By Sophie Pappas
Restaurateur Karin Glass, the proprietor of Serenity Tea Room on Main Street, doesn’t take no for an answer. So, when she was told that there are no more available booths for the Zionsville Farmer’s Market this year, she decided to make room.
“I had just purchased a line of salad dressings,” Glass said. “But the market was full, so I thought I’ll seize control of this in a different way.”
Glass will offer an extension of the Zionsville Farmer’s Market inside the gardens at Serenity. She is calling this project “Wander Up The Bricks.”
“There will be no competition with items that are already being sold at the farmer’s market,” she said. “I just really feel this will help Main Street.”
Glass said she will open this new part of the farmer’s market (although not directing affiliated with it) the same days and times as the Zionsville Farmer’s Market. They will both begin the Saturday after Mother’s Day.
She hopes to have between six and eight unique vendors, including her salad dressings, set up on tables underneath her back garden’s umbrellas.
“Nothing will be duplicated,” Glass said. “I want the whole street to feel like a street fair every Saturday. People can go to the farmer’s market and then wander up the bricks to the garden.”
Items sold at Wander Up The Bricks will be things such as waffles, fresh breads, and pastas.
“I want to have something that is a special experience for people,” Glass said. “This is not an adversarial thing. This is about helping people find unique items and creating a memory.”
For more information about Wander Up The Bricks or to rent a table, contact Karin Glass at 873-5590. Each table costs $75 for the entire market season.
Did You Know?
- The gardens at Serenity grow lilac bushes that are of the same ilk, or family, of lilacs that President Abraham Lincoln carried when he traveled through Zionsville in 1861. It was then that he made a whistle-stop speech and passed out fresh lilacs on the way to his inauguration.