Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Final Market of 2018!

Last chance to shop!!!!  This Saturday is our final market for 2018!  

Help us finish our season strong and celebrate another wonderful year of the market.  Stop and chat with friends, as well as your favorite vendors before we take a much-needed break through the winter.  Many of our vendors also have e-mail lists you can join to stay updated on available products or drop-points during the off-season.

Come stock up on your local favorites in produce, fall decor, meats, dairy, bread, flour, honey, ferments, mushrooms, and much more!


Available items at fall markets may include beets, broccoli, cauliflower, flowers, eggplant, garlic, gourds, dried herbs, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce and other salad greens, melons, mushrooms, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, winter squash, tomatoes, turnips, meats, eggs, bread and other baked goods, flour, raw and pasteurized milk, canned and fermented foods, honey, soap, and more!

NOTE:  While we will not have the full booth set up again this week, you can still swipe credit, debit, and EBT cards for market tokens at the trailer for Mahoning Creek Farm (meats) in the center of the market.


See you at the market!

Want our weekly blog posts sent straight to your inbox?  E-mail indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for the most up-to-date market information

Monday, October 15, 2018

October 21st Market

Only 2 more Saturday markets for 2018!!  

Come stock up on your local favorites while you can!

Honey and apples are back!  Get your home ready for fall with pumpkins and decorative corn and gourds.  You can also find fermented foods, breads, dairy, and still lots of fresh, local produce (see list below). 

Thanks to Dandi Crafts by Fairman for adding a festive touch in the artisan booth last week!


Available items at fall markets may include beets, broccoli, cauliflower, cut flowers, eggplant, garlic, gourds, dried herbs, kale, lettuce and other salad greens, melons, mushrooms, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, winter squash, tomatoes, turnips, meats, eggs, bread and other baked goods, flour, raw and pasteurized milk, canned and fermented foods, honey, soap, and more!


See you at the market!

Want our weekly blog posts sent straight to your inbox?  E-mail indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for the most up-to-date market information

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 9th Market

It may feel like summer again this week, but the countdown is on for our market season.  If you haven't been to the market in a while (or if you have) - come shop while you can!!

Our Wednesday market wrapped up this week.  Many thanks to the Kovalchick Corporation for allowing us the use of our Wednesday market space on Wayne Avenue again this year!

We have just 3 Saturday markets remaining for 2018, so come see us!!  While some produce is winding down for the year, there is still a lot to see.

Honey is back!  This week, we welcomed back Eden Apiaries, and Longview Farm & Apiary now has honey for sale, as well.  This will be the final week for Natalie's Goodies, so if you need one last cinnamon roll, some cookies, or maple syrup, be sure to stop by.


Available items at fall markets may include beets, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, cut flowers, eggplant, garlic, gourds, dried herbs, kale, lettuce and other salad greens, melons, mushrooms, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, winter squash, tomatoes, turnips, meats, eggs, bread and other baked goods, flour, raw and pasteurized milk, canned and fermented foods, honey, maple syrup, soap, and more!

This week, we welcome a new artisan to the market - Dandi Crafts by Fairman.  Stop by to shop their handmade wooden home decor items.


See you at the market!

Want our weekly blog posts sent straight to your inbox?  E-mail indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for the most up-to-date market information

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Week of October 3 & 6

As we move into October, change is in the air - the weather is cooling, leaves are just beginning the change color, and the market enters its final month of the season.  We hope you will continue to join us and enjoy all the local foods that autumn has to offer! 

You might also notice that our special booths are wrapping up for the season.  Many thanks to all who provided music, children's activities, information, and shared their artwork this year - more than 20 different individuals/groups joined us for special booths in the 2018 season!

The market is OPEN this Saturday, so be sure to stop by and see us before or after the Homecoming Parade - we're only a block away!

Last week, IUP's Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) shared healthy snack recipes in the kids' booth.  Families made their own spider snacks and fruity cat hat snacks - YUM!


This Wednesday, October 3rd, is our FINAL WEDNESDAY market of the season.  Saturday markets continue through the end of the month.

This week, we also celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week.  A dedicated team of volunteers have staffed our card swipe booth all season, so if you've shopped with a credit, debit, or EBT card this season, you have them to thank!!  The market is entirely volunteer-run, so we are so grateful to have these wonderful folks on board. 

Calling all local artists!!  

The Market will host an Arts Day in conjunction with our regular farmers' market on 
Saturday, October 13th. 
It is FREE to participate, but space is limited. 
Contact Jenna at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com
for more information or to reserve your spot!



See you at the market!

Want our weekly blog posts sent straight to your inbox?  E-mail indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for the most up-to-date market information.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 26 & 29


It's sure feeling like fall now, and we're seeing it at the market, too!  More pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, and corn are arriving!  Many asked about availability of apples last week.  We are uncertain whether our regular vendor (Sleepy Hollow Orchard) will be able to return this season, but we'll let you know if they do!

Thank you to all who supported Harvest for the Hungry last Saturday.  We collected fresh market
foods, as well as cash donations.  Special thanks, as well, to Mahoning Creek Farm, Leap's Farm, 3 Ponds Farm, and other vendors who contributed to the food pantry!

Color To Dye For, IUP Dietetics Interns, IRMC's Institute for Healthy Living, the Indiana Free Library, and local musicians Country Blue helped to make this a great event and a really fun morning at the market - thank you!


This week, be sure the stop by the Wednesday market - only 2 more chances to shop!  Our Saturday market will continue through the end of October.

Saturday, we welcome the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) to the Kids' Booth.  Families can stop in to make a snack and play a fun nutrition matching game.

Calling all local artists!!  
The Market will host an Arts Day in conjunction with our regular farmers' market on Saturday, October 13th.  It is FREE to participate, but space is limited.  Contact Jenna at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com for more information or to reserve your spot!


See you at the market!

Want our weekly blog posts sent straight to your inbox?  E-mail indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for the most up-to-date market information.

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics is a professionally-affiliated student organization supported by IUP’s Department of Food and Nutrition.  The purpose of SAND is to provide members with professional involvement in food and nutrition activities as they develop their career potential.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Harvest for the Hungry

Did you know...
  • 1 in 8 Pennsylvanians struggle with hunger (14.4% of the population)
  • 1 in 6 children in Pennsylvania struggles with hunger
  • In Indiana County, more than 12,500 people are food-insecure, including 3,200 children
Read on to learn more about how you can help!

Last week, The League of Women Voters of Indiana County had a voter registration booth and shared information about efforts to stop gerrymandering through Fair Districts PA.

Below, you can also find a recipe for gazpacho (courtesy of IRMC's Institute for Healthy Living).  The best news - you can find almost all of the ingredients at the farmers' market!


Harvest for the Hungry
is this Saturday! 


September is Hunger Action Month (Feeding America), so each fall, we host a day of action at our market.

The USDA defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.  Children, seniors, and people living in rural areas are at particular risk for food insecurity and hunger.

So, how can you help this weekend?  

It's easy!!  Simply purchase extra food items from our market vendors and drop them off at the market information booth (the same booth where you swipe your credit/debit/EBT card for tokens).

All donations will go to the food pantry at Zion Lutheran.

Then, be sure to enjoy the other special booths and activities happening at the event.

  • Learn how to prepare healthy food on a budget with IUP Dietetics interns 
  • Stop by the storytime with the Indiana Free Library
  • Shop handmade jewelry, tie dye, and seasonal decor items by Color to Dye For
  • Enjoy live music by County Blue - an acoustic country and bluegrass duo (and new market favorite!)

Some of vendors will participate, as well, including Mahoning Creek Farm.  They will donate 10% of their total sales (in meat products) this Saturday to the food pantry.


See you at the market!

Sources for PA Hunger Facts:
Feeding America (www.feedingamerica.org)
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (www.pittsburghfoodbank.org)

Want our weekly blog posts sent straight to your inbox?  E-mail indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for the most up-to-date market information.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Week of September 12 & 15

Thanks to those who braved the gloomy wet weather last Saturday.  Our amazing vendors are at the market for you rain or shine!  We saw more canning tomatoes, peppers, and other summer produce, along with pumpkins, and a truckload of watermelons! 

Last week, WIC and Power Up Nutrition returned with more nutrition information, kids' activity books, and recipes and samples for pumpkin applesauce (below). 

Part-time vendor Tony's Orchard joined us for the first time this season with locally grown gala apples.


This week you can register to vote in the community booth, courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Indiana County

As always, you can swipe your credit, debit, or EBT card for market tokens in the market information booth.  Vendors who accept tokens will have a sign posted in their booths.

You can now also receive market reminders and sneak peeks of what produce is available, special activities, etc. straight to your phone!  To sign up for text reminders, text @indianaco to the number 81010 or follow this link.


Save the Date!
Harvest for the Hungry is Saturday, September 22nd!!

September is Hunger Action Month, so we set aside one day each year to collect donations for a local food pantry.  Just purchase extra food at the market and drop it off in the market booth. 

There will also be live music, cooking demonstrations, and storytime for the kids.  Bring the whole family to a fun morning at the market, and help fight hunger in our community!

See you at the market!


Want our weekly blog posts sent straight to your inbox?  E-mail indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for the most up-to-date market information.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.