INDIANAPOLIS, IN., (April 4, 2022) – Growing Places Indy, the host of the Indy Winter Farmers Market, is preparing to roll out its first farmers market in the summer that will serve the Near Eastside community beginning in May.
In partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools, The Indy Summer Farmers Market will serve the Near Eastside community, bringing fresh, locally-sourced food to all community members. The goal is to help bridge the gap between the community, local farmers, and food producers, while also making food more accessible to neighborhoods that need it most.
The summer market will accept SNAP and offer a Triple-Match SNAP program, meaning the market will match SNAP up to $20 with an additional $20 through Fresh Bucks per visit, and will also accept WIC to further ensure healthy foods will be available to all.
The Indy Summer Farmers Market will run every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at 727 N Oriental St., next to the Chase Legacy Center on the Arsenal Tech high school campus, from May-October.
Interested vendors may apply for the Indy Summer Farmers Market at www.indysummerfarmersmarket.org.
“We are excited about this partnership and the Indy Summer Farmers Market. This event will increase access to locally-sourced food within the community. It’s also an opportunity to keep those we serve and support engaged throughout the summer,” Principal of Arsenal Tech High School Corye Franklin said.
The Indy Summer Farmers Market will be a gathering hub with some of Indiana’s best local produce farmers, artisan food producers with delicious treats, sustainably-raised meats, dairy products, preserved and fermented foods, and more. Beyond food, the summer market will also shine a light on Indy’s talented artists and craftsmen and connect organizations to the local community.
“We are very excited to re-engage with the Near Eastside community through a new summer farmers market to further provide better access and connections to healthy food,” Growing Places Indy Executive Director Victoria Beaty said. “We strive to make fresh, locally-sourced foods accessible to all parts of the community, especially in pockets of the city that are underserved.”