Pulaski County Community Development Commission Project Coordinator Krysten Hinkle says they hope to be able to offer a variety of items, “We are aiming to have vendors selling local produce, fruits, vegetables, meat, handmade items, some arts and crafts.” However, she says it’s been a bit of a challenge finding vendors willing to commit to the Farmers’ Market this early in the growing season.
Hinkle hopes the market will include more than just farmers and gardeners, though. Plans are in the works to add musical entertainment, and maybe some food trucks and food demonstrations. “What we’re really aiming for is to have kind of a culturally-inclusive neighborhood place to meet to have a good time,” Hinkle says. “Even if you don’t end up purchasing anything, we want to have a visually-appealing place that people feel comfortable on Saturday mornings, just going there, having a cup of coffee, meeting their friends and neighbors.”
The Pulaski County Farmers’ Market will take place the first and third Saturdays of each month, June through October, from 8 a.m. until noon at the corner of Logan and Main Streets in Winamac. For more information about being a vendor, contact the Pulaski County Community Development Commission at 574-946-3869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.