2014 Owen County Farmers' Market is OPEN till 1 pm! Join us 9 am to 1 pm each Saturday May 3 - Oct 11 for local farm, artisan, and prepared food items, as well as workshops and live entertainment.

Farm to Table Dinner

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First Annual Farm to Table Dinner was a success. Visit our page to see photos and the many people who helped make it a success.

Upcoming Special Activities

September 13: Owen County Public Library Book Mobile rolls up to the market with a variety of books from our local library.

September 20: Market will be closed. We encourage everyone to visit the Annual Apple Butter Festival.

September 27: Find hidden antique treasures from among our Antique Vendors.

October 4: It’s Pumpkin Time! Visit the market for some tasty squash soup provided by the OCFM board members. Learn about the variety of pumpkins and squashes available, as well as best ways to use them. We will also have a pumpkin decorating session, giant squash match game, and pumpkin seed spitting contest.

October 11: Season Farewell Celebration. Visit the market as we celebrate a wonderful season of fresh market produce, unique crafts, and delicious foods.

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Visiting the Market

Market Dates for 2014
Saturdays May 3 - Oct 11
(Closed Sept 20)

Hours
9 am to 1 pm

Location
The Corner of N. Short St and Hwy 46 in Spencer
(459 W. Morgan St., Spencer, IN 47460)

Weather for Spencer

Today Sunday
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on September 20, 2014
Partly Cloudy
81°/64°
It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM EDT on September 21, 2014
Thunderstorm
72°/45°

Youth Lemonade Stands

To celebrate the entrepreneurship in our local youth, we will allow 1 lemonade stand per week at the Farmers’ Market. Youth ages 12 and under are welcome to participate for the booth cost of 50 cents. This is for the sale of lemonade drinks only (no food or crafts items). Lemonade can be homemade or a mix. A handcrafted lemonade stand have been donated and is available. Canopy are optional, but if a canopy is used please secure the legs with weights for safety.

Complete the Lemonade Contract and be sure to include a contact phone number and our Market Master Amy will contact you to schedule your stand date. ...more info

2014 Vendor Wanted

FARMERS, GARDENERS, BAKERS, AND CRAFTERS: Join us for the 2014 market season with your farm based products, garden plants, hand made crafts, and delicious foods.

We accept applications throughout the season, so it's not too late to join the market!

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2014 Farm Vendor Contract
2014 Value Added Food Vendor Contract
Visit our Vendor page for  more information for vending at the Market.

Vendor Incentive Programs

NEW in 2014 we have great incentives for our vendors.

Offer 1: Refer a full season vendor Refer a new* vendor to the OCFM and if that vendor registers for a full season we will refund $30 on the referring vendors fees

Offer 2: Refer a half season vendor Refer a new* vendor to the OCFM and if that vendor registers for a half season we will refund $15 on the referring vendors fees

Offer 3: Weekly Vendor Incentives Each week vendors present at the OCFM will be entered for a drawing. Weekly Winner will receive a $10 certificate to local business or $10 fuel gift cards.

Live Entertainment

We are currently scheduling individuals and groups to provide live entertainment at the farmers market during the final two hours of the market. The market will provide $15 per entertainer to a max of $60 for groups, plus a tip jar is available. If you would like to sign up contact Pennie at 812.829.2415.

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2014 T-Shirts are Available

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Design created by Israel Hogan, 14 year old son of Josh & Brianne Hogan, is featured our 2014 shirts.

Stop by and pick up your shirt for just $8. Funds go to support the farmers market.

Introducing Your Passport to Health

Consumers will be offered a passport booklet to complete throughout the 2014 season by collecting weekly marks in categories such as market and education activity attendance and the purchase of bed plants, crafts, prepared foods, fruits, grains, herbs, proteins, vegetables, and youth lemonades.  At the end of the season on the final day of the market, October 11, prizes will be given to consumers whom most completed their passports. 

The passport program is based on the idea that wellness is health of mind, body, and spirit.  The Owen County Farmers’ Market is dedicated to bringing you local healthy options to feed your body, fellowship of community to feed your spirit, and educational workshops to feed your mind. Passports may be picked up anytime at the market during the season.

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2014 Board Members

  • Andrea Curry, President
  • Terry Cox, Vice President
  • Jay Arnold, Treasurer
  • Pennie Cantwell, Secretary
  • Amy Arnold
  • Dan Browning
  • Larry Fair
  • Errin Logsdon
  • Deb Klenke