Monday, May 8, 2017

2017 Market Coming Soon!

Hello market-goers!!  I hope you have all had a wonderful winter and start to spring.   Can you believe it is almost market season again? 

Opening day is Saturday, June 3!

First things first – you can find us at our same locations, days, and times.  The market is open:
  • Saturdays from 9:00 to noon behind S&T Bank at 8th and Church Streets and 
  • Wednesdays 3:00 to 5:30 on Wayne Avenue in the parking lot across from KCAC

You will see many familiar faces and hopefully some new ones, as well.  Saturday markets will continue to feature local artists, community groups, kids’ activities, musicians, chef demonstrations, and workshops.

So, what’s new in 2017?

First, you may notice a slight addition to our logo and a new theme across our promotions – The Indiana County Farmers' Market is a Producer-Only market!  We have been this way all along, but many of our customers were unaware that we have the producer-only standard. 

What does this mean for you?  Our vendors sell what they grow or produce.  Our farmers are not permitted to buy from produce auctions, etc. and resell to you.  This ensures that you are getting the freshest produce straight from the source and that the farmer can verify exactly how it was grown.

In other news, our blog this year will feature the true stars of the market – fresh produce and all of the other delicious products our vendors have to offer!  You may remember a weekly vendor profile last year, helping to introduce our farmers.  This year, the spotlight will be on a different vegetable, fruit, or other market product each week, including nutritional facts, fun trivia, and recipes!

If you’d like to receive our weekly updates straight to your inbox, e-mail us at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Speaking of recipes, be sure to stop by the new market booth on Saturdays for our recipe of the week.  The recipe will include the week’s featured vegetable and a list of ingredients you can purchase right there at the market.

Finally, please mark your calendars for the following special event days for this season:

June 3:  Opening Day
June 24:  Kids’ Day
July 29:  Customer Appreciation Day
August 19:  Pollinators Day
September 30:  Harvest for the Hungry

As you can tell, we’ve been busy this winter and hope that even more improvements are on the way!  Looking forward to another great season!


See you at the market!


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