These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Indiana For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Indiana offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Indiana? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Indiana farmers markets:

  1. New Albany Farmers Market, New Albany, IN
  2. Downtown Terre Haute Farmers’ Market, Terre Haute, IN
  3. South Bend Farmers Market, South Bend, IN
  4. Tuesday Market At Bloomington Community Farmers Market, Bloomington, IN
  5. Indy Winter Farmers Market, Indianapolis, IN
  6. Historic West Main Street Farmers Market, Fort Wayne, IN
  7. Speedway Farmers Market, Speedway, IN
  8. Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market-Winter Market, Fort Wayne, IN
  9. Franklin Street Bazaar, Evansville, IN
  10. Carmel Farmers Market, Carmel, IN

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Indiana or the cheapest place to live in Indiana.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Indiana?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Indiana, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Hoosier State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Indiana, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. New Albany Farmers Market

New Albany Farmers Market -- New Albany, IN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 88.6
City: New Albany, IN
Address: 202 E. Market, New Albany, IN 47150
Times: Tue: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Wed: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Downtown Terre Haute Farmers’ Market

Downtown Terre Haute Farmers' Market -- Terre Haute, IN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Terre Haute, IN
Address: 9th & Cherry Streets, Terre Haute, IN 47807
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. South Bend Farmers Market

South Bend Farmers Market -- South Bend, IN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: South Bend, IN
Address: 1105 Northside Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46615
Times: Tue: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM Thu: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Tuesday Market At Bloomington Community Farmers Market

Tuesday Market At Bloomington Community Farmers Market -- Bloomington, IN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Bloomington, IN
Address: 6th and Madison Streets, Bloomington, IN 47404
Times: Tue: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Indy Winter Farmers Market

Indy Winter Farmers Market -- Indianapolis, IN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Indianapolis, IN
Address: 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Circle City Industrial Complex, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Historic West Main Street Farmers Market

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market -- Fort Wayne, IN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Fort Wayne, IN
Address: 1936 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Times: Fri: 3:00 PM-8:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Speedway Farmers Market

Speedway Farmers Market -- Speedway, IN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Speedway, IN
Address: 1330 Main Street, Speedway, IN 46224
Times: Thu: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

8. Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market-Winter Market

Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market-Winter Market -- Fort Wayne, IN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Fort Wayne, IN
Address: 216 West Douglas Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Franklin Street Bazaar

Franklin Street Bazaar -- Evansville, IN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Evansville, IN
Address: 2000 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47710
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Carmel Farmers Market

Carmel Farmers Market -- Carmel, IN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Carmel, IN
Address: 5 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Indiana

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Hoosier State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Indiana

Name City Rank Score
New Albany Farmers Market New Albany 1 88.6
Downtown Terre Haute Farmers’ Market Terre Haute 2 85.7
South Bend Farmers Market South Bend 3 80.0
Tuesday Market At Bloomington Community Farmers Market Bloomington 4 80.0
Indy Winter Farmers Market Indianapolis 5 77.1
Historic West Main Street Farmers Market Fort Wayne 6 77.1
Speedway Farmers Market Speedway 7 74.3
Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market-Winter Market Fort Wayne 8 71.4
Franklin Street Bazaar Evansville 9 71.4
Carmel Farmers Market Carmel 10 71.4
Goshen Farmers Market Goshen 11 71.4
St. Stanislaus Of Michigan City Farmer’s Market Michigan City 12 71.4
Vincennes Historic Farmers Market Vincennes 13 71.4
Original Farmers’ Market At Indianapolis City Market Indianapolis 14 68.6
Southport Farmers Market Indianapolis 15 68.6
Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market-Summer Market Fort Wayne 16 68.6
Ylni Barr Street Market Fort Wayne 17 68.6
Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market Kokomo 18 68.6
Valparaiso Market Valparaiso 19 68.6
Seymour Area Farmers Market Seymour 20 68.6
Bloomington Winter Farmers Market Bloomington 21 65.7
Historic Lafayette Farmers Market Lafayette 22 65.7
Granger Farmers Market Granger 23 65.7
Franklin Farmers Market Franklin 24 65.7
Fayette County Farmers’ Market Connersville 25 65.7
Greencastle Farmers’ Market Greencastle 26 65.7
Urban Garden Farmers Market South Bend 27 62.9
Anderson City Market Anderson 28 62.9
Brownsburg Farmers Market Brownsburg 29 62.9
Farmers Market At The Fairgrounds Greenfield 30 62.9
Lebanon City Market Lebanon 31 62.9
38th & Meridian Farmer’s Market Indianapolis 32 60.0
Crooked Creek Farmers Market Indianapolis 33 60.0
Irvington Farmers Market Indianapolis 34 57.1
Market At Hague Indianapolis 35 57.1
Miller Beach Farmers Market Gary 36 57.1
Richmond Farmers Market – Summer Season (May-October) Richmond 37 57.1
Plainfield Chamber Of Commerce Farmers’ Market Plainfield 38 57.1
Avon Farmers Market Avon 39 57.1
Bedford Farmers Market Bedford 40 57.1
Greensburg/decatur County Farmers’ Market Greensburg 41 57.1
Purple Porch Co-Op South Bend 42 54.3
Artisan Foodworks Thursday Evening Market Columbus 43 54.3
Plymouth Farmers Market Plymouth 44 54.3
Farm To Fork Farmers Market At Normandy Farms Indianapolis 45 51.4
Salomon Farm Park Farmers’ Market Fort Wayne 46 51.4
Muncie Makers Market Muncie 47 51.4
Shelby County Farmers Market Shelbyville 48 51.4
Morgan County Farmers’ Market Association Martinsville 49 51.4
Wabash County Farmers Market Wabash 50 51.4
Fishers Farmers Market Fishers 51 48.6
Columbus City Farmers Market Columbus 52 48.6
West Lafayette Farmers Market West Lafayette 53 48.6
Noblesville Farmers Market Noblesville 54 45.7
Sagamore West Farmers Market West Lafayette 55 45.7
Crawfordsville Farmers Market Crawfordsville 56 45.7
South Side Farmers Market Fort Wayne 57 42.9
Greenwood Farmers Market Greenwood 58 42.9
Historic Lafayette Farmers Market–Purdue Market West Lafayette 59 42.9
Frankfort Farmers Market Frankfort 60 42.9
Chesterton’s European Market Chesterton 61 42.9
Cummins Farmer’s Market Columbus 62 40.0
Jeffersonville Farmers Market Jeffersonville 63 40.0
Portage Community Farmer’s Market Portage 64 40.0
Marion Open Air Market Marion 65 40.0
Minnetrista’s Farmers Market Muncie 66 37.1
Elkhart Community Farmer’s Market Elkhart 67 37.1
Woodlawn Nature Center Harvest Market Elkhart 68 37.1
New Haven Farmers Market New Haven 69 37.1
Kosciusko County Farmers’ Market, Llc Warsaw 70 37.1
St. Mary’s Market Days Evansville 71 34.3
Highland Street Market Highland 72 34.3
Logansport Farmers Market Logansport 73 34.3
Westfield Farmers Market Westfield 74 31.4
Hobart Summer Market On The Lake Hobart 75 31.4
Munster Farmer’s Market Munster 76 31.4
Jcc Farmers Market Indianapolis 77 28.6
Marian University Farmers’ Market At The Indy Cycloplex Indianapolis 78 28.6
Matthys Farm Market South Bend 79 25.7
Cummins Mid-Week Farmer’s Market – Columbus Engine Plant (Cep) Columbus 80 22.9
Grant County Farmer’s Market Marion 81 20.0
Huntington Wic Market Huntington 82 5.7
Stadium Village Farmers Market Indianapolis 83 2.9
Saxony Market Fishers 84 2.9
Jeffersonville Farmers Market At Jeffersonville High School Jeffersonville 85 2.9
Marketplace At Westfield Westfield 86 2.9
Riverside Market Michigan City 87 2.9
52 & Shadeland Avenue Farmers Market Indianapolis 88 0.0
Farmers Market At The Barn Indianapolis 89 0.0
Hurlock Farmers’ And Watermen’s Market Indianapolis 90 0.0
The Original Farmers Market Anderson 91 0.0
Crown Point Farmers Market Crown Point 92 0.0
Zionsville Farmers Market Zionsville 93 0.0
Greenfield Farmers Market Greenfield 94 0.0
Henry County Farmers Market New Castle 95 0.0
New Castle Farmers Market New Castle 96 0.0
Auburn Farmers Market Auburn 97 0.0
Putnam County Farmers Market Greencastle 98 0.0

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One thought on “These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Indiana For 2018

  1. I do not see the Richmond Farmers Market listed anywhere in the rankings. It is one of the oldest and with over 65 full and part time vendors, including flowers, baked goods, honey, Organic produce, meat (beef, pork, chicken, lamb), eggs, cheese, prepared food, beer at the Tuesday evening summer market.

    They take SNAP and the local hospital has been doing a 2 for 1 grant so the benefits go further. Many produce vendors take WIC, most vendors take credit cards. There are cooking demos, live music, children’s activities and contests most Saturdays. There is a winter market with over 25 vendors. It is a thriving market that has been around more than a century. I am surprised you missed it, the close to 1000 people that attend the market on Saturdays haven’t.

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