Presently the volunteers of the Carmel Farmers Markets operate two events. These are our nearly twenty-year-old Summer Market and our Winter Market. The Summer Market, which runs from May through September, is held at the Center Green on the campus of Carmel’s Center for the Performing Arts. The Winter Market, running from late October through mid-February is held indoors at The Wire Factory, an old manufacturing plant located at 510 3rd Av, SW in the heart of central Carmel. This space has generously been made available to us by the Pedcor Companies.
The Winter Carmel Farmers Market, like the Summer Market, is an exciting and bountiful place to buy your fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, plants, and prepared foods. Only edible products, with the exception of annuals, perennials, along with products made directly from agricultural products, such as beeswax items, may be sold at the Market. No craft items are sold. When you shop at either of our Markets, you get the freshest, most delicious foods available from the growers themselves! And, with few exceptions, all products are grown and/or produced in Indiana.
The Winter Market will be held every Saturday morning from October 21 through February 24 at The Wire Factory, 510 3rd Av., SW in the heart of central Carmel. The hours are 9 AM to 12:00 noon. The Market will not be open the last two Saturdays of December.
The Carmel Farmers Market (CFM) is one of the largest farmers markets in Indiana. Featuring sixty-four vendors of Indiana grown and/or produced edible products and plants, this Market is attended by nearly 80,000 visitors each summer. When you shop at the Summer Market you can pick from an array of fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, poultry, and meats. And you purchase them from the growers or their family members! There are also plenty of prepared foods such as jams, salsas, breakfast sandwiches, Belgian waffles, Danish pastries, cheeses and honey. Cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, and live music, all taking place adjacent to Carmel’s Palladium concert hall, make supporting local Indiana growers fun for the entire family! Come visit the Market for breakfast or lunch, while listening to live music from the Carmel Rotary Amphitheater.
The Market will be held every Saturday morning from May through September on Carmel’s Center Green, located adjacent to the Palladium concert hall. Hours are 8 to 11:30 AM.
We have free, safe parking in the adjoining 600-car parking garage. Step out of your car, walk a maximum of 150 feet, take the elevator to the first floor and you are in the heart of the Market. Plus, your car is shaded from the summer sun, so your food purchases stay fresher on the trip home.
This past summer, our nineteenth season, was the rainiest in our history. That took a toll on our attendance. This coming season we again look to top 80,000 visitors.
Pets are NOT permitted on the Market grounds in order to protect the health, safety and sanitation of the Market.
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