Indiana Farmers' Market Community of Practice

The Indiana Farmers’ Market Community of Practice (INFMCP) is funded by a USDA Ag Marketing Service Farmers’ Market Promotion Grant (2020-2023). Our grant partners include:

Our Mission

The mission of the Indiana Farmers’ Market Community of practice is to grow and strengthen a key component of Indiana’s local food system – farmers markets.

All Together

Our Vision

Our vision for the Indiana Farmers’ Market Community of Practice is of a vibrant network of farmers’ markets across Indiana that are welcoming to all and that provide the public with access to fresh, healthy food and who work collectively to support farmers and local entrepreneurs.

Who We Are

Our Values

Plant with a drop of water

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Indiana Farmers Market Community of Practice is established and funded by a USDA Ag Marketing Service Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant (2020-2023); as such, we adhere to USDA policies and procedures, specifically, to the 2021 EEO statement:  

“We will work at all times without regard to race, color, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (including neurodiversity), genetic information, veteran status or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable federal, state or local law.”

The Indiana Farmers Market Community of Practice understands that achieving a resilient, strong, and vibrant farmers market starts with a local foods system that depends on equity and inclusion for all groups who have been, and still are, marginalized. Under this umbrella, we include Black, Indigenous, and all people of color or BIPOC; women, immigrants; small-scale and limited-resource farmers; people with disabilities; and LGBTQA+ communities. 

Increasing the diversity of the INFMCP and its partners involves broadening the scope of individuals, organizations, and partners with whom we work. We are committed to educating ourselves, being fair, transparent, and listening to and learning from diverse communities to cultivate humility; increase our cultural awareness; and improve our ability to address issues of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).

*LGBTQA+ = LGBTQIA+ means lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual. The plus allows the term to cover all different subsects like allies, pansexual, androgynous and polyamorous


How We Help

The Indiana Farmers’ Market Community of Practice

Highlights of Our Community of Practice

Farmers Markets, Farmers, and Vendors

Spotlight on the Ft Wayne Farmers Market which celebrated their 10-year anniversary in 2022. Congratulations!