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The Sheridan Farmers and Artisan Market Returns Saturday, May 7th

(Photo courtesy of the Sheridan Historical Society)
Amber Kiger and Sharon Phillips display some of the offerings to be available at the Sheridan Farmers and Artisan Market.

Starting on May 7, Sheridan will welcome a new Saturday morning outdoor market to their community. The market will be open for business every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place in the parking lot of the Six Points Church located on the east edge of town, just off SR 38. Many of you will remember this as the former Six Points Wesleyan Church.

The market is being organized by residents Sharon Phillips and Amber Kiger. Including themselves, Sharon and Amber hope to have 30 to 40 vendors to participate in this every other Saturday event and offer customers a wide variety of eatable and non-eatable products. Products to be available include a variety of baked goods such as breads, rolls, cakes and pies. There will be vendors selling honey, maple syrup, eggs, a variety of in-season produce and pet treats. Craft items for sale will include pottery, wood crafts, hand-made clothing, body care items, soaps and shampoos, jewelry items, candles, hand-made cards and hand-crafted blankets. The hope is also that local musicians could potentially come out and play during the market hours for entertainment. Food truck vendors will also be available for customers’ convenience.

On opening day on May 7th, the market hopes to have a Sheridan fire truck and its crew and a police cruiser and officer on scene to interact with the public and respond to public safety questions and concerns. For the Saturday of the Independence Day holiday weekend on July 2nd, the kids can enjoy a bounce house.

To entice younger entrepreneurs, the market is offering up Junior Vendor spots. And if your not-for-profit organization would like to have a presence, the market will collaborate with you to find a date for your group to have a spot at the market. Junior Vendors and not-for-profits are asked to contact Sharon Phillips (317-345-1682 or sphillips55@sbcglobal.net) to make arrangements to participate.

Vendors who want to participate need to contact Sharon Phillips at (317) 345-1682. A full season vendor pass costs $200 and will be good for the 12 Saturdays of the season from May 7 through October 8. The per-market vendor pass is $30 per session.

Sheridan has experienced many markets over the years, some more successful than others. Successful or not, it is wonderful that people like Sharon and Amber keep trying to provide a venue for folks to come on a Saturday morning and avail themselves of a wide variety of locally grown, locally prepared and locally hand-crafted items. The Sheridan Historical Society hopes the community will come forward to participate and support this effort so that it can sustain itself year after year. It is good for our community, and good for you, too.