One of my favorite things to do, once Spring hits each year, is to start planning out the schedules of the local farmers markets!
Do you have a lot of Farmers Markets where you live? We have a good amount to choose from here in Indiana. It is nice knowing, if we want to, we can find locally sourced food, including meats,produce, and dairy; while raw milk is not allowed to be bought for human consumption, you can still buy it….. if it is for your kitty cat! 😉
Why am I so supportive of Farmers Markets?
A number of years ago I started doing a lot of research into eating more whole and locally sourced foods. Not only do I want to support the local farmers, I want to make sure that I am buying meats and produce with no chemicals, as well as (if I choose to eat meat) I want to know the animals were treated humanely while they were alive and when they were harvested!
Local Farmers Markets allow me the opportunity to buy from local farmers and get to know their practices. Win-win situation! Local economy gets boosted and I get to know where my food is coming from!
Here is a list of our local (close to me) Farmers Markets:
*Avon- Every Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m., June 4 through September 24, 2013.
Location: Avon Campus of Hendricks Regional 8244 E. US 36, Avon, Hendricks County
*Bloomington- Every Saturday, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. April through November. They also have a Tuesday evening market open June-Sept Location: 401 N. Morton St. next to the City Hall-Showers Building.
*Brownsburg- Every Thursday, 4:30-7:30 PM, June 6 to Sept. 5, 2013
Location: Brownsburg Farmers Market, Town Hall, Brownsburg, Hendricks County.
*Indianapolis (Downtown)- Every Wed, 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, May 1 to Oct.30
Location: Indianapolis City Market, 222 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
*Plainfield- Every Wednesday from 4-7pm, May 29-Oct 2, 2013
Location: On the lawn of the Friends Meeting 105 S. East St. Plainfield, Hendricks County
*Traders Point- Every Friday, 4-8 PM, May through October, 2013
Location: Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville, Marion County.
*Zionsville- Every Sat, 8-11 AM, May 18 to Sept. 28. 2013
Location: Zionsville Farmers Market, Main Street and Hawthorne, Zionsville, Boone County.
These are just a few of the Farmers Markets around Indy! If you want to find one closer to you just google “farmers markets” in your city or county! You are sure to find one!
Have fun! Enjoy the summer and eat some healthy and locally grown food!