NEW LOCATION FOR THE SUMMER MARKET
The 2023 Summer Broad Ripple Farmers Market starting May 6 will be at 6001 N Rural St, the same space the Market was held in 2020. The property belongs to Lowe’s and we are in the process of finalizing a lease agreement with Lowe’s Corporate in North Carolina. See the new location on this Google map.
Early this spring, the staff at Second Presbyterian Church let us know that the church would not be able to host the Market this summer. Increased activity at the Church on Saturdays meant there was not enough parking to accommodate both their own events and the Market. We are very grateful to the Church for their support during the two years they hosted us.
We considered several potential venues for the Market this summer including Broad Ripple High School and Broad Ripple Park. Ultimately, Lowe’s lot was the largest space with the best parking accommodations of all potential venues.
Stay tuned for the new vendor map, updated vendor list, and other important reminders for the opening of our Summer Market!
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Vendor Highlights for April 22, Week 4
- Wildschool Market will have two tasty crepes this week – Mascarpone Cheese with Lemon Curd and Local Apple Butter with pecans and cinnamon. YUM!
- Jason Michael Thomas and Tallow will still have ramp bundles this week.
- Bake Sale Bakery will have apple butter almond croissants again this week – he sold out too quickly last week!
- The Food Florist is back this week with casseroles, enchiladas, and breakfast bakes.
Vendors Out this Week
- Eat Surreal is out this week and next.
Resources to Find your Favorite Vendors
- See which vendors will be at the Market and where to find them on our weekly VENDOR MAP.
- See the full list of our Winter Market vendors and their regular schedules on our WINTER VENDOR LIST.
Radishes are available when the weather is a little cooler (not so much in the heat of summer), so they are a Spring staple when most other produce is not ready to harvest or even in the ground yet. Roasting radishes makes for a lovely mellow way to enjoy them in addition to the piquant spiciness of raw radishes.
Matt Martin will entertain us this Saturday with his lively melodies — perfect for a Market morning. Matt’s specialty is Folk Rock and his repertoire is extensive and delightful. Come listen to him play while you shop this Saturday! Our musicians volunteer to perform at the Market, so tips are much appreciated!
REST IN PEACE:
We shared with you a couple of weeks ago that our long-time honey vendor, David Barrickman, was in home hospice care. We are sad to report that David passed away sooner than we expected. This recent photo is of David and his grandson Skyler. More on our website.