It is our position that farmers markets serve as a valuable community resource by providing an outlet for Indiana farmers and growers to earn a living by giving residents easy access to locally produced fresh food. The organic food industry has taken the nation by storm, sending a strong message by consumers that they want healthier food choices. Some of the best farmers markets in the state can be found in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville. Farmers markets offer one-stop shopping for locally raised meats, seasonal fresh vegetables and fruits, honey, tea, pasta, bread, cheeses, pastries, flowers and much more. And, who can resist strolling around the farmers market with a bag of fresh, hot, sugary, salty kettle corn; a breakfast brat from the Kiwanis or freshly brewed ice tea? Vendors range from local family farms and restaurants to church and civic organizations. The farmers markets also depend on hundreds of volunteers for setup, tear down, cleanup and crowd assistance. Outdoor farmers markets in Carmel and Noblesville begin Saturday, Fishers farmers markets begin May 26 and the farmers markets in Zionsville and Westfield begin in June. Support local food producers by visiting a farmers market this summer.