A major renovation coming to the 200 block of East Market Street has forced the Original Farmers Market to move to Monument Circle for the rest of the 2020 season, beginning. The move begins today, May 13.
The upcoming Department of Public Works project will reconstruct East Market Street, between Delaware and Alabama streets, including traffic calming measures, stormwater management features and pedestrian infrastructure upgrades.
Utility relocation work is now underway, causing intermittent closures along Market Street between the Indianapolis City Market and the City-County Building. Construction is expected to begin later this summer when the street will be fully closed.
The Original Farmers’ Market, operated by the City Market, traditionally hosts local vendors along East Market Street, between Delaware and Alabama streets, providing produce and other fresh products on Wednesdays between May and October.
In partnership with Downtown Indy, Inc., the Original Farmers’ Market will continue in its new location on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. More information—including measures to ensure the safety of participants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic—can be found at the Indianapolis City Market at https://www.indycm.com/farmers-market/.
The Market Street reconstruction is intended to increase safety and accessibility measures for pedestrians moving between the City-County Building and the Indianapolis City Market, all while maintaining parking capacity along Market Street as well as the capability to host the Original Farmers’ Market in the future.
PHOTO ABOVE: The Original Farmers Market, traditionally location in front of the City Market as shown here, is now being staged on Monument Circle for the rest of this season.