One of our favorite things to do in the spring and summer is venture to one of our local farmers markets. My sons get a big kick out of looking at all of the different booths, getting an up close view of new foods, and, of course, sampling a few yummy treats. If they’re lucky, we’ll run into a popcorn or ice cream vendor who will convince me we need to have more than just a taste! Not only is shopping at a farmers market fun, but it gives you a chance to try new things and support local farmers. Did I miss one of your favorites? Let me know and we’ll add it to the list!
Fortville Farmers Market (701 South Maple Street, Fortville)
All products at this market must be produced in Indiana! Look for produce, meat, dairy products, candy and baked goods, wooden toys and more at this weekday market!
38th and Meridian Farmers Market (in the parking lot on the northwest corner)
Thursdays, 4-6:30 pm, June 4th-October 15th
Fresh produce, meats, baked goods and other Indiana raised products.
Binford Farmers Market (Lawrence North High School north parking lot)
Saturdays, 8am – 1pm May 2nd through October 31st
Meat, fish, produce, flowers, specialty foods and baked goods – 100+ vendors
Broad Ripple Farmers Market (1115 Broad Ripple Avenue – Behind Broad Ripple High School)
Saturdays, 8am – Noon May through November 21st. Rain or shine!
Fruit, vegetables, honey, lavender, fresh and dried flowers, plants, meat, dairy products, coffee, tea, preserves, pasta, bread and other baked goods. Shoppers are welcome to bring their dogs to the market.
Greenwood Farmers Market (United Methodist Church parking lot at 525 N Madison, Greenwood) Saturdays, 8 am – 12 noon Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 6 pm last weekend in April until October.)
Saturdays, 8am-noon, beginning the final weekend of April until October & Wednesdays 2:30-6 pm beginning June 5th.
Beef, pork, lamb, pheasant, turkey, chicken, bedding plants, flowers, soaps, honey, baked good, crafts and many other products
Beech Grove Farmers Market (510 Main St.)
Sundays 12:00-4:00, beginning in May
Lots of local items including produce, artisan products, baby items, cupcakes, jewelry and more!
Indianapolis Farmers Market (222 East Market Street )
Wednesdays 9:30am-1:30pm May through October. Rain or shine. Winter Market begins indoors in November.
Meat, eggs, cheese, poultry, honey, plants, produce, flowers, baked goods and more.
JCC Indianapolis Farmers Market (6701 Hoover Rd)
Sundays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. starting May 31st
Local produce, baked goods and dairy products. The second sunday of every month will offer yoga by donation on the front lawn.
Irvington Farmers Market (Ellenberger Park: 5302 East St Claire)
Second Sunday of the month from noon-3pm, June through October
Produce, herbs, meats, cheeses, honey, baked goods, plants, hand crafted items, refreshments, live entertainment.
Green Market at Traders Point Creamery (9101 Moore Road in Zionsville, Indiana)
Fridays, 4-8pm (May – October) Saturdays 9am-12:30pm (November – April)
Carmel Farmers Market (1 Civic Square, Carmel, In at the Palladium)
Saturdays 8am-11:30am – May 19th through the last Saturday of October
Produce, wine, meat, poultry, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, salsa, honey, flowers and plants.
Noblesville Farmers Market (Intersection of S.R. 32 & S.R. 19 in the Riverview Hospital Overflow Parking lot, located on Conner Street, just west of the Conner Street Bridge)
Saturdays 8am-12:30pm – May through October
Potted, fresh-cut and dried flowers, potpourri, fresh and dried herbs as well as products using natural herb extracts, bedding and foliage plants, trees, bushes, honey, flour and ground grains. Handmade items such as artwork, jewelry, crafts, soap, candles and pottery. NO PETS ALLOWED.
Abundant Life Church Farmers Market (7606 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis)
Thursdays 4-7 pm – June through beginning of September
Baked goods, fruits, vegetables, pasta, nuts, meat, pies, flowers, live plants
State House Market (Robert D. Orr Plaza outside of the Indiana Statehouse and Government Center – Off of West Street between Ohio and Washington Streets)
Thursdays 10:30am-1:30pm – May to October
Food grown and sold by local vendors. Fresh, healthy lunch served by Indianapolis’s top food trucks. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, milk, eggs, pork, beef, lamb and more in the early season.
Greenfield Farmers Market (Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple St., Greenfield)
Every Saturday 8-12, May 2nd-October 31st
Indiana-only produced items sold at the market! Starting in July (through September) there will also be a Wednesday market from 8-noon, and from July 22-August 12 there is a Tuesday evening market from 4-7 pm.
Franklin Farmers Market (Jefferson and Jackson Streets, Franklin)
Every Saturday May 9-October 3, 8-noon.
Produce, flowers, meat, handcrafted items, and more from over 50 vendors.
Saxony Farmers Market (Saxony Community, Olio Road and 131st, Fishers)
Every Saturday May 24-September 13, 8-noon
Buy fresh produce, artisanal foods, home décor, and personal products from local vendors.
Fishers Farmers Market (Nickel Plate Park in front of the Fishers Amphitheater)
Every Saturday, May 2-September 26, 8-noon
Rain or shine market with approximately 40 vendors selling produce, live goods, bakery items, honey, specialty foods and more.
Farm to Fork Market: Normandy Farm (corner of 79th and Marsh Road, 7802 Marsh Road)
Friday evenings, May-October from 4-7:00 pm.
This is Indiana’s only chemical free farmers market – all prepared food is made with organic ingredients, produce and meat are raised certified organic or certified naturally grown.
Chateau Thomas Winery Farmers Market (6291 Cambridge Way, Plainfield)
Thursdays, May 7-October 29, 4-8:00 pm
Brownsburg Farmers Market
Thursdays, June 4 – September 3, 4:00 to 7:00.
There will be a concerts at the market on June 4, July 2, August 6 and September 3. The Park’s recreation trailer will be at the market with kids activities on June 25, July 16, July 30 and August 27.
Zionsville Farmers Market (corner of Main St. and Hawthorne)
Saturdays, Mother’s Day – September, 8:00-11:00
Over 35 produce and handmade product vendors in the heart of the historic Zionsville Village! There will be musical performances and special events all summer long.
Cicero Farmers Market (409 W. Jackson Street)
Saturdays, May – September, 7:30-11:00
Fresh produce and products each week! This is a new market and will be growing each week!
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