Zionsville Farmers Market returns to Main Street • Current post
The Zionsville Farmers’ Market will return to the city’s Main Street this summer, following last year’s move to the Zionsville Town Hall parking lot, a move that should appeal to local business and restaurant owners. .
“(The move) last year was a combination of COVID and the spacing requirements associated with the pandemic,” said Danielle Pezet, president of the market. “We needed a little more space for buyers. And there has been construction work right next to where our market is normally located. “
The first market is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on May 22. It will operate every Saturday until September 25. Social distances and masks will be necessary.
Pezet said plans for last year’s Farmers’ Market were changed two weeks before the scheduled start. The organizers have secured a new location for the market in the town hall parking lot.
“We got a lot of feedback from the community, vendors, and traders on how much there was missing in The Village, so we knew our plan was to bring it back,” Pezet said.
Starting May 22, the Farmers’ Market will run along historic Zionsville Brick Street from the parking lot north of The Friendly and spill over onto Main Street. Previously, the market was held entirely in a parking lot directly south of The Friendly. This year will mark the first time that a section of Main Street will be blocked off for the market. Pezet said organizers plan to expand the market next year.
Additionally, Pezet said organizers have extended the traditional end time opening hours from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in an effort to encourage visitors to stay in Zionsville for shopping or lunch, an change that some Main Street business owners are applauding.
Tania Roudebush, owner of Black Dog Books, said the market attracts a lot of visitors on Saturdays.
“A lot of times (shoppers) stay for shopping and lunch, and now that they’re coming back, the market is deliberately trying to connect with the shops in the Village,” Roudebush said. “I’m excited, and just think it’s going to be a win / win situation for the returning market and The Village.”