Batesville’s Main Street Farmer’s Market Open May 2nd for 2015 Season

Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will open for the 2015 season on Saturday, May 2nd. The Market will begin at 8AM and run until noon in the Pocket Park on Main Street in Batesville. The Main Street Farmers Market will be open the first and third Saturdays in May and June: May 2nd, May 16th, June 6th, and June 20th. During the high growing season, the Market will open weekly offering fresh local produce and other great items every Saturday morning in July, August, and September. For October and November the Market will again open the first and third Saturdays of the month. All through the 2015 season the market will schedule special events and activities on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

With 6 new local growers Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will have 11 produce vendors offering a wonderful variety of local and sustainably grown vegetables, meats and cheeses, herbs, eggs, honey, and goat milk soap products this season. Market co-founder, Cheryl Anderson, of Pleasant Plains, will bring her Garden Girl Produce to the market on the first and third Saturdays of each month, with pasture raised chickens, beef, and pork, local cheeses, seasonal produce, jams, herb vinegars and more. Brood Farm out of Cave City will bring their eggs and goat milk soap on the first and third Saturdays of each month as well. 5 Acre Farm, Lonnie Clark, and S&B Farms all out of Pleasant Plains, and the Mahans of Southside, will sell their produce every Market Day in the 2015 season. Other new growers include Victorious Cross Ranch of Bald Knob selling eggs, produce, crafts and goats milk soap; Beyond the Garden Gate Herb Nursery of Judsonia, selling fresh cut and dried herbs and herb plants; and the Price’s in Pleasant Plains with fresh produce, honey, eggs, and soaps and lotions.

Bakers, artisans, artists and craftspeople will be selling at the Main Street Farmers Market again this season, most coming on the big market days the first and third Saturdays of each month. Rural Goods has signed up for the third Saturday of each month, so you will find their fabulous muffins, cakes and cookies, cut flowers, and handmade goods at the market May 16th and June 20th this Spring. Crafts people making handmade goods are welcome at the market. Contact the Market Manager if you are interested in selling.

For opening day, Saturday, May 2nd, there will be a composting demonstration at 10am that will show a variety of ways to set up a composting bin and how to layer yard and kitchen waste to create beautiful compost. Your vegetable and flower gardens will thrive with this free homemade compost. Kids will be able to play in the back area of the Pocket Park and plant their own vegetable seeds in small pots with help from Market volunteers.

Market Day events will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month with activities for children, cooking demos, and mini classes on fun and useful subjects all throughout the season. Danny Dozier will play at the market again and other musicians are invited to join him for Music at the Market on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Main Street’s shops, antique shops, and restaurants, as well as Earth Station Nursery, and the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery will all be open on Saturdays. Come and see the first completed block of the new Main Street street scape, find the very best foods, support our local farmers, and enjoy all the fun at the Main Street Farmers Market in Batesville.

Up to date Information on market days and market events can be found on the Main Street Batesville Facebook Page. Many thanks to Main Street Batesville for their support of the Main Street Farmers Market.

For more information on Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market or to receive a Vendor Application call Market Manager, Jean Larson, at 208-869-1445 or email at [email protected]