Vendors at the Kokomo Market, which opens Saturday and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October, aren’t allowed to buy food at food auctions and bring the items to market.
Vendors can’t sell things at the Kokomo Market that they didn’t grow or make.
“When you go to buy an apple here, you know the person you bought it from is the one who grew it,” Wright-Jarrett said earlier this year. “They can answer your questions. That’s really our niche.”
Ivy Tech State College, Howard County and St. Joseph Hospital are the key stakeholders for the market, and are all expected to remain on board next year. This past season was the first time Wright-Jarrett had received a salary.“It’s been a wonderful experience, and I have no regrets,” she said. “I encourage all of the patrons to continue to support the farmer’s market. It’s such a vital part of the community.”