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June 19, 2013

Most area farmers’ markets in full swing

As summer settles in, many Hendricks County residents will be frequenting local farmers’ markets for the best homegrown produce the county has to offer.

The five major farmers’ markets are:

  •  Avon: Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m., June 4 through Sept. 24, located at in the southwest parking lot at Hendricks Regional Health Avon Campus, 8244 E. U.S. Highway 36;
  •  Plainfield: Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m., May 29 through Oct. 29;
  •  Brownsburg: Thursdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., June 6 through Sept. 5, at Brownsburg Town Hall;
  •  Danville: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, May 11 through Sept. 14, located in the Courthouse Square; and
  •  Pittsboro: Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m., located at Scamahorn Park, during July and August.

Avon Town Events Coordinator Austin Cox said there will be plenty of products available at this year’s market, which is located in the parking lot of the HRH Avon Campus.

“The vendors of course (will have) a lot of produce, but we’re also having homemade honey and honey related products,” he said. “We’ll be having … handmade soaps and other essential oils. We also have someone who’s making homemade baby clothes.”

He said the town of Avon coordinates the event, but Hendricks Regional Health (HRH) plays a major role.

“(HRH) hosts it. We coordinate the event and we coordinate all the vendors, but they have the location,” he said.

Cox added the town and HRH are happy to give locals a place to by homegrown food.

“We’re just excited to provide local, homegrown produce to our residents and have it readily available for them,” he said.

Plainfield Market Master Alison Hagen said there will be some new vendors at the market this year, but they will still be provide the same high quality homemade products.

Hagen said one of the best aspects the market has to offer is the setting.

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