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June 19, 2013

Most area farmers’ markets in full swing

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“Our setting is probably one of the nicest,” Hagen said. “We’re in the lawn of the Plainfield Friends Meeting at 105 S. East Street, in downtown Plainfield, there’s lots of shade and trees.”

In addition to fresh and local products, she said the market will host events.

“We also try to have a lot of special events, I would say at least two a month,” she said. “(There will be) something scheduled whether it’s kids day event or a food demo, or free handouts. We’ll also have a fiber arts day in September where we’re actually going to have some alpacas there from Montrose Farms in Brownsburg. They were there last year, which was kind of cool.”

In Danville, Market Master Kathy Stampart said it is the only non-resale items market in Hendricks County.

“We’re a producer’s only market, which means there are no resale items allowed,” she said. “That means that anything for sale at the market is something that the vendor has made or grown … themselves. We take pride in that because we’re the only market in Hendricks County that can really say that.”

She said there’s a multitude of items, other than just fruits and vegetables, at the market.

“We have an array of everything from ‘A’ to ‘Z,’” she said. “(There will be) baked goods, jams and jellies, and hand crafted items of all sorts. There’s handmade jewelry by a gentleman from Africa, it’s authentic African jewelry and leather goods. New this year will be hand-blown glass by one of our vendors. She also has a big assortment of perennials.”

She added there’s also treats for the non-human visitors.

“(There are) dog treats,” Stampart said. “We have a lot of people bringing their dogs to the market because two of the vendors will hand out small treats for them as well as what they have for sale.

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