Farmers Markets…Not Just For Farmers Anymore!

Farmer selling organic vegetables at a market on a sunny day
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Summer is on the horizon, and in Southern Indiana, that means Farmers Markets are in season.  Farmers markets provide a venue for communities to socialize, stimulate local economies, and help educate people to make healthier food choices. In fact, a 2002 study showed that 88% of patrons prefer farmers markets due to the availability of fresh produce and 64% because the produce is local, making it healthier, and higher quality. The social aspect of farmers markets is also a popular feature as market goers often interact directly with the entrepreneurs and farmers themselves.

It’s interesting to note that the actual name “Farmers Markets” has become sort of a misnomer in recent years.  These gatherings now offer, not only farm-fresh goods, but also items produced and handmade by local entrepreneurs.  It’s not uncommon to see a great offering of handmade soaps, dog treats, baked goods, candles, jams and many more “non-farmed” items.

Whether you’re looking for pasture-raised meats, locally grown fresh tomatoes, local honey, handmade soaps, or jewelry, these markets are sure to please.  Be sure to check their websites and/or Facebook pages for updates on special events and rainouts. When you go, though, it’s always a great idea to bring a crossbody bag with some cash and a canvas shopping bag or two.  You know you’ll fill them up.

Franklin Street Bazaar – Evansville
Voted Best Farmers Market in the Tristate in 2021

2000 West Franklin St.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Through August 27
Free Yoga On July 20!

Come and see why this market was voted the best in 2021! Local farmers, producers, bakers, artists, craftsmen, food trucks and food vendors will be on the West Branch Library lawn every Saturday through August 27.

Market On Main – Evansville

Ford Center Plaza in Downtown Evansville 1 SE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Through September 14
Special story times July 13 & August 3 @ 10:30 a.m.

Make your Wednesday mornings complete with a stop downtown Evansville. Market vendors will be set up every Wednesday through September 11.

Historic Newburgh Farmers Market – Newburgh

Old Lock & Dam Park on the downtown Newburgh Riverfront
Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon
Through August 20
POP Club on June 11
Zucchini 500 Races on June 18

Overlooking the beautiful Newburgh, Indiana riverfront on the west lawn of the Old Lock & Dam Park, you’ll find the Historic Newburgh Farmers Market.  Participating vendors come from a 60-mile radius of Newburgh, offering pasture-raised meats, produce, baked goods, fresh-pressed juices, jewelry, handwoven rugs, flowers, herbs, and much more.  And as if the setting on the Ohio River isn’t relaxing enough, the Newburgh market is offering a line-up of live music each week from 9:30 -11:30.  Come out and listen to your favorites…or listen to something new.

Warrick County Farmers Market – Boonville

Harold Gunn Pavilion on the Boonville Square – 611 West Main St.
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. – noon
Through October

The Warrick County Farmers Market features a variety of fresh locally grown vegetables & fruits, freezer beef, fresh eggs, herbs, honey, and handmade crafts.  Home-baked pies, breads, sweet rolls, confections, and jellies are also showcased at the market as well as handmade crafts such as pottery, yarn goods, quilts, and unique clothing items & jewelry. Various community events are scheduled to be held in conjunction with the market throughout the season.

Jasper Farmers Market – Jasper

100 3rd Ave. (behind the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center
Saturdays through October 8 (except Aug. 6th)
8am – NOON (EDT)

The Jasper Farmers Market is in a new location this year! Vendor booths will be set up behind the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, near the Historic Alexander Schoolhouse, every Saturday through October 8, except for August 6 due to the Strassenfest. Follow them on Facebook to see the many vendors that will be participating in the market this year!

Huntingburg Farmers Market – Huntingburg

Market Street Park, Huntingburg, IN
Saturdays through October
7 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EDT)

Continuing in 2022, the Huntingburg Farmers Market will take place under the pavilion at Market Street Park, just south of 4th Street & East of Old Town Hall. Beginning Saturday, June 4th from 7-11am, come support your local farmers and vendors selling fresh produce and locally made products.

Ferdinand Pop-Up Farmers Market

Behind the Shop on 13th Street in Ferdinand
July 3 & August 7
10:30am – 1:30pm (EDT)

In its first season, be sure to checkout the Pop Up Farmers Market in the parking lot behind the Shop on 13th Street in Ferdinand, IN! The markets will take place on the first Sunday of the month through August. They announced the Sisters of St. Benedict will be a vendor, offering fresh produce along with other local vendors selling locally made products.

Vincennes Historic Farmers Market

Riverfront Pavilion – 102 North 2nd Street
Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1p.m.
Through October 8

Come to the Riverfront Pavilion in Downtown Vincennes for the best selection of fresh seasonal produce, blooming annuals and perennials, farm-fresh eggs, local honey, delicious baked goods, frozen seafood, artisan-crafted gifts and wares, homemade soaps and so much more! The market is open on Wednesday evenings from 4:00pm – 7:30pm and Saturday mornings from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

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