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20 Best Farmers Markets in Indianapolis (and Nearby Areas)

20 Best Farmers Markets in Indianapolis (and Nearby Areas)

Indy is certainly one of the most unique cities in the country. It is the racing capital of the world and is simultaneously home to the world’s largest children’s museum. Some of the city’s suburbs have been voted ‘the best places to live in’, which might be because finding a farmers market in Indianapolis is as easy as taking a short walk.

The locals take their food seriously. And the great news is that eating fresh and healthy won’t be difficult if you manage to find your perfect Indianapolis farmers market.

Every weekend, local farmers from around the area set up stalls to sell their goods directly to the public. From seasonal specialties to handmade goods and more, these farmers’ markets provide shoppers with a chance to shop sustainably and support local businesses.

Without further ado, let’s explore the 20 farmers markets in Indy for you to choose from.

Our Favorite Indianapolis Farmers Markets

Tuesday Markets

1.  Southport Farmers Market

Where: 6901 Derbyshire Rd

When: May-October, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM; 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Why to Visit:

The Southport Farmers Market was recently renamed ‘Perry Community Farmers Market’. During the colder time of the year, the market takes place in a heated greenhouse from 10 AM until 2 PM.

Though you’ll be able to find fewer fresh fruits and veggies during this time of the year, the market still features plenty of yummy foods and handmade items.

From May to October, the market sometimes features community Tuesday. On these days, you’ll be able to not only shop for local produce, dairy and baked goods but also listen to live music and participate in the basket drawing.

2. Avon Farmers Market

Where: 8244 E US Hwy 36, Avon

When: June-August, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Why to Visit:

This farmers market near Indianapolis is hosted by the Town of Avon at the parking lot at Avon Hendricks Regional Health. The small town is located only around 10 minutes away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The farmers’ market is a popular summertime destination for the local community.

Here, you’ll find locally grown produce, eggs, breads, pasta, jams, fresh coffee beans, baked goods, and even clothing items. Out-of-town guests might decide to go antique shopping after buying all the necessary produce at the market. You can also visit the famous haunted bridge just half a mile south of US Highway 36.

Wednesday Markets

3. City Market – The Original Farmers’ Market

Where: 222 E Market St

When: May-October, 10:00 AM-1:30 PM

Why to Visit:

Fill your basket with vegetables, fruits, cheeses, meats, spices, herbs, and baked goods at this popular farmers market in Indianapolis. This is the perfect spot to grab lunch in the middle of the week or buy some items for dinner.

By the way, while you’re at the market, you will have a chance to buy fresh products for yourself and those in need. All the donated foods will be given to the downtown homeless mission. A few years ago, for example, the visitors managed to donate 3,000 pounds of fresh to people who can’t afford it.

4. Fishers Farmers Market – Saxony

Where: 13578 E 131st St, Fishers

When: June-August, 4:30 PM-7:30 PM

Why to Visit:

Fishers Farmers Market operates at two locations, which are among the not-so-many dog-friendly markets of the North Indy area. The second market that takes place at Saxony Village on Wednesdays is a bit smaller, but it’s a great place to shop for baked goods, fresh produce, and even home décor.

In the summer, you’ll enjoy plenty of activities and themed events. Those include health and wellness activities, Safety Day, Non-Profit Day, and many others. One of the coolest ‘creations’ of Fishers Farmers Market is the Biz Kidz Day which takes place a few times throughout the season.

On these days, children will have an opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial skills – they will get to run their own businesses for the whole day! The kids can sell the items that have been hand-grown or handmade by them. The market has been ranked as one of the top farmers’ markets in the region.

5. Plainfield Chamber Farmers Market

Where: the Plainfield Friends Church at US 40 and SR 267 N in downtown Plainfield

When: June-September, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Why to Visit:

The farmers market is hosted by Plainfield’s Chamber of Commerce. It features a wide range of fresh produce, baked goods, and food trucks. The market is relatively large, and you’ll have a chance to explore what a few dozen vendors have to offer.

Some items might surprise you, but they’re definitely worth a try. For example, freeze-dried candy, frozen soup, pepper jelly, pre-packaged ice cream, and more. The market operates rain or shine, so don’t forget to dress accordingly.

Thursday Markets

6. Statehouse Market

Where: Robert D. Orr Plaza, 100 North Senate Avenue

When: May-October, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

Why to Visit:

This Indianapolis farmers market is located in the heart of downtown. No wonder that a lot of people choose to have a healthy lunch break here – the place has plenty of food trucks for you to choose from. Starting with Byrne’s Grilled Pizza and ending with Pierogi Love Indy.

All the ‘classic’ produce can also be found at the Statehouse Market. Just make sure to check what’s in season beforehand. The market features live music and different cool things to do. You’ll be able to have the most fun on the opening day when such activities as pie in the face, cornhole, and dunk tank usually take place.

7. North Church Farmers Market

Where: 3808 N. Meridian St

When: July-September, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Why to Visit:

The farmers market takes place every first and third Thursday during the season in the church’s parking lot. It was formerly known as the ‘38th and Meridian Street Farmers Market’. Apart from seasonal produce, you’ll be able to shop for mouthwatering desserts, seeds, spices, meats, sandwiches, beverages, and ice cream.

There are also vendors who share valuable information or services at the market. You’ll be able to find out more about the Children’s Museum, for example, or family planning.

8. Fort Ben Farmers Market

Where: 8920 Otis Ave, Lawrence

When: June-October, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Why to Visit:

Lawrence is located only a few minutes away from downtown Indianapolis, but it’s definitely a place with a history of its own. During WWII, the center of the city was the largest reception center in the US. Today, Fort Ben (the walkable city center) serves as a wonderful example of early 20th-century architecture.

It is also a buzzing arts destination and an unexpected destination for all the foodies out there – the city has a few award-winning restaurants, and, of course, you should not forget about the fresh produce that can be bought at the farmers’ market.

The market showcases vendors from Central Indiana. They offer baked goods, fresh produce, meats, specialty food items, honey, coffee, and much more. You can also grab something to eat from one of the food trucks or snap a pic on the Musical swings.

9. Fortville Farmers Market

Where: Noel Street ;, S Main St, Fortville

When: May-September, 4:00 PM-7:30 PM

Why to Visit:

The market, sponsored by the Northern Hancock Area Chamber of Commerce, showcases vendors from Central Indiana who offer honey, baked goods, fresh produce, cheeses, meats, plants, and much more. It is also a lovely place to shop for home, bath, and beauty items, candles, and accessories.

A few dozen vendors are presented at the market weekly, so you’ll definitely find at least one small business to support. Keep an eye on the Fortville Farmers Market schedule, as sometimes they feature different kids-centered activities (like a petting zoo).

Also Read: The Best Farmers Markets in the USA

10. Brownsburg Farmers Market

Where: 61 N Green St, Brownsburg

When: May-September, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Why to Visit:

This farmers market near Indianapolis is presented by IU Health West Hospital. The market is quite large and features over 25 vendors that offer fresh produce, meats, baked goods, dairy items, and more. You can also get something to eat at one of the food trucks.

By the way, the market features a kids’ club that hosts children’s activities most of the week (just look for the Brownsburg Public Library booth).

Fun fact: the town has won the Exceptional Park Design Award, so you might want to grab something yummy at the market and then head to one of the town’s parks for a lovely picnic.

Saturday Markets

11. Broad Ripple Farmers Market

Broad Ripple Farmers Market

Where: 2615 E 62nd St

When: May-October, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (starts at 9:00 AM during October)

Why to Visit:

This particular market is a highly trafficked Saturday tradition for a lot of people who live nearby. Mainly because you’ll get to find practically anything here (after all, over 50 vendors are present at the market each week!).

The summer market features farmers who use organic growing practices and artisanal and ready-to-eat foods from vendors who utilize local ingredients. Some vendors offer online preordering, so check your favorite farmer’s page here if you’re interested.

There is also an indoor winter market that takes place from November to April at Glendale Town Center. You can bring your four-legged friend to the shopping spree, by the way. There are also quite a few customer parking lots next to the church.

12. Binford Farmers Market

Where: 6220 Northview Way

When: May-October, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why to Visit:

This Saturday’s farmers market in Indianapolis is perfect for those who like to be spoilt with choice. It features over 80 vendors. The local farmers come to the market to present their fresh vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meats, and other delicious foods, while the artisans are happy to offer beautiful handmade items for your home and office.

Well-behaved doggies, and welcome. So, you can take your furry friend and head to the market on a Saturday morning – the place has plenty of breakfast items to choose from, as well as coffee and chai tea. Check the market’s schedule to find out what’s happening. On some days, you might be allowed to bring your old electronics so that they can be recycled.

Tip: don’t forget to ask the farmers for tips and tricks to help you store your favorite goodies for longer.

13. Garfield Park Farmers Market

Where: 2345 Pagoda Dr

When: May-October, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Why Visit:

An Indianapolis farmers market that has been around for 8 years already. Its main mission is to create a sustainable environment where the local community can gather to support farmers and producers.

You’ll get to check out over 40 vendors and get your hands on the freshest seasonal produce, breads, meats, and so on. You can also choose to volunteer at the market – all you have to do is contact the hosts.

In 2018, Garfield Park Farmers Market became the first farmers market in the United States to gain the ‘Slow Food Approved’ designation. This means that every vendor you’ll get to meet at the market adheres to the main principles of Slow Food USA.

14. Carmel Farmers Market

Where: 2 Carter Green, Carmel

When: May-September, 8:00 AM-11:30 AM

Why to Visit:

There is also a winter Carmer Farmers Market that takes place at 510 3rd Avenue SW (at the Wire Factory) from October through March. At the summer market, over 60 vendors offer their products every week. Shop for fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, dips, salsas, cheese, baked goods, eggs, syrups, honey, herb-flavored oils, and a lot-lot more.

This is one of the largest markets in Indiana, and most customers like to say that it is also the best market in the state. So, it might definitely be worth taking a short drive to the small town from Indianapolis. While in Carmel, you can explore the city’s parks and nature trails or watch the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and other performers at the state-of-the-art concert hall.

15. Fishers Farmers Market – Nickel Plate Park

Where: Nickel Plate Park, 6 Municipal Drive, Fishers

When: May-September, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why to Visit:

Fishers is an Indianapolis suburb with quite a few great things to offer. Here, you can visit one of the most well-known interactive living history museums in the US or attend a concert at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheatre.

Of course, the farmers’ market is one of the things that attracts plenty of people to the small town. The market has been ranked one of the top farmers’ markets in the region, by the way. It features vendors from Central Indiana that offer a wide range of cheeses, meats, baked goods, coffee, fresh produce, and more.

Each morning at this dog-friendly market gets kicked off by a fitness or yoga session (which is offered to the visitors for free). While you explore what over 50 vendors have to showcase, you can listen to the local musicians, and the park’s tent can keep your children busy with various fun activities that change each week.

16. Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market

Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market

Where: 175 Logan St, Noblesville

When: May-October, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why to Visit:

The oldest market in Hamilton County features over 80 vendors, so you’ll definitely be able to find whatever it is that you’re looking for. Farmers and artisans sell an array of locally-grown produce, fresh-cut flowers, honey, bedding plants, fresh baked goods, handmade soaps, and so on.

The market is organized and governed by Noblesville Main Street. All the products sold here are either locally made or homemade (the produce has to be grown in the state of Indiana).

17. Zionsville Farmers Market

Zionsville Farmers Market

Where: 340 S Main St, Zionsville

When: May-September, 8:00 AM-11:30 AM

Why to Visit:

This non-profit farmers market is located in the charming town of Zionsville and is presented by IU North Hospital. You can expect to find a variety of produce, meat, flowers, and baked goods at this dog-friendly place. If you feel like helping out the community, you can sign up to volunteer at the market.

Volunteers help set up and take down the market, help answer any questions that the guests might have, and, of course, help the vendors. Zionsville Farmers Market also hosts a few fun events throughout the season. In the middle of August, for example, it’s the market’s birthday (it has been running for over 25 years!). During that time, you’ll usually be able to participate in giveaways and get a birthday cupcake for free.

18. Farmer Market at the Fairgrounds in Greenfield

Where: Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St, Greenfield

When: May-October, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why to Visit:

Make sure to check the market’s schedule, as sometimes it runs year-round. The farmers market is held in the covered food court pavilion during the summer. As soon as it gets a bit colder, the vendors can start setting up in the heated show arena.

The market is a member of the Hoosier Farmers Market Association and Indiana Grow. You might come across a few fruit/veggie combos you have never seen before. But make sure to go to the market as early as possible if you want a good selection.

All the products, including meats, eggs, cheese, fruits, vegetables, and baked goods, are produced in Indiana.

Sunday Markets

19. Irvington Farmers Market

Irvington Farmers Market

Where: Ellenberger Park, 5301 St. Clair St

When: June-October, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Why to Visit:

This Sunday farmers market in Indianapolis takes place on select Sundays, so check the market’s schedule before you get your shopping basket out.

This particular market has been going strong since 2000. Today, nearly a hundred vendors get to showcase their products at Ellenberger Park (and some of them have been presented at Irvington Farmers Market from the very beginning!).

After you are done shopping, you can grab an iced drink and a delicious lunch from one of the food vendors and have a wonderful picnic at nearby tables.

20. The Market at White River State Park

Market at White River State Park

Where: 801 W. Washington St

When: May-June, 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

Why Visit:

Remember that the market is held every first and third Sunday during the season. It occurs at the beautiful Celebration Plaza (the green space between the White River State Park Visitor Center and the NCAA Hall of Champions).

Here, you will get a wide range of vendors who offer fresh produce, eggs, meat, flowers, plants, prepared foods and drinks, and handcrafted artisan goods. On some Sundays, the park offers a free yoga class right before the market starts. If you want, you can leave your vehicle at the park’s parking garage, but that would cost you $5.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the biggest farmers’ market in Indianapolis?

The Broad Ripple Farmers Market is the largest market in the city and features over 50 vendors each week.

What are the good Indianapolis Farmers Market Saturdays?

The Broad Ripples Farmers Market, Garfield Park Farmers Market, and Binford Farmers Market are the most popular Saturday markets in Indianapolis.

What are the good Indianapolis Farmers Market Sundays?

The Market at White River State Park and Irvington Farmers Market both take place in the city’s parks, so you’ll be able to combine shopping with other relaxing Sunday activities (like having a picnic, for example).

What are the famous Indianapolis farmers’ markets?

Broad Ripple Farmers Market is one of the most popular markets in the city, as well as the Statehouse Market. The latter is located in the downtown area.

Wrapping Up

Finding an Indianapolis farmers market has never been this easy! All you would have to do is open this guide and look at the calendar – something is happening practically every day of the week. Paying a visit to a farmers market in Indianapolis is a great way to support local businesses and incorporate more fresh products into your daily meals. And the great news is that you wouldn’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn – plenty of markets in the area operate in the evening during weekdays.

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