Where Will Our Growers, Producers & Artisans Be This Summer?

Thank you all so much for making our first season so successful for our growers, producers and artisans, and for the community! We look forward to bringing you the Indiana winter bounty again beginning in November. Stay tuned for new location information!
And now there are a great number of Farmers Markets to enjoy throughout the summer months! All of us from the Indy Winter Farmers Market look forward to seeing you out enjoying all that Indiana growers and artisans have to offer. To help you find your favorite IWFM vendors, we’re working on a list of the summer Farmers Markets at which you can find the growers, producers & artisans who have been at the IWFM. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please check back. We are posting information as we receive it from the vendors. Thanks!


First, below you will find a list of just the farmers market at which you will find one or more IWFM vendors. This is NOT a complete list of Indianapolis area or Indiana farmers markets. These are markets that IWFM growers and producers have said they’ll be attending. You can link to more information about each market, including location and directions. Following below you will find a list of IWFM vendors with each market they will be attending this summer.


From those who have provided their summer locations so far, here is a list of IWFM vendors and which specific markets they will be attending.

Balanced Harvest Farm

  • 38th & Meridian: Thursday 4:00 – 6:30PM, June 4th – Oct 15th
  • Carmel Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00 – 11:30AM, May 30th – Sept 26th
  • Broad Ripple Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00 – Noon, May 2nd – Oct 31st
Black Bird Pies

  • Find out where you can find Black Bird Pies at http://blackbirdpie24.blogspot.com/

Circle City Sweets

  • Binford Farmers Market: Saturday 9:00AM – Noon, May 9th – October 25th
  • Broad Ripple Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00 – Noon, May 2nd – Oct 31st
  • Carmel Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00-11:30AM, May 30th – Sept 26th
  • Chateau Thomas Winery Farmers Market: Thursday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 7th – October 29th
  • City Market Farmers Market: Wednesday 10:00AM – 1:30PM, May 6th – October 28th
  • Irvington Farmers Market: 2nd Sunday of the month, Noon – 3:00PM, May – October
  • Traders Point Creamery Farmers Market: Friday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 1st – October 30th
Daina’s Petit Pies

  • 38th & Meridian: Thursday 4:00 – 6:30PM, June 4th – Oct 15th
  • Broad Ripple Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00 – Noon, May 2nd – Oct 31st
  • Chateau Thomas Winery Farmers Market: Thursday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 7th – October 29th
  • City Market Farmers Market: Wednesday 10:00AM – 1:30PM, May 6th – October 28th
  • Irvington Farmers Market: 2nd Sunday of the month, Noon – 3:00PM, May – October
  • Traders Point Creamery Farmers Market: Friday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 1st – October 30th
  • Greenwood, IN Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00AM – Noon, April 25th – October 31st
  • Sagamore Market, West Lafayette, IN: Wednesday 3:00PM – 6:30PM, May 5th – October 28th

Flower Child Aromatherapy

Weekly:

  • Abundant Life Church Market: Thursday 4:00 – 7:00PM, June 4th – September 24th
  • Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00AM – 12:30PM, May 23rd – October 31st
  • Traders Point Creamery Farmers Market: Friday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 1st – October 30th

Occasionally:

  • Binford Farmers Market: Saturday 9:00AM – Noon, May 9th – October 25th
  • Broad Ripple Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00 – Noon, May 2nd – Oct 31st
  • Chateau Thomas Winery Farmers Market: Thursday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 7th – October 29th
  • Wishard Hospital Lunch Market, Tuesday 11:00AM – 1:30 PM, May 13th – September 1st

Harvest Cafe Coffee Roasters

  • Abundant Life Church Market: Thursday 4:00 – 7:00PM, June 4th – September 24th
  • Binford Farmers Market: Saturday 9:00AM – Noon, May 9th – October 25th
  • Chateau Thomas Winery Farmers Market: Thursday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 7th – October 29th
  • Fishers Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00AM – Noon, May 16th – September 26th
  • Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00AM – 12:30PM, May 23rd – October 31st
  • Traders Point Creamery Farmers Market: Friday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 1st – October 30th

Hobbit Gardens

  • On the farm! – visit the Farm Store
  • City Market Farmers Market: Wednesday 10:00AM – 1:30PM, May 6th – October 28th
  • Danville, IN Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00AM – Noon, May 16th – September 19th
  • Putnam County Farmers Market, Greencastle, IN: Saturday 8:00AM – Noon

Homestead Growers/Local Folks Foods

  • Bloomington, IN: Saturday 8:00AM – 1:00PM, April 26th – November 28th
  • Broad Ripple Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00 – Noon, May 2nd – Oct 31st
  • Carmel Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00-11:30AM, May 30th – Sept 26th
  • Chateau Thomas Winery Farmers Market: Thursday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 7th – October 29th
  • City Market Farmers Market: Wednesday 10:00AM – 1:30PM, May 6th – October 28th
  • Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00AM – 12:30PM, May 23rd – October 31st
  • Wishard Hospital Lunch Market, Tuesday 11:00AM – 1:30 PM, May 12th – September 1st

Joseph Decuis

  • Barr Street Farmers Market, Fort Wayne, IN: Saturday 9:00AM – 1:00PM, July 11th – September 12th
  • Binford Farmers Market: Saturday 9:00AM – Noon, May 9th – October 25th
  • Chateau Thomas Winery Farmers Market: Thursday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 7th – October 29th
  • Geist Farmers Market: Thursday 2:30 – 6:30PM, May 6th – September 24th
  • Historic West Main Street Market, Fort Wayne, IN: Friday 3:00 – 8:00PM, May 15th – October 23rd

Nicole-Taylor’s Pasta

  • Opening a new store at 1134 E. 54th Street-Studio C in May
  • Broad Ripple Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00 – Noon, May 2nd – Oct 31st
  • Carmel Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00 – 11:30AM, May 30th – Sept 26th

Seldom Seen Farm

  • Broad Ripple Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00 – Noon, May 2nd – Oct 31st
  • Traders Point Creamery Farmers Market: Friday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 1st – October 30th
Tracey Clean

  • Fishers Farmers Market: Saturday 8:00AM – Noon, May 16th – September 26th
  • Traders Point Creamery Farmers Market: Friday 4:00 – 8:00PM, May 1st – October 30th

Thank you again for supporting all of our farmers markets. If you have information you’d like to see added to this sight, please post it!

PURDUE UNIVERSITY FARMERS MARKET SURVEY
Purdue University is gathering information about farmers’ markets around the state. If you would like to take a survey on locally produced foods. It will take about 10 minutes of your time. Take the survey Here.

For more information, please contact, Carol Ann Silkes at 765.494.3449.

Lettuce is Back! Plus Bicycle Tune-Ups @ IWFM, LLCs @ Traders Point

That’s right – come and get your first IWFM field fresh lettuce of the year!
Syd and Vikki Fields, from Fields Farm, got the first IWFM season started with us in November and now they are back this week with fresh “Field” lettuce. They have red and green varieties. The Fields may also bring starts for your home garden, including broccoli and kale. Come early, it is sure to go fast!

Dust off the cobwebs and get your bicycle ready for Spring!
Bicycle Mechanic Chris Hartley will be providing Spring tuneups at the
Winter Market April 25th. Drop your bicycle off during the Market from
9:30 to 12:30 and pick it up that same afternoon ready to ride.

Everything you need to get your bike ready to ride after a long cold winter:
Brake adjustment
Shifting adjustment
Lubricate the drive-train
Adjust headset and bottom bracket
Patch flats and inflate tires
Cobweb removal
Plus a comprehensive safety inspection to make sure you are ready to ride.

Spring special, only $30 (parts extra, cobweb removal offered a la
carte free of charge)

Chris will also be leading teaching some bicycle tune-up basics on April 17th at the Invoke Go Green workshop. Read more about this by-donation event below.
Traders Point Creamery Invites:
Small business owners, farmers’ market vendors, value-added and direct marketing producers, and any interested parties are invited to a presentation entitled:

“Choosing an LLC as the Legal Entity for Your Business “

Attorney Mike Buker of Ice Miller and Associates will lead a presentation on the benefits and drawbacks of incorporating as a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) in Indiana. An overview of business entities, limitation of liability, and tax considerations will be discussed with the small business owner in mind. The talk will last approximately one hour and will include time for questions and answers.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Traders Point Creamery Business Office, 9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville, IN 46077 and will begin at 1pm.
There is no cost to attend this presentation, but registration is required. Please contact Robin Hobson at robinhobson@gmail.com or 317-416-2924. The deadline for registration is Thursday, April 23.
This presentation is sponsored by The Green Market at Traders Point Creamery and Eagle Creek Nature Conservancy and Preservation, Inc., a recipient of a 2008 Farmers’ Market Promotion Program Grant from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.

Workshop Update

Thanks to all who participated in the rain barrel making workshop this week. It was so much fun, you may find us offering workshops at other farmers markets this summer! Not only did participants learn to make a rain barrel that will allow them to use rain water rather than city water on their gardens, lawns and house plants, but they raised over $100 for the IWFM by participating in the IWFM rain barrel workshop! You can read a great review of the workshops with a step by step description on the blog of one of our participants: Read Here.

If you could not make it out for this rain barrel workshop, we’ll be doing another one this Friday evening at Invoke Yoga & Pilates Studio. Rain barrel reservations are nearly full, but as always, all are welcome to observe without a reservation, and you can come at 5:45 p.m. for a yoga warm-up before the workshop begins at 6:15. Attendance is by donation. Read more about other workshops in the Go Green Challenge on the April 3rd post below. Attendance to all are now by donation!
We are looking forward to having Constance Ferry at the market this Saturday, April 11th, with her Herbs & Perennials. Let’s hope the weather takes a turn for the better by then.
Also, you won’t want to miss the special Easter treat offerings this Saturday! We look forward to seeing you there!

April Workshops

We are excited to be offering some fun special events at the IWFM this month. Additionally, some of the folks who’ve worked so hard to help make the IWFM happen this winter are joining our efforts again to offer a series of “Go Green” workshops at Invoke Yoga Studio each Friday evening in April. Here’s a schedule of events:

Indianapolis Winter Farmers Market, April Events:

April 4, 10-11a.m.: Rain Barrel Making Workshop
This hands-on workshop will lead participants through the steps of making and installing a rain barrel. All spaces are filled for those wishing to make a rain barrel to take home, but observation of the process is FREE and welcome.

April 11, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. : Herbs and Perennials as Companion Plants – Sale and Discussion
Constance Ferry of Hobbit Gardens will have herbs and perennials available for sale to help you get your garden growing. Constance will speak at 10:30 a.m. on using herbs and perennials as companion plants in the garden, but feel free to ask her about at any time as you do you consider what to add to your garden this year. She has a wealth of information that she is happy to share.

April 18, 10-11 a.m.: Chickens and Goats in Your Urban Backyard?
Yes, it’s true. Fountain Square urban livestock farmer Kevin Willis will bring his two (live) goats to market and talk about his experiences keeping goats and chickens in his small, urban backyard, as well as what you need to know if you are considering bringing livestock into your backyard.

April 25, Last Day of the Indy Winter Farmers Market until November 2009!
Don’t miss out on the last day of the first Indy Winter Farmers Market season. Many thanks to all who supported the market’s growers and producers by choosing to buy local. We could not have imagined a more successful first season. We’ll keep in touch over the summer through the IWFM e-newsletter. Also keep visiting www.indywinterfarmersmarket.org. We’ll keep you posted on exciting events in the works for this summer. Also we’ll be moving to a new location for November 2009, so sign-up for our e-newsletter or check our web site (coming soon) next fall so you know where to find us. We look forward to seeing you out at the many farmers markets Indianapolis has to offer through the summer and then back with us in November!

Go Green Workshops brought to you by Invoke Studio & Urban Earth Indy –
Learn fun, easy & practical ways to live and move more lightly on the earth.

970 Ft. Wayne Ave. – 15 blocks directly south on Central from the IWFM @ the west split of Central at 10th St. – pre-register at www.invokestudio.com.

This workshop series will take you from the yoga mat into Green Action! All are welcome, whether you are considering a yoga practice for the first time, or you are an experienced yogi looking to expand your practice from the mat into your life.

4 workshops: Fridays @ 5:45-7:15 p.m.
Attendance By Donation (with the exception of purchasing a personal rain barrel on April 10th. The cost of purchasing a workshop barrel is $50.)

Each week participants will experience a different hands-on Go Green Challenge activity, in addition to starting and ending each workshop with a yoga practice designed to energize, open and integrate body, mind and life. In addition to weekly activities, information, coupons and limited give-aways will be provided by local “green businesses,” such as GreenWay Supply, Tracey Clean, Green Piece Indy, Indiana Living Green Magazine, and more.

– April 3, Gardening & Composting 101: Join guest workshop leaders Matthew Jose and Tyler Henderson to learn about composting as well as tips and skills for home gardening by planting the studio’s four raised beds. Then enjoy the beauty and taste sensations all summer when coming for class! Read More…

Slow Food Indy will be offering heirloom vegetable seeds from Seed Saver Exchange for the beginner and experienced gardener. All proceeds from seed sales will go to Slow Food Indy, working to build a community of local food that is good, clean, fair and available to everyone.

– April 10, For the Love of Water & Rain Barrel Making 101*: Special guest, Tracey Hiner of TraceyClean will speak about using all-natural, non-toxic household cleaners and body care products for your own health and a healthier environment. Then, Tyler & Laura Henderson will demonstrate how to make a rain barrel from a 55 gallon plastic drum. Watch and learn, or make one to take home.* Tips and suggestions for conserving water use will also be discussed. Read More…

* Rain Barrel Workshop – If you’d like to make your own rain barrel to take home, an additional fee of $50 applies for purchase of the barrel and materials. If you don’t wish to purchase your own barrel, we’ll all learn the process together, and you can work with other students to make a rain barrel that will be donated to a local gardening project. Barrels are limited, so email Laura@indywinterfarmersmarket today to reserve a barrel.

– April 17, Burn Calories, Not Fuel:
Learn to tune up your bike, change your own tire, city cycling safety tips, as well as other tips for ways to build exercise into daily activities while cutting use of fuel and electricity. Former Madison, WI bike mechanic Chris Hartley will lead participants in the basics. Bring your own bike, or help a friend! Read More…

– April 24, Finding New Purpose in Life (out of old clothes and household items):
Enjoy fun and simple projects in re-making, re-cycling or re-purposing household items or worn out clothes, giving them a new and useful purpose. Annie Hostetter will share some of the fun and inventive at home re-purposes she has created, and we’ll have a couple project options, including making your own yoga/Pilates mat bag from an old pair of pants. No sewing machine or skills required! We’ll also have information about the Indy Craft Mafia and the upcoming INDIEana Handicraft Exchange in June. Read more…


To register for this workshop: On-line at www.invokestudio.com -OR- Call 317.631.9642 -OR- Email Erin@invokestudio.com