May 9, 2019

Purdue Farmers Market to return today

Purdue Farmers Market Close to 20 local vendors will offer a variety of foods and other items each Thursday at the Purdue Farmers Market. (Photo provided by Administrative Operations Communications) Download image

The Purdue Farmers Market will return at the north end of Memorial Mall along Oval Drive today (May 9).

The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 1. Hours will extend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Aug. 8 through Oct. 31. The market will continue as scheduled in the event of rain, but it will be canceled in the event of severe weather. Schedule changes will be communicated through the Life@Purdue Twitter account.

The Purdue Farmers Market is organized by Purdue Campus Master Planning and Sustainability in conjunction with Greater Lafayette Commerce. It hosts approximately 20 vendors who provide a variety of local fresh produce, herbs, plants and flowers, meats and prepared food, including lunches and sweets. 

“The farmers market at Purdue has grown over time and become something the campus community and surrounding area really enjoys,” says Michael Gulich, director of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability. “We look forward to seeing continued support of these local vendors throughout the upcoming season.”

Guests and individuals without a parking permit may pay to park in the Grant Street Parking Garage. Those with an “A” permit may park in the Grant Street Parking Garage or the lots between Marsteller and Sheetz streets. These locations allow access to the market within a five-minute walk.

Email to receive a weekly market reminder and recipe that incorporates one or more items sold by participating vendors, and look for related information on Facebook and Twitter.

The Purdue Farmers Market is one of three local market locations. Details for the two other farmers markets follow:

* Historic Lafayette Farmers Market. Open 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays from May through October on Fifth Street between Main and Columbia streets in downtown Lafayette.

* Sagamore West Farmers Market. Open 3:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from May through October in Cumberland Park at 3101 N. Salisbury St., West Lafayette.

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