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Northern Indiana’s Best Farmers’ Markets

To market to market we go! What better way to connect with a local community than to be surrounded by farmers, chefs, artisans and merchants that showcase the culinary and commercial diversity of Indiana’s Cool North? Start a morning in Northern Indiana off right with a visit to one of our charming farmers’ markets.

Chesterton’s European Market

Where: Corner of Broadway and Third St., Downtown Chesterton
When: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open: Saturdays May through October

Chesterton’s European market is a French-inspired artisan and farmers market located in historic downtown Chesterton. Vendors are brought together from all over the Midwest to create a high quality eclectic marketplace. Shop handmade art, fresh pastries, delicious prepared foods, farm-grown produce, jewelry, accessories, clothing, aromatic soap and much more.

Culver Farmers’ Market

Where: Corner of Ohio St. and Jefferson St., Culver
When: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Open: Saturdays mid-May to mid-October

The quaint town of Culver along Lake Maxinkuckee always lays out the welcome mat for visitors, with loads of goodies to take home when you stop in at the Saturday Farmers Market. There’s local produce galore with freshly picked fruits and vegetables, local pork products, preserves, fresh herbs, honey and sorghum. Bring home some bedding plants for your garden, or pick up some gorgeous stained glass creations.

Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards Farm Market

Where: 19498 County Road 38, Goshen
When: Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.
Open: Year-round

The Kercher family has farmed this land for over 90 years—and there’s a good chance you’ll meet one of the Kercher clan on your visit to their year-round market. Browse locally grown and produced products such as fresh produce, honey, maple syrup, tempting baked goods and morel mushrooms. From late August to October you can pick your own apples in the picturesque orchard or choose the perfect pumpkin right off the vine.

La Porte Farmers’ Market

Where: Corner of Lincolnway and Monroe Streets, La Porte
When: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Open: Saturdays mid-May to mid-October

The local food movement is alive and well at the La Porte Farmers’ Market. It’s a vibrant venue that showcases the bounty of the region and connects you directly to where your food comes from. Nearly 95% of products at the market are sold directly by the producer. Savor some home-baked goods while you shop local fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese and honey.

Plymouth Farmers Market

Where: E. Garro and River Streets, Plymouth
When: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Open: Saturdays mid-May to mid-October

It’s been 85 years since local farmers started bringing their goods to town for this longtime farmers’ market. Residents rave that you can get the best breakfast in the city here before you start perusing all that the vendors have to offer. Depending on the season, you’ll find everything from beans, corn and squash to sweet blueberries—a Northern Indiana staple. Stock up on fresh meat and poultry, and shop for jewelry handmade by local artisans.

Shipshewana Flea Market

Where: 345 S Van Buren St., Shipshewana
When: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open: Tuesday and Wednesday from May 2 through September 27

The Midwest’s largest flea market—along with Shipshewana’s weekly auctions—has been drawing thousands of visitors for 95 years, becoming a Hoosier tradition that can’t be missed. Shoppers can look forward to nearly 900 open-air booths with home decorations, clothing, handmade items, accessories, garden supplies and more. You’ll also find a farmer’s market aisle with fresh produce and plants.

Special 2017 holiday openings include Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Bend Farmers Market

Where: 1105 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
When: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

On any given Saturday, South Bend’s farm-fresh lovers flock to the South Bend Farmer’s Market. It’s been around since 1924, and is now the largest indoor market of its kind in the Midwest – and for good reason. Not only will you find the expected variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and plant life, but they’ve also got everything from homemade pet treats to jewelry, and a cafe offering up some of South Bend’s most delicious and coveted recipes.

So pack your shopping bags and ready your taste buds for an adventure filled with food and fun as your tour the farmers’ markets of Indiana’s Cool North. Explore our Things to Do page to find more fun in Northern Indiana.