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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Hours & Location

Q.
What are the Winter Market hours, location and dates for the 2019 Season?
A.

The Winter Market is held every Saturday morning from October through March at the Wire Factory, located at 510 3rd Avenue SW..Hours are 9 AM to noon.

Parking

Q.
Where do I park at the Winter Market?
A.

There is free parking in the Wire Factory's parking lot, next to the building.

Attendance

Q.
How many people attended last year's market?
A.

Like all winter markets, the attendance, along with the number of vendors, is much less than in the summer. We have about a tenth the number of visitors to the Winter Market that we have for the Summer. But we have an average of thirty-five vendors in our cozy, warm setting. Many of these vendors are ones from the Summer Market who bring winter vegetables, along with an array of other products.'

Products

Q.
What products are permitted for sale at the Winter/Summer Markets?
A.

Only Indiana-grown or produced agricultural products may be sold at the market. A rare exception may be made for agricultural products that are not grown in Indiana. No craft items of any type are allowed.

Pet Policy

Q.
Are pets allowed?
A.

Pets are NOT permitted at our markets in order to protect the health, safety and sanitation of the market.

Market News

Q.
How can I keep up with what is going on at the Markets?
A.

Sign up for our email newsletter, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Items of Note

Q.
Are there other things I might want to know about the Carmel Farmers Markets?
A.
  • Vendors must reside in Indiana.
  • Foods prepared off-site must be made in a certified kitchen. No "home prepared" foods are allowed.
  • At least 50% of the products sold at the Market must be grown and/or produced by the Vendor. The remainder can only be purchased directly from another grower (with the exception of beverages). No products sold at the Market may be purchased from a middleman such as a commission house, food broker or auction. The Market has a Vendor Relations Committee that visits our Vendors prior to and during the growing season to make sure this rule is followed. At times the Committee will even ask Vendors for receipts for purchased produce.
  • The Carmel Farmers Market was founded in 1999. It is managed by an all-volunteer board.
  • We welcome inquiries from prospective new Vendors. Whether you are an experienced farmers market participant with a traditional product, or you have a new food item you would like to begin to market, feel free to contact us here.
  • Carmel-based community groups have access to the space we have set aside for that purpose. If you would like more information about the Community space, contact us for a copy of our Guidelines for Community Group Participation.
  • The Market is made possible by the financial support of civic-minded sponsors. For the Summer Market, our presenting sponsor is IU Health – North Hospital.