Summer is a great time to be Indy, the weather is warm, people are out and about and farmer’s markets are back.
In a world that has gone away from non-GMO (genetically modified organism) and other artificially processed foods, food has been in the spotlight and the consumer is taking note. Look no further than your local farmer’s markets–the birthplace of how food ought to be.
Food and other goods at farmer’s markets are fresh, crisp and delicious. Foods sold at a farmers market just look authentic, what I mean by that is the food itself being distributed looks like it could have been grown by yourself–rather than being beautified by camera and other photo enhancing applications.
Farmers markers are a great resource to the community in terms of education and what kind of foods can be produced around you. It’s an adventure going to a farmers market because you get to sample these businesses and farmers in your local economy. You hear their stories and why they have decided to get into agriculture. The food brought to the farmer’s market is rare and rich in flavor and taste mainly because it can only be found in a nearby community, not mass produced. The food’s appearance has a distinct vibrancy, freshness and package – making it desirable because it’s unique compared to other grocery options.
In recent years, there has been a movement of slow food, farm to table and community supported agriculture across America. For those, who are interested in what Indy has to offer we have listed 16 notable farmers markets around the city to checkout (for those who are farm food fanatics there are over 75 great farm markets in central Indiana). Summer is a time for all things fresh, so dig in and indulge in all the great farmers markets across Indy.
|Notable Indianapolis Farmers Markets|
|Original Farmers Market at the City Market222 E. Market StreetIndianapolisWednesdays 9:30am–1:30pm||Big City Farms907 E. Michigan StreetIndianapolisBigCityFarmsIndy.com
|Farm to Fork at Normandy Farms79th & Marsh RoadIndianapolis, INFridays 4:00pm–7:00pm|
|Saxony Market131st & Olio RoadFisherssaxonymarket.com
|Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market1115 Broad Ripple Ave (Behind the high school)IndianapolisSaturdays 8:00am–12:00pm||The Green Market at Traders Point Creamery9101 Moore RoadZionsvilleFridays 5:00pm–8:00pm|
|Zionsville Farmers MarketMain St. & HawthorneZionsvilleSaturdays 8:00am–11:00am||Carmel Farmers Market2 Center GreenCarmelCarmelFarmersMarket.com
|CUE Farm at Butler UniversityButler West Campus (Bulldog Rd.), South from 52nd St & Lester St.IndianapolisThursdays 4:00pm–6:00pm|
|Jewish Community Center6701 Hoover RoadIndianapolisSundays 10:00am–1:00pm||The Market at Hague7800 N. Hague RoadIndianapolisSaturdays 8:00am–12:00pm||Fishers Farmers’ MarketNickel Plate Ampitheatre6 Municipal DriveFishers
|Noblesville Farmers’ MarketConner & 8th StreetNoblesvilleNoblesvillemainst.org
|Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market720 Eskenazi Avenue (Front of Hospital)IndianapolisTuesdays 11:00am–1:30pm||Growing Places Indy727 N. Oriental StreetIndianapolisGrowingplacesindy.org
|Crooked Creek Farmers Market7003 N. Michigan RoadIndianapolisSundays 11:30am–3:00pm|
Written by: Larry Don