For immediate and up-to-date information on Coronavirus in Indiana, please visit in.gov/coronavirus.
Let Us Know What is Happening in Your Area
- Governor Holcomb’s Press Releases
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration Food Safety and the Coronavirus
- World Health Organization
- Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Food Assistance Availability Map
- The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
- Indiana Small Business Development Center Resources
- Purdue University – A guide for local producers to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak
- Purdue University – A consumer guide to buying from local farmers during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Purdue University – FOOD: A Guide for Farmers’ Markets to Navigate the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Purdue University – AGRICULTURE: A Guide to Alternative Delivery Systems for Local Producers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Purdue University: Food safety best practices and resources during COVID-19
- Purdue University: Best Practices and Precautions for Produce Auctions
- Indiana University Sustainable Food Systems Science – Food System Resources During COVID-19
- Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) COVID-19 Small Business Resource Guide
- The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources
- United Fresh Produce Association: Coronavirus: Fresh Produce Industry Resources
- Farm to School COVID-19 Resources
- Indy Chamber Rapid Response Hub
- National Restaurant Association
- Main Street Resources from Main Street America
- South Central Indiana COVID-19 Food Resources (IU Center for Rural Engagement)
- Visit Indiana: Your Guide to Low-Contact Carryout and Delivery in Indiana
Use the below Indiana Grown member lists by county to purchase from a local producer near you:
See below for a special message from the Indiana State Department of Health regarding farmers markets:
We know that this has been a challenging time for farmers market managers and vendors across Indiana. ISDH is doing everything possible to support you as you provide access to fresh, local foods to Hoosiers. There has been considerable confusion around the governor’s executive order and what it means for farmers markets. Specifically, the designation in the order of “certified farmers markets” as essential businesses. As you know, there is no state-level certification for farmers markets, so many local markets have been unsure whether or not they are permitted to operate.
The short answer is, YES, farmers markets are considered essential, and are permitted to continue operations. We will share more details with you as they are available. Certified is meant to indicate that any local permitting requirements are met. As with all other essential businesses that remain operational, farmers markets are urged to follow CDC guidelines related to social distancing. Market managers, please see this resource from the Farmers Market Coalition for further guidance. Producers, please see this guidance created by Purdue. Additionally, ISDH has released food safety guidance in both English and Spanish.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to ISDH with any questions or concerns. We will navigate these uncertain times together.
Yours in health,
NAIMA GARDNER, MPH
*Last updated 5.4.20*