Local Garden Foods Available at Shipshewana Trading Place

Post Date: Jul 26, 2021

What is your favorite summer fruit or vegetable? Strawberries? Tomatoes? Cucumbers? Garden Potatoes? Green Beans?

We have great news! You can find all of these and more at the Shipshewana Flea Market Farmer's Market.

What is Shipshewana Trading Place?

Shipshewana Trading Place is home to the largest flea market in the Midwest offering unique items from almost 700 vendors.

We have been operating in some way since 1922, though today's flea market situated on 40 acres looks quite a bit different than the first small livestock auction held all those years ago. In addition to the flea market each week, we also feature year-round antique auctions every Wednesday.

Though we know you will love taking home all of your Farmer's Market goodies, we also know you will need something to eat while you are here.

So, we have a variety of food trucks and vendors conveniently located throughout the grounds so you can grab snacks, meals, drinks, and sweet treats while you are shopping.

Check Out Our Farmer's Market!

Open from May to September every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, the on-site Farmer's Market offers a one-stop-shop for all of your summer produce needs!

Located at the edge of the flea market grounds with a pick-up parking area, the Farmer's Market features seasonal produce including apples, berries, peaches, green beans, tomatoes, onions, and other in-season fruits and vegetables.

Some vendors also offer all of your favorite canned and baked goods. A selection of your favorite perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees are also available.

A Few of Our Favorite Summer Recipes

So, now that you have picked out all of your favorite vegetables, what can you make?

With hot summer temperatures and lazy afternoons in the sunshine, anything quick, easy, and delicious gets our vote.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Fresh tomato salad with onions, basil salt, and balsamic vinegar
  • Cucumber salad with vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper
  • Grilled vegetable kebabs with a light vinaigrette dressing drizzled on them when served
  • Foil packets for the grill featuring potatoes, onions, butter, and seasoning
  • Sauteed green beans with bacon and garlic
  • A strawberry and spinach salad (add grilled chicken!)
  • Baked potatoes that can be enjoyed as-is or turned into a loaded potato bar with cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, and more
  • Also, check out our Recipe Box for more recipes shared by Shipshewana Flea Market vendors.

Any of these ideas can combine to make a great meatless meal or will make great accompaniments to your choice of grilled protein. Our friends at Yoder's Meat & Cheese can help you out with that part!

Visit Yoder's Meat & Cheese

As you head home from your day at the Shipshewana Trading Place flea market, stop and visit our neighbors Yoder's Meat and Cheese. You can't go wrong with a selection o f their high-quality items to compliment all of those fresh fruits and vegetables you just purchased.

Yoder's is a locally owned family business that has been serving our area for 50 years. They offer a great selection of beef, pork, chicken, buffalo, and smoked meats, as well as a selection of cheese, butter, canned goods, spices, homeade noodles, and more. You don't want to miss it!

We Will See You Soon

Well, are you hungry yet? We can't wait to see you soon, whether it's at the flea market, an antique auction, or the Farmer's Market!

You can find Shipshewana Trading Place at 345 S Van Buren Street in Shipshewana, Indiana.

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