Lafayette Farmers Market Lafayette Farmers Market

DOWNTOWN
MARKET
Saturdays
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Located on 5th Street between
Main and Columbia Street
in Historic Downtown
Lafayette, Indiana

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PURDUE MARKET
Thursdays
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Located on the northwestern corner of Memorial Mall,
West Lafayette


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SAGAMORE
WEST MARKET
Wednesdays

3:00 to 6:30 p.m


Located at Cumberland Park
West Lafayette






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The Three Brussel Sprouts
Lafayette Market Sprouts Artwork

When I was growing up, we had to try some of every dish on the table. My brother hated brussel sprouts, but every time my mom fixed them, he would dutifully take 3 (a serving, I suppose). One time after he moved out and was working as computer programmer in Chicago, he came home. At dinner that night, we had brussel sprouts and when they were passed around he took three. My father looked at him and said, "Son, as I recall, you hate brussel sprouts. You don't have to eat them anymore just cause you're under my roof. You can make up your own mind about your likes and dislikes." With evident relief my brother scraped his 3 brussel sprouts off his plate and sort of laughed. He said, "You know I didn't even think about it, but yeah I still do hate brussel sprouts!"



Do you have a favorite story
about a vegetable — a "Veggie Tale?"
Lafayette Market Carrot Artwork

Submit it by clicking here
We will select a few of our favorites and post them here in the future.


Veggie-Fruity Quiz




click here for answers

1. Which of the following hate cold weather?
A.
Corn
B.
Brussel Sprouts
C.
Peppers
D.
Lettuce

2. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
A.
Watermelon
B.
Apple
C.
Pomegrante
D.
Strawberry

3. What type of season produces the sweetest,best-tasting watermelon?
A. Cool spring and fall
B.
Wet summer
C.
Cool, wet summer
D.
Hot, dry late summer and fall

4. The potato dates from what time period and comes from what continent?
A. 1000 AD, Asia
B.
500 BC, South America
C.
1800 AD, Europe
D. 1600 AD, Australia

5. Which is not a type of apple?
A. Johnny-be-good
B. Winesap
C.
Pippin
D.
Arkansas Black



Be the first on your block...

If you like radishes, they can be a fun early crop. You won't need much space—just a couple of square feet. Pick a warm day in April and plant a couple of 2 foot long rows spacing the seeds 2 inches apart. Watch for the little sprouts and weed them once or twice in the next couple of weeks. You'll probably have a crop in 30-35 days. Eat 'em with salt or try them sliced thin on a bread and butter sandwich.



Did you know?

Garlic is usually planted in the fall after the harvesting of other crops is completed. It gets its develops a good root system before it gets too cold. It sends up a few a couple of green shoots, but stops growing when the hard winter weather hits. Then it "sleeps" in the ground all winter and starts growing as soon as the ground thaws. Usually it's harvested around July 4th. Can you think of any other vegetables that "sleep" in the ground only to emerge in the spring? (Hint: It's green and pointy)



Friendly Kids Links

Farmers Market Coloring Book (.pdf)
From the USDA, it's a 20-page story about Farmers Markets.

Food Champs — Fruits & Veggies
Graphs that you can fill out, some games, kid-friendly recipes.

Fresh for Kids
Australian website with joke page, games, recipes. Graphic-heavy so you might need a high speed connection.



Veggie-Fruity Quiz Answers

1. Which of the following hate cold weather?
A.
Sweet Corn
C.
Peppers
Explanation: Sweet Corn seeds won't germinate unless the soil is 55° F or above. Peppers are very sensitive to frost. Lettuce is often grown in the spring and can tolerate a moderate frost. Brussel Sprouts are usually grown in the fall and improve in sweetness with a light frost.

2. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
A.
Strawberry
Explanantion: All those little white dots on the outside are actually tiny little seeds.

3. What type of season produces the sweetest, best-tasting watermelon?
D.
Hot, dry late summer and fall
Explanation: Once watermelons have enough vine growth and set fruit, they like hot, dry weather. Ever get a watermelon that tasted watery and didn't have much taste?--it could have been a wet year. Cool wet seasons also make watermelons more susceptible to disease.

4. The potato dates from what time period and comes from what continent?
B. 500 BC, South Americ
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Explanation: Potatoes have been found in ancient ruins of Peru and Chile and date back to 500 BC! There is evidence that the Incas may have worshiped the potato. Originally potatoes were purple on the outside and yellow on the inside. These purple potatoes have started to be popular again as specialty crop.

5. Which is not a type of apple?
B.
Winesap
C.
Pippin
D.
Arkansas Black
Explanation: There are many varieties of apples, although many of the old varieties are no longer grown. Johnny B. Goode was mythical guitar player made famous in a song by Chuck Berry.



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