About the Owen County Farmers Market
The Community Farmers’ Market of Owen County began in 2008 and was renamed to Owen County Farmers Market in 2012. The Owen County Farmers’ Market (OCFM) is committed to supporting locally grown and produced foods and brings 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 grow 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 a nine 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 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 2019 Board Members
- Mickeela Eads – President
- Tom Erney – Vice President
- Kaye Erney – Treasurer
- Sherry Thomas – Secretary
- Tamara Bingham
- Dan Browning
- Diana Curry
- Larry Fair
Our Past Board Members
|2018 Board||2017 Board||2016 Board||2015 Board||2014 Board|
|Dan Browning, President||Dan Browning, President||Andrea White, President||Dan Browning, President||Andrea White, President|
|Tom Erney, Vice President||Tom Erney, Vice President||Dan Browning, Vice President||Terry Cox, Vice President||Terry Cox, Vice President|
|Kaye Erney, Treasurer||Kaye Erney, Treasurer||Tom Erney, Treasurer||Brittney Hogan, Treasurer||Jay Arnold, Treasurer|
|Sherry Thomas, Secretary||Sherry Thomas, Secretary||Errin Logsdon, Secretary||Andrea White, Secretary||Pennie Cantwell, Secretary|
|Diana Curry||Larry Fair||Larry Fair||Larry Fair||Amy Arnold, Market Manager|
|Mickeela Eads||Jo Forston||Brittney Hogan, Market Manager||Carrie Napier, Market Manager||Dan Browning|
|Larry Fair||Brittney Hogan, Market Manager||Sherry Thomas||Errin Logsdon||Larry Fair|
|Jo Forston||Errin Logsdon||Rob Paris||Penny||Errin Logsdon|
|Errin Logsdon||Rob Paris||Kaye Erney||Raquel Browning||Deb Klenke|
Meet Our Market Manager
Hello, everyone! My name is Tamara Bingham and I am so excited to be the Owen County Farmers Market Manager this year!
Who am I? I’m that crazy lady you’ve seen at your local market, heartily rummaging from booth to booth, buying at least one thing from each vendor, lunging home baskets heavy with more produce than a person can eat, flowers in my hair, munching on fresh-popped kettle corn… Yes, I am that person. I love Farmers Markets.
But, who am I? I grew up in Bloomington. In the early 1990’s, my Husband and I migrated to Sweet Owen with dreams of turning our twenty-two acre property into a working farm. Buzzard Hill Farm is still pretty much just a wild meadow and woodland, home to a few bee hives, a hot peppers garden, rescued animals sanctuary, and an amazing amount of buzzard nests. But, it’s our home and we love it.
I work for the Owen County Prosecutor as a Title IV-D Child Support Caseworker. Many of you may have seen me on stage with the Owen County Civic Theatre, at special Tivoli Theatre events, or read my articles in the Spencer Evening World. I may have been born a Bloomingtonian, but my heart belongs to Sweet Owen.
The Owen County’s Farmers Market is young and growing, and I am so happy to be a part of this growth. Let the Farmers Market season to begin!
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 host educational 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 the Market Manager
Provide Musical Entertainment
We are looking for musical entertainment to play Saturdays during the Market.
If you would like to support the Market with your musical talents email to schedule a performance date.