Market at Hague is an initiative of Binford Redevelopment and Growth, Inc (BRAG.) By bringing together Indiana food and craft artisans, musicians, and area businesses and non-profits at Market at Hague, BRAG creates a vibrant community gathering offering local, fresh food, support for local businesses, and cultural and ethnic educational opportunities.
The market hosts vendors that provide the season's best bounty of vegetables, baked goods, flowers, perennials, lamb, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, artisan cheeses, and ethnic and gourmet specialty products and much, much more. All of the agriculturally-related items are produced in Indiana. There are strict health and safety rules for all vendors.
The market during the 2014 season.
Many people come to the market every Saturday and do their weekly shopping and stroll the market sampling new products, talking to vendors, and learning the advantages of buying food from a local source. It's about fun, food, and friendly vendors. Early arrivals get first choice of the fine selection of seasonal produce and specialty products.
The second Saturday of each month is “Artisan Saturday” when local artisan vendors add to the festive atmosphere with their hand made products. You will find a wide variety of products including jewelry, cards, kitchen ware and table top accessories, fine all natural lotions and soaps, creative crocheted and knitted items and much more.
The market has 6 wagons for your use while shopping. Find the wagons at the Market home tent.
There is coffee and a variety of foods you can enjoy at the market. The market has 2 hospitality tents with tables and chairs for your convenience. It's a great place for people-watching and people-meeting!
Market at Hague is a non-smoking site.
TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
Vendors accept cash and personal checks with proper id. Many vendors accept credit cards.
There is no cash machine located at the market.
DOGS AT THE MARKET
Market at Hague welcomes only well-behaved dogs. Dogs must be on a leash and monitored at all times. No barking please. If you have any concern that your dog will not be the best friend of the market, please leave the dog at home.
Community groups located within the BRAG area may request space at the market to let shoppers know about their activities and local events. The market will provide one tent per week to a community group free of charge. Location of that tent is determined by the market manager. Youth groups may contact the market manager about promoting and fundraising at the market without the use of a tent. Full details found here: Community Groups
If you have questions, please contact the Market Manager.
SNAP AND FRESH BUCKS AT THE MARKET AT HAGUE
Market at Hague processes SNAP transactions at the market home tent. Market volunteers debit the Hoosier Works Card in exchange for $1 tokens that shoppers can use like cash at vendor stalls.
Market at Hague joined with other farmers markets in 2013 to start a token program help farmers market vendors accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and to help get more farm-direct produce into the hands of our low income neighbors. Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP benefits are distributed through the Hoosier Works Card, which is used like a debit card.
Farmers markets are for everyone. Access to affordable, fresh, and healthy whole foods is a challenge for many people who rely on food assistance programs like SNAP help low-income families and individuals buy fresh, Indiana-grown food that provides real sustenance for themselves and their communities.
During the few months SNAP benefits were used at the market in 2013 The Market at Hague customers spent over $300 in SNAP tokens. That is $300 extra dollars for the hard-working market vendors. We look forward to seeing this program continue to grow and we are delighted that the FRESH BUCKS program is now available at all markets.
Fresh Bucks is an incentive program that doubles SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) dollars on purchases of Indiana-grown specialty crops. SNAP user get up to an extra $20 to spend around the market.
The dollar for dollar match can be used to purchase Indiana-grown: fresh and dried produce, herbs, honey, maple syrup, and even seedlings for edible plants. It aims to make fresh, local produce more accessible to Hoosier families while supporting local farms.
Fresh Bucks, which is administered through the Indy Hunger Network, started with the Indy Winter Farmers’ Market last season. In addition to The Market at Hague, Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market, Crooked Creek Farmers’ Market, the Original Farmers’ Market, and the Growing Places Indy Farm stand at the Chase Legacy Center, will be accepting Fresh Bucks.
For More information about Fresh Bucks contact Elise Springuel at firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-925-0191 ext. 168
Market at Hague is sponsored by Binford Redevelopment and Growth (BRAG) for the following reasons: