Hello! Welcome to our ever evolving guide, started in 2023, of locally grown and distributed food sources, for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and beyond. I poll friends and community members for tips & recommendations for locally grown produce, meats, dairy, etc. and share them here. (I have not been able to personally visit each vendor yet- the list is based on community input and always open for edits. )
I am also working on other community lists, such as local restaurants that stay open ‘late’ night or that serve or feature locally sourced foods, sustainable packaging, etc. as well. Check back or connect with us on social media if interested, thank you!
Markets and Farms, etc.
The West Lafayette Farmers Market Website
“The West Lafayette Farmers’ Market features more than 50 vendors with fresh produce, baked goods, lovely crafts, and much more! Our food vendors are fantastic and we serve wine by the glass from local wineries. Enjoy live music and lots of fun! The selection changes every week, so come out and see what’s new. Dogs and children are welcome. Follow us on Facebook.Every Wednesday, beginning on the first Wednesday in May through the last Wednesday in October, from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm.”
The Lafayette Farmer’s Market Website
“The Lafayette Farmer’s Market has been around for over 165 years. Taking place on Saturdays, from early May through late October, a visit to the Lafayette Farmer’s Market promises some of the finest and freshest produce, as well as an enjoyable opportunity to browse as you stroll through one of Indiana’s oldest outdoor markets!”
Not to be missed are Lafayettes sharing gardens as well!
Visit their website for the information below, as well as mauch more. Grow Local Urban Garden Network
“Sharing Garden: A garden planned, planted and maintained as one large garden, produce is available to anyone to take what they need.
*Depicted by green markers
- Bethany Sharing Garden (3305 Longlois Drive, Lafayette 47904)
- Brown Street Sharing Garden (905 Brown Street, Lafayette 47904)
- Erie Street Sharing Garden (612 Erie Street, Lafayette 47904)
- First Baptist Sharing Garden (411 North 7th Street, Lafayette 47901)
- Footbridge Sharing Garden (244-264 Smith Street, Lafayette 47905)
- Howarth Sharing Garden (615 N 18th St, Lafayette, IN 47904)
- Lincoln Sharing Garden (1126 N 6th Street, Lafayette 47904)
North 12th Street Sharing Garden (1733 N 12th St, Lafayette, IN 47904)
- Salvation Army Sharing Garden (1110 Union Street, Lafayette 47905)
- Trinity United Methodist Sharing Garden (404 N 6th Street, Lafayette 47901)
Community Garden: A garden subdivided into plots available to private gardeners for their own use within common guidelines by agreement by season; the gardens featured on this map that are categorized as Community/Sharing gardens have both sharing plots and community plots.
*Depicted by orange markers
- None. Effective with the 2019 season, we have no gardens with community plots.
Education and Teaching Gardens (a garden planned, planted and maintained as one garden; produce used for educating the public about nutrition and gardening and should not be harvested without permission)
*Depicted by blue markers
Even though we ask the public to not pick the produce, we do encourage folks to come into the building to find out more about classes and educational programming.
- Food Finders Teaching and Education Garden (1204 Greenbush Street, Lafayette 47904)”
This Old Farm Website
“This Old Farm’s mission is to support the family farm by processing, marketing, and distributing locally raised, wholesome meat and value-added food. True cost of production takes into account the environment, sustainable farm wages, and value to the customer.”
Market Wagon Website
“Market Wagon partners with more than 2,500 local farmers and artisans to deliver their goods to 45,000+ doorsteps.”
Restaurants, Bakeries, Cafes, etc.
Mama Ines Mexican Bakery
“Mama Ines is a family owned bakery dedicated to making the best and most authentic artisan Mexican bread and pan dulce. Find homemade tamales, cakes for any occasion, tamales and cake pops at any of our 3 locations.”