Before the the farmers' market officially formed in 2009, a “loose association of vendors” gathered and sold their produce and goods on Saturday mornings on the Morgan County Courthouse Square.
“Our principal goal is to bring attention to local food and it's importance in the local economy,” said Bob Elliott, president of the Morgan County Farmers' Market Association (MCFMA) board. “People don't realize that 90% of the food they eat in Indiana is trucked in from across the country, and unfortunately, as an agricultural state, that's not good.”
Local food is fresher, and that means they have more nutrients, Elliott said. Local, fresh food tastes better, and is better for you. Elliott added the prices might seem higher than those at a grocery store, but the product is of much better quality.