Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market

This weekend my family farmers market 4and I rode our bikes to one of my favorite locations in Greater Lafayette, the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market. The market first began in 1839 and is now the oldest continuously running outdoor market in the state of Indiana. farmers market 5It is a bustling, colorful event which offers the finest and freshest seasonal produce, potted herbs, flowers and vegetable starts, an assortment of breads and baked goodies, handmade soaps and jewelry, hot food and drinks to go, farmers market 3and live musical entertainment. The market is a social event as much as a place to shop, and is all around a fun and friendly place. I highly recommend everyone who has an opportunity to do so goes to one; you will be hooked!farmers market 2

The downtown market pictured here is on Main and 5th Streets in Lafayette and runs from 7:30 to 12:30 Saturday mornings, but there are 2 other markets in Greater Lafayette to visit as well! One is right on Purdue’s campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, and another is at Cumberland Park (north of campus a ways) from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. farmers market 1They all run from May through October, so even if you don’t spend the summers in Lafayette you can still catch a number of them after classes start.

–Erin McConnell, Junior, Psychological Sciences

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