“The Mt. Vernon and Wadesville Farmers’ Market will be open again this summer in the same locations as last year,” said Jon Neufelder, Purdue Extension Educator and Market Master for the Mt. Vernon Farmers Market. The Mt. Vernon market will be next to the McDonald’s Restaurant on Fourth St. in Mt. Vernon again, while the Wadesville Market will be directly across from the Subway Restaurant on Highway 66 in Wadesville.
The Mt. Vernon market will be open every Tuesday, beginning on June 14th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm throughout the summer. The Wadesville Market will open on Thursday, June 16th and be open from 3:00 to 6:00 each week through August (weather permitting).
“Both the Mt. Vernon and Wadesville Farmers Markets looks forward to serving even more customers this summer,” said Neufelder. “Carla Schenk does a great job as the Market Master at Wadesville. Our vendors are all local producers and take great pride in providing the freshest and highest quality fruits and vegetables for customers to enjoy.”
“We also encourage and welcome new vendors to our markets. “Whether you raise fruits or vegetables commercially, or just have a large home garden and have extra produce to sell, we would love to have you participate in the markets”, added Neufelder. “You can also sell other items at the Farmers’ Markets (eggs, meat products, baked goods, etc.). Please contact me if you have a question about whether it is something you could sell at the Markets.”
The Posey County Farm Bureau is the major supporter of both Farmers Markets, assisting with market insurance and other expenses, and is very supportive of the local Farmers Markets.
For more information, including a vendor registration form and market rules for the Mt. Vernon or Wadesville Farmers Markets, please visit the Purdue Extension, Posey County website at: www.extension.purdue.edu/posey and clicking on “Community”. If you have any questions about the Mt. Vernon or Wadesville Farmers Markets, contact Jon Neufelder at the Purdue Extension Office in Mt. Vernon at: (812) 838-1331 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also on Facebook under the name of “Mt. Vernon Farmers’ Market in S.W. Indiana.”
The Mt. Vernon Farmers’ Market Association was established to give growers and producers of Posey County and surrounding areas, alternative marketing opportunities for their agricultural commodities and farm-related products; at the same time promoting "locally grown" products and provide a variety of fresh, tasty, nutritional produce to the residents of our community at a reasonable cost.