The Mount Vernon Farmers’ Market will open for its fourth year on Tuesday, June 12 at the lot next to McDonald’s on Fourth Street.
“This location gave us great visibility last summer, so we’re really grateful to the owners for allowing us to hold the market at this location again this summer,” said Jon Neufelder, Extension Educator for Purdue Extension, who also serves as the market master.
The Mount Vernon Farmers’ Market will be open every Tuesday from June 12 through August 28 at this location from 2 until 6 p.m., or until the produce runs out.
“Unlike last spring’s cool, wet weather, we got an early start to spring this year, so we should have a good selection of produce from local vendors earlier this year,” Neufelder added.
“We’re hoping fresh, locally grown produce available will range from new red potatoes, green beans, broccoli, cabbage, greens (turnip and radish), onions, as well as, radishes, rhubarb, squash, turnips and zucchini. As the spring and summer progresses, we expect more of the same, as well as other fruits and vegetables as they come into season,” said Neufelder. “Since we allow only locally grown produce (grown in surrounding counties in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky) at our market, people are going to have to be patient in waiting for ripe, red tomatoes, as they still are probably a month or so away yet,” he said.
The market is open to vendors who sell locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as assorted other items like baked goods. There also will be some handmade crafts, but the emphasis is on providing fresh, locally grown products for the citizens of Mount Vernon and the surrounding area.
For more information, including a vendor registration form and market rules for the Mt. Vernon Farmers’ Market, visit the Purdue Extension website (under Hot Topics) at: www.extension.purdue.edu/posey/ or visit us on June 12 at the Farmers’ Market. If you have additional questions, contact Jon Neufelder at the Purdue Extension office in Mount Vernon at 838-1331 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.