Neighborhood Farmers’ Market

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The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association is excited to announce the development of the MK Mid-Week Market, a partnership with Paradise Dental and the Crossroads AME Church. Located on the Southwest corner of 46th & College Avenue (4566 N. College Ave), neighbors will find a number of vendors every Wednesday through the end of October starting August 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine.

“We’re excited to partner with the neighborhood association and provide space to bring healthy foods to our congregation and neighbors,” says Pastor Jerry Davis III of Crossroads AME Church.

Not only are neighbors able to shop the MK Mid-Week Market right here in MK, they can also catch many of the same vendors at the Original Farmer’s Market downtown from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “With so many companies moving to a work-from-home model, the downtown market isn’t seeing the same amount of reliable foot traffic and we want to encourage neighbors to mask up, hop on the Red Line and shop locally,” according to MKNA executive director Chelsea Marburger. The Original Farmers’ Market not only provides access to great producers but is also set against the historic backdrop of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and Indianapolis City Market which is open for business! For more information on the Original Farmers’ Market, click here.

This is a first-time, pilot market so we encourage neighbors to visit, shop, and give feedback. Your participation and engagement will help MKNA make the Market even better!

If you are interested in volunteering for the Mid-Week Market in MK, please click here!

FAQ:

Q: What are the specifics (date, time, location) of the MK Mid-Week Market?
Every Wednesday, Rain or Shine!
August 19 – October 28
2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
4566 N. College Avenue (Southwest Corner of 46th & College)

Q: How big is the market?
A: The market will stay below 10 vendors each week to maintain appropriate social distancing.

Q: Where do I park for the MK Mid-Week Market? 
A: We encourage neighbors to walk, take the IndyGo Red Line, and bike. Convenient parking will be made available for those with handicap placards as well as families with small children. Additionally, parking is available directly next to the market. Please follow all posted signage.

Q: Do I have to wear a mask at the MK Mid-Week Market?
A: Absolutely. Masks are required for all vendors, volunteers, and attendees.

Q: What forms of payment will vendors take?
A: All vendors will accept cash and credit card.

Q: How do I become a vendor at the MK Mid-Week Market?
A: This a first-time, pilot market for the neighborhood. We are not taking applications for vendors during the pilot. At the end of the season, MKNA and its partners will further access the future of the market.

Q: Can I use SNAP/WIC/CICOA benefits at the MK Mid-Week Market?
A: Not yet. As a pilot market, we are not yet approved to accept any sort of government assistance programs/payments.

Author: Chelsea Marburger

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