Versailles Farmers Market Tour
Let’s take another Farmers Market Tour! The Versailles Farmers Market Tour!
This is the very First Year for the Versailles Farmers Market.
It began in May of this year and will run through October on Saturdays from 8 am until Noon. It’s located on the Courthouse Square in downtown Versailles.
They accept SNAP and FMNP WIC!
The Versailles Main Street Booth
This tour is starting at the Versailles Main Street Booth.
They day I visited, the Main Street Versailles booth was staffed by three very helpful volunteers. I couldn’t talk any of them into a photo. So you’re just going to have to head to the market yourself to meet them and say thanks for all the hard work they have done bringing this market to the people of Versailles.
While you there, take advantage of the photo opportunity they have created inside a backdrop of the markets logo. It’s fun for kids and kids at heart.
If you forgot to bring along your reusable shopping bags to shop, they have some for sale at the booth.
FYI, vendors have plenty of plastic bags, but these cloth ones are adorable and much better for the environment.
Market on the Square t-shirts are for sale as well, in lots of different sizes and colors. They’re a great way to advertise for the market and to show your support for the Main Street Organization.
Flyers with Information about upcoming events in and around Versailles are available in the Main Street booth.
Get the latest buzz about the Versailles Farmers Market and other Main Street Versailles events by visiting and liking their Facebook Page.
The SloneAcres booth is run by working mom Amy Slone.
Slone Acres is located near Manchester, but Amy is originally from Cross Plains.
She sells fresh eggs, a variety of garden vegetables, homemade jams and jellies along with beautiful hand knitted and sewn items.
You can reach Amy by calling (812) 212-5884 or by emailing her at email@example.com
If you’d like to have a closer look at her fiber art, be sure to visit her Patchwork and Purls shop at Etsy.com
Fallen Timbers Sorghum Mill
A lot of you will likely recognize the owner of Fallen Timbers Sorghum Mill sitting behind his table at the Versailles Farmers Market.
That’s retired dentist Dr. Larry Barlow from Milan!
He grows and processes all of the sorghum he sells himself.
He had some nice looking corn feeders for sale the day I visited the market too.
In case you’re wondering, sorghum is a a sweet, dark, heavy syrup made by cooking the juice squeezed out sorghum cane. It has a taste similar to molasses.
If you’d like to reach Dr. Barlow to order some sorghum, you can call him at (812) 654-3920.
From Tree to Art
The From Tree to Art Booth is filled with wooden toys, puzzles and gifts. Every item they have for sale is handmade by Ron and Roz Fraley.
The Fraley’s plan to sell their woodcrafts at area Holiday Bazaars this fall after the market closes for the season.
You can order their woodcrafts online via their Etsy.com shop or by calling (812) 593-8172.
Stoltzfus Baked Goods
Sandwich breads, sweet breads, cookies and jams are what you’ll find on the table at the Stoltzfus Baked Goods booth at the Versailles Farmers Market.
The booth owners are very nice folks, but they didn’t want to be photographed.
Julie Fitzsimmons, of Vibrant Designs, makes handbags, purses, totes, diaper bags, wet bags, diaper clutches, wristlets, bridal bags and scarves.
She had a beautiful assortment of her work for sale in her booth last Saturday.
You can reach Julie by phone (812) 455-1902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
She also has an Etsy.com shop.
Plug’s Sweet Tooth
Plug’s Sweet Tooth is an up and coming Gourmet Flavored Popcorn Company.
The flavors they currently offer include: caramel, cheddar cheesy, slow burn cheddar and color me sweet.
Pan and Nicole, pictured above, told me that all of the popcorn they use is sourced locally. You’ve gotta love that!
Pam’s husband Tim was selling their popcorn at another area farmers market today, so you may see him in a future Farmers Market Tour blog post.
If you can’t make it to the market on Saturdays, but would still like to try some of Plug’s Gourmet Flavored Popcorn, you can call them at (812) 954-5128 or email them at email@example.com.
Susan’s Versailles Farmers Market booth showcases items from her cottage food business and her artwork!
Here’s a close up of her Cookies.
And a better view of her Artwork.
You can reach Susan Singh by calling (732) 829-0257 or by email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breezy Acres Farm
There was lot’s of produce and mums for sale at the Breezy Acres Farm booth!
Breezy Acres Farm and Dairy is owned by an Amish Family. It’s located on County Road 700 south, south of Versailles and north of Rexville, behind the Silver Memories Nursing Home. There is a retail store on the farm, so if you’re in that neck of the woods, be sure to stop in and check it out!
The Sayers Family sells a wide variety of wooden crafts at the Versailles Farmers Market every week. Items include, bowls, pens, jewelry boxes, trays and more.
Every items created by this local Versailles family is unique and beautiful!
You can reach the Sayers by calling (812) 609-6264. OR you can email Jason Sayers at email@example.com or Greg Sayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Thankful Pallet
Melissa Teaney (not pictured) owns The Thankful Pallet. She hails from Dillsboro Indiana, where she creates adorable signs out of pallets and other reclaimed wood.
You can reach Melissa through her Faceook Page. She will do custom work upon request.
Roger Kavanaugh can be found every Saturday selling vegetables for Smith’s Produce at the Versailles Farmers Market.
Normally, I was told, they have cucumbers, zucchini, squash, pepper, tomatoes, melons and more for sale, but business has been so good they just had just about sold out!
The corn Roger was selling was running low before 10 am last Saturday and he had to make a call to get someone up on the square with more that day before he ran out of it too.
I was My belly was sorry that they were out of most of their regular produce when I visited the market. But my heart was so pleased to learn that this local food business is doing so well! Keep buying local folks!
Smith’s Produce is located on St Rd 129 South of Cross Plains, where they operate a roadside produce stand 7 days a week. You can call Glen Smith to check what they currently have available at (812) 525-0066. And you can visit their Facebook Page here.
Denise Csubak Crafts
Denise was visiting family in Versailles and decided to bring along her crafts to sell at the Market last Saturday.
She had an assortment or wreaths, scarves and lap blankets.
Huffman’s Fall Farm Market
The Huffman family from Milan brought their pumpkins, squash, gourds, Indian corn and Mums to the Versailles Farmers Market.
Their teenage children operate a farm stand on their farm each fall. They are located at 320 N County Rd 625E just outside of Milan. This year the Farm Stand opens on September 5th.
You can learn more about Huffman’s Fall Farm Market on their Facebook Page.
Back Farms, in Cross Plains, raises beef on grass and finishes them on non-GMO corn.
They had a variety of beef cuts by the pound for sale Saturday at the Versailles Farmers Market.
You can reach Back Farms by calling Gary Back at (812) 528-9764 or by emailing email@example.com.
They also have a Facebook Page. Check it out to see what they have in stock now and which Farmers Market you will find them at next.
G.F Coffee Company
Though technically not a part of the Versailles Farmers Market, the G.F. Coffee Company is located on the courthouse square just a few steps from all of the market booths.
They open at 7 am on Saturdays and are open through the week as well.
Let me tell you from experience, you will enjoy strolling around the market all the more if you’re sipping on one of their delicious coffees, espressos or lattes.
Much more than a coffee shop, they sell homemade sweet treats, gelato and sandwiches. And according to their Facebook Page, they have also started making pizzas!
I hope you enjoyed the Versailles Farmers Market Tour!
I hope to bring you more Tours of area Markets soon! And I could use some help. If your interested let me know.
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If you are, we hope you’ll keep in touch!