Peaches ... Will They Be At the Market This Weekend?

Jul 12, 2018

We have had several calls from guests asking whether peaches will be on hand this weekend. The answer, unfortunately, is that we are not sure. In talking with one vendor he tells us the following, "Because of the poor, and unusual, weather conditions this spring in Indiana peaches are very late. I know people are wanting them and expecting them. But we just can't get them. The orchards we work with will not sell any to us because of the short supply. The ones they have they are holding on to and selling them from their own stands at retail. I can get loads of Georgia peaches, but everything we sell at the Carmel Market has to be from Indiana. So, unless I can get one of my southern Indiana orchards to let go of a few pecks, not bushels, we will not have them until later in the month."

We will keep you posted.

Beans, Beans and More Beans

Jun 22, 2018

I just talked with Johnnie Raber, of John Raber Farms. They have a "mess of beans" they are harvesting right now. They will be bringing three varieties to the Market tomorrow.

Rain Policy

Jun 22, 2018

For those of you who are new to the Carmel Farmers Market, or those who need a refresher, our rain policy is pretty simple. Threats of rain don't matter. We are open rain or shine. We follow this policy because, unlike those who have bricks and mortar stores, our Vendors have to have a place to sell the products they have prepared or harvested. So, we are open in the rain. The only time we close the Market is if lightning is within ten miles of the Market. And then, that is only a temporary closure until the lightning moves out. So we look forward to seeing you tomorrow, whatever the forecast might be.

Street Construction Update

Jun 20, 2018

We appreciate so much your patience as we have endured the new construction on both SW 3rd Avenue and City Center Drive. These two projects should be complete by or on June 30. So we are keeping our fingers crossed that this coming Saturday might well be the last Market Day that you will be inconvenienced. 

As of yesterday the south half of the driveway into the entrance of the Tarkington Parking Garage was poured. If it cures properly before the weekend I am assured by Jeremy Kashman, Carmel's City Engineer, that both entrance and exit lanes will be open to those wishing to park in the Tarkington Garage.

The best way to reach the Garage next week is still to turn off southbound Rangeline onto Gradle Drive, go around the Fountain and proceed on Gradle across the Monon to SW 3rd. Then turn right on 3rd to the Garage.

Again, than you for your patience in light of this construction.

Come to the “New” Winter Market Tomorrow

Oct 27, 2017

Tomorrow morning the Winter Market will open at 9 AM for its second Saturday of the Winter season.

If you weren’t with us last Saturday for opening day, don’t miss this Saturday. The Market has moved to The Wire Factory, 510 3rd Avenue, SW in the heart of Carmel. (The Wire Factory is the old Woods Wire plant.) It has a funky, industrial feel that our record number of opening day Winter Market guests really liked. It is warm and cozy.

So come see the large group of your favorite vendors from the Summer Market from 9 to 12 tomorrow. The array of vegetables, especially greens and tomatoes was really exciting.

Thanks to those who have helped us make the Winter Market a great experience:

The Pedcor Companies for providing the building. Mark Lewis of Epoxy Flooring Systems for cleaning and polishing the floors. Peter Beering for excavating the foundation area for the installation of our handicapped ramp. And the volunteers of SAWS for constructing and installing the ramp.

Winter Farmers Market is Coming Soon

Sep 11, 2017

The Carmel Winter Farmers Market opens early this year. Our Winter Market vendors asked us to move the Winter Market closer to the closing of the Summer Market, which ends this year on September 30.

Heeding the call of our vendors, there will only be two weeks between the close of Summer Market and the opening of the Winter Market on October 21.

Moving the opening date is one of two major changes we have made. The other is that we have moved the location of the Market, again at the request of our vendors, who wanted a location that was more centrally located. The Market will now be located inside the old Woods Wire factory, 510 SW 3rd Av. Just look for Carmel’s newly painted mid-town water tower. We will be right across the street from that.

Besides being in the center of the City, the “Wire Factory” location has made it possible for us to expand the Market. In fact, the number of vendors has almost doubled from our previous location at Founders Park.

One thing will stay the same. That is the hours. The Market will be open every Saturday, 9 to noon, from October 21 through February 24. The only exception to this is that the Winter Market will be closed the last two weeks of December.

Thank You to our Summer Market Sponsors

Sep 11, 2017

The volunteers of the Carmel Farmers Markets want to say thank you to all of our Summer Market sponsors. We want to thank IU Health North Hospital for continuing to be our presenting sponsor. We also want to thank our other sponsors: The Residences at Carmel City Center, Old Town Design Group, the City of Carmel, the National Bank of Indianapolis and Tech Solutions and Sales.

Thank You to the Pedcor Companies

Sep 11, 2017

Our new home for the Winter Farmers Market is the old Woods Wire factory building. We are especially grateful to Bruce Cordingley, president and CEO, of Pedcor, for making the space available to the Market.

Through the generosity of Pedcor, the Winter Market is now centrally located in the heart of Carmel. In addition, this move has allowed us to nearly double the number of vendors that will be with us for this upcoming season.

Winter Market Moving from Founders Park

Sep 11, 2017

The Carmel Winter Farmers Market is moving from Founders Park, our home for the past three winters to what we are now calling “The Wire Factory”. Home for many years to Woods Wire, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of extension cords, the Wire Factory is an ideal space for the Market. It is in the heart of Carmel at 510 3rd Av SW. The space is also large enough that we can nearly double the size of the vendor group.

Our thanks to the wonderful staff of the Carmel Clay Parks Department for allowing us to use Founders Park as home to the Market for the past three years.

In the Community Space

Jun 07, 2017
  • Spark Button Sales, through July 1
  • Carmel Police Alumni, June 10 and August 5
  • Mayor’s Commission on Cultural Diversity – International Displays, June 17
  • Spring Green Garden Club, June 24
  • Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, July 15 and July 22
  • Carmel Youth Assistance Program, July 22 and July 29
  • Rain Barrel Contest, August 19

Sweet Corn Delayed

Jun 07, 2017

We believe that the arrival of sweet corn at the Market will be delayed this year. Normally we have corn the last week of this month or during the first two weeks of July. Due to the heavy rainfall we have experienced our farmers tell us that sweet corn may not appear until closer to the last of July. We will keep you posted.

Carmel Winter Market is Closed

Mar 14, 2017

The Carmel Winter Market is over for this season. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Summer Market.

Carmel Summer Market Opens May 6 – Sep 30

Mar 14, 2017

The Carmel Summer Market, located at 5 Center Green, Carmel Indiana, will open on Saturday, May 6. Hours for the Market, are 8:00am to 11:30am.