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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

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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.

Garwood Orchard and Farm Markets

Where: 5911 W 50 S., LaPorte
When: Call for hours
Open: May-December

Apple Orchard

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.

Farmers Markets Along the South Shore

Where: Whiting, Miller Beach, St John, Cedar Lake, Hobart, Crown Point Highland
When: various times
Open: check website

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At the Farmers Markets along the South Shore 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.

Shipshewana Flea Market

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

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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.

Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards Farm Market

Where: 19498 County Road 38, Goshen
When: Call for hours
Open: Year-round

Kercher's Sunrise Orchard

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.

Farmed & Forged Market

Where: Corner of Lincolnway and Monroe Streets, La Porte
When: 11 am to 3pm
Open: Sundays

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Farmed and Forged Market, a producers-only market is all about shopping from the source – it’s a hyper-local market featuring local farmers, artisans, restaurants, breweries and nonprofits, all within a 100-mile radius of La Porte.

  • Free admission
    • All ages welcome
    • Local farmers, producers, makers & foragers
    • High-quality artisan vendors
    • Locally-made food & drinks
    • Live music & entertainment
    • Pet friendly
    • Each market benefits a local nonprofit

Dockside Artisan Market

Where: Millennium Plaza at Washington Park. Michigan City
Length: 10am - 2pm
When: Sundays, Memorial Day to Labor Day

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Join us every Sunday from 10am until 2pm for the HCA Dockside Artisan Market. Checkout all of our Artisan vendors, Live music every week and a full service bar with Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s.

Michigan City Farmers Market

Where: 801 S Washington St, Michigan City
When: 8am to 12pm
Open: Saturday, May to September

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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.

Goshen Farmers Market

Where: 212 W. Washington St, Goshen
When: Saturday 8 am to 1 pm; May-October, Tuesday from 3 pm-7 pm
Open: Year-round

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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.

 

South Bend Farmers Market

Where: 1105 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
When: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Open: Year-round: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (Fridays - May to Christmas)

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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.