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Cloverdale farmers market underway

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Farmers Market, sponsored by Cloverdale Main Street, has opened.

The market is located on the open lot at the corner of Lafayette and Logan Streets in downtown Cloverdale, one block east of 231. It expanded in 2008 to include vendors to sell their homemade craft items, artistic creations and flowers in addition to homegrown produce and eggs. The spacious lot allows for generous setups as well as gives easy access for patrons of the market.

There is no fee for setup at the market and selling of garden items is restricted to produce grown in the area. No grocery or wholesale produce is allowed for resale (fruits, cantaloupe and melons are the exception).

Baked goods may be sold, but are restricted to local churches, Cloverdale clubs or local youth organizations in conjunction with their fundraising efforts. Consent must be confirmed for participation by all interested parties. However, once acknowledged, the organization or individual may participate throughout the market season.

Plans are being made for presentations at the market on a variety of topics of interest to the gardener, flower enthusiast and artisan. Future publications will note the lineup and topics as they are confirmed.

Market hours are Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon, or may close earlier due to goods being sold out. Individuals who have questions concerning the market may e-mail Cloverdale Main Street at mainstreet@cloverdale.in.us or write Main Street at P.O. Box 68, Cloverdale, IN 46120.

Further inquiries may be directed to Judy Whitaker at 795-6211.



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