The Indy Winter Farmers Market (IWFM) was founded in 2008 by Growing Places Indy Executive Director Laura Henderson. IWFM was created to provide an urban venue to directly connect farmers and producers to the community and foster personal relationships in the exchange of fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, baked goods, herbs and natural products while promoting access to local, healthy food for all. After being privately ownded for several years, IWFM was approved as a program of Growing Places Indy by our Board of Directors in 2012. Currently, IWFM is run by Market Manager Sarah Adams.

The IWFM has three primary goals:

  1. To provide a venue for Indiana’s sustainably minded family farms and small batch food producers to sell their products.
  2. To improve our community’s access to local, fresh and nutritious food.
  3. To create an environment that raises awareness of how choices we make every day affect our health, our communities, the economy and the environment.

Location and Hours

The Indy Winter Farmers Market runs Saturdays from 9am to 12:30pm from November 12, 2016 through April 29, 2017*. We are located in the Circle City Industrial Complex at 1125 E Brookside Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (NW corner of East 10th and Brookside Ave).

*Please note: There will be NO market on Saturday, December 24, 2016 or Saturday, December 31, 2016. IWFM will resume on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Transportation and Parking

Cars: Shoppers can enjoy free parking directly in front of the new market entrance. Once heading north on Brookside, take the first left for a cut out lot with limited spaces. If those are full, head a few feet more north on Brookside and use the lot on the right-hand side of the road. This lot has over 500 free parking spaces.

Bicyclists: Riding your bike to market? Lock your bike to one of the bike racks located outside the market.

Bus Riders: IndyGo Lines 10 and 21 make stops within walking distance to the Circle City Industrial Complex on Saturdays. Plan your route here.

2016-2017 Vendor List
We offer a wide variety of produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, small batch products and hot, prepared food at the IWFM. Here is a complete list of vendors you will see throughout the 2016-2017 season.

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For Vendors
Every season we recruit high quality vendors to participate in our market. In addition to vending, we have opportunities for organizations interested in partnering and tabling at market.

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SNAP & Eat Well Initiative
We proudly accept SNAP (aka food stamp) benefits and offer two SNAP matching programs: Fresh Bucks and Eat Well Bucks. Shoppers who use $40 of SNAP benefits will receive $80 worth of tokens to spend on fresh, healthy goods.

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