Indianapolis Area Farmers’ Market Round-up


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 Ripple1115 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 Market65th 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.

NoblesvilleCorner 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. 

Westfield130 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.

ZionsvilleSouth 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.

Brownsburg61 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 Creamery9101 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.

Do you have a favorite local market? What’s your market must-have?

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Having moved ten times while growing up, Lisa couldn’t imagine living anywhere for more than two or three years. But after graduating from IU and meeting a guy from “that school up north”, she decided to ditch the nomadic life, plant some roots, and has called Indy home since 2001. She and her husband, Matt, officially became a house divided in 2007, and shortly thereafter added to their family an energetic, food-obsessed Labrador named Reggie. After surviving puppyhood, they felt confident enough to venture into parenthood with the birth of their daughters, Ava, in 2011, and most recently, Emme, in 2014. After 10+ years as a Registered Nurse in fields varying from ICU, to transplant, to insurance case management, she decided to hang up her stethoscope and became a stay at home mom in early 2015. In addition, she is an active volunteer at her church, loves singing, reading, exercising, and spontaneous dance parties with her littles. She believes laughter makes the world go round and never misses her morning coffee, even if it has to be rewarmed ten times throughout the day. True to her upbringing, Lisa has lived in various Indy area locales, from Greenwood to Carmel and in between. She and her family currently reside in Noblesville. Lisa loves being a mom and loves Indianapolis, so this is a perfect venue to share that love with moms in the Indy area and beyond.