Whether downtown on Wednesdays or in Broad Ripple, Carmel or one of many other locations on Saturdays, shopping at farmers’ markets has become the way to get better acquainted with where your food comes from. Indiana ranks among the top five states in the country in terms of growth of farmers’ markets, and Indianapolis has seen the number of its markets jump in the past few years. Most summer markets run from May or June through October; a few operate into November. Indianapolis also has several winter markets as well.
Indianapolis-area summer markets
38th and Meridian Farmer’s Market, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. (317) 924-2612, northchurchindy.com.
Binford Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Lawrence North High School, 7800 N. Hague Road, (317) 841-0755, or binfordfarmers market.com.
Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays; some vendors open at 7:30 a.m. Broad Ripple High School, 1115 Broad Ripple Ave. , broad ripplefarmersmarket.com.
Carmel Farmers’ Market, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Corner of City Center Drive and S.W. Third St., 5 Center Green, carmelfarmersmarket.com.
Crooked Creek Farmers’ Market, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Parking lot, 7003 Michigan Road. (317) 257-5388. crookedcreekfm.org
Cumberland Farmers’ Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays (June to September), 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays (May to October), Town Hall, 11501 E. Washington St. (317) 894-8105, cumberland.in.us.
Danville Chamber of Commerce Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jefferson Street on the square. (317) 745- 0670, facebook.com/DCOCFarmmarket
Farm to Fork Market at Normandy Farms, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays. 79th Street and Marsh Road. (317) 439-0714. farmtoforkmarket.org.
Fishers Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Train Station, 11601 Municipal Drive. (317) 578-0700, fisherschamber.com/chamber.
Franklin Farmers’ Market, 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Corner of Jefferson and Jackson streets. (317) 346-1258, discoverdowntownfranklin.com.
The Green Market at Traders Point Creamery, 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road, (317) 733-1700, or tpforganics.com.
Greenwood Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave. (317) 883-9144, facebook.co/greenwood-farmers-market.
Greenfield Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Corner of Ind. 9 and North Street, facebook.com/greenfieldfarmersmarket
Irvington Farmers’ Market, noon to 3 p.m., second Sunday of the month, Ellenberger Park, 5301 East St Claire St., irvingtongardenclub.com.
Noblesville Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Next to Riverview Hospital at Ind. 38 and Ind. 19. (317) 776-0205, noblesvillemainstreet.org.
Original Farmers’ Market at the Indianapolis City Market, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Market Street between Delaware and Alabama streets. (317) 634-9266, indycm.com.
Plainfield Town Center Farmer’s Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Lawn of the Plainfield Friends Meeting, 105 S. East St. (317) 839-3800., plainfieldchamberfarmersmarket.org
Shelbyville Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting in July. Public Square downtown,(317) 398-9552, mainstreetshelbyville.org.
Statehouse Market, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Robert D. Orr Plaza outside of the Indiana Statehouse and Government Center, statehousemarket.com
Wishard Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Wishard Memorial Hospital, 1001 W. 10th St. (317) 630-7808, wishard.edu.
Zionsville Farmers’ Market, 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Hawthorne and Main streets, Zionsville, zionsvillefarmers market.org.
Indianapolis-area winter markets
Once the summer markets close for the season, shoppers head to the winter markets, which typically operate from November through April.
Farm to Fork Market at Normandy Farms, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 79th Street and Marsh Road. (317) 439-0714. farmtoforkmarket.org.
Indy Winter Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. In The Platform area at the Indianapolis City Market, 202 E. Market St., indywinterfarmersmarket.org. The 2013 season opens Nov. 9.
The Original Farmers’ Market at the Indianapolis City Market, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Inside the City Market, 222 E. Market St. indycm.com.
Winter Market at Carmel City Center, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Carmel City Center, 719 Hanover Place. carmelcitycenter.com.