Brownsburg Farmers Market begins Thursday. What will you find?

Shop for locally grown produce, eggs and meat, artisan baked goods, handcrafted items and more when the Brownsburg Farmers Market presented by IU Health West Hospital returns to the Town Hall Green. The market is open 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, June 7 through September 6.

Over 50 vendors that are local growers, producers, bakers, and artisans will be available at the market weekly, in addition to food trucks and live music.
SEE THE VENDOR LIST>>

Produce This Week
All produce available at the Brownsburg Farmers Market presented by IU Health West Hospital is produced by local farmers within 30 miles of the market.

We do not allow reselling of wholesale produce at our market, which is why you will only see what is local and seasonal in our area. Some of our farmers utilize hothouses or hoop houses to extend their growing season and harvest earlier produce.

Produce you will see Thursday includes: lettuce, salad mix, radish, spinach, turnips, beets, swiss chard, tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli and green onions.

We have a total of 11 produce vendors this season, five of which will be at the first market. As the crops come in, you will see the remaining farmers joining the market in the upcoming weeks.

Meet the Vendors: Shannon Family Farms

Shannon Family Farms was started in 2004 by Jonathan & Kelly Shannon with a

farmhouse, nine acres, and a small herd of Boer Goats.
As time went on, it became evident that small scale, niche market, livestock production would be the focus for Shannon Family Farms. Beef cattle, swine, meat and layer chickens, and meat goats were chosen as the main livestock species to graze our pastures.

Their meat and eggs price sheets are included for the market on their Facebook page. Highlighted items are available each week and the other items can be ordered ahead of time and brought to the market special order, if placed by 4 p.m. on Wednesday.  They have a variety of pork, beef and poultry products available for purchase.

Kiwanis Strawberry Shortcake Sale
The opening market on June 7 will feature a strawberry shortcake sale hosted by the Brownsburg Kiwanis Club, benefiting local youth programs.  The cost is $6 per serving, cash only.

Food Trucks
Food truck selections this week include Brozinni’s Pizzeria, Boxburger, and Hoosier Roots.

Live Music
Musician Emily Ann Thompson will be performing live with her fiddle and plays a range of tunes including traditional Irish and Scottish melodies.

Happening at the Market
IU Health West Hospital will give shoppers a free reusable market bag and give out the Bushel Builder’s loyalty card. Get a sticker on your card each month to enter the grand prize drawing in September.

Children can enjoy the POP (Power of Produce) Kids Club activities organized by the Brownsburg Public Library. Each week while school is out for the summer the POP Club tent will offer fun activities designed to connect kids with fresh food and their health. SIGN UP FOR POP CLUB>> 

SNAP and WIC
Families who receive SNAP can use their Hoosier Works EBT card at the market to buy produce, meat, honey, bread and dairy. Fresh Bucks allows SNAP participants to double their benefits up to $20 on fresh produce. Stop by the market hub for details. WIC Vendors this week include Neier Farms and Wisewood Farms.

Parking
Event parking at Town Hall is available in the lot at Adams and Vermont (behind Town Hall) or the public south lot (by the gazebo) off Main Street. Overflow parking is available across Green Street at Arbuckle Acres. Street parking is allowed east of Town Hall.

 

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