Kimberly Crane, left, and Nick Johnson with Craneberry Farm of Hillsboro, Ind., organize pumpkins Wednesday at their stand at the Downtown Danville Farmers Market at Temple Plaza.

Normally, Downtown Danville Farmers Market customers would only have a week left in the season to enjoy their favorite goodies.

But coordinator Jean Beck said the market likely will extend to the end of October.

A few vendors said they wanted to continue coming, and there are now fall offerings, such as pumpkins and squash.

Beck noted that the corn, melons and some other summer items are gone now, but “cool-weather crops,” are now available.

“There are a lot of pumpkins (and also) apples. We’re hoping people come out,” Beck said.

“As long as we’ve got some shoppers, we’ve got some vendors to sell,” Beck added.

One of those vendors who has been there since the spring and will continue through the end of October is Craneberry Farm of Hillsboro, Ind.

Nick Johnson and Kimberly Crane said they have made lots of friends and have enjoyed their time in their first year at the farmers markets.

They moved back to the area from California, where Crane grew up, and started an organic farm on Crane’s parents’ property.

“I just think it’s important to provide food for two people that is chemical free,” Crane said.

In addition to pumpkins, they also have broccoli, cauliflower, okra, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, zucchini and basil.

“We’ve done pretty well with the weather setbacks …,” Johnson said.

“We’ve converted people to okra, and have changed eating habits,” Johnson said, smiling.


The Downtown Danville Farmers Market will continue through the end of October on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon at Temple Plaza, Vermilion and North streets.

Visit the Downtown Danville Farmers Market Facebook page for updates on what will be at the market.

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