Farmers markets make the world go round! – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather
You can complain about the July heat if you so choose, but the Indiana heat accompanies the opening of Indiana farmers’ markets. On a recent sweltering hot and sunny day, we visited the original Indianapolis Farmers Market in the shadow of the town market. We found farmers and consumers living the farm-to-table lifestyle of local buying.
Dean Wallis of Bloomer’s Greenhouse in Broad Ripple was doing a brisk business selling daisies, ornamental herbs, Russian sage, and more.
“That’s my whole business, going to the farmers’ markets,” said Vallis, showing off his gorgeous flowers. “Seven a week!”
Not far from Valais, people lined up at the Van Antwerp farm market to buy some of their bright red tomatoes the color of bold new roses.
“It’s sweet,” said Megan Ritz of the farm market in Van Antwerp, standing behind a table covered with dark red tomatoes. All are local. It is one of the best tomatoes you will ever taste. We grow them in a greenhouse. Ritz continued, saying her tomatoes are reminiscent of the garden tomatoes our parents grew and all ate as children.
Bill Berry was among those who queued up to get a few Van Antwerp mums.
“I came here for these wonderful tomatoes that these guys have,” he said, carrying a bag full of delicious fruit. “It’s fresh. They’re Indiana grown. They’re all home grown!”
From Dad’s sweet corn to tomatoes from Van Antwerp’s farm market, the produce at our city’s Native Farmers Market is tirelessly fresh, affordable, and plentiful. The availability of such luxurious products makes the concept of farm-to-table living a very achievable reality! “