You know it is summertime in Indiana when sweet corn abounds and you see farmers markets popping up everywhere. Hendricks County offers up some spectacular Farmers Markets, each with its own distinctive style and farm-fresh offerings.

Hendricks County boasts seven different farmers markets. Why not check out a new farmers market each week this summer? Or return weekly to your favorite town to see what new crops have harvested as you get to know the vendors.

Farmers markets are a family affair so bring your whole crew! Beyond locally grown produce you will also find fresh baked goods, handmade crafts, activities for the kids and so much more.

Get details below for all seven of the Hendricks County farmers markets and fill up your calendar this summer with tons of locally sourced fun!

Avon Farmers Marketindiana sweet corn

The Avon Farmers Market is held every Tuesday throughout the summer in the south parking lot of Hendricks Regional Health along U.S. 36 just east of Dan Jones Road.

In addition to delicious local produce, you will find several food vendors, tasty baked goods and lots of handmade creations. This market typically boasts about 30 vendors so there is plenty to see and buy. Be sure to bring your wee ones to check out the Kid's Zone.

From vegan treats to specialty sodas, there is something for everyone at the Avon Farmers Market. They will even have tacos, so plan to celebrate Taco Tuesday every week this summer in Avon!

  • Hours: Tuesdays - 4 to 7 p.m., June 7 through Aug. 30
  • Location: South parking lot of the Hendricks Regional Health facility, 8244 E. U.S. 36, Avon
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Plainfield FarmersPlainfield Farmer's Market Market

Plainfield has an excellent farmers market, operating every Wednesday from June 1 through mid-September on the shaded Plainfield Friends Church lawn along historic U.S. 40.

The Plainfield Farmers Market hosts numerous vendors offering local produce, handmade crafts and food trucks. This market often has live entertainment and special themed days throughout the season.

Listen to live music while you enjoy some BBQ, stock up on flavored syrups and pick a pack of peppers at the Plainfield Farmers Market. 

This not-to-miss farmers market is made possible by the Plainfield Friends Church, Town of Plainfield, Plainfield Chamber of Commerce and Hendricks Regional Health.

  • Hours: Wednesdays - 4 to 7 p.m., June 1 through Sept. 14.
  • Location: The lawn of the Plainfield Friends Meeting Church, 105 S. East St., Plainfield
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Pittsboro Farmers MarketPittsboro Farmers Market

The Pittsboro Farmers Market started in mid-May and will be held at the Pittsboro United Methodist Church

Local residents started this market in 2010, and it continues to grow and offer more items each year.

Every Wednesday, local vendors sell fresh produce and a variety of foods to the community. The wide range of vendors at the Pittsboro Farmers Market offers a plethora of produce, locally raised freezer beef, crafts from area artists and finger-licking BBQ from a local chef.

  • Hours: Wednesdays - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 18 through Sept. 14
  • Location: Pittsboro United Methodist Church, 227 E. Main St., Pittsboro 
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Corn Maze at Beasley's Orchard

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Brownsburg Farmers MarketBrownsburg Farmer's Market

The Brownsburg Farmers Market offers the perfect spot to spend a summer evening. Local vendors will gather at the Brownsburg Town Hall every Thursday.

Browse numerous vendors where you'll find a variety of fresh produce, local meats and dairy and plenty of handmade items. Organized by Brownsburg Parks and sponsored by IU Health West Hospital, this year's market includes special themed nights to highlight local non-profits, a corn roast, the Kiwanis Strawberry Festival and much more.

Be sure to stop by on the last Thursday of each month for the new Brownsburg Farmers Market After Hours event! From 6-8 p.m. on these four dates, adults can visit the Books & Brews beer and wine garden, and everyone can enjoy live music, play yard games and visit the food trucks.

  • Hours: Thursdays - 4 to 7 p.m., May 26 through Sept. 1; After Hours Market from 6-8 p.m. the last Thursday of each month
  • Location: Brownsburg Town Hall, 61 N. Green St., Brownsburg
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North Salem Farmers MarketFresh Produce from the Farmers Market

The North Salem Farmers Market opens today, May 26th, and will welcome 25 vendors every Thursday this summer. They have also added a cruise-in on the fourth Thursday of each month, which is sure to bring out car enthusiasts from around the region.

Don’t miss the farmers market on June 16th and bring along your furry friend for the pet parade! Later in the summer, they will also host a chalk-drawing contest and corn hole competition.

Several local businesses will open during the farmers market as well so this is a great time to check out everything North Salem has to offer. North Salem's Antiques & Sundries store has antique items as well as hand-dipped and old-fashioned ice cream for sale, and I hear their root beer float is the best! 

When in North Salem, a stop at Perillo's Pizzeria for some amazing authentic Italian food is also a must. Their Vodka Penna has been described as dangerously good!

  • Hours: Thursdays - 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 26 through Sept. 2
  • Location: North Salem Town Hall, 5 W. Pearl St., North Salem
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Danville Farmers Market  Handmade Soaps (photo courtesy of the Danville Chambers Farmers Market Facebook page)

The Danville Farmers Market operates on Saturday mornings on the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in downtown Danville. This is the perfect reason to get up early on Saturday mornings all summer long!

Enjoy the scenic square while discovering local treasures like fruits and vegetables, meat and eggs, local honey, handmade soaps, kettle corn and much more.

Start your Saturdays off right this summer with a trip to the Danville Farmers Market.

  • Hours: Saturdays - 8 a.m. to noon, May 7 through Sept. 3
  • Location: East and south sides (Washington & Marion streets) of the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square, Danville
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Belleville Farm MarketBelleville Farm Market in Clayton, Indiana

Belleville Farm Market is still owned by the same family since opening in 1952 in Clayton, Indiana, and operates daily throughout the summer.  

It is open from April through the first of August, selling local and southern produce, local plants and locally crafted items.

This market carries everything from morel mushrooms in April to homegrown cantaloupes and watermelon in July and everything in between. You can also find local popcorn, spices, homemade fudge, sugar pecans and salsas as well as BBQ and hot sauces.

  • Hours: Daily – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays), April through August 1st
  • Location: 1882 E. U.S. Highway 40, Clayton
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As you can see, there's no shortage of locations to find excellent farm-fresh food while you enjoy the sights and sounds of summer with the locals. Explore these farmers markets and discover just how yummy summer can be in Hendricks County!