Our Market Community

Chesterton’s European Market is a thriving community of merchants, artists, chefs, farmers and musicians. Each member of the Market community has been thoughtfully selected through a thoughtful jury process, ensuring the highest quality of shopping experience for our guests.

We’re continuously striving to ensure our Market offers the finest products in the following categories:

  • Artisan Pastries & Desserts
  • Body Soaps, Scrubs, Oils & Liniments
  • Chef Demonstrations
  • Eclectic & Handmade Clothing
  • Farm Fresh Meats & Eggs
  • Fine Art
  • Fresh Florals & Produce
  • Garden & Home Decor
  • Herbs, Spices, Salts, Vinegars & Oils
  • Jewelry & Accessories
  • Pottery
  • Rare Books
  • Salsas & Dips

If you’re interested in joining our European Market community, please access our downloadable application here: 2014 European Market Application. Please remit your application and product photographs here: Email

Chesterton’s European Market 2013 Seasonal Merchants

Seasonal Merchants attend the Market every Saturday of the season!

Accents on 45th: Deb Pishkur’s unique boutique houses trendy fashion accessories for all ages – including purses, pashminas, scarves and jewelry. Perfect spot to pick up date-night bling.

Artistic Visions: From gorgeous patio umbrellas to tiny garden toads, Artistic Visions is your first and last stop in al-fresco living. Shop for outdoor decorations, lighting and other ambiance-enhancers.

Ben’s Soft Pretzels: If you haven’t had one of Ben’s hand-twisted, freshly baked, giant soft pretzels with cheese dipping sauce, you need to re-evaluate your life. Seriously.

Bit of Swiss: Bit of Swiss offers the finest in handmade Swiss pastries. Be sure to try the Ham and Cheese or Almond Croissants…Market favorites that sell out every weekend.

Brad’s Strawberry Farm: Brad’s is a family owned and operated farm featuring a variety of produce and plants. Visit tin the spring for fantastic blueberries or in the fall for colorful mums.

Buddy’s Biscuit Bakery: Hand-made, human-grade, all-natural pet treats for dogs, cats, horses and birds – as well as USA farm products and chews, and traveling pet gear. Insane about your furry children? So is Buddy’s Biscuit Bakery.

Butler Winery: Fine wines crafted right here in Indiana. Haven’t tried Butler’s homemade wines? Not a problem – the tasting room is located just a block from the Market on 4th Street.

Capricorn Foods: Cheese Crisps. Really, really, really good cheese crisps. Try the free samples of both the Cheddar and Smoked Gouda. Trust us. You’ll thank us later.

Ciao Bambino: Hand-sewn goodies for the little ones, including sensory quilts and cuddle toys, fleece clothing, summer wear and knitted sweaters, as well as adorable puppy coats and bandanas.

CL Creates: Absolutely gorgeous up-cycling of vintage and modern pieces. Envision a Victorian lady having tea with a gypsy at a steam-punk concert in an art museum’s attic. Kind of like that.

Cox Landscaping: Make your little piece of Duneland a better place to live with Cox Landscaping’s trees, flowering bushes and roses. (Helpful hint: Perfect gifts for people who don’t need more stuff.)

East Wind Acupuncture: Consultations for those interested in learning more about Eastern Medicine. Pick up herbal supplements and herbs after enjoying a therapeutic chair massage. Ahhh….

Espress Yourself: Fresh-roasted coffees, specialty lattes, exotic teas, fruit smoothies, soups, and pretzel bread. Look for your caffeine fix at the head of the Market along Broadway.

Flagel’s Sugarhouse: Scrumptious hand-crafted maple syrup goodies, including granola, candies, sugars, creams and, of course, syrups. Also, alligator meat-sticks. Just sayin’.

Fraternite Notre Dame: The Sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame are quite famous for their freshly-baked French pastries, including pies, tarts, breads, croissants and cookies. We’relucky to have them at our Market.

Froehlich’s: Froehlich’s offers a variety of pickled goodies, spreads, jams, chutney, syrups and salsas. Recommended must-buy: Handmade rosemary flatbread.

Good to Go by Lucrezia: Ultra-premium olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and a rotating cast of savories from Good to Go’s deli down the road on Calumet.

Green Trail Flower Farm: Herbs, odd-ball veggies, ornamental plants, 1 gallon perennials and the most sublime cut-flower bouquets in the world.

Hot Diggity Dawg: Look for the lady in the hotdog hat for Nathan’s quarter-pound, all-beef, gourmet hot dogs. Try them all: Polish, Chili Cheese, Frito Bandito, Fire House, Ruben, Cheese, Coney Island, Big Kahuna, and the Atheno.

Husarik’s Art: Gorgeous translations of the Duneland landscape into paintings, photographs, hand-made coffee coasters, wooden bowls and ceramic pottery by a family of ridiculously talented artists.

Indigenous Artworks: Exquisite jewelry and clothing created by a beautiful partnership between Carol Fonds and the world’s indigenous peoples. Fond’s philosophy is to collaborate with indigenous peoples to help them sustain their livelihood by keeping their craftsmanship & creativity alive.

JNJ Organic Farm: Pesticide-free, non GMO produce and fruits, including heirloom tomatoes, 5 different types of eggplant, 4 kinds of winter squash, and many varieties of herbs, melons, berries and sweet corn.

Kernels & Kones: Hand made chocolate candy, pretzel munch, fudge, chocolate covered strawberries, gourmet caramel apples and gourmet chocolate-covered popcorn.

Lehman’s Orchard: The finest in tree-ripened fruit, dried fruits, nuts, cider, and peanut butter. Also look for Honey Crisp Apples, vinegars and Lehman’s new fruit syrups.

Little B’s Frozen Desserts: “Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice” in a variety of flavors.

Living Earth Farms: Mushrooms! Really, really cool mushrooms! And, for the intrepid, grow-your-own mushroom logs and organic fertilizer.

MaraLee Designs: Handmade jewelry made from natural gemstones, wire, hemp and leather, as well as loose bead strands and stones for your own creative projects.

Marilyn’s Bakery: Since 1989, Marilyn’s Pies has been providing Northwest Indiana with finely handmade pies, mini-pies, breads and toffees. Find this Market favorite in a brand new spot across from the live music!

Mark’s Farm Market and Greenhouses:  An exceptional selection of homegrown plants and produce at very reasonable prices.

Nana Clare’s Biscotti: Homemade biscotti, marshmallow treats and chocolate-covered bacon. Mmmmmm.

Please Enjoy Responsibly: World-famous, home-made cupcakes. Or at least they should be.

Plomartis: Produce, yard-long puppy jerky and USDA grass-fed beef.

R & M Sunrise Apiary: The finest local honey its derivative products in Northwest Indiana, including gorgeous beeswax candles.

Simplify: If it can be made with goat’s milk, Simplify has it. Soaps, balms, lotions, bath bombs, and cremes are complimented by sugar scrubs, linen sprays, wooden combs, shaving kits and all natural bug sprays and poison ivy relief.

Southern Charms: A Market favorite for fashion jewelry, including swarovski pendants, metal necklaces and beaded bracelets.

Sweet Reasons Bakery: We don’t know what she puts in those giant cookies and bakeries, but she’s hooked the tri-county area. Its worth standing in line. We promise.

TAJ: The best curry in Northwest Indiana. Period.

The Cheese People: Fine boutique creamery cheeses. Free tasting is available, as are free wit and charm. Extra charge for explaining any of them.

The Glass Act: Repurposed wine bottle cheese platters, night lights, spoon rests, centerpiece lights and dishes.

The Rolling Stonebaker: A 1949 Studebaker 2R16 retired fire truck that has been lovingly restored and fitted with a fully self-contained kitchen and fire brick pizza oven. Again – worth standing in line.

Timbrook Kitchens: Yummy, buttery, savory pies. Choose from Greek or Tuscan. Or choose both. You can never be too careful.

Ublee Soda: Hand-crafted fruit sodas from revolutionary-war era recipes. Brisk, unusual and scrumptious.

Valpo Shrimp Company: Fresh salt water shrimp. No, really! These shrimpies are born and raised right here in Porter County. No hormones, no artificial feed and no chemicals. Intrigued? So are we!

Woods Edge Jewelry Studio: Antique silverware jewelry, wind chimes, key rings and sweet corn holders. Simply sublime.

A wide variety of additional vendors come weekly, so frequent visits are a must!