New Guidelines for 2020 Market Season
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indianapolis City Market is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of vendors, staff, and guests.
- Please adhering to social distancing recommendations when shopping at the farmers market by following marked space indicators which will be marked in front of vendor's booths.
- Guests are encouraged to bring and wear their own masks and utilize the marked handwashing statins that will be found throughout the street.
- Service animals will be the only pets allowed at the market.
- Guests are encouraged to pre-pay and pre-order with individual vendors as much as possible.
- Please refrain from consuming food or beverages on-site.
- If possible, families are encouraged to send one family representative to the market to avoid accumulating larger groups of people while visiting the market.
Dollar-For-Dollar Matching: Fresh Bucks & SNAP
For those who utilize SNAP benefits, you will be able to once again double your spending up to $20 through the Fresh Bucks program. SNAP users can utilize this program to buy fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs and spices, maple syrup, and seedlings for edible plants. Visit our FAQS in SNAP post for more information.
Programs and Activities
The gleaning foods program Buy 2 Give 1, administered through the Original Farmers’ Market, encourages individuals to buy additional products for those who are in need of fresh, healthy products. All of the donations are made at the City Market tent during the Original Farmers’ Market hours, and are given to one of three downtown homeless missions to prepare healthy meals for those in need. Each year, thousands of pounds of produce are given to those who need it most through the gleaning foods program; a little under 3,000 lbs of fresh Indiana grown produce was gleaned throughout the 2018 Original Farmers’ Market season.
Live entertainment is temporarily suspended from the Original Farmers' Market.