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Summer Fun Guide: Farm fresh and delicious


There are some tremendous benefits to living in the Heartland, particularly in the summer when locally grown fruits and vegetables abound. Local food co-ops and urban farming initiatives have made it possible for us all to take part in the slow food, sustainability movements. As you look for the freshest items to cook, serve and enjoy this summer, start with these local options.

Farmers markets

Traders Point Green Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. through the end of April

Starting in May: Fridays, 4-8 p.m.

9101 Moore Road, Zionsville

38th & Meridian Street Farmers Market

Starting June 4, Thursdays, 4-6:30 p.m.

North United Methodist Church, 38th and Meridian Street


Binford Farmers Market

Starting May 9, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Binford and East 62nd Street

Broad Ripple Farmers Market

Starting May 2, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Behind Broad Ripple High School, 1115 Broad Ripple Ave.

The Market on Morris

Starting June 11, Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.

1211 S. Hiatt St.

Original Indianapolis Farmers Market

May-October, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

222 E. Market St.

Community supported agriculture farms

Indy Food Co-op

$175 for a two-adult family membership

Big City Farms


$650 for 22-week season

The Urban Farms Project

Victory Acre Farms

Upland, Ind.

Non-profit run by Victory Inner-City Ministries with many workers from urban Indy

This Old Farm

Darlington, Ind.

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Delivery services

Basic Roots

"A trip to the farmers market delivered to your door once a month" or 317-290-6996



Grocery store offering organic and local products

5610 E. Washington St.


Georgetown Market

Grocery store offering organic products and a deli

4375 Georgetown Road

Good Earth Natural Food Company

Offers natural and organic groceries, supplements, beauty products and apparel

6350 Guilford Ave.

Goose the Market

Offers deli, produce, beverages, flowers and dry goods

2503 N. Delaware St.

Locally Grown Gardens

Produce stand with many local offerings

1050 E. 54th St.


Traders Point Creamery

Sells dairy products and 100 percent grass-fed beef

9101 Moore Road, Zionsville


In addition to the in-store eateries at Georgetown Market (which features all products from local Amish farmers) and Traders Point, check out these Indy eateries that make use of as much local food as possible.

Café Patachou

4911 N. Pennsylvania St. and four other Indy locations

Earth House

Open for dinner Friday and Saturday from 5-8 p.m. and for events

R Bistro

Serving lunch Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner available Wednesday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m.

888 Massachusetts Ave.


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