Farmers markets are one of the easiest places to sample the tasty harvests of local Indianapolis, IN farms. You’ll find a diversity of foods fresh from the fields and meet the people who grow your meal. Plus, every dollar paid directly to a local grower is a dollar reinvested into Indianapolis, IN neighborhoods and surrounding communities. Many of us frequent the markets during the summer months, but, there are plenty of options in the winter to continue to buy locally grown food. Here are a sampling of some of the farmers markets that are open this winter in the Indianapolis area.
Indy Winter Farmers Market. A initiative of Growing Places Indy, the Indy Winter Farmers Market is the largest in the area and has a growing list of vendors. It runs Saturdays from 9am – 12:30pm November through April at The Platform in the west wing of the Indianapolis City Market.
Carmel Winter Farmers Market. Get the freshest, most delicious food straight from your local farmers at the Carmel Winter Farmers Market (CFM). Held at the Wilfon Pavilion at Founders Park, CFM is a growers- and producers-only market and only features edibles such as produce, wine, meat, poultry, cheeses, eggs, and baked goods. Annuals and perennials are available in the spring. Open every Saturday from 9am – 12pm through March.
Bloomington Winter Farmers Market. If you feel like taking a drive south of Indianapolis head on over to the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market. Held every Saturday 9am – 12:30pm through March in the Harmony School Gymnasium. Local farmers are featured offering the best winter produce along with cheese, eggs, various meats and fish, and baked goods, teas, jams, and coffee. Several non-food items are available each week as well.
We hope you enjoy the markets this winter and take the opportunity to fill your pantry with locally grown and sustainable food. If you are visiting us in hopes of buying a home in Indianapolis, IN, please contact an Indianapolis, IN real estate agent when you are ready. We hope to speak with you soon!