Local Food: Information for Your Community

Local Food is defined in many ways, but most importantly, it means food from farmers in your county, state, or region — whether chickens_sue.jpg you buy it at a farmers market, restaurant, or grocer.

You can buy most of the food you need from Indiana farmers, including flour, popping corn, beans, veggies, fruit, syrup, honey, jam, meat, sausage, chicken, eggs, and fish, to name a few.

The advantage of buying local is that you support a local food economy that sustains our agricultural heritage and family farms, addresses food security and land use concerns, and retains food dollars in our state economy. 

Click HERE for more information about Indiana Agriculture. 

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Farmer's Markets in the Area:

Columbus Farmer's Market
Brown Street
Sat, 9am-12:30pm, May-Sept

Columbus City Market
Fairoaks Mall, Sat, 
9:30am-12:30pm, June-Mid-Sept

Columbus City Winter Market
Fairoaks Mall
Sat, 9:30am-12:30pm, Dec-April

Cummins Mid-Week 
Farmer's Markets
Jackson Street, Weds, 4-6pm,
Columbus Engine Plant
Weds, 2-4pm, 

Seymour Farmer's Market
Walnut Street
Sat, 8am-Noon, May-October

North Vernon Farmer's Market
City Park, Shelterhouse #2, Tues, 
Thur, Sat, 7:30am-1pm, Apr-Oct

Shelbyville Farmer's Market
Shelbyville Public Square
Saturday, 8am-Noon, May-October

Hope Farmer's Market
On the Square, First Fri. of May, 
June, Aug; Every Friday in July
Nashville Farmer's Market
51 SR 46
Sunday 11-2, May-October
Bean Blossom Farmer's Market
St. David's Episcopal Church
Friday 4-7, June-October
Want to add your market? Contact info@columbusmarket.coop or call Liz at (317) 258-5217.
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