Purchasing fresh, organic, locally grown produce comes with many benefits. The food is nourishing, tasty, cheap, and supporting local farmers is a great way to maintain a sustainable food source. Join your fellow agriculturalists and navigate the fresh food landscape in Evansville with these farmers markets!
In operation for more than 75 years, Mayse Farm Market grows spring tomatoes and strawberries, summer sweet corn, and fall pumpkins that are available at its market at 6400 N. St. Joseph Ave. It also offers fall family fun activities across its 90-acre farm complete with a five-acre corn maze, pumpkin picking, barnyard activities and other fall veggies in their market.
Evansville Countryside Orchard offers not only sweet, juicy, farm-fresh produce, but a one-of-a-kind experience as well. Visit its orchard at 16800 Old Petersburg Road and pick your own peaches, apples, and nectarines, or visit its on-site farm stand for some delicious pre-picked fruit.
Beginning in 2019, the Market on Main is Downtown’s only summer farmers market, running from June through September every Wednesday. Enjoy local produce from a variety of vendors, as well as artisan foods, crafts, music, and food trucks from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Choose from more than 100 vendors on Franklin Street by the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library’s west branch 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday from May 25 through Aug. 31. The bazaar includes farm fresh vendors, artisans, food trucks, and even yoga sessions.
Overlooking the beautiful Newburgh, Indiana, riverfront in the parking lot of The Landing restaurant, the Historic Newburgh Farmers Market includes many local vendors within a 60-mile radius. Browse a variety of pasture-raised meats, produce, baked goods, fresh-pressed juices, jewelry, handwoven rugs, flowers, and herbs.
Newburgh Farmers Market photo provided; all other by Zach Straw