Robe-Ann Park farmers' market opens Tuesday

Monday, June 14, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- Growing interest in local food and goods has led to the addition of a second Greencastle-Putnam County farmers' market.

Starting this week, the Robe-Ann Park Farmers' Market will run every Tuesday through Aug. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. The market coincides with the Greencastle Civic League's Parkfest, which continues a summer tradition of evening concerts in the park.

"The Robe-Ann Park Farmers' Market builds on interest in the Downtown Farmers' Market and provides a mid-week opportunity to find the same vendors we've come to know and depend on for great local food and goods," said Friends of the Farmers' Market Chair and Greencastle Civic League President Cathryn Ensley.

Those vendors expected on Tuesday include but are not limited to Bob Zaring, Straight from the Farm Market, Dale and Maggie English, Chief's Restaurant, Geno's Kettle Corn, Lee's Produce, Wagner Family Farms and Jerry Williams.

The Greencastle Civic League's Parkfest concert will conclude the final hour of the farmers' market from 7 to 8 p.m. This week's concert features Van Terry's old time/folk music, while The Fret Set will perform on June 22.

The Robe-Ann Park Farmers' Market is an outcome of community survey responses supporting a second weekly market in addition to that held downtown on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon. The June 19 Downtown Farmers' Market will include the music of Jascha at 10 a.m. on June 19.

For more information on either market, e-mail

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