“The supermarket represents the season of the world. The farmers market is the season of your world.”
–Deborah Madison, author and chef

Market Events & Highlights



Come for a free ear of the best sweet corn you will ever eat!!!

EMBER JAR will be performing from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

LaRosita Ice Cream Truck will be arriving at the market around 11:30.  Ice cream & sweet corn--YUMMMM


Bring your kids (and kids in the neighborhood) and come to the Urban Garden Market for a fun-filled day.  There will be healthy snacks for kids, a hula hoop contest, Zumba for kids, face painting and lots of prizes and more.  All events are free.  Zumba for Kids will begin around 11:30.

June 14th -- OPENING DAY.
Three hours of fun, healthy, full-of-laughter dancing sponsored by the St. Joe County Minority Health Coalition will take place on opening day of the market from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.  There will be an hour each of Salsa Dancing, Zumba and Line Dancing with basic instruction given (however, all levels can participate).  The St. Joe County Health Department will be on site with yummie, healthy Salsa (the kind you eat).  Come join the fun!

Market planning is underway for 2011. The Urban Garden Market will be open from Saturdays June 11 - October 22 from 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Interested in planning or preparing for market? We have community members and growers on the market team. Contact market manager Donna Ring at urbangardenmarket@gmail.com to learn more.

Opening Day!
Music by David James will accompany more than a dozen local vendors selling greens and other seasonal veggies, plants, coffee and baked goods.
Featuring a jewelry demonstration by artisans from Dismas House. Select items will be offered for sale.
Kathie Jerrell, dulcimer musician, will perform from 10a-Noon.
Edie Sutton, Purdue Extension will provide a demonstration about how to prepare seasonal food available at the Market! Recipes will be provided.
July 10
Nick Harley, a young folksinger based in South Bend, Indiana, will perform folk, rock, bluegrass... whatever, but mostly plays guitar and sings. He has performed many times at Fiddlers Hearth, Niles Bluegrass Fest, the Beanery, The Livery, the Acorn Theater, and other venues around town. His original songs are influenced by the places he has been and the people he meets every day.
July 17
Bailey Williams, a 15 year-old from Bremen, Indiana, will perform a unique style of original and covers of folk/rock, with influences from Bright Eyes to The Beatles. A finalist in "Osceola Idol," she is also a national finalist in the "Kids Helping Kids CD project. You can visit Bailey's web page at http://www.myspace.com/baileycwilliams
July 24 & 31
Kelly Strycker & South Bend Drum Circle, 10a-1p
Hula hoop dance is fast becoming a modern form of fun, exercise, community building and creative expression. Join Kelly Strycker & South Bend Drum Circle for a saturday in a hoop or on a drum. Kelly Strycker picked up a hula hoop in 2006, and shortly there after fe1l in love. Soon she joined forces with performance groups Chicago Hoop Dance, and Blaze to spread the healing meditative powers of the
hoop through performances, workshops, and custom made hoops.
Adult and kid hoops available to borrow and for sale.
Read more at http://summersessionhoopjam.blogspot.com/
July 31
Purdue Extension staff will be on hand once again with seasonal recipes and samples, as well as gardening tips and advice.
August 21
Purdue Extension staff will be at the Market with seasonal recipes and samples, as well as gardening tips and advice.
September 4
Mike and Michael will bring their acoustic rock to the market next Saturday. They'll bring a couple of friends to distribute flyers and sell tickets to the Special Olympics fundraiser on the 18th.
September 11
*Lori Sigety will be sharing a combination of drumming and poetry reading.
**Junk Evolution will be at the Market showing how to repurpose items in several ways. A program demo will take place approximately every 1/2 hour. Samples will be available for viewing, and a few items will be available for sale.
Learn more about them and their new local store: http://junkevolution.blogspot.com
September 18
Helen Hibbs, singer (tentative)
September 25
Michele Boone from LaPaz will be at the market singing and playing guitar. She composes her own music and describes it as "heartfelt music with a message". In addition, Phil Sutton from Purdue Extension will join us one last time with handouts and ready to answer questions about "How to put your garden to bed".
October 2
The last Market day of the season! Your last chance for your favorite foods and fall decorations from all the fabulous vendors that make the Urban Garden Market special!