Posted on April 24, 2022 by Dina Miller
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.
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.
Where: 5911 W 50 S., LaPorte
When: Call for hours
In the fall, apples abound at Garwood Orchards & Farm Markets, which the Garwood family has operated for generations. Through the rest of the growing season, Garwood sells everything from strawberries in early summer to Christmas trees when the holidays roll around. Their farm market also offers preserves, honey, dressing, salsa, sauces, popcorn, syrups, noodles, candy, and more.
Where: 345 S Van Buren St., Shipshewana
When: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open: Tuesday and Wednesday, May through September
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.
Where: 19498 County Road 38, Goshen
When: Call for hours
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.
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.
Where: 801 S Washington St, Michigan City
When: 8am to 12pm
Open: Saturday, May to September
Michigan City Farmers Market aims to provide our community with the freshest produce, providing a space filled with locally grown food & artisan goods. You can shop all local vendors for produce, meats, eggs, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and much more.
Where: 212 W. Washington St, Goshen
When: Saturday 8 am to 1 pm; May-October, Tuesday from 3 pm-7 pm
Come discover great food and great friends at the Goshen Farmers Market, a thriving community gathering place. Your one-stop shop for locally grown produce, homemade baked goods, and artisan items.
Where: 1105 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
When: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Open: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, Year-round; Fridays, May to Christmas
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.
Where: 310 N Huntington St, Syracuse; Located directly off of State Route 13 in the heart of town
When: 9am to 1pm
Open: Saturdays, mid-May to mid-September
At Syracuse Artisan and Farm Market you’ll find an array of goods including tomatoes, corn, tender green onions, green beans and much more. When fall begins, pick from pumpkins, squash and gourds. All season, growers sell flowers and plants. Browse and buy hand-crafted wares produced by local artisans.