Supermarket produce can be disappointing. It looks okay in the store, but once home, it's either already rotting or won't last long. A lot of chain stores get produce from as far away as Mexico and by the time it reaches our shelves, it's just, well, old. In the warmer months in Indy, a lot of the staple fruits and vegetables we consume are available at farmers markets. Not only is the food much fresher, it sometimes grown organically and often, costs a lot less. In addition, some farmers markets also offer fresh flowers and unique gifts. Visit one of these local farmers markets and you'll be glad you made the trip.
When: Every Saturday; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; May - October
Where: 62nd and Binford Boulevard, Indianapolis
When: Every Saturday; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; May - September
Where: Broad Ripple High School, Broad Ripple
When: Every Saturday; 8 - 11:30 a.m.; May 19 through October 6
Where: Carmel's Center Green, adjacent to Palladium, Carmel
When: Every Saturday; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; May - October and Tuesdays 4 - 7 p.m.; June - September
Where: Cumberland Town Hall, Cumberland
Fishers Farmers Market
When: Every Saturday; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Fishers Train Station, Fishers
When: Every Thursday; 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.; May 3 - September 27
Where: Intersection of Fox and Oaklandon Roads, Geist
Go Green Farmers Market
When: Every Wednesday; 4 - 7 p.m.
Where: Lawrence United Methodist Church, 5200 North Shadeland Avenue, Lawrence
When: Every Saturday; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Every Wednesday; 2:30 - 6 p.m.; Last weekend in April until October
Where: Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 North Madison Avenue, Greenwood
When: Every Saturday; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; June - October
Where: 100 South Main Street, New Castle
When: Every Saturday; 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; May - October
Where: Outside City Market on Market Street, Indianapolis