Market City

In Southern Indiana, "Buying Local" isn't just a trend. These farmers' markets are part of our culture.


Downtown Farmers' Market
Every Friday from late May through mid-October, the vacant city block across from the Old Post Office (100 N.W. Second St.) in Downtown Evansville comes alive with the Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau farmers’ market. At summer’s peak, the event draws up to 40 vendors selling fruits and vegetables, eggs, baked goods, handmade soaps and toiletries, and more.


Hillside Gardens
Frank Duncan doesn’t know the meaning of “retire.” The octogenarian’s planned 40-acre organic, pick-your-own farm and park on the West Side next to his current business, Hillside Gardens (12100 N. St. Joseph Ave.), is well on its way. A variety of fresh vegetables (bell peppers, sweet corn, and green beans, to name a few) and some fruits (tomatoes and strawberries) are available to members.


Bill Engelbrecht's Orchard and Farm Markets
This farmers’ market (7766 Fruitwood Lane, Newburgh, Ind.) has a local history more than 50 years old. Then, founder John W. Engelbrecht sold apples and sweet peaches from a small covered porch. Now, success has brought an expansive selection, including candy corn, nectarines, cherries, apple cider, and local wine.


Mayse Farm Market
The Northwest Side claims this year-round market. Fall goods — apples, cider, pumpkins, mums, homemade fudge, and caramel apples — offer plenty of reasons to visit, but every October, Paul Mayse opens his farmland (6400 N Saint Joseph Ave.) to families, who explore corn mazes, a straw castle, and a pumpkin patch. the winter items include a variety of meats, onions, apple butter, and kettle corn.


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