Memorial Day Weekend
We have a great market planned for Saturday with new foods, artisans, antique vendors and soil testing information from Jenna Smith.
New this Saturday we will have the addition of sausage or egg and bacon breakfast sandwiches for our early market customers. For those looking for a tasty lunch option we have BBQ sandwiches and fresh tamales as well as Philippine eggrolls. We will also have a variety of baked goods and farm based foods that have been harvested and prepared by local farmers and tastes better than food that has been preserved and transported from thousands of miles away. We will also have our local artisans with hand crafted items showing imagination, skill, and the mark of the artisan’s individuality. From 10am to 12noon Rob and Carol Dillingham will be providing live entertainment.
This week also features our local Antique vendors. Each fourth Saturday of the month the Owen County Farmers Market extends additional booth space to include antiques at the market. Join us this week to see what hidden antique treasures the market might have.
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator Ag & Natural Resources of Clay & Owen Counties, will also be at the market Saturday to share on soil testing. Different kinds of plants require different levels of the congenial balance of calcium and acid, known as the pH balance; if a specific plant is going to grow to its potential, it needs to be in soil that is suited to its composition. Jenna will be available throughout the market Saturday to share on collecting soil samples, where to have tests done, and how to interrupt the results to grow your best vegetable and flower gardens.
As you commemorate this Memorial Day weekend we hope you start your weekend with us by stopping at the market located at the corner of Short St and Morgan St Saturday morning from 8am to 12noon.
Market Season is OPEN
Meet our Vendor for our 2013 vendors thus far. We are looking forward to the remainder of the market season and being a part of bringing farmers, artisans, and the community together as a gathering place that fosters the connection between our food, our culture, our land and our environment.
Accepting Application for 2013 Vendors Throughout the Season
FARMERS, GARDENERS, BAKERS, AND CRAFTERS: Join us for the 2013 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 24 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.
Visit our Vendor page for applications and more information for vending at the 2013 Owen County Farmers’ Market.
Date and Hours
The Market will kick off Saturday May 4, 2013 and run Saturdays till October 19th. We will be closed September 21 as this is weekend of the the Apple Butter Festival and you can find many of our vendors participating in the festival. Our hours will be 8 am to 12 noon May through August and 9 am to 12 noon September and October.
The market will be located at the same lot as 2012 on Hwy 46 with a few adjustments to better accommodate our guests and vendors. This lot is located at the corner of N. Short St and Hwy 46 in Spencer.
Congratulations to Our New Market Master
We would like to introduce Amy Arnold as our 2013 Market Master. Amy is an avid market goer and very excited to be a part of the Owen County Farmers’ Market and helping us grow. Her background in event coordinating and food handling manager will be a great asset to the Market Master position.
Support the Market
Providing Live Entertainment
We are looking for musical entertainment to play from 10am to 12 Saturdays during the Market. We do offer $15/entertainer up to a total of $60 for groups as well any tips they make in the donation jar.
Host a Workshop
We are looking for volunteers to do an education workshop or demonstration during the market season. These workshops could be on gardening, crafts, cooking, raising livestock, nutrition or any educational topic related to the market goals of fosters the connection between our food, our culture, our land and our environment.
If you would like to host a workshop please talk to us at the market, or contact Andrea Curry by email or phone 812.360.1166.