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Year-round farmers market coming to downtown Corydon

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The building at 24 S. Mulberry was set to be demolished until Main Street Corydon bought it from the county for $1. The building at 24 S. Mulberry was set to be demolished until Main Street Corydon bought it from the county for $1.
The farmers market is currently being held in the parking lot every Friday from 4-7 p.m. The farmers market is currently being held in the parking lot every Friday from 4-7 p.m.

CORYDON, Ind. (WDRB) -- After finding a permanent home and a grant from the state, changes are in the works to keep the Corydon Farmers Market open year-round.

The building at 24 S. Mulberry was set to be demolished until Main Street Corydon bought it from the county for $1.

The farmers market is currently being held in the parking lot every Friday from 4-7 p.m.

Catherine Turcotte with Main Street Corydon says once the building is renovated, the market will be hosted year-round and will likely be several days a week.

The current Corydon Farmers Market is brand new but the history of Farmers Markets in Harrison County is rich.

The markets started in the 80’s and have been held at various locations.

The non-profit wants to bring them all together, in one permanent location, to help residents and vendors.

"For years, the community has identified the need for a farmers market downtown,” said Turcotte.

Turcotte says this building, which will house the open-air, year-round farmers market, needs a lot of work.

A state grant has boosted their fundraising efforts to transform the structure.

“We received the maximum award which is $50,000 from the state of Indiana," Turcotte told WDRB.

County organizations have also donated so fundraising efforts are about halfway over.

The market’s current 29 vendors are all from within 50 miles of Corydon.

"I think everyone is more and  more conscious of eating healthy and there's nothing more healthy than eating organic produce that's locally grown and meat that's anti-biotic and hormone free,” said Turcotte.

Vendors are excited to have a permanent place to sell their home-grown, hand-crafted products next year.

"We need more opportunities to sell our produce here in Corydon. To have an inside venue, I'll probably be expanding what I offer then in the winter time,” said Catherine Ernst with Run-a-muk Farm.

The farmer’s market is also part of an effort to attract more business to Corydon's historic downtown.

"We're hoping the more people who come downtown the more businesses will prosper,” Turcotte told WDRB.

Turcotte says she hopes they’ll have the building done and ready to use by next season.

To donate to the project, call Main Street Corydon at (812) 738-0120 or visit its website.

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