Some changes coming for farmers markets

Tippecanoe County Courthouse (WLFI File Photo)
Tippecanoe County Courthouse (WLFI File Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Almost 50 growers and vendors turned out for a call out meeting Thursday night before this summer’s farmers markets.

Downtown Lafayette will continue to have one on Saturday mornings, continuing a tradition that has been going on for more than 165 years.

“The sense of community that comes out of a farmers market is really neat. There’s something special about going downtown and shopping for your vegetables on a Saturday morning. It really builds that sense of place that we have in Lafayette,” said Greater Lafayette Commerce Small Business Program Manager Sara Yelich.

Purdue will continue to have one around the lunch hour on Thursdays. But there’s a new location. Because of construction on Centennial Mall, the farmers market will be on the north end of the Memorial Mall.

The markets will begin in May.

There was some discussion Thursday about keeping the markets going through some of the winter months.

For more information on these two markets as well as the one on Salisbury Street in West Lafayette, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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