Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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May 6, 2014

Markets boast freshest crops

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In Batesville, there will be some new specialty booths, starter plants, home-baked goods, fine arts and crafts, kale, leeks, various specialty squash, cantaloupe, tree fruits and heirloom tomato varieties.

Sunman will have “definitely more vendors” and could look like an outdoor bakery, with homemade rolls, pies and cookies expected, according to Hacker.

What’s new at the markets this season? Second Fridays will be magical in Greensburg. Free fitness classes are scheduled starting at 3:30 p.m. on the adjacent courthouse lawn, hosted by the Decatur County Family YMCA. That’s followed by a downtown Junk in the Trunk event from 4-8 p.m. At dusk, Main Street Greensburg will host a free outdoor summer movie series on the lawn. “We encourage everyone to bring a blanket or lawn chair,” Robinson says.

The Brookville market will feature live music, free hot dogs and drinks, a drawing for a farmers’ market gift certificate and many new vendors. Batesville residents willing to become local foods ambassadors should contact Salatin. The Ripley County market has a new Osgood location.

More special events will keep the markets lively. “The annual Batesville Farmers’ Market Breakfast is always popular,” Salatin reports. A Farm-to-School Day – this year featuring kale – and a Kids’ Bucks Day, when children ages 3-8 receive free dollar coupons to spend with any vendor, will be later in the season. “We want to put a face with local food. We hope to have some educational demonstrations ... and various entertainment.” Individuals or groups that can help out should contact her.

The Sunman market’s opening weekend will coincide with Sunman Daze. Hacker explains, “We come together as a town and encourage community garage sales, business open houses and Grillin’ with Bill” Craig at FCN Bank. “It’s starting to grow.”

“Each week the (Brookville) market will be highlighting our youth in the community and small businesses. There also will be weekly free demonstrations by vendors, Purdue Extension and other interested people in our community,” O’Bryan says. Small businesses, vendors, demonstrators, musicians and youth who would like to showcase their talents should talk to organizers on a market day or call Kohlsdorf or Koch.

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