents and provided information about fermented and probiotic-rich foods, samples of a yummy mango yogurt smoothie, and fun with food science making watermelon treats for the kids.  John Baker cooked up nutritious and tasty samples, and Gatti Pharmacy shared information about their services and new location, along with cool color-changing cups.

This week, we are looking forward to another lively market.  The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) from IUP will offer suggestions for healthy Halloween treats.  IUP's SEEDS Club will be on hand with information and seed packets.  SNAP Outreach joins us with program information, recipe cards, and coloring pages and a food group matching game for the kids.  We will also have information about an upcoming seed swap event.

Our featured vendor this week is Healthy Harvest Gardener.  You surely have noticed Michael's bright green wheatgrass ready for juicing fresh on the spot, along with wild foraged mushrooms, gourmet garlic, and a variety of other produce.  Stop in and try something new!

Thank you to the IUP Department of Food and Nutrition for sharing this tasty recipe!

SAND (the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics) provides members with professional involvement in food and nutrition activities as they develop their career potential.

The SEEDS Club of IUP stands for Strategies for Ecology, Education, Diversity and Sustainability and is a program of the Ecological Society of America.

The mission of the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger.

The 3rd Annual Community Seed Swap will be held Saturday, November 12 and is part of a larger project that will help to begin the Northern Appalachian Seed Bank.

See you at the market!