WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Being a last minute Thanksgiving shopper might not be a bad thing in West Lafayette.
The West Lafayette Farmers Market reopens in Cumberland Park on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. There, you can buy local produce, baked goods and decorations for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
West Lafayette Development administrator Beverly Shaw said it’s more than good shopping that keeps her coming back.
“I’ve been there for 11 years, as long as we’ve done the market, we’ve done this one special day and it’s fun,” Shaw said. “People come and meet family and friends and if the weather is good, it’s more of a social outing than it is just about shopping. Still, you go home with good produce.
Shaw said she prefers this market over your typical crowded supermarket during the holidays.
“Groceries are packed, and you’re also supporting local farmers, and you’re keeping money in this community,” said Shaw. “We estimate about a half a million dollars is kept in the community by shopping at our Farmers Market each year.”
The last Farmers Market will be open from 3-5 p.m. on Nov. 23. About 20 vendors are expected.
Shaw said you may find some good Christmas gifts at the market as well.