LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The downtown Farmer's Market is expanding and adding new vendors.
This year's Lafayette Farmer's Market is adding another downtown block on Fifth Street, stretching from Columbia to Ferry streets.
East-west traffic on Columbia, Main and Ferry streets will not be restricted.
The market is also adding at least 20 new vendors, bringing the total to about 70 booths.
Market Manager Rebecca Jones says shutdowns last year gave budding entrepreneurs time to reflect on their skills and hobbies.
"2020 really gave way that people had enough time to sit and think and create awesome new ideas and fun things," she says, "and this is a way to share those with our community."
Jones says the farmer's market has a low barrier to entry to springboard ideas into businesses.
"Whether individuals are growing their own produce, making their baked goods, making craft or health and beauty items, we want them here," she says, "we want them to have a space within our community that they can feel safe trying out new ideas."
The market will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays in May to October. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Visit the Lafayette Farmer's Market website to become a vendor or contact Jones by phone at 765-203-9393 or by email at GLFarmersMarket@greaterlafayettecommerce.com.