Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Week of June 12 & 15

Kids' Day is here!  This event was a big hit last year for families and our vendors, and we have another great lineup of fun, FREE kids activities scheduled for this year!  Find details and share with your friends on Facebook

Last week, we braved the winds and enjoyed the musical stylings of Al Craigie.  Our Wednesday market also opened for the season on Wayne Avenue, across from the KCAC.

This week, there is a huge lineup of special booths to check out:


Throughout the season, we will feature different produce items at the market.  This week, we highlight lettuce of all kinds!  Taste a sample, and earn a market buck to use toward the purchase of lettuce at the market.  Kids can pick up their samples at the market information booth, and adults can sample at the cooking demonstration throughout the morning.  Lettuce market bucks are good for this Saturday's market ONLY.  This program is funded through the Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant program.

SAVE THE DATE

Pollinator Day is June 22!  
Join us in celebrating and learning more about our pollinator friends.  The schedule includes live music, Indiana PA Honey Bee, and kids' activities from the Indiana Community Garden.

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See you at the market!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Week of June 5 & 8

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We had an amazing turnout (and some pretty lovely weather) for our opening market day last Saturday.  We are so grateful for all of you who joined us and shared the event with family and friends.  We're looking forward to a wonderful season and are so happy you are excited to share it with us!

The Wednesday market begins this week, too!  You can find us from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Wayne Avenue, across from the KCAC (in the old Bi-Lo parking lot).  We have a new vendor or two joining the Wednesday crew, so come by and see what's fresh.

Last Saturday, we welcomed back many of your favorite vendors - don't worry, even more will be coming as the season progresses!

  • Lone Oak Farm
  • Natalie's Goodies
  • Longview Farm and Apiary
  • Mahoning Creek Farm
  • Leap's Farm
  • Nature Works Farm
  • Fat Radish Farm
  • Yarnick's Farm
  • Cultures, LLC
  • Huber's 3 Ponds Farm 

We also enjoyed live music by Country BlueLocal artisans Ashleigh Bowman and Your Story Charmed, as well as daylily grower and hybridizer Gary Ball brought their creations and plants.  

Nearly 150 of you stopped by our market booth to pick up a free shopping bag and information about our market and vendors!


This week, we open the Wednesday market and welcome musician Alan Craigie to the Saturday market.  Come by and see what is coming into season.  Strawberries are available now - but they won't last long!

Please remember that while we at the Farmers' Market are very fond of animals of all kinds, due to PA Department of Agriculture regulations, no pets are permitted at the market.  If you do bring a pet, please tie them up outside the market area. 


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See you at the market!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Opening Day 2019!

It's almost here - the market opens this Saturday, June 1st!!!  We have a lot in store, including more than a dozen local farmers and producers, day lilies, art, live music, and giveaways!

Check out our Facebook event for more info and updates.

We expect to see about a dozen vendors at the market this Saturday, with more joining us as the season goes on - that's a pretty great start!

Cultures, LLC - Fermented foods and handmade chocolate truffles
Fat Radish Farm - Vegetables and cut flowers
Huber's 3 Ponds Farm - Vegetables, herbs, and eggs
Leap's Farm - Locally-milled flours
Lone Oak Farm - Fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, bread, and dairy
Longview Farm & Apiary - Vegetables, cut flowers, honey, soaps, and lip balm
Mahoning Creek Farm - Beef, pork, and lamb
Natalie's Goodies - Baked goods, canned goods, chicken, and eggs
Nature Works Farm & Nursery - Vegetables, cut flowers, potted plants, and eggs
Uncle Henry's Garden - Vegetables and herbs
Yarnick's Farm - Fruits, vegetables, herbs, and canned goods

Learn more about the local folks who grow and produce your favorite market goods here.  


This week, we also kick off the season with some great groups in our special booths.  You can look forward to work by local artist Ashleigh Bowman, daylilies with grower and hybidizer Gary Ball, and live music by Country Blue, an acoustic country and bluegrass duo.

As you shop, be sure to also stop in to the market information booth.  We'll have info about the market, including seasonal food guides and other handy resources, and we'll be giving away free, reusable shopping bags to the first 150 customers!


The market booth is also where you can swipe your credit, debit, or EBT card for tokens to spend with participating vendors.  Find details here on how to use your card and tokens at the market.  
  • Cards will be accepted at Saturday morning markets ONLY.  Tokens can be spent on any market day with participating vendors.
  • Participating vendors will post a sign in their booths stating that they accept market tokens.  A list of participating vendors is also available at the Market Information booth.
  • When you arrive, visit the Market Information booth.  A volunteer will swipe your card for the amount you request and give you tokens to spend at the market.  
  • You can choose how much market money you want.  Credit/debit tokens are $1 each; SNAP tokens are $0.50 each.  
  • Credit/debit transactions include a small transaction fee to help us cover the cost of this service.  There are no fees for SNAP transactions
  • Spend your tokens like cash with participating vendors.  Note: Change cannot be given for purchases made with SNAP tokens.
  • Tokens do not expire.  If you do not spend your market money, you can use it next week, next month, or even next season!
While we hope that many shoppers will take advantage of this system, please remember that cash (especially in small bills) is still the preferred payment method for many of our market vendors!

We would like to thank the Center for Community Growth for providing funding Foodbucks once again this season.  This program allows us to increase access to fresh, local foods by matching tokens for EBT customers (up to $20 per customer per market day).  Thank you for your support!

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See you at the Market!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Get Ready for Market Season!

We are just over a week away from opening day.  Are you ready?  Read on for resources about how to connect with us, tips for a successful shopping experience, what's in season, and how to get involved!  We can't wait to get this season started!

Opening Day
The first way to get excited about the 2019 market season is to check out our opening day event.  We'll welcome new and returning vendors and you - our amazing customers - on Saturday, June 1 behind S&T Bank in downtown Indiana (8th & Church Streets).  In addition to fresh, local foods, you can pick up a free reusable shopping bag in the market booth (while supplies last), explore many varieties of gorgeous day lilies, enjoy live music, and more!

Shopping Tips
Are you new to the market or just looking for ways to get the most out of your visit?  Check out our tips for shopping the market.  My top tips:  Be flexible with your shopping list, try new things, and get to know your farmers!

What's In Season?
We are a producer-only market.  This means that our farmers sell what they grow, and you are getting the freshest produce around!  It also means that you probably won't find all of your favorites all of the time.  Eating with the seasons takes some practice, but there is always something delicious to look forward to.  Check out this seasonal calendar from PA Preferred for an idea of when local fruits and veggies will be available.

Get Involved
We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with market projects!  Our greatest need is for people to staff the market information booth at the Saturday market.  Volunteers set up the booth, run the card swipe machine, distribute tokens, and provide information about the market.  Training is provided.

Other opportunities are available, as well, whether you have a couple hours to give or would like to be involved on a monthly or weekly basis.  To learn more or sign up as a volunteer, contact Jenna at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com.  You can also ask to be added to our volunteer e-mail list and be notified when a new opportunity comes up.

Connect With Us
Want to keep up with the most up-to-date market information all season long?

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See you at the Market!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 Season Is Almost Here!!

Opening day is less than 3 weeks away!!  Are you as excited as I am?!?

We can't wait to kick off another great season at the market.  You'll see many of your favorite vendors returning, as well as new members and products to discover.

You can find us on Saturdays, starting June 1 from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon behind S&T Bank in Indiana (8th & Church Streets).  The Wednesday market begins June 5 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Wayne Avenue, across from the KCAC.

As always, you'll be able to find a variety of locally grown and produced items, including fresh produce, potted plants, cut flowers, baked goods, meats, flours, dairy, eggs, canned goods, honey, and much more.

We have a great line up of special events and theme days coming up this season, including some cooking demonstrations and delicious samples to try!  Visit our calendar to see what is coming up.

Speaking of keeping up with the market, do YOU want to be in the know?  There are some great ways to stay connected and find the most up-to-date information about market happenings, vendors, new products, and what is in season.

Stay in touch with us by...

  • Subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter:  E-mail indianafarmmarket@gmail.com and ask to be added
  • Following us on Facebook and Instagram
  • Joining us on Remind to have day-of reminders and updates sent straight to your phone:  Text @indianaco to 81010
See you at the market!

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!

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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!

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