Saturday marks last stand for Greencastle Farmers Market

Thursday, October 24, 2013

As cooler air prevails, most Hoosiers have been left to wonder where the summer and fall went.

And now with the frost literally on the pumpkin in recent days, one of the local fixtures of warmer weekends -- the Greencastle Farmers Market -- will be calling it quits for the season.

Saturday will provide one last stand for the market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the east side of the courthouse square.

"The bounty of summer may be gone," Market Master Paula Evans offered, "but there will be plenty of good food available Saturday."

While a small market is expected, Evans added, "we will definitely be there and hope our customers are as well."

Overall, the 2013 market season encompassed a full six months, marking 26 market days on which local vendors packed up their wares and brought them down to the square to greet buyers.

"Our loyal vendors have faithfully tilled, planted, tended, harvested, sewn, cooked, fermented, baked and crafted for us," Evans praised.

Saturday's market offerings are expected to include fall vegetables, fall honey, fermented vegetables, herb plants for your winter window sill, pastured chicken, eggs (antibiotic and hormone free), Berkshire pork, lamb, Angus beef, pies, sweet breads, breads, scones, cinnamon rolls, and even jams and jellies made from locally grown raspberries and blackberries.

Also expected to be available Saturday are items such as warm stadium blankets in local school colors, handcrafted doll beds and doll clothes and paper gifts, including handcrafted covered bridge greeting cards.

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