News and Tribune

Floyd County

May 10, 2013

New Albany Farmers Market opens Saturday

50 vendors expected by June

NEW ALBANY —

Produce, art and sweets — there will be plenty of treats and treasures for sale Saturday as the downtown New Albany Farmers Market opens for the year. 

Sponsored by Develop New Albany, the market is located in a pavilion at the corner of Bank and Market streets. 

Market organizer Susan Kaempfer said several vendors have already signed up for the event. 

“The biggest change you’re going to see this year is we’re going to be pretty full right from the start,” Kaempfer said. 

She anticipates 25 to 30 vendors will have booths on Saturday, which is up by more than 10 from last year. 

“I’m really excited about the number of folks that are returning, and we have some interesting new people coming this year,” Kaempfer said.

“By the time we hit our stride the first part of June, we’ll probably have 50 vendors signed up for the market.” 

She said 47 applications have already been received, and she knows of at least 10 more that are in the mail. 

Some of the vendors will only be able to setup a booth for one or two Saturdays a month, but Kaempfer said that won’t be a problem.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve got so many awesome people coming right off the bat,” she said. 

The downtown Farmers Market will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Oct. 26. Beginning June 18, a Farmers Market will be setup in the Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday through Sept. 24. 

And beginning on June 19, the downtown Farmers Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday evening. 

With a somewhat normal spring this year in terms of the weather, Kaempfer said farmers have told her they have plenty of produce ready to sell at the markets. 

There will be a few new editions this year including some bakers and “boutique farmers” who specialize in growing a specific vegetable. 

For more information, visit the website www.developna.org. 

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Floyd County
LOCAL MAGAZINES
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.