My First Farm Market Trip of the Season!
Monday, June 14, 2010 by Hamilton County Tourism
[caption id="attachment_2223" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Carmel Farm Market"][/caption] Today our guest blogger is the Hamilton County CVB's Community & Events Manager, Judy Erner. This past weekend, she traveled to two different county farm markets: This past Saturday morning I visited two Hamilton County, Indiana farm markets.Â The day began at 8 a.m. at the Carmel market. Even though we were in the middle of a morning rain shower, all of the 30+ vendors were ready to sell their fresh produce and other goods.Â By 8:30 a.m., it was only lightly misting, and the crowd was growing! As a frequent Carmel Farm Market shopper, one thing I have noticed each year is that all of the vendors are very friendly and willing to answer any random question you may have.Â There are a variety of things for sale; fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious baked goods, meats, wine, soaps, honey, flowers and plants. If you arrive with an empty stomach â€“ no worries â€“ the market even has different organizations selling fresh coffee, water and great breakfast treats. Moving on from the Carmel's market I drove to Noblesville- and sadly, the mist followed.Â The Noblesville market felt like a fun social event for people â€“ and their pets.Â Breakfast items are for sale, and tables are set up for guests to sit and chat with friends. The Noblesville Farm Market has between 30-35 vendors who sell fresh produce, bakery items, meats, plants and soaps.Â They also offer arts & crafts vendors that sell tie-dyed shirts, handmade jewelry, soaps and doggie treats. In the close to four hours that I spent at the two markets, I didn't get too wet and got all the goodies I wanted. If you are in the area, these markets are a definitely must visit! -Judy, Community & Events Manager Hamilton County, Indiana Visitor Tip: The hours/dates for the four area markets are: Carmel â€“ Saturday mornings until October 2, 8 a.m. â€“ 11:30 a.m. Fishers â€“ Saturday mornings until September 25, 8 a.m. â€“ 12 p.m. Noblesville â€“ Saturday mornings until September 25, 8 a.m. â€“ 12:30 p.m. Westfield â€“ Friday evenings until August 6, 4 p.m. â€“ 8 p.m.