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: 2015 European Market Application. Please remit your application and product photographs here: Email

Chesterton’s European Market 2015 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.

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.

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.

Danny’s Shadows: Hand made lawn ordiments and signs made of lexan a hard durable plastic.  A great way to spruce up your yard!

Drawing with Fire: Woodburned items that inclued keychains, magnets, necklaces, bracelets, stools, plaques, bottle stoppers and so much more.

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.

Festive Foods: Home made sweet and savory pierogi’s, mouth watering sausages…what else do you need?

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.

F.W. Foods: For all of your dried food needs they have it. From baking to nuts it is here.

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.

Hats for Everyone: Beautifully crocheted hats/purses for baby’s, children and women.

Health and Wellness with Essential Oils: Healing salves to sooth you pains, bath salts to lift your spirits and oils to calm.

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.

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.

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.

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

PM Alpha: Unique photos of objects that resemble letters of the alphabet.  Place them in a frame and you will have a one of a kind art piece!

Regal Rabbit: The best quality of spices and rubs to add that extra touch to your foods and BBQ tools/accessories.

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

Reudotlyn: Fused glass jewelry wrapped in Sterling sliver, and 14k gold filled wire or set in a sterling silver bexel.  But if that was not beautiful enough you should see the hand made hats!

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.

So Good Island Grill: The best Grilled Jerk Chicken and Spareribs and tips you have every had!! You will definitely clean  your plate!

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

Sweet and Salty: Freashly popped pop corn, Kettle/Carmel/Butter/Chedder..can’t decide have them all along with a lemon shakeup!

That Pickle Guy, Inc: Chicago’s finest pickles in all varities along with award winning Olive Muffalata/Giardinera/Peppercinis/relishes..

The Charmed Chick: Handcrafted jewelry to include personalized hand stamped creations.  Along with other one of a kind pieces!

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 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.

Thomas Photography: Matted, one of a kind photographs taken by the artist on his many adventures throughout the world!

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

V V Asian: The best borbon chicken and sweet n sour chicken around!  Try spring rolls, egg rolls and potstickers, OH MY!

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

Zuri’s Mexican Food: Authentic tacos, burritos, and nachos! Just delicious!

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