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Zionsville Farmers Market
While Zionsville has a few supermarket options, the surrounding area has a number of great, family-friendly food providers. Many of these vendors attend the Zionsville Farmers’ Market, a town staple during the summer months. The market, which has been in operation since 1997, provides a number of unique products from various vendors in the Zionsville area.
Location & Hours
The Zionsville Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday following Mother’s Day. The last farmers’ market of each season is held on the final Saturday of October. The market opens at 7:00am and closes at 11:00am. The market is located in the heart of Downtown Zionsville in a parking lot off of Main Street between Pine Street and Hawthorne Street.
The Zionsville Farmers’ Market has over 35 vendors offering a variety of products. Some vendors include Doud Orchard, Humbolt Country Tea and Inga’s Popcorn. The market offers a large variety of products including herbs, pies and produce. A number of vendors offer unusual products as well. End of the Trail sells buffalo meat, Patrick’s Kitchen has breakfast burritos and 3 in 1 provides papusas and tamales to visitors. Prospective vendors can contact Kirstin Northenscole at email@example.com for more information.
Volunteer at the Market
The Zionsville Farmers’ Market is always looking for volunteers to sell t-shirts, answer questions and help with special events. Volunteers can work one of two shifts at the market. The first shift is between 7:00am and 9:00am. The second shift starts at 9:00am and ends at 11:00am. Prospective volunteers can attend an annual meeting in the winter where people can sign up for an e-mail notification to volunteer for the farmer's market. Otherwise, people can drop by the Zionsville Farmers Market booth during the farmers market and sign up to the e-mail list.
Annually, the Zionsville Farmers’ Market holds a number of special events such as the Bike to Market Day and the Strawberry Shortcake Day. The farmers’ market welcomes a special musical act every week. Past performers have included the Slate Family Band and Andy and Stephen Flickner. The market’s music and special event schedule is accessible on their online calendar.
Dogs are welcomed at the Zionsville Farmers’ Market as long as a few rules are obeyed by owners. Dogs visiting the farmer’s market must be friendly with other dogs and children. They must be on a short leash and kept at the owner’s side at all times. Owners must clean up waste from their dogs. Owners must ensure their dogs do not put their paws on vendors’ tables or lick vendors’ products.
Special Tips and Tricks
The market is busiest later in the morning, so it is best to go right after it opens at 8:00am. It is best to park west of the farmers’ market on side streets in the Village. Corn is the most popular item at the Zionsville Farmers’ Market. Visitors should get corn early in the morning when lines are the shortest. T-shirts are a popular item. Each year, the market releases a new t-shirt with a different slogan.
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