In July and August, we’re headed to Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana for our second annual @properties Home for the Summer tour. While we’re excited to give you a sneak peek of some of the beautiful properties we have to offer in these resort home communities, we’re also excited to spend some time in the sun.
The mention of a farmers’ market conjures images of freshly picked produce, handmade jams and jellies, and locally-sourced meats and cheeses — all at your fingertips on a sunny day.
In Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan, it also brings to mind food trucks, artisans, live music, and weekly yoga. From the taste of homegrown flavor to enjoying those sunny summer days, farmers’ markets have a lot to offer for early risers and midday visitors alike.
Before those dog day of summer, find your way to any (or all!) of these hand-picked local farmers’ markets:
Coffee Creek Farmers Market
The Coffee Creek Farmers Market is only in its third year, yet it’s quickly making a name for itself as the first “producer-only” farmers market in Porter County. Every single vendor grows, produces or creates the products they offer.
Visitors can find every vendor type — from local farmers and specialty food producers to food trucks and artisans at this market organized and run by Native Roots Farm. Locals praise the Coffee Creek Farmers Market for its live music which makes it the perfect spot to not only shop but enjoy some fun in the sun as well.
The Coffee Creek Farmers Market runs from May 16th through October 17th on Wednesdays from 3-7pm in Chesterton, Indiana.
Skip’s Farmers Market
If you’re looking for a new discovery each week and vendors that go beyond the expected, swing by Skip’s Farmers Market. Home to fresh cut flowers, and organic produce, this open-air market also includes familiar favorites like cheeses, pastries, bread, jams and more. The best part? This open-air market is all-inclusive. Visitors can not only shop but grab a farm-fresh breakfast or lunch and indulge in an afternoon cocktail, craft beer, or glass of wine.
Skip’s Farmers Market is open from 9 am to 3 pm every Saturday and Sunday from Mid-May to Mid-October. Located at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Lakeshore Road in New Buffalo Township, visitors can take a free shuttle from the New Buffalo Savings Bank from every hour on the half hour.
Stocked with over 100 varieties of certified organic product and 42 different organic fruits and vegetables, it’s hard not to find what you’re looking for at Granor Farms’ Farmstand.
Visitors can not only enjoy a harvest handpicked daily, but self-guided farm tours to see where their food comes from. If you’re local, sign up for a membership in Granor Farms’ seasonal vegetable program, enroll the kids in summer camps, enjoy weekend yoga, and find great deals at the annual seedling sale.
Beginning on Memorial Day, visit the Farmstand at 3480 Warren Woods Road from 10am-5pm on Fridays and Saturdays, or 10am-3pm on Sundays through Thanksgiving (closed Sundays after Labor Day.)