Kokomo area farmers’ markets are not just a place to buy fresh produce anymore. Yes, they still offer juicy and fresh locally-grown produce, but now offer so much more!
The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market has a diverse variety of vendors each week selling items ranging from fresh baked breads, eggs, and meats to handmade soaps, jewelry, and homemade doggie treats. The market takes pride in the fact that the produce growers are also the sellers. The vendors at the market vary from week to week, but you are sure to have a great selection of the local flavor of Howard County!
Besides shopping the great vendor booths, the Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market also offers a variety of other activities each week. The Pointy Pencil (located next to the market) offers free crafts for kids ages 2-12 from 10 a.m. – Noon each Saturday. Free face painting is also offered every week for kids. In addition, the market features weekly live music by local musicians, and free classes highlighting agricultural issues and gardening techniques are offered to the public on select Saturdays.
The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market is located in downtown Kokomo at the corner of Sycamore and Union Streets. Hours are 8 a.m. – Noon every Saturday now through October 30. For more information, visit their website.
The Greentown Farmers’ Market is also open weekly. Vendors offer items such as Amish baked breads and pies, butter, cheese, eggs, pastries, and handmade American Girl doll clothes in addition to the fresh market produce. Organic goods are also available, including homemade herb butter. My mouth is watering already! The Greentown Farmers’ Market is located in downtown Greentown at the intersection of Main Street (State Road 22) and Green Street. The market is also open from 8 a.m. – Noon every Saturday now through October 30.
Shopping at a local farmers’ market is a great way to choose healthy foods, support local businesses, and a great opportunity to teach your kids about how fresh produce is grown and harvested!