2015 Market Season

Hours: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dates: Saturdays May 2 and continue through October 3.  We will be closed September 19 during Apple Butter weekend to allow our vendors to attend the festival.

Specials: 4th Saturday of the month will be Antique Saturdays.  Find hidden treasures among our additional antique items at the market.

Informational Vendor Meeting

April 11, 4:00 pm

Vendor information meeting will be held Saturday April 11 at 4pm.  Meeting will be held at the Farm Bureau Insurance building on E Franklin St.  This meeting is open to any one interested in being a vendor at the market in 2015. We will have guest speakers available, answer questions, and assign booth space for full & seasonal vendors.

FARMERS, GARDENERS, BAKERS, AND CRAFTERS

Join us for the 2015 market season with your farm based products, garden plants, hand made crafts, and delicious foods.  The Owen County Farmers’ Market is based on vendors within a 100 mile radius of the market. 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. We are excited about the 2015 market season – but the market needs great vendors to make it a successful season. We are desiring to expand our vendor base with more produce vendors and value added vendors and want you to join us. The market season will be 22 weeks long and we want to fill as many 10×10 booth spaces as possible.

2015 Vendor Booth Rental Fees

  • Full Season (22 weeks) is $150.00. Due on or before Market opening day May 2nd.
  • Seasonal (11 weeks) is $120.00.  Due before first market vendor will be attending.
  • Daily is $15.  Due on or before the Saturday the booth is rented.  If vendor decides after renting a booth for one day to participate for a full or seasonal season the rental fee will be applied to the total rental.
  • Lemonade Stand for youth 12 and under is 50 cents. Due on or before the Saturday the booth is rented.

2015 Vendor Application

All Artisan Vendors are subject to the craft jury process and only those items approved by the jury may be sold at the market.  Vendor booth rental spaces may be limited for Artisans depending on the response of applications.

2014 F2T Logo

September 5, 2015

If you would like to participate in the planning and facilitating of this community event join us April 6 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

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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.   …. more information

Seeking Musical Entertainment

We are looking for musical entertainment to play from 11am to 1pm Saturdays during the Market.  We do offer $25/entertainer up to a total of $75 for groups as well any tips they make in the donation jar.

If you would like to support the Market with your musical talents contact Carrie by email to schedule a performance date.

Join an Advisory Group to Assist the Board

The Owen County Farmers’ Market Board of Directors is comprised of 9 members.  The function of an advisory group would be to assist the board with input to help the market’s success, as well as helping to serve on committees to implement ideas and schedules.  For those that are interested in being on the advisory group please contact Andrea Curry, 812.360.1166.  This is a great opportunity for people that want to get involved but not commit to the 3 year board term. Please also share this with anyone else that you think might be interested in being part of an advisory group.

Lemonade-a2015 Youth Lemonade Stands

The Owen County Farmers’ Market wants to encourage entrepreneurship in our local youth, so we will allow 1 lemonade (or hot drinks) stand per week at the Farmers’ Market.  Lemonade Stand for youth 12 and under is 50 cents. Due on or before the Saturday the booth is rented.  A stand space may be rented for a youth organization, individual, siblings, or friends.

… more information including stand contract form

 

2014 Local Goodness

Have you been to the market?  Here are some of the wonderful items we’ve had available at the market.

Meet our Vendor for our 2014 vendors thus far.  Join us at the market 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.