The Purdue Farmers Market will reopen Thursday May 5, 2016 at 11:00A.M. and run until 2:00P.M. After August 11, 2016, the market will be open even longer from 11:00A.M. to 3:00P.M. The market will be held at the northern end of the Memorial Mall with twenty-minute parking spots available behind Stewart Center next to the Unfinished Block P Statue. We hope to see you there!
Our goal is to popularize healthy eating among the Purdue community, forge links with local small business owners, and encourage a general culture of sustainable living on campus. In 2015, Purdue's Farmers Market had nearly 20 different vendors exhibiting their fare weekly, including different kinds of locally grown and organic fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers, as well as freshly prepared lunches.
We have encouraged the presence of student organizations and brought in entertainment, to ensure a fun, community-building experience. One of our most successful partnerships was with the Purdue University Cycling Club (PUCC) to develop a Bike Tent at the Farmers Market. PUCC members staffed the tent, talking with market visitors, handing out copies of a Campus Bike Map, and providing free bicycle repairs for the campus community. Student groups like Full Circle Agriculture at Purdue (FCAP) and the Boiler Green Initiative (BGI) have also reached out to visitors at the market. On the entertainment front, you can come by and watch local singers, student music organizations like the Purduettes, and even ride the Boilermaker Special train, as they visit the market throughout the season.