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.
Nothing encourages healthy eating better than great tasting fresh foods. Farmers’ Markets are an affordable way to eat healthier and experience new foods. NEW for 2015 the OCFM will be accepting EBT (food stamp) cards with our Fresh Bucks Program. Use your EBT card and receive DOUBLE Fresh bucks thanks to a grant from Indiana Farm Bureau. Just visit the information booth at the OCFM, swipe your EBT card for Fresh Bucks, double your dollars up to $18 per daily visit, and shop for fresh local foods.
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. We are kicking off the season with ‘Straight Davis’ on May 2nd, 2015 starting at 10:00am following our Opening Ceremony and Prayer which begins at 9:00am.
June 6, 2015
Join us at the Owen County Farmers’ Market on Saturday June 6, 2015 for a 5K, 1 mile Fun Run for youth 12 and under, or Sunrise Dash for youth 6 and under. Each race will benefit the Owen County Farmers’ Market, as it provides local producers, artisans, and their neighbors a gathering place that fosters the connection between our food, culture, land, and environment.
Early bird registration due by May 23.
* Flat course – great course for PR
* Fun for all ages
* Visit the farmers’ market and shake the hand of a farmer that grows locally
Sponsors partnering with the Owen County Farmers’ Market for this event include:
We would like to welcome Carrie Napier as our 2015 Market Manager. The farmers’ market season is overseen by a Market Manager and we are excited to have Carrie’s experience and new ideas directing Saturdays at the 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.
SNAP Fresh Bucks Program
Nothing encourages healthy eating better than great tasting fresh foods. Farmers’ Markets are an affordable way to eat healthier and experience new foods. NEW for 2015 the OCFM will be accepting EBT (food stamp) cards with our Fresh Bucks Program. Use your EBT card and receive DOUBLE Fresh bucks thanks to a grant from Indiana Farm Bureau. Just visit the information booth at the OCFM, swipe your EBT card for Fresh Bucks, double your dollars, up to $18 per daily visit, and shop for fresh local foods.
Vending at the Owen County Farmers’ Market
Selling your farm/garden foods, prepared foods, and crafts is easy at the farmers market. 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
Market Dates for 2015
Saturdays May 2 - Oct 3
(Closed Sept 19)
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Corner of N. Short St and Hwy 46 in Spencer (459 W. Morgan St., Spencer, IN 47460)
Support the Market with a Donation
Your tax-deductible donations help us with operational expenses and to promote our farmers markets and sustainable food system through our educational programs, website, and events. You can make a donation by talking to us at the market, or mail a check to the market office at Owen County Farmers Market, PO Box 650, Spencer, IN 47460.
Stay in Contact
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Seeking Workshop Demonstrations
We are also looking for organizations or 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. Contact Amy at 812.821.0373 to schedule a workshop.
Seeking Musical Entertainment
We are currently scheduling individuals and groups to provide live entertainment at the farmers market during the market. The market will provide $25 per entertainer to a max of $75 for groups, plus a tip jar is available. If you are a musician who is interested in performing on stage at this years Owen County Farmers Market, please contact Carrie to sign up. You are also welcome and invited to come sign-up at our annual vendor meeting on Saturday April 11th at 4:00pm located at the Farm Bureau Building in Spencer or come find us at the “Showcase of Owen County” on Saturday April 25th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the 4-H fairgrounds.
Farm to Table Dinner
Event Date: September 12, 2015
If you would like to participate in the planning and facilitating of this community event join us May 4 at 5:30pm at the Farm Bureau meeting room located at 743 E Franklin St. in Spencer. The meeting agenda includes the dinner menu and organizing committees. ...take a look at the 2014 Dinner