(La Porte, IN) - A welcome sign of normalcy is the return of the Farmer’s Market in downtown La Porte. The first one of the year is this Saturday in the parking lot at the corner of Lincolnway and Monroe.
Lindsay Jongkind manages the market. "We're really excited to bring the 2021 season to La Porte," she said on the eve of opening day. "We have a lot of returning vendors but also a few new vendors that we're really excited about." Jongkind said. The market will feature, as always, locally sourced items ranging from fresh produce to arts and crafts.
The market is sponsoring a new promotion this year: Red Ticket Days. "All of the vendors will have red tickets," Jongkind said, "and if you spend fifteen dollars or more at a certain booth, then you get a red ticket, and you're entered into a drawing for a hundred dollar Explore LaPorte e-card."
The Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Jongkind says they have designated the first hour specially for the elderly or immunocompromised shoppers. She says at least sixteen vendors will be set up this Saturday, and that number will only grow as the season rolls on.