Farmers Market

The Knott County Farmers Market is an independent entity run by a board of community volunteers. The Hindman Settlement School is its fiscal sponsor, helping to provide a market manager, financial guidance, and its Tuesday location. The Knott County Farmers Market is dedicated to providing affordable, healthy, fresh foods to the people of Knott County by connecting local farmers directly to consumers. We support our local farmers by only selling products grown within fifty miles of Hindman, KY. It is free to attend our market for both customers and vendors. We hope to continue providing a space for the community to gather and celebrate Knott County’s burgeoning food culture for many years to come.

2019 Market Season

Open May 21- Mid-September

Tuesdays 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Hindman Settlement School’s Lynn F. Young Outdoor Classroom (56 Education Lane Hindman, KY 41822)

Fridays 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Knott County Cooperative Extension Office (149 Parks Branch Hindman, KY 41822)

We accept: Cash, SNAP EBT, WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers, Diabetes Dollars, and Kentucky Double Dollars.

Progress

The Knott County Farmers Market maintained a steady level of success from its founding in 2013 through 2017. However, in 2018, the market served 122% more customers, sold 60% more produce, and housed 150% more vendors than in 2017.

We expanded our efforts to bring fresh produce to underserved populations by accepting SNAP EBT (food stamps) and launching Diabetes Dollars, a voucher program that provides fresh produce to people with chronic health problems. After receiving a grant from the USDA midway through the season, we set to work creating the infrastructure necessary to accept SNAP EBT cards. By September, our EBT machines were up and running.

The Knott County Diabetes Coalition partnered with the farmers market to make Diabetes Dollars a reality. Together, we raised over a thousand dollars for vouchers this year and are in talks to expand the program in 2019.