The Season of Local Fresh Food is Finally Here
Farmers’ Market season has returned with more than 20 markets in the Greater Indianapolis area. New to the scene is the JCC of Indianapolis market bringing fresh, locally sourced foods and complementary items for sale to the north side from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays.
“It seemed to make sense that we bring fresh, healthy food choices to our members, visitors and neighbors,” says Katherine Matutes, JCC director of Health and Wellness, and organizer of the market. “A farmers’ market fits our mission of promoting wellness and good health, and diet is a big component of that.”
The season opens to another major change as the Binford Farmers’ Market moves to Lawrence North High School from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, featuring the same great vendors with expanded parking facilities for shoppers.
Some other outstanding area market choices include the Statehouse Market at the downtown Indiana Government Center Campus on Thursdays; the Carmel Farmers’ Market on Saturdays at the Palladium in Carmel; and the Morgan County Farmers’ Markets on Wednesdays in Mooresville and Saturdays in Martinsville. All items sold at these markets are produced in Indiana. For more information, check the ongoing events calendar for a comprehensive listing of local summer farmers’ markets.
Fresh, local food has a new storefront downtown as well. Natural Born Juicers recently opened their doors at 865 Massachusetts Avenue, offering regular juices and cleanses, along with a Juice+Raw Cleanse, which features offerings from Raw Gourmet Delights. Other Indy-based storefront markets selling fresh, local produce and other healthy groceries include Pogue’s Run Grocer in Irvington, INgredients on the North Side, Locally Grown in SoBro, Good Earth in Broad Ripple, and Georgetown Market on the West Side.