2014 Market Season begins May 3. Join us during our new hours of 9 am to 1 pm each Saturday May 3 - Oct 11 for local farm, artisan, and prepared food items, as well as workshops and live entertainment.

Vendor Incentive Programs

NEW in 2014 we have great incentives for our vendors.

Offer 1: Refer a full season vendor Refer a new* vendor to the OCFM and if that vendor registers for a full season we will refund $30 on the referring vendors fees

Offer 2: Refer a half season vendor Refer a new* vendor to the OCFM and if that vendor registers for a half season we will refund $15 on the referring vendors fees

Offer 3: Weekly Vendor Incentives Each week vendors present at the OCFM will be entered for a drawing. Weekly Winner will receive a $10 certificate to local business or $10 fuel gift cards.

Market Dates for 2014
Saturdays May 3 - Oct 11
(Closed Sept 20)

Hours
9 am to 1 pm

Location
The Corner of N. Short St and Hwy 46 in Spencer
(459 W. Morgan St., Spencer, IN 47460)

Weather for Spencer

Today Friday
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on April 24, 2014
Partly Cloudy
72°/52°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM EDT on April 25, 2014
Chance of Rain
72°/48°

Upcoming Events

  • May 3, 2014 – Market is Open
    9:00 am
  • May 3, 2014 – T-Shirt Design Contest
    9:00 am
  • May 3, 2014 – Wheat Milling at Home
    9:00 am

Attention Youth 12 and Under

New this year to celebrate the entrepreneurship in our local youth, we will allow 1 lemonade stand per week at the Farmers’ Market. Youth ages 12 and under are welcome to participate for the booth cost of 50 cents. This is for the sale of lemonade drinks only (no food or crafts items). Lemonade can be homemade or a mix. Youth are responsible for their own booth including tables, chair, and signage just like all our market vendors, so they can truly experience creating a farm stand. Canopies are optional, but if a canopy is used please secure the legs with weights for safety.

Complete the Lemonade Contract and be sure to include a contact phone number and our Market Master Amy will contact you to schedule your stand date. ...more info

StraightDavis

StraightDavis2 We are excited to announce that StraightDavis will be performing at the opening of the Market on May 3. StraightDavis is an acoustic band made up of two cousins local to Owen County, Shelly Davis-Roberts and Andrea Davis. The cousins have been hitting the road with a variety of shows, benefits, private parties and even trips to NY. We are proud to support and showcase local talent at the market. Join us May 3 as we are entertained by StraightDavis from 10am to 1pm.

2014 Vendor Wanted

FARMERS, GARDENERS, BAKERS, AND CRAFTERS: Join us for the 2014 market season with your farm based products, garden plants, hand made crafts, and delicious foods. It is our desire to increase interest in local foods and artisans, but we need you to be a part of the market and show all the great items available. 10×10 booth spaces are available for $150.00 Full 23 wk season, $120 Seasonal 12 wk season, or $15 daily vending. Contracts, payments along with any required permits or proof of insurance must be submitted prior to vending. Check out our NEW 2014 Vendor Incentive Programs at our Vendor page.

2014 Artisan Vendor Contract
2014 Farm Vendor Contract
2014 Value Added Food Vendor Contract
Visit our Vendor page for  more information for vending at the Market.

Market T-Shirts Design Contest May 3

On May 3rd during the first market we will have a station set up that artists can submit designs for a new 2014 t-shirt.

We have the 2013 t-shirt design still available at the market. Purchasing a shirt will both promote the market and help with expenses to keep the market running.

Workshops & Guest Speakers for 2014

We are lining up some great workshops and guest speakers. If you would like to share at the market please contact Amy at 812.821.0373. Visit our Dates to Note page for workshops currently scheduled

Encourage Healthier Eating Habits

Shopping at the local farmers market is a great opportunity to experience new foods and encourage healthier eating habits. When at the market, select one new fruit or vegetable you have never had before and then try it in a new recipe at home. Discuss where the items were grown and talk to the farmers about their produce. Nothing encourages healthy eating better than great tasting fresh foods. Let an adventure begin by exploring the variety of fresh foods and trying samples when available.

Stay in Contact with E-Newsletters

Register your email to receive Owen County Farmers' Market News. Stay informed and up to date with information for vendors and the community regarding the market.

Live Entertainment

We are currently scheduling individuals and groups to provide live entertainment at the farmers market during the final two hours of the market. The market will provide $15 per entertainer to a max of $60 for groups, plus a tip jar is available. If you would like to sign up contact Pennie at 812.829.2415.

2014 Board Members

  • Andrea Curry, President
  • Terry Cox, Vice President
  • Jay Arnold, Treasurer
  • Pennie Cantwell, Secretary
  • Amy Arnold
  • Dan Browning
  • Larry Fair
  • Errin Logsdon
  • Deb Klenke

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