INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- A local farmer’s market wants to do more than just sell fresh food.
The 38th and Meridian Farmer’s Market aims to bring residents in the Butler Tarkington neighborhood together, in hopes of keeping violence away.
The once very violent area has now gone more than 200 days without a homicide.
Market organizers at North United Methodist Church want to see that positive streak continue, and they believe bringing neighbors together at the market and helping them build a sense of community will do that.
2016 marks 15 years for the 38th and Meridian Farmer’s Market.
The market doesn’t charge vendors to participate.
Its leaders say this allows vendors of all sizes the chance to participate, and gives residents greater access to a variety of fresh food.
New this year, the market will offer hands-on activities for children.
Kids participating in the educational games will receive vouchers for fresh produce from vendors at the market.
The market (3808 Meridian Street) is open from 4-6:30pm on the first and third Thursdays of the month through September.