Ready for Winter
Winter Fishers Farmers’ Market Moves to Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building
Writer / Matt Keating
Photographer / Brian Brosmer
The Winter Fishers Farmers’ Market kicked off Nov. 4 with more than 20 vendors lined up. Casey Cawthon, assistant director of Public Relations for The City of Fishers, says a new venue has been selected to accommodate more market visitors and foot traffic.
The Winter Fishers Farmers’ Market will be from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday from Nov. 4 to March 10 at The Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building.
The Winter Fishers Farmers’ Market has increased in popularity over the last few years, which led to the move to a bigger location.
“There isn’t a whole lot to do when the weather starts to get colder,” Cawthon says. “The kids are bored and families stay inside more. The Winter Farmers’ Market is a nice traditional thing to do on Saturdays to get out of the house for a while.”
The wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetable and treats are also a great motivation to head over to the market when the weather gets colder. Live entertainment is also featured.
Leah Holt, Fishers, says she loves the freshness of the food at the Farmers’ Market.
“I like knowing that the owner of the food stand probably just picked their produce that morning or recently,” Holt says. “Winter vegetables such as parsnips and squash are so good for your health. I also like supporting small business owners. I like meeting them at the markets.”
Caitlin Acker, Carmel, enjoys the organic methods many farmers use to grow their produce.
“I have more peace of mind buying food at The Farmers’ Market,” Acker says. “Many farmers at markets these days use organic seeds that are non-modified. “It’s healthier and more sustainable to eat food that is locally grown. It’s also a nice way to meet people in your community that support the same things. I also like the way everything is set up at the market.”
Cawthon says the market is designed to make it easy for shoppers to get around.
“Our markets are designed so you can quite literally show up and shop,” Cawthon says. “I always suggest if market-goers are interested in having breakfast first, that they do so before shopping and having to carry around their purchased goods.”
The Farmers’ Market sponsor, IU Health Saxony, and The Fishers Farmers’ Market will have limited reusable shopping bags, and guests who arrive early can grab one to carry their items.
“Anyone arriving a little later is encouraged to bring their own shopping bag to help carry their items,” Cawthon says.
Some of the winter market vendors include: 5280 Bistro, 350 Edible Art, Circle City Kombucha, Gluten Free Creations, Inc., Grandpa’s Beef Jerky, Mathoo’s Egg Rolls, Morehouse Premium Pork, Some Like it Hot, LLC, Walking Waffle: Wild Alaska Salmon & Seafood and Your Family’s Pasta.