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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.

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.

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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.  Register early and SAVE!

Why Join?
* 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:

Register online now

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New Market Manager

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.

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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

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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