Going local isn’t just a trend. It’s a way to know where your products come from, who makes them, and a chance to honor the hard work that goes into whatever you buy. When you buy local products in Indiana Dunes Country, you take a little piece of our area home with you. We’ve put together a list of 8 great places to find products made right here in dunes country! And even better - they’re all members of Indiana Grown, a statewide organization that certifies products as honest-to-goodness Indiana-made.
Acton CreativeBack to Top of List
Owner Chris makes beautiful textile pieces, transforming fiber into purses, wallets, and other custom pieces. You’ve got to look at how she uses old neckties in her pieces!
Aftermath CideryBack to Top of List
You can’t resist these ciders! Sweet, tangy, refreshing, and what’s so cool is that this local business gives back to disaster relief in the state of Indiana. They also serve flatbreads and charcuterie spreads.
Chesterton's European MarketBack to Top of List
An outdoor Saturday market in the heart of downtown Chesterton that features fresh foods, artisan-made products, and a variety of seasonal goods.
Dagger Mountain RoasteryBack to Top of List
A cup of coffee served with a passion. This local spot treats coffee tasting like wine tasting, and we love the look of the cafe!
Hoosier BatBack to Top of List
Ever wonder where the pros get their bats made? Right here in Indiana Dunes Country, of course! Check out how precisely those stripes are hand painted on every bat - it amazes us every time!
Running Vines WineryBack to Top of List
Love to run? You’ll love the running-inspired names behind these wines. And if you don’t run, you’ll still love sitting and sipping.
Third Coast Spice CafeBack to Top of List
Fresh, fresh, fresh. That’s the goal of this breakfast and lunch spot in Chesterton. Local, cage free eggs are used in their omelets, and we have to recommend that you get a glass of the fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Valpo Velvet Ice Cream ShoppeBack to Top of List
Owned for three generations, this ice cream shop has been serving up frozen treats since 1947. Call ahead and schedule a group tour—our favorite part is checking out the walk-in freezer. Brrrr!