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The Owen County Farmers’ Market (OCFM) is committed to supporting locally grown and produced foods and bringing the very best and freshest of the season to our community.  At the OCFM you will find the very best seasonal produce, well cared for bed and garden plants, quality handmade crafts, and delicious ready to eat treats.  The OCFM is a producer only market so you can shake the hand of a farmer that grows your food and meet the artisan that made it by hand.

Join in the fun all season long as we bring family fun events, educational workshops, and demonstration to the OCFM.  Events like the Rise & Shine Farm to City 5k and youth fun runs, Pioneer Day, Kid’s Day, Farm to Table Dinner, and much more.  The OCFM presents live music each Saturday. Come shop for locally grown produce and handmade crafts while enjoying the sounds of local entertainment.

News from the Market

Save the Date

July 25
Kids Day
Let kids explore the farmers market and enjoy fun games and costume parade.

August 1
National Farmers’ Market Week
Come celebrate all the goodness of a farmers’ market and being able to buy local!

August 15
Canning Demo
Jolly Homemakers Extension Club joins us to answer all your canning questions.

August 29
Med-Check & How to pack a healthy school lunch
Johnson N Nichols hosts a med-check and demonstration on how to pack a healthy school lunch

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Farm to Table Dinner

Dining amongst neighbors and friends with the Owen County Courthouse in the landscape and an atmosphere of sophistication yet hometown feeling made the Farm to Table dinner a memorable moment in 2014. The Owen County Farmers’ Market will be hosting the event again on September 12, 2015 with tickets going on sale this Saturday, July 11, at the farmers’ market.

New for 2015 the Freedomaires 4-H club will be offer babysitting service as parents attend the Farm to Table Dinner. Leaders of the Freedomaires 4-H club are coordinating arrangements with the Tivoli Theatre to provide games, crafts, and a movie for children. The service will be provided as part of the 4-H members community service project and available for the cost of a movie ticket and free-will donation. Additional information will be available as details are planned, if you would be interested in the service please pre-register when purchasing Farm to Table Dinner tickets.

Every Farm to Table dinner is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Held in downtown Spencer on Main St the 2015 event is designed to serve 200 guests. In keeping with Owen County Farmers’ Market’s focus on the local food culture, the dinner menu is comprised of foods gathered from local growers’ and prepared by volunteers. Guests can arrive at 5:30pm for the social hour with hors d’oeuvres of fresh tortilla chips and garden tomato salsa or crisp vegetables served with Mediterranean hummus. The dinner will start at 6:00pm with the second course of soup or salad, choices includes tomato basil Parmesan soup or green salad with vinaigrette. The entrée choices includes pork loin with savory garlic and herb corn and wheat bread or eggplant Parmesan with green beans and garlic bread. The meal will be completed with a dessert slice of pie.

Organizations such as Owen County Farm Bureau, Owen Valley FFA, Owen Valley ROTC, 4-H clubs and Junior Leaders, Owen County Extension Homemakers, Purdue Extension, Owen County Fair Queen Court, Spencer Lions Club, Babbs SuperValu, Tivoli Theatre, Anthony Leaderbrand of Owen Valley Winery, and individual volunteers are helping to make the 2nd annual Farm to Table event extraordinary. Many volunteers are needed for this event, if you or your organization would like to be involved please contact Andrea Curry at 812.360.1166 or events@owencountyfarmersmarket.com.

Set your alarm clock to be at the Owen County Farmers’ Market at 8:30am on Saturday July 11th to buy your tickets. Tickets are first come, first served with only 200 tickets available. Ticket prices are $15 per person or $25 per pair of tickets with a limit of 6 tickets per person. Please be prepared to make menu selections at the time of ticket purchase to help us organize the event. This event is a rain or shine event, in the case of rain the event will be moved to an indoor location. Tickets will be available at the farmers market each week until sold out. The Owen County Farmers’ Market is located on the lot next to Babbs SuperValu with hours are 8:30am to 12:30pm Saturday mornings. For more information visit www.owencountyfarmersmarket.com.

Vending at the Owen County Farmers’ Market

Selling your farm/garden foods, prepared foods, and crafts is easy at the farmers market.

2015 Vendor Booth Rental Fees

  • Full Season (22 weeks) is $150.00
  • Seasonal (11 weeks) is $120.00
  • Daily is $15
  • Lemonade Stand for youth 12 and under is 50 cents.

FARM VENDORS:
Farmers are persons who raise produce (vegetables, fruits), herbs, flowers or nursery crops from seed or plants and care for, cultivate and harvest the crops offered for sale at the market.  … learn more about vending as a farm vendor

PREPARED FOOD VENDORS:
A prepared food (as known as value added food) vendor is anyone selling foods that have been processed or altered from their original state. Sample of prepared foods are meat products, baked goods, or ready to eat foods.  … learn more about vending as a prepared food vendor

ARTISAN VENDORS:
Artisans are people who craft with their own hands the products they offer for sale at the market such as pottery, knit and sewn items, candles, soaps, etc.  … learn more about vending as an artisan vendor

SPECIAL BOOTHS
YOUTH LEMONADE STANDS:
For 2015 we are offering youth ages 12 and under the opportunity to explore the entrepreneurship spirit with a lemonade stand.  We will allow 1 lemonade stand per week at the market.  …learn more about vending as a youth lemonade stand
ANTIQUE VENDORS:
On the fourth Saturday of each month we allow additional spaces for Antique vendors that would like to sell antique-like items.  … learn more about vending as an antique vendor

 

 

 

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