Why We Love the Terre Haute Farmers Market

One of my favorite parts of summer is the Terre Haute Farmers’ Market. My parents are vendors at the market, but even I have a few questions about how the market works and what to expect this year. In 2018, the biggest news is that the Terre Haute Farmers’ Market has a BRAND NEW LOCATION! Read on to find out more!

Why we love the Terre Haute Farmers Market

Where and when can we visit the Farmers Market?

The Terre Haute Farmers’ Market is located at the Meadows, 2700 Poplar St. and is held Saturdays from 8am-noon beginning May 19th.

During the Winter months, the market takes place inside the Meadows Shopping Center in front of Stein Mart on the first Saturday of the months November-May from 9am-1pm. 

Can you tell us a bit about the history of the market?The Terre Haute Farmers’ Market is a marketplace dedicated to providing the community with fresh locally grown and produced goods. This will be our 14th season. Our market is a grower/producer only market, which consists of vendors from within a 100 mile radius of Terre Haute. Our Saturday market has a 36 vendor capacity. We currently have 30 full-time vendors and rotate open spots with monthly vendors. Though produce vendors must apply before May 18th, we are always accepting applications for other vendors. Applications can be found on our website: www.terrehautefarmersmarket.com.

Ask the Market Master: Interview with Majel from the Terre Haute Farmers Market

What kinds of things are for sale at the market?

Some of the things you will find at market are fresh and local produce, jams, jellies, honey, maple syrup, artisan breads, baked goods, handcrafted woodwork and jewelry, woven purses and scarves, handspun ceramics, pet treats, plants, flower bouquets, fermented cultured veggies and kraut, kombucha, natural soaps and detergents, gluten free varieties and much more.

Terre Haute Farmers Market Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Market Manager do?

The Market Manager is the only paid staff at the market and a great deal of the day-to-day operations of the market fall to that person. The Market Manager handles promotion and advertising for the market, including social media and traditional media efforts. The manager also schedules the special events, and guests, hires entertainment, and manages the market layout. In addition, the Market Manager is the public face of the market, fielding calls and questions from the public and media.

How does this compare to grocery stores?
Food is at its freshest from our market. It doesn’t sit in the bed of a truck and spend days or even weeks traveling to the grocery store and losing nutritional value. Market produce will last longer; it is safer and tastes better.What can you tell us about the special “Kid Days” planned for this market season?As in years past, Kids Day is all about family-friendly fun. We invite numerous guests from local businesses and organizations to superheroes out to the market in order to bring something unique to our customers. Our participants blend fun and education in unique ways to really inspire children. It’s an awesome sight when a kid is smiling ear-to-ear after planting a seed or getting a new book. We have a number of other events planned for this year, so stay tuned for those announcements!


May 19: Launch Day

June 16: Kids’ Day

July 21: Kids’ Day

August 4: Dog Days of Summer

With more dates to be announced! 

Find out more: With nearly 30 vendors to choose from, find produce and goods you can’t find anywhere else; freshly picked, seasonal produce, farm fresh meat and eggs, and baked goods all at their peak freshness and nutritional value. Meet your local growers and makers; develop relationships with them. We have live music and entertainment, including acoustic musicians and Kids’ Day festivals! Located in the heart of Terre Haute, close to local dining and retail, your farmers’ market takes pride in supporting your local community. The money you spend at market stays in the local community, supporting your friends, neighbors and the businesses that make Terre Haute special.

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