The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market will open this month for its 14th season. Organizers call it the “largest season to date” and say the number of small farm and business vendors has increased so much, they've run out of space.
April 14, 2015
KOKOMO, Ind. – The season's first installment of the Kokomo Downtown Farmers' Market is set for April 25 and promises to be a true celebration of all things local.
Over 20 vendors all operating within 50 miles of Howard County are scheduled to make their first appearance of the season. Local group Branded Bluegrass will play throughout the day and local magician Obtuse, creator of Magic on the Mezzanine, will perform at 10AM. The Kokomo Howard County Public Library makes the first of its several appearances, City of Firsts Volkswagen Club will be collecting food for Kokomo Urban Outreach in a VW bus while Kokomo’s own City of Fists roller derby team will be roller skating around and sharing information about their sport and organization, and Howard County Purdue Extension will offer free soil testing.
This jam-packed opening day offers just a hint of things to come this season. With a full vendor roster, new programming, and great entertainment, the KDFM looks forward to its 14th and so far largest season to date. Going from just 12 regular vendors in 2013 to 27 in 2014, the 2015 KDFM boasts 43 small farm and business vendors, maxing out the space the organization has to work with at its present location.
New vendors include Lucky Lemon Bakery, specializing in vegan fare, Rozzi’s Catering, Angelo’s Ristorazione food truck, and Blackhawk Winery from Sheridan. Moore’s Pie Shop and several small businesses and family farms join the market as well. All the old favorites are back, including A&M Farms, Das Bauck Haus, and Earthcure Farms. Several veterans are adding to their offerings. The Fair Bakery is now offering a range of gourmet soups and sandwiches, Crepe Expectations is offering several teas, and Dragonwood has plans to expand its honey and maple products.
New programs, including the FarmFan loyalty program and matching dollars for SNAP recipients make shopping at the market even more convenient and beneficial. The popular Community-Supported Market basket program is expanding this season to accommodate more subscribers and the Little Sprouts Market Club returns this year for 5-10 year olds. More information is available at kokomofarmersmarket.com.
The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market is held rain or shine at the intersection of Mulberry and Washington Streets every Saturday from 9am-1pm. The regular season market runs through October 10 this season.
Source: Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market