The history of Farmers Markets in our community is rich. The Harrison County Farmers Market was established in 1983, and sold produce on the square in Corydon twice a week. Since then the market has had several locations in the Corydon area, and is currently located at God’s Church on Hwy 135. Another market, the Indian Creek Marketplace, was established in 2012 and sold hand-crafted goods and food products at the town parking lot and Keller parking lots for three years.
The Corydon Farmers Market is hoping to combine these two markets into one “homemade and handcrafted” market, where the community can celebrate and support our growers and the artisans.
The Corydon Farmers Market was given a permanent home by County Government in January 2015 when they sold the former Annex Building, which was slated for demolition, to Main Street Corydon for one dollar.
You might say the roots of this building are now bearing fruit, once again. The building has a rich history and much of it relates to its new use: it was originally built as a grocery store and later served as the home of the Purdue extension.
We are currently fundraising to renovate the building to a year-round market. In the meantime, we will operate the Corydon Farmers Market as an outdoor market at 124 South Mulberry.
Below are some renders of what the future Corydon Farmers Market will look like!