Historic Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market open August 9

Published By:Cathy Drew Date:

Historic Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will fill the Pocket Park on Main Street Saturday, August 9th with over 15 vendors selling fresh local produce and local handmade crafts. Market events will include early morning yoga, a cooking demonstration, Danny Dozier on acoustic guitar, and a children’s dance class with NADT Dance Academy. The Market will open at 8am and continue til about noon.

The August Market will again feature local and much organic produce from Garden Girl Produce and Five Acre Farm both from Pleasant Plains; pasture raised beef, pork and chickens from Freckle Face Farm in McRae; pastured cow cheeses from Honeysuckle Lane Farm in Rosebud and pasture raised chicken eggs and goat milk soap from Brood Farm in Cave City. Local blackberries, delicious home baked breads and muffins, jams and jellies, and hand squeezed lemonade will also be available at the August 9th Market. Local artists and craftspeople will be selling jewelry, hand painted signs, wood crafts, children’s items, quilts, and other beautifully crafted handmade items.

The August 9th Market Events will include a children’s dance class with NADT Dance Academy from 9:00 to 9:45 am. Girls and boys are welcome to come for a fun dance class with teacher Nicky Noble featuring different forms of music and movement. Call the Academy at 866-GOT-NADT for more information. At 7:30 am, Batesville yoga teacher, Marnee Davis, will conduct a yoga class for beginners as well as experienced students before the market opens to give students a great yoga session before they shop. Danny Dozier will play his acoustic guitar from 9:45 til 11:00 am and at 10:00 am, Ashely Beller, from Brood Farm, will talk about cheese making and her cheese making classes as a guest chef demonstrates how to make fresh cow’s milk mozzarella.

Main Street shops and restaurants will be open as well as the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery at 226 E. Main Street. Open from 10:00 am til 2:00 pm, the Gallery is currently featuring a show by Dusty Mitchell that fits in perfectly with the farmers market, All You Can Eat. Call the Gallery for more information and to confirm hours at 870-793-3382.

Join the fun, support your local farmers and artisans, meet your friends, listen to great music, enrich your children, and be part of the history of Main Street. Historic Batesville’s Main Street Farmer’s Market is held the second Saturday of each month through November: Saturday, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th and November 8th, 2014.

For more information, or you are a local grower, producer or artisan interested in becoming a vendor, or you would like to offer an activity for the Main Street Farmers Market, please contact Jean Larson at (208) 869-1445