Historic Lafayette Farmers Market opens 2009 season, May 2

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The historic Lafayette Farmers Market opens its 2009 season on Saturday, May 2. The Market operates in Downtown Lafayette on Fifth Street between Main and Columbia, and will also operate a new location in West Lafayette on the campus of Purdue University.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, kettle corn, free range farm fresh eggs, flowers, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, dried herbs, baked goods, soy candles, Traders Point certified organic whole milk, Fair Oaks cheeses, perennial flowering transplants, arts/crafts, roasted coffee beans are all examples of items available at selected times during the 2009 Market.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, kettle corn, free range farm fresh eggs, flowers, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, dried herbs, baked goods, soy candles, Traders Point certified organic whole milk, Fair Oaks cheeses, perennial flowering transplants, arts/crafts, roasted coffee beans are all examples of items available at selected times during the 2009 Market.

The Farmers Market season is May 1 through October 31, and is open in its Downtown Lafayette location on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7:30a–12:30pm. The new West Lafayette vending location will be open Thursdays from 3:00p–6:30p from June 4 through August 13 in the Dauch Alumni Center Parking Lot at 403 W. Wood Street on Purdue University campus. From August 20 through October 29, the Market will move back downtown on Thursday evenings from 4:00-7:00 pm.

In addition, the Sagamore West Farmers Market will be in operation on Wednesdays from May 6 through October 28. Information regarding this market can be obtained at www.westlafayette.in.gov/departments/parksandrec/.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, kettle corn, free range farm fresh eggs, flowers, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, dried herbs, baked goods, soy candles, Traders Point certified organic whole milk, Fair Oaks cheeses, perennial flowering transplants, arts/crafts, roasted coffee beans are all examples of items available at selected times during the 2009 Market.

The number of growers and the amount of produce on a given day is dictated by the natural progression of the growing season. An early arrival will assures the best selection.

For more information or to become a vendor at the Lafayette Farmers Market, contact Jane Ness at Greater Lafayette Commerce, 765/742-4044

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