This post in part of a series about produce auctions across the USA. While this is not a comprehensive list, I have tried to include auctions about which I can find information. If you know of any others, feel free to leave a note in the comments section.
While the weather is turning down right frigid in various parts of the country, before you know it Spring will be knocking at your door. While you are looking through your seed catalogs and planning out your new garden’s beginnings, try adding in a bit of fun and adventure – check out a local produce auction. In the Spring, you may find plants as well as fresh spring vegetables. Some of the auctions start in April others will hold off till May.
Wakarusa Produce Auction – Open 3 days a week: Monday 1 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Friday 11 a.m. From their website:
“We are open from the last week in April to the end of October. We auction produce grown in Elkhart County by local farmers. “
Adams County Flower & Produce Auction LLC – from their website:
“Opening for business in July 2004, our purpose is to sell high quality produce grown by local farmers specifically for wholesale buyers such as stores, roadside stands, farm markets, distribution companies, etc. Located in Northern Indiana, auctions are held April thru October EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY AT 10:00 AM, with specialty auction dates for Hay, Straw and Firewood.“
Wayne County Produce Auction – located in Williamsburg, Indiana. According to an article written in 2013 on Amish365.com , “The auction is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Oct. 19. The only exceptions are Oct. 3 and 10. The auction opens at 1 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.”
“The auction schedule varies, but generally sales are held May through October, at 2 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. (Call ahead to confirm.) If you’re planning to bid, buy a number in the front office ($10 per season) before joining the action.”
Daviess County Produce Auction, located at 5667 N County Road 900 E, Montgomery, Indiana begins their auctions in mid-April and end in October. The year starts off with items you can use to decorate your yard, as well as plants for the garden. As the year continues you will be able to find in season vegetables and fruits. Their phone number is 812-486-2445. Sales begin at 1 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.