Greencastle to celebrate award, Earth Day at opening Farmers Market

Monday, April 20, 2015

On Saturday, April 25, the Greencastle Sustainability Commission is partnering with the Farmers' Market to celebrate Earth Day 2015 from 9 a.m.-noon on the courthouse square.

Live music, plenty of food and an award ceremony will mark not only Earth Day but the 2015 opening of the Greencastle Farmers Market.

This year's event will begin when members of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission present city leaders with the Bicentennial Green Legacy Community Award, recognizing Greencastle as one of the state's communities most committed to sustainability.

Live music from the nationally-recognized 5th House Ensemble and internationally touring Israeli folk band Baladino will begin at 10 a.m.

Members of the community will be able to not only purchase homemade and homegrown products from members of the Farmers' Market, but also visit an Earth Day Expo featuring members and businesses of the community committed to sustainability. Participants include People Pathways, Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department, Beyond Homeless, Buzzi Unicem USA and more.

"We're thrilled to highlight all of the wonderful accomplishments of our community," Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray said. "This will be a great opening to the Farmers' Market, and a wonderful celebration of both Earth Day and our Bicentennial Green Legacy Community Award.

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