May 2nd, 2016

The Original Farmers’ Market at the Indianapolis City Market

by Evelyn Allee

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The Original Farmers’ Market at the Indianapolis City Market is a hub for health nuts, foodies, and people like me who are in no way connoisseurs, alike. With businesses and restaurants inside and vendor tents outdoors, there is plenty to see and purchase. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s worth a trip for the experience; the smells and sights alone are extremely stimulating and refreshing. From baked goods, fruits and vegetables to Indian food and blended juices, it’s tough to choose what to eat first. I personally love a box of fresh blueberries to whet my appetite.

I first became acquainted with the City Market in Herron High School Summer Academe while taking a gym class. On Wednesdays we’d walk to the market from school and arrive just in time for lunch. The experience was not only enriching but educational; because rather than running laps around a gym like most P.E. classes, I was able to understand both sides of healthy living. After a long walk fresh, healthy food only makes sense to rejuvenate your body. This inspiration encouraged me to continue to visit even after my class had ended.

One of the greatest aspects of the market is accessibility—a group of high school kids, a mother with her children, business men and women, any type of person can be seen at the market, which makes it all the more interesting. It’s a prime example of city living. You don’t have to have your own garden or drive out to a farm somewhere to have access to locally grown food. Rather, even someone with a busy schedule can pick up what they need in between errands. So head on over, starting this week, they’re open Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every week until October. Don’t hesitate to stop by!