While you can always go buy food at a supermarket like Kroger, Marsh, or Wal-Mart, there’s a certain appeal to farmers markets. As opposed to the permanent indoor structures, shopping at an outdoor farmers market can be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for many Cheapsters. The other big reasons we tend to love farmers markets is that they often tend to run cheaper than other stores, and we love to support our local culture and economy.
With that in mind, we’re doing our best to keep track of these seasonal markets around our city. We will update this page with as many of them as we hear about and confirm, which is where we ask for some help from you. While we do research on our own, farmers markets can sometimes come and go without making much noise or advertisement. For that reason, please tell us if you know of any of these markets that we aren’t listing. We’re currently in the process of updating this page to indicate new farmers markets for the fall season, while also letting you know which summer farmers markets have shut down for the rest of the year.
Avon’s Old Farm Market is held on the south parking lot of Regional Health every Tuesday from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Beech Grove Farmers Market – This community market brings you fruits and vegetables, jams, homemade bread and pies, and other treats from local vendors at 510 Main Street in Beech Grove. You can find them every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Binford Farmers’ Market is a popular one at Lawrence North High School from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Broad Ripple Market — Behind Broad Ripple Magnet High school, you can shop at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings through November 1. You’ll find everything from fresh strawberries, lettuce, bedding plants, and asparagus to honey, pastries, and dairy products. This market is run by a group of farmers and growers, and they will continue sales for five months of the year. Check back in the fall for different seasonal items like pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, and more.
Brownsburg Farmers Market— The Brownsburg Town Hall Green is where you want to be on Thursday evenings June through September from 4 to 7 from now through September.
Carmel Farmer’s Market— Another Saturday morning opportunity to kickstart your day early. The market begins at the corner of City Center Drive at 8 a.m, and goes until to 11:30 a.m. through September.
Crooked Creek – IndyHumane will host the Crooked Creek Farmers Market every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the 7929 N. Michigan Road location. This market will run from now through October 29, and will provide convenient access to locally-grown and healthy food choices.
Cumberland Farmers Market — Your opportunity to buy fresh produce rolls around twice a week in this east suburb: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays (June to September), 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays (May to October).
Danville Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market — The westside is well represented on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon on the square. This farmers market continues through Saturday September 20.
Farm to Fork Market at Normandy Farms wants you to start the each weekend with a delicious choice of ingredients. Shop at 79th and Marsh Road from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays. The market runs all year. In the winter, they will switch to being open on Saturday mornings in a heated building.
Fishers Farmers’ Market, — We’ve pretty much established that farmers’ markets are a thing of roosters, so while you’re crowing, hit these produce stands and food trucks at the train station between 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through September 27.
Franklin Farmers’ Market at the corner of Jefferson and Jackson is the place to be on the southside from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays through October 5.
Garden on the Go makes a stop at a different location every weekday to offer fresh produce, and sometimes FREE cooking demonstrations. They accept cash, credit cards and food stamps (SNAP/EBT). Check the link for times and locations every day — there are 19 opportunities every week.
CLOSED FOR SEASON The Green Market: It’s a summer green fest (and look for winter markets here, too!) through Labor Day at Traders Point Creamery every Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Greenwood Farmers Market – The Old Town Greenwood Association Farmers Market runs from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at 525 N. Madison (behind the library) from the last weekend in April until the second weekend in October. The Wednesday market runs from the first week of June until the end of October.The items available depend on the week, but you’ll find everything from fruit and vegetables to honey and spices.
Indianapolis City Market – It seems appropriate that City Market also has a farmers market. Every Wednesday from May through October, you can shop rain or shine for fruits, vegetables, baked goods, spices and herbs, dairy products, meat, and more from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You’ll find the Farmers Market outside City Market between Delaware and Alabama Streets downtown.
ClOSED FOR SEASON Meridian Farmers Market: This one at North United Methodist Church is for the after-work crowd, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Old National Centre Farmers Market: Fridays from 11 am – 2 pm in the Old National Centre parking lot.
Greenfield Farmers’ Market — Sleep in! This Saturday market at the corner of Indiana 9 and North St. doesn’t open until 9 a.m. and runs until after lunch at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Irvington Farmers’ Market — Mark your calendars for this one because it could sneak past you otherwise. The Irvington Garden Club hosts this market from noon to 3 p.m., second Sunday of the month at Ellenberger Park. This market lasts through October 20.
Noblesville Farmers’ Market — Still more early birds, but this one lasts a bit longer if you aren’t a sunshine and roses person before noon. Show up next to Riverview Hospital between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays through October 11.
Plainfield Town Center Farmer’s Market — Operates on the lawn of the Plainfield Friends Meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through September 24.
Saxony Market –Located at 131st and Olio Road in Fishers, this source of fresh produce straight from the farm opens May 24 and will be available every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon this summer (the last day is September 13). It’s sponsored by IU Health Saxony Hospital.
Shelbyville Farmers’ Market — This one doesn’t begin until July, when the harvests are overflowing, but the public square is the host from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through October 4.
Statehouse Market – Starting Thursday, May 22 and continuing every Thursday throughout the season, the Statehouse Market will be located on Robert D. Orr Plaza outside of the Indiana Statehouse and Government Center. The vendors will be selling vegetables, fruits, flowers, milk, eggs, beef, lamb, and more. Plus, a diverse food truck lineup will arrive each week. Governor Mike Pence will even be visiting on opening day on May 22.
Wishard Farmers’ Market — AKA Eskenazi Hospital Farmers Market these days, it’s on the grounds of what we knew as Wishard, and wins the most original timing award: Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m through September 10. Duos, an Indianapolis-based slow food vendor, will again be part of the weekly offerings this year with their new, permanent location directly next to the market. Signs will be displayed to direct market-goers to the location. All items sold at the Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market are grown or made within 150 miles of the Eskenazi Health campus and within the state of Indiana.
Zionsville Farmers’ Market Last in the alphabet, but not least, the market at Hawthorne and Main streets in Zionsville runs from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays through September 27.