Spring is here! Which means not only warmer temps, but also the start of one of my favorite Spring/Summer activities – farmers’ markets! Whether you’re looking for tonight’s dinner, a one-of-a-kind craft, or fresh flowers, you’re sure to find it at one of the Indy area’s weekly markets. With several markets all around town throughout the week, there’s likely one that will fit your needs in terms of time and location. Here’s a round-up of Indy area farmers’ markets:
The City Market – 222 East Market Street, Indianapolis 46204
Known as “The Original Farmers’ Market”, it occurs every Wednesday in May through October outside the downtown City Market, between Delaware and Alabama St. From 9:30-1:30 rain or shine, you will find an array of fresh fruits, veggies, meats, baked goods, flowers, and wine. Grab some lunch at one of the various food vendors and it will soon become a favorite hump day tradition.
Broad Ripple – 1115 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis 46220
With one of the longer seasons, running every Saturday 8-noon, starting the first weekend in May through the weekend before Thanksgiving, this well-known food-focused market offers an array of vendors. Located behind Broad Ripple High School, you’re in close proximity to browse Broad Ripple Village after grabbing your goods.
Binford Farmers Market – 65th Street and Binford Blvd
Now located at Northview Church, this market runs May to October from 8-noon and includes vendors, food trucks, live music and activities for the kids.
Carmel – 2 Center Green, Carmel 46032
Every Saturday in May through September, located at the corner of City Center Dr. and SW 3rd St, right off the Monon at the Center Green by the Palladium, you’ll find your typical market offerings and then some. Come hungry, enjoy live music, and leave happy at this north side staple. With new vendors added every year, it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular markets in town.
Noblesville – Corner of Conner Street, West of SR 32 and SR 19 Intersection, Noblesville 46060
Saturdays May 5th through October 15th. The oldest and largest market in Hamilton County, with more than 80 vendors, including handmade items and crafts. Pets are welcome at this busy market, located in the Riverview Health overflow parking lot, on Conner St. at the intersection of SR 32 and 19. From 8-12 come and peruse the booths, or relax and enjoy the live music while indulging on one of the many food and drink offerings.
Westfield – 130 Penn Street, Westfield 46074
The Westfield Summer City Market opens on Saturday June 2nd and runs every Saturday through August from 9-1 on City Hall Lawn. You will see the return of some favorite vendors, new local produce, meat, coffee and sweets merchants as well as some local artisans.
Zionsville – South Main Street and West Hawthrone Street, Zionsville 46077
In the heart of the village, you will find the quaint market, open from 8-11 am every Saturday, beginning after Mother’s Day through September. In addition to locally grown produce, fresh meat, and eggs, local restaurants offer made-to-order favorites. Grab breakfast and take time to walk through this charming downtown village. You won’t regret it.
Brownsburg – 61 North Greene Street, Brownsburg 46112
Voted the “Best of Hendricks County” in 2013 and 2014 by readers of the Hendricks County Flyer, this market runs on Thursdays, from 4-7 pm starting June 7th-September 6th. Located on the Brownsburg Town Hall Green, you’ll find fresh produce, baked goods, and handcrafted items. This market also accepts SNAP benefits, and many vendors also participate in WIC nutrition program benefits.
Traders Point Creamery – 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville 46077
Saturday mornings from 9-12 in June through August, the market specializes in organic produce, breads and baked goods, meats and dairy products, prepared foods and more!
Plainfield – 105 S East Street, Plainfield 46168
Located on the lawn of the Plainfield Friends Meeting at US 40 and SR 267, this market occurs every Wednesday from 4-7 pm, starting June 6th through September 26th. In addition to the typical farmers’ market offerings, you’ll also find non-profit info booths and food trucks.
Greenwood – 525 N Madison Ave, Greenwood 46412
Beginning Mother’s Day weekend and continuing through the second Saturday in October, this market runs from 8-noon, and showcases the usual market fare including great plants, produce, crafts, and food.
Fishers – 6 Municipal Drive, Fishers 46038
Located in the Nickel Plate District every Saturday from 8-noon beginning in May through September 29th and features over 60 amazing vendors.