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La Porte Farmers Market Rebranded

(La Porte, IN) - The annual farmers market in La Porte will have a new look this year, as local entrepreneurial group, The Collective, has revitalized the La Porte Farmers Market for the 2023 season.


Rebranded as Farmed & Forged (FF), this producers-only market is all about shopping from the source. It's a market featuring local farmers, artisans, restaurants, breweries and nonprofits, all within a 100-mile radius of La Porte.

The market will take place on Sundays from 11am-3pm CST from May 28th through September 24th on Monroe Street between State Street and Lincolnway in downtown La Porte.


FF will also highlight a local nonprofit organization on a monthly basis and all donations collected at the market will be given to the nonprofit.


The May/June markets will benefit the Michiana Humane Society.

Opening day for the Market is on Sunday, May 28th. 

Attendees will enjoy the following:

  • Free Admission, all ages welcome
  • Booths by local farmers, producers, makers & foragers
  • High-quality artisan vendors
  • Locally-made food & drinks
  • Live music by Robert Feddersen

Additionally, the second Sunday of each month will feature live music and cooking demos by local chefs, with the first “Second Sunday” kicking off on June 11th.

Also beginning on June 11th, select FF vendors will accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, cereals, meats, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, herbs and seeds/plants that produce food.


SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a federal program that provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income individuals and families.

For more information and to apply to be a vendor, please visit thecollectivein.com/fandf.

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