May 3, 2016
Purdue Farmers Market returning on Thursday
Purdue Farmers Market will offer a host of locally produced foods, including prepared lunches, starting May 5. (Purdue University photo)
The Purdue Farmers Market will reopen Thursday (May 5) and will offer a host of locally produced foods, including prepared lunches, every Thursday through Oct. 27.
The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays from May 5 through Aug. 11, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays from Aug. 18 through Oct. 27.
In addition to a variety of local produce, the market will again offer local prepared foods, which will be served during market hours.
“The prepared foods have continued to be a popular feature since 2012, when they first were offered,” says Michael Gulich, director of campus master planning and sustainability.
The market will be held at the northern end of Memorial Mall. Twenty-minute parking spots will be available behind Stewart Center next to the "Unfinished Block P" sculpture on Oval Drive and will be free to use during market hours.
For more information about Purdue’s Farmers Market, go to www.purdue.edu/sustainability.
The campus farmers market will complement other markets that operate in Greater Lafayette:
* Historic Lafayette Farmers Market. Open 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays from May through October on Fifth Street between Main and Columbia streets in downtown Lafayette. More information about the Lafayette Farmers Market, including a produce calendar indicating what's in season each month, is available at www.lafayettefarmersmarket.com.
* Sagamore West Farmers Market. Open 3:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from May through October in Cumberland Park on Salisbury Street, West Lafayette. More information about the West Lafayette market is available at www.westlafayette.in.gov/department/index.php?structureid=228.