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. The OCFM presents live music each Saturday. Come shop for locally grown produce and handmade crafts while enjoying the sounds of local entertainment.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
May 7, 2016 Opening of the 2016 market season with hours of 8:30a to 12:30p at the lot next to Babbs.
September 3 Farm to Table Dinner, more details to come.
MAY 7: Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with a Kid’s Corner ice cream cone project. Children can replant a flower from Harriman Farms in an ice cream cone. The cone is biodegradable so it can be planted directly into the soil when you get home. Ice cream cones provide by Babbs Supermarket and project will be available while supplies last. MAY 14: Learn how to make a non-sew T Shirt bag. Bring an old t shirt to the market and Andrea will show you how to turn it into a tote bag. MAY 21: Kids Day at the Market! Bring the family to the market for a fun filled day with the OCPL Bookmobile, face painting, a MyPath I Spy Trail Game, and more. MAY 28: Antique Saturday. Market vendors are encouraged to include antiques for sale during Antique Saturday. Visit the market to find unique treasures.
MAY 7: High Sierra. High Sierra has a unique style that blends tight harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation in a mix of Americana, traditional country, bluegrass, gospel, western and folk music genres. MAY 14: Brad Harris. Local vocalist and guitarist covering a variety of genres. MAY 21: Outside Suburbia. Local artist covering contemporary music as well as original music written. MAY 28: Mountain Strings. Come enjoy music by a local dulcimer group, a dulcimer is a fretted string instrument.
2016 BOARD MEMBERS
The Owen County Farmers’ Market held their first meeting of 2016 and we are happy to introduce to the board Rob Paris, Sherry Thomas, Tom Erney , and Kaye Erney (2016 Treasurer). These 3 new members will round out the 9 member board with Andrea Curry (2016 President), Dan Browning (2016 Vice President), Errin Logsdon (2016 Secretary), Brittney Hogan, Raquel Browning, and Larry Fair. We are also happy to introduce Brittney Hogan as the 2016 Market Manager.
MEET OUR MARKET MANAGER
The Owen County Farmers’ Market would like to welcome Brittney Hogan as our 2016 Market Manager. The farmers’ market season is overseen by a Market Manager and we are excited to have Brittney’s experience and new ideas directing the Saturday’s at the market.
News from the Market
Selling your farm/garden foods, prepared foods, and crafts is easy at the farmers market.
Full Season (23 weeks) $150.00
Half Season (12 weeks) $120.00
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
YOUTH LEMONADE STANDS:
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
Market Dates for 2016
Saturdays May 7 - Oct 15
(Closed Sept 17)
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.
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 Brittney Hogan 812.821.7128
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 Andrea Curry at 812.360.1166 to sign up.