Indianapolis Farmers Market Guide: Where to get fresh produce this summer

It doesn't get any better meals made with fresh, local ingredients.

And farmers markets across Central Indiana are buzzing with the goods starting this month.

Many have food trucks, crafts vendors, live entertainment and the chance to connect with local nonprofits.

Check out theses Central Indiana farmers markets.

Mother Love's Garden camper Aeriana Grigsby, 14, sells camp vegetables Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, at the North Church Farmers Market along 38th Street in Indianapolis.
Mother Love's Garden camper Aeriana Grigsby, 14, sells camp vegetables Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, at the North Church Farmers Market along 38th Street in Indianapolis.

Avon Farmers Market

Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m., June through August (excluding July 2)

Avon Hendricks Regional Health Building, south parking lot, 8244 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon

The town of Avon hosts this market to bring fresh produce, baked goods and handcrafted items. And it has a theme song!

Binford Farmers Market

Saturdays,  8 a.m. to noon., May through September

Northview Church Binford Campus, 6620 Northview Way, Indianapolis

More than 80 vendors are selling fresh fruit, veggies, meats, cheeses and handmade crafts. Look for gardening and cooking demonstrations, opportunities to enroll in the Indy Public Library summer reading program and a no-cost electronics recycling drop-off at the dog-friendly market.

The market accepts SNAP and Fresh Bucks.

Broad Ripple Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, May through September; 9 a.m. to noon in October

6001 N. Rural St., Indianapolis

The outdoor summer market features more than 90 vendors, including those serving breakfast items, coffee and tea. All farmers use organic (chemical-free) growing practices.

There's also live music each Saturday morning.

Open rain or shine, the market is dog-friendly, but there are rules at

SNAP and Fresh Bucks are available to customers with Hoosier Works or SNAP EBT cards.

Brownsburg Farmers Market

Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., June through August

Brownsburg Town Hall Green, 61 N. Green St., Brownsburg

The market supports small businesses, local growers, producers, and artisans from Brownsburg and Central Indiana, offering affordable, healthy, fresh food and handcrafted goods.

Food truck vendors will be in the mix.

The Brownsburg Public Library booth will have a kid's activity each week.

The market accepts SNAP and WIC; and special nights focus on music, kids, dogs, business and specific produce.

Carmel Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8- 11:30 a.m., May through September 

Carter Green, 2 Carter Green, Carmel

The Carmel Farmers Market attracts more than 70 vendors each week. Guests can listen to live music from the Carmel Rotary Amphitheater and check out special events like the Carmel Firehouse Cook-Off, Jim Keckley Donut Day and an Independence Day kazoo parade for kids.

Cumberland Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, May through October

Cumberland Town Hall, 11501 E. Washington St., Cumberland

More than 20 vendors with offerings that include maple syrup, crafts and chair massages.

Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds

Saturdays,  8 a.m. to noon, May through October

Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple St., Greenfield

More than 40 vendors are selling produce, baked goods, goat milk products and sauces.

Fishers Farmers Markets

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, May through September

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Dr., Fishers

An international food section is a new feature of the market in 2024.

More than 70 vendors at the rain-or-shine and dog-friendly market sell local goods made, grown, baked, and harvested by farmers and area makers.

Each market kicks off with a free yoga or fitness session led by a local yoga studio.

There’s live music and a tent for kids activities weekly, and special themed days and events such as the Health & Wellness Expo, Non-Profit Day and Biz Kidz Day throughout the summer.

Market vendors do not provide plastic bags, so bring reusable shopping bags, or stop by the Fishers Parks tent directly in front of the amphitheater stage to grab a free Fishers Farmers Market reusable bag.

Visit for doggie visitor guidelines.

Fort Ben Farmers Market

Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., June 6 through Oct. 3

Fort Ben Cultural Campus, 8920 Otis Ave., Lawrence

Fort Ben Farmers Market showcases vendors from Central Indiana offering fresh produce, baked goods, honey, specialty food items, meats, coffee and plants. Food trucks are on site.

SNAP and Fresh Bucks are available for customers with a Hoosier Works card or SNAP EBT card.

The campus features the renovated historic theater, a visual arts center, an artist walk, a history walk, an amphitheater, and the world's first set of musical swings.

Fortville Farmers Market

Thursdays,  4 -7 p.m., May through September

Landmark Park, 201 E. Staat St., Fortville

Due to construction, the market relocated to Landmark Park for 2024.

From the Northern Hancock Area Chamber of Commerce, the downtown market showcases vendors from Central Indiana offering fresh produce, baked goods, honey, specialty food items, meats, cheeses, coffee and plants.

Leashed dogs are welcome.

Garfield Park Farmers Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30  p.m., May through October

Garfield Park, at the corner of Southern Avenue and Shelby Street, Indianapolis

This not-for-profit market draws about 70 vendors.

The market accepts SNAP, WIC and Senior vouchers. It also provides Fresh Bucks.

Pets are allowed, provided they are on non-retractable leashes, no longer than 6 feet.

Greenwood Farmers Market

Saturdays,  8 a.m. to noon, April  through September

Greenwood United Methodist Church parking lot, 525 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood

About 40 vendors are selling produce, plants, crafts, baked goods and pet treats.  Most of the early weeks are heavy on plants and early spring produce.

The market is dog-friendly, and many of its vendors accept WIC.

Healthway Park Farmers Market

Tuesdays,  4 -7 p.m.,  May through September

4055 S. Roy Wilson Way, New Palestine

More than 20 local vendors are selling fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, jewelry, soaps and lotions.

Irvington Farmers Market

Every second Sunday, noon -3 p.m., June through October.

Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis

The lineup of about 100 vendors and nonprofits each week varies, but expect those with produce, crafts, baked and canned goods, ready-to-eat foods, body care, vinaigrettes, pet adoption, rescued and repurposed items, clothing, and Irvington business promotion.

Some vendors at the rain-or-shine market accept credit or debit cards; others are cash or check only.

Noblesville Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon., May through Oct 12

Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St., Noblesville

The pet-friendly market has 90 to 95 vendors each week (honey, meat, flowers and candles), along with live music, yoga and free kids classes. Noblesville Farmers Market accepts SNAP and WIC.

North Church Farmers Market

First and third Thursdays, 4-6 p.m., July through September

3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis

Formerly known as the 38th and Meridian Street Farmers Market, this is among the oldest in Indianapolis, providing locally-grown food, educational information and health screenings.

The market participates in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program and accepts WIC and SNAP vouchers.

The Original Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., May through Oct. 4

Monument Circle, Indianapolis

The Original Farmers’ Market, with meats, cheeses, baked goods and spices, is at a new location due to the temporary closure of Indianapolis City Market.

The market matches dollars spent using Fresh Bucks and SNAP. WIC is accepted.

It administers the Buy 2 Give 1 food gleaning program that encourages individuals to buy additional products for those in need.

Pendleton Indiana Farmers Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May through October

Pendleton-Falls Park, Pendleton

This is the 30th season for the Pendleton market, where more than 60 vendors, local nonprofits and multiple food trucks set up shop along the banks of historic Fall Creek.

Leashed dogs are welcome.

Pike Farmers Market

Saturdays,  8:30 a.m. to noon, June 8 to Sept. 21

Common Ground West Church parking lot, 5429 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis

Entering its third season, the market features local nonprofits and live music as well as monthly special events including author visits, a back to school day and a dog day.

It accepts SNAP and participates in the Fresh Bucks Program.

Pittsboro Farmers Market

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., June through August

Pittsboro United Methodist Church parking lot, 227 E. Main St., Pittsboro

Pick up barbeque, sweets and other goodies at this outdoor market.

Plainfield Chamber Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., June 5 through Sept. 11

Plainfield Friends Church lawn, U.S. 40 and SR 267 North, Plainfield

The downtown market runs, rain or shine, with about 40 vendors, including produce and meat farmers and those selling prepared foods, crafts and goat milk soaps. Food trucks also are on hand. Special days include those focused on wellness, children and non-profits.

Sheridan Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through August

Biddle Memorial Park, 608 E. 10th St., Sheridan

Visit for locally-sourced products, including flowers, produce, handcrafted soaps, baked goods and homemade crafts.

Leftover funds are donated to local charities and organizations.

SoBro Farmers Market

Wednesdays,  4:30-7:30 p.m., May through September

Next to Upland Brewing Co., 4842 N. College Ave., Indianapolis

More than 30 vendors are in the lineup this year offering produce, juices and prepared foods.

Statehouse Market

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., May 9 through October

Robert D. Orr Plaza, Indianapolis

This market provides an opportunity to promote locally grown products and produce as well as more than 40 local food trucks. About 30 vendors and food trucks are on hand each week. Visit for the schedule.

Westfield Farmers Market

Thursdays, 5-8 p.m., May 30 to Sept. 26 (excluding July 4)

Grand Junction Plaza, 225 S. Union St., Westfield

All items sold at the market are grown, raised or produced in Indiana; and the emphasis is on products grown or raised using environmentally responsible, sustainable and humane methods.

The event is dog-friendly.

Food trucks will be on site.

Zionsville Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8-11:30 a.m., May 18 through Sept. 28

340 S. Main St., between Pine Street and Hawthorne Street, Zionsville

This market features plant, food and drink vendors. While most of the 50 or so vendors attend event week, some substitutions are made. It’s dog-friendly.

Look for live music performances and special events.

Contact IndyStar reporter Cheryl V. Jackson at or 317-444-6264. Follow her on X: @cherylvjackson.

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