Farmers’ Markets Return for New Season
Summer is here and so are the plethora of opportunities to shop local farmers’ markets. Throughout Central Indiana, there are over 30 markets offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and other locally produced food and craft items.
Some of the many outstanding area market choices include the Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market, which includes live music and games; the Garfield Park Farmers’ Market kicking off its first season; the Summer Green Market held at Trader’s Point Creamery, in Zionsville, which also features a Dinner on the Deck every Friday evening through the end of August; and The Farm to
Fork Market at Normandy Farms, which mandates all produce sold must be chemical-free.
The benefits of visiting farmers’ markets include supporting local farmers and keeping money spent within the community. Locally grown food is also considered to have added health benefits.
Many markets offer lesser known fruits and vegetables, providing a variety that can revitalize daily menus. The farmers and artisans selling their goods often provide tips on preparing and using their products. Learn more about where your food comes from and catch up with friends and neighbors while stocking up on local goods.
Click here for a list of farmers’ markets throughout Greater Indy. Are we missing any? Email us at [email protected] so we can include them in future issues.