About the Owen County Farmers Market
The Community Farmers’ Market of Owen County was began in 2008 and renamed to Owen County Farmers Market in 2012. 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. The OCFM is a producer only market so you can shake the hand of the farmers that grows your food and meet the artisan that made it by hand. Our mission is to provide local producers and their neighbors a gathering place that fosters the connection between our food, our culture, our land, and our environment.
The Market is governed by an eight person Board Member Committee and the Market Season is overseen by a Market Manager. Board members terms are three years, with election of new members in December to fill vacancies.
The Market offers entertainment starting at 10am during market days when available. Also when available they are workshops on a variety of topics hosted by volunteers during the market hours.
Vendor items include produce, meat, baked goods, eggs, jams, garden plants, flowers, dog treats, and artisan crafts. The Owen County Farmers Market has something for everyone, so we hope you will come on by for a visit!
Our 2018 Board Members
- Dan Browning – President
- Tom Erney – Vice President
- Kaye Erney – Treasurer
- Sherry Thomas – Secretary
- Diana Curry
- Larry Fair
- Jo Forston
- Errin Logsdon
- Mickeela Eads
Our Past Board Members
|2017 Board||2016 Board||2015 Board||2014 Board||2013 Board|
|Dan Browning, President||Andrea White, President||Dan Browning, President||Andrea White, President||Andrea White, President|
|Tom Erney, Vice President||Dan Browning, Vice President||Terry Cox, Vice President||Terry Cox, Vice President||Terry Cox, Vice President|
|Kaye Erney, Treasurer||Tom Erney, Treasurer||Brittney Hogan, Treasurer||Jay Arnold, Treasurer||Andrea McNeil, Treasurer|
|Sherry Thomas, Secretary||Errin Logsdon, Secretary||Andrea White, Secretary||Pennie Cantwell, Secretary||Andrea White, Secretary|
|Larry Fair||Larry Fair||Larry Fair||Amy Arnold, Market Manager||Larry Fair|
|Jo Forston||Brittney Hogan, Market Manager||Carrie Napier, Market Manager||Dan Browning||Pennie Cantwell|
|Brittney Hogan||Sherry Thomas||Errin Logsdon||Larry Fair||Carolyn Murdock|
|Errin Logsdon||Rob Paris||Penny||Errin Logsdon||Jerry Murdock|
|Rob Paris||Kaye Erney||Raquel Browning||Deb Klenke||Deb Klenke|
Meet Our Market Manager
The Owen County Farmers’ Market welcomes Tamara Bingham as the 2018 Market Manager.
Supporting the Market
Volunteer for Friend’s of the Market
The Market is forming an advisory or Friend’s of the Market group for those you who would like to help with the Market or plan activities. If you’re interested, please send us a message.
Donating to the Market
If you appreciate the local fresh produce, the specialty vendors, special events and music each week at the farmers market, consider showing your support by making 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.
Host a Workshop or Demonstration
We are looking for 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.
If you would like to host a workshop please talk to us at the market, or contact Dan at email@example.com
Provide Musical Entertainment
We are looking for musical entertainment to play Saturdays during the Market. Playing at the market is a musical honorarium, entertainers may keep any donations given to them as they play.
If you would like to support the Market with your musical talents email to schedule a performance date.