Farmers Markets

     One thing Northwest Indiana has plenty of is Farmers Markets. Over the years, these markets have changed from your old time venue to be more up-scale and popular activity for young and old.
     Some have live music, Craft Beer, Arts and Crafts and even Antiques!  So support your local farmers, you’ll find all kinds of hand made products too! You’ll find
locally grown seasonal vegetables, and fruits and flowers. In addition, you’ll find Fresh baked breads and pastries, Handmade jewelry and soaps. Some have Local honey  local Gourmet cheeses and local eggs- just to name a few. Here’s a list to help you find your local foods:

LAKE COUNTY:
 1. Crown Point Farmers’ Market
     THe NEW! Bulldog park is located at 183 S. West St. Crown Point (except June 8, Sept 14 and Sept 28). It is open from June 1 – September 28th. They are open on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm – 8pm; and on Saturdays from 8:00am – 1:00pm. The Host is the Mayor’s Office of Special Events and can be reached by calling 219-662-3290, or 219-661-2271. www.crownpoint.in.gov.

      2. THe Demotte Market in the Park is at Spencer Park, 112 Carnation St. SE
Demotte, IN, 46310. Hours are 6-7:30pm. There are Farmers, Crafters, live plants, various vendors,  Flowers. There is a Yard sale last Wednesday of each month. Days open are Wednesdays from 4pm – 8:30 pm. They are Located on facebook,  Contact, Belinda at 219-743-2099. https://www.facebook.com/DemotteMarket/.

   
     3. The Griffith Central Market is located at
Central park, 600 N. Broad St..Griffith, IN
There is Craft Beer and Music every week. They are open Fridays: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm. They can be reached by calling 219-484-6697, or visit www.griffith.in.gov.

   4. The Highland Midweek Music & Market has  Baked goods• Cheese• Arts & crafts• Herbs• Vegetables• Honey• Fruits• Pet food • Pastries. Located at Main Square, 3001 Ridge Road, Highland, Indiana. They are open May 25th – Aug. 24th (No Market July 4th, 2019) on
Saturdays 4:00 – 8:00pm. They have Live Bands Concert performance every week, (5:00 – 9:00) bring a chair. The Host is Highland Parks & Recreation Department, 219-838-0114, www.highlandparks.org.

   5. At the Hobart Summer Market on the Lake you’ll find fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic & gourmet foods, children’s craft area, jewelry, handmade crafts, a beer garden, and so much more.  After your shopping is complete, stay for an evening of live entertainment featuring some live music of the regions best bands, in the Festival Park Bandshell beginning at 6 pm. 3rd and Main Street, Hobart. It is open May 30th – August 29th on Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The Host is the City of Hobart Special Events and can be reached at 219-406-1938 or  www.cityofhobart.org

    6. Cedar Lake: Held the 2ND & 4th Wednesday monthly from 3 – 7 PM – extended summer hours to 8 pm, at the Town Grounds/7408 Constitution Ave (next to the Lighthouse Restaurant) Something for everyone!  For more information, contact Kelly Dykstra at cedarlakefarmersmarket@yahoo.com or visit at “Cedar Lake Farmers Market” on Facebook!

 

  7. The Miller Beach Farmers’ Market is located at 667 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403. They have Organic Produce, Baked goods, Jewelry & Crafts, Flowers & Plants,  Honey & Jams,   Poultry & Eggs and Cheeses. They sometimes have live music and kids corner. They are open June 1st thru August 30th on Sundays from 11:00am – 3:00pm.  They are Hosted by Miller Beach Arts
219-238-6758 and can be reached by millerbeachfarmersmkt@gmail.com,
 www.facebook.com/MillerMarket, or calling 219-238-6758.

     8. The Munster  Market is located at Centennial park at 900 N. Centennial Dr. Munster, Indiana. They are open May 1st thru September 25 on Tuesdays, 8:00 am– 2:00 pm. They can be reached at 219-836-PARK or http://www.munster.org

   8. The St. John Farmers’ Market is located at Community Outpatient Centre Parking lot, 9660 Wicker Ave., St. John. They are open May 7 – October 30th on Sundays; 8:00am – 1:00pm. They are Hosted by the Town of St. John. They can be reached at 219-365-6465 or
http://www.stjohnin.com.

     9. The Whiting Farmers Market is located at Whiting City Hall, 1443 119th Street, Whiting, Indiana. They are open May 7th thru October 29th on Saturdays from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. They can be reached by calling  219-384-7147 or http://www.whitingindiana.com.

LaPorte County
    12. The LaPorte Farmers’ Market is located at Lincolnway and Monroe Street, Downtown LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana.  They have Fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, honey, and often home baked goods. They are open May 18th – October 12th on Saturdays from 8:00am – 1:00 pm. They can be reached by calling 219-326-9660 or www.cityoflaporte.com.

   13. The Michigan City Farmers’ Market is located at
8th and Washington Street, Michigan City. They have freshest produce, providing a space filled with locally grown food & artisan goods. They are open from June 1st – October 29 on Saturdays from 8:00am – 1:00pm. They are hosted by Michigan City Mainstreet Association and can be reached by calling
219-873-4038 or http://www.michigancity.com and Facebook.
   13a. The St. Stanislaus of Michigan City Farmers’ Market is located at
1500 Franklin Street (105 Ann Street) Michigan City. They are also open on Saturdays from 8:00am – 1:00 Pm from May 7 – October 29. They can be reached by calling (219) 851-1785 or
https://www.facebook.com/ststansfarmersmarket/

Porter County
   15. The Chesterton’s European Market is located at the Corner of Broadway and Third Street by Thomas Centennial Park, Chesterton. They are open from May 7 thrur October 29th
on Saturdays from 8:00 am-2:00pm.  They are hosted by the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce and can be reached at 219-926-5513 or www.ChestertonsEuropeanMarket.com. 
   16 a. The Burns Harbor’s Market is located at 1237 Westport Rd., Burns Harbor, Burns Harbor. They have live music, food trucks, market vendors, beer garden, and so much more! There will be a bounce house for kids. They are open starting May 30th on 2nd Wednesdays ONLY from 5pm – 9pm. They can be reached at  219-243-0452 or   http://www.burnsharbor-in.gov and Facebook.

   17. The Coffee Creek Farmer’s Market is located at the NE Corner of I 80/90 & IN 49.
They are Open from May 10 – October 18 on Wednesdays 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. In addition on Every 3rd wednesay has a Artisan/Craft at the Amphitheatre. They can be reached at
219-707-9327.

17a. The Portage Market on the Square is located at Founders Square Park at 6300 Founders Square, Portage Indiana. They have fresh produce, crafts, vendors, food trucks and tents. movie at dusk. They are open June 7th – Aug. 30th on Every Friday from 3 pm – 9pm.
   
   16. The Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza Market is located at Central Park Plaza – 68 Lafayette St. Valparaiso, Indiana. They are open June 4th – October 21th on Saturdays; 8:00am – 2:00pm, and Tuesdays; 8:00am – 2:00pm. They are hosted by the Valparaiso Community Festival & Events and can be reached at 219-464-8332 or
www.valparaisoevents.com.

NWI FARMERS MARKETS SORTED BY DAY:
Tuesdays:
Valpo and Munster

Wednesdays:
Demotte; Coffee Creek (Chesterton); Winfield

Thursdays:
Hobart, Burns Harbor (Once a Month)

Fridays:
Griffith (Evenings); Portage (Evenings)

Saturdays:
Chesterton, Crown Point, Highland (Evenings); Laporte, Lowell (2nd Saturday only) Michigan City, Valparaiso, Whiting

Sundays:
Miller Beach, St. John

Sue Baxter