Indianapolis City Market officials will kick off the 20th season of the Original Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, May 3.
“We are looking forward to having a really special anniversary season this year," says Public Relations & Events Manager Joe Perin. "We are hoping to celebrate that by welcoming out a lot of local celebrities and dignitaries to every morning ring in the farmers market by ringing the farmers market bell with us.”
This year, the Original Farmers’ Market will welcome 10 new vendors
“A couple of them are local to Indianapolis and a couple of them are from throughout the state," Perin says. "One that I’m particularly excited about is one called Dragonwood. They specialize in bees, bee keeping, honey and maple syrup and making all sorts of items with that like honey maple barb-b-que sauce, candies and things like that.”
Perin says the farmers market works to promote Indiana’s local food and farming communities.
“We do stipulate that all produce that is sold at the farmers market has to be grown in Indiana, so there is a wide variety of that," he says. "You can also find anything from artisan made soaps to vingarette to bread, different kind of bakery items. We will also have a couple of wineries on our west plaza along the corner of Delaware and Market street.”
Farmers Market vendors open for business every Wednesday 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.