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November 2, 2013

Winters Farmers Market just a week away

GREENSBURG — With winter just around the corner, MainStreet Greensburg is about to launch its annual Winter Farmers Market.

MainStreet Greensburg Executive Director Sarah Robinson told the Daily News Friday afternoon that the Winters Farmers Market will formally launch at 9 a.m., Nov. 9, at the gymnasium in City Hall, which is located at 314 W. Washington Street.

“We still do all-local produce at the Winters Market,” Robinson said. “But we also allow crafts in the Winter Market.”

The executive director clarified that any craft must include a “homemade or local-product element.” The important thing about the “local element,” Robinson added, is that it helps insure 100 percent of the money used to purchase the items remains in the local economy.

“We want to keep it local,” Robinson said. “We don’t want anyone coming to a Farmers Market and trying to sell merchandise for an outside company; that means no Pampered Chef, Tupperware, etcetera.”

Such products, she added, although possibly beneficial to a Greensburg or Decatur County sales representative, would nonetheless channel profits outside of the local economy. “We don’t want to promote bigger companies. We want to promote [the buying of] local products and keep all the proceeds local. More money goes back into the economy if you buy locally.”

As to the types of produce available at the Winters Market, Robinson said to expect “leafy greens and root vegetables.”

“A lot of our vendors from the Summer Market have greenhouses they use to grow vegetable in the winter,” she said.

Visitors to the Winters Farmers Market should enter through the rear entrance at City Hall, according to Robinson; parking is also available at the back of the building.

“We encourage any families receiving SNAP benefits (the Federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to attend the market,” she said.

The Winter Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., every second Saturday of the month from November through April (Nov. 9; Dec. 14; Jan 11; Feb 8; March 8; April 12), at the gymnasium in City Hall.

For further information or to inquire about becoming a vendor at the Winter Farmers Market, call Market Master Sarah Robinson at 219.241.9228 or stop by her office located in City Hall.

Contact: Rob Cox 812-663-3111 x7011

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