Still need to order a Thanksgiving Turkey?

IWFM farmers Mandy and Matt Corry of Schacht Farm in Bloomington have the bird(s) for you.

3 month old turkey on pasture

How they raise the birds…
The day old poults (baby turkeys) arrive in July, spending the summer and fall months foraging on lush pastures after a short stay in the brooder (poultry nursery). They are provided with shelter from the sun, wind and rain. The turkeys receive around 70% of their diet from forage, making for a more healthy bird both to raise and to eat. The remainder of their diet comes from local grains with organic supplements. The turkeys weigh between 16-22 lbs.

Ordering…
Turkeys may be ordered here where you can download an order form to mail to Schacht Farm along with a $25 deposit per bird. The Schacht Farm will deliver turkeys to the market one day only, so in addition to your Thanksgiving turkey, you can order enough to satisfy your family for the year. The turkeys will be sold fresh and will be available for pick up at the IWFM on Saturday Nov. 21st.

IWFM joins Spirit and Place Event in Growing Community, Economy and Mutual Delight


2009 
Spirit 
& 
Place 
Festival
 Presents:
Local 
Food 
Trends:
 Growing 
Community,

 Economy
 and
 Mutual 
Delight


Sunday, 
Nov.
 15,
 5:30 
to 
7:30
 p.m.

2442
 N. 
Central 
Ave.
Indianapolis, 46205

(former 
location
 of 
Indy
 Winter
 Farmers 
Market, now Cityoga School of Yoga & Health)


Bring
 your
 favorite 
dish 
to 
share 
for
 a 
potluck 
dinner 
and 
learn 
about 
how 
food 
influences 
places, 
builds
 community 
and 
booste economic 
development.


Neal
Brown, 
former
 chef
 owner 
of 
L’Explorateur, 
will
 prepare 
a 
main 
course.




5:30
–
6:15
p.m.

 Welcome,
 Overview,
 Presentation 
and 
Panel


Presentation:

 David
 Wu, 
policy 
director, 
City 
of 
Indianapolis 
– 
“The 
Power 
of 
Place 
and
 Food”


Panel
 discussion:


Neal
Brown,
 Laura
 Henderson (founder/market 
manager, 
Indy
 Winter 
Farmers 
Market),

Matthew 
Jose (founder/owner, 
Big
 City
 Farms
 CSA),
 Chris 
Eley (
owner,
 Goose 
the 
Market) and
 Janine
 Betsey (
executive
 director,
 King
 Park
 Area 
Development
 Corporation).



Facilitated 
by
 Gail
 Payne (
owner, 
The 
Goods:
 Thoughtful 
Marketing, Authentic 
Living) 
and

Marc
 McAleavey (
Indianapolis 
Neighborhood 
Resource 
Center).


6:15
p.m.
 Break 
for 
dinner


6:30
–
7:30
p.m. 
Round‐table
 discussions:

Participate
 in 
small 
group 
conversations 
about 
various 
local 
food 
initiatives 
such
 as 
“Dig
In” 
(the 
new
 Taste
 of 
Indiana 
event), 
 a 
food 
vision 
for 
east 
10th 
Street, 
urban 
farming, 
Indy 
farmers’ 
markets, 
community
 kitchens,
 and 

“Food
 for 
Thought,” 
theme 
for 
2010 
Spirit 
& 
Place 
and 
Indiana 
Humanities 
Council 
initiative.


The
 event 
is
 free. 

Donations 
accepted
 to 
benefit 
Indy
 Winter 
Farmers 
Market.

Space
 is 
limited. 

Please 
RSVP
 by 
November 
12 
to 
Gail 
Payne:
 317.985.5523,
 Gail@TheGoodsLife.com
For 
more 
information:
 www.TheGoodsLife.blogspot.com



Green Scene – Day of Action

Saturday, October 24, Noon – 4 p.m.

Garfield Park Arts Center

2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis


Attend this FREE event for the: Informative Speakers ·– Green Vendors – Green Information

Green Scene Speaker Schedule
LOCAL FOODS · GREEN HOME · HEALTHY LIVING

12:15 Welcome, Lynn Jenkins, publisher, Indiana Living Green


12:20 Jena Grosser, Power Shift, Climate Change


12:40 Wendell Fowler, Nutritional Literacy Advocate, TV Host, Eat Right Now


1:00 Renee Sweany, Green Piece Indy, Behind Closed Doors


1:20 Adam Moody, owner, Moody’s Butcher Shops, Real Meat for Real People


1:40 Frank Radavide, owner, Castalia, Saving Energy, Saving Green


2:00 Melanie Lawson, RYT, Holistic Immune System Support


2:20 Maria Smietana, Indy Winter Farmers Market, Local Foods for Health and Wealth


2:40 Tracey Hiner, Tracey Clean, Clean Home, Healthy Home


3:00 Terry Black, Green Way Supply, Solar at Home


3:20 Thom England & Karen Mangia, Local Foodies, Slow Food Indy, Eating Local


3:40 Ashlee Kilpatrick, Sustain Indy, Greening Indy

Please note: these speakers are confirmed, but subject to last minute changes

Start your Day of Action with the 350.org Walk.

Register at 9:30 a.m. for the 3.5 mile walk at the Corporate Pavilion near the Arts Center.

Food available by Jenxie’s Moodi Cafe.

For more info on the 350.org Walk, www.350.org/indy350

For more information on Green Scene contact

Leslie Cannon: 317 828-3417

Stacey Davis: 317 697-2781

Please register at IndianaLivingGreen.com

Opening Day Less than One Month Away!

I look forward to seeing you at 901 N. East St. from Nov. 14th through April 24th. We have a fabulous group of vendors forming. We’ve received nearly double the number of applications from last year, and we will be releasing a list of vendors as soon as all decisions have been finalized. A great group of individuals have come together for the market advisory committee this year, as well as other wonderful volunteers. We have some fun activities in store to make the winter months seem a little more warm and bright when shared in community.

Many thanks to everyone who took time to send an email or make a phone call to the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) supporting approval of the variance needed to allow us to operate as a temporary “food store” at 901 N. East St. The necessary variance was approved by unanimous vote of the Commissioners. That feels like quite an accomplishment!

Special thanks to those who were able to be at the Chatham Arch Neighborhood Association meeting on Sept. 29th or the IHPC hearing on Oct. 7th. This was truly a community effort, requiring the support of each and every person who sent an email, made a phone call, went door to door, told a neighbor, attended the necessary meetings, expressed gratitude and excitement for the existence of the market last year and coming up, and certainly each and every one of you who supported the IWFM last season by shopping there. We would not have had the strength of our proven success, or the excitement for our second season without each of you. Also, I can’t say strongly enough how important this support was to my motivation. The IWFM is not something worth doing for myself, and it would do nothing for our farmers and producers without you. Your emphatic confirmation that this truly is a community supported service/event is what makes it worthwhile for all involved.

The events of the past month have assured me plenty of people – farmers, producers and customers – are not only still excited but willing to go above and beyond to help me make sure this market happens. This is exciting to me because I believe it shows the IWFM is about much more than a 3 & 1/2 hour farmers market on Saturdays in the winter.

What I have taken from the “variance incident” as I call it, is that the IWFM is part of a collective effort to determine the future of our community, our city, our state, and even well beyond. We are thinking about not just where, but who our food comes from, how it’s been grown/produced, how the dollars we spend on food support either families or corporations, the farming practices we want to support and thus the choices we are making in caring for the balance of soil, life and environment.

Evidence is growing that the vast “food system” spectrum critically impacts our health (and the cost of health care), the environment, soil and water pollution, climate change, international development, “food security,” world hunger, the economic and social vitality of communities (some would say nations) and the overall ability to sustain modern life on the planet. So, by considering our food choices and purchases, and becoming aware of what we need to know in considering our purchasing choices, we directly engage in determining the future. It’s rather obvious, but sometimes we forget.

On a more fundamental level, the IWFM reminds me, and I’m guessing maybe you too, that life is more fun and more fulfilling when we experience it in relationship to others. By enabling the purchase, preparation and consumption of food in the context of relationships, the IWFM has provided pleasure and satiation beyond checking off the grocery list to fill our bellies for another week.

The IWFM is not unique in providing such experiences or services. I just needed to say how grateful I am for all the support that has allowed the IWFM to be a contributor to providing these experiences and services.

Many thanks, and keep eating pleasurably & consciously!
Laura Henderson
IWFM Founder and Market Manager

Write an email in support of IWFM & Farmers Markets

Dear friends of the Indianapolis Winter Farmers Market,



IHPC (Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission) must approve a temporary variance modification to allow the IWFM to operate at the Chatham Center, 901 N. East St. Zoning of the site generally exempts food-based businesses from operating in this building. The variance is written specifically to the dates and hours of operation of the IWFM, and does not extend to any other food-based operation during the market dates or in the future. The Chatham Arch Neighborhood Association overwhelming voted in support of the temporary variance modification.

Now we invite you to express support by taking one or both actions below:

1) Email your statement of support to Meg Purnsley, mpurnsle@indy.gov by noon Oct. 6,th to let the city know that you support the temporary variance modification for the IWFM to operate at 901 N. East St.

Furthermore, this is an excellent opportunity while we have the ear of the city to let them know that you value the inclusion of services such as farmers market in the current and future planning of our urban neighborhoods, as they provide a critical role in building community, supporting the local economy, improving quality of life and encouraging efforts toward sustainable living & development.



2) If you live in a downtown neighborhood, you may also consider attending the IHPC public hearing Wednesday, Oct 7th, 5:30 pm @ City-County Building, Public Assembly Rm, 2nd floor, 200 E. Washington St. to express support in person.

This is a great opportunity for downtown Indianapolis’ neighborhoods to showcase the exciting possibilities of downtown living and be part of inspiring innovative, community-minded, locally driven development citywide. The IWFM is working with Mass Ave Merchants Assoc., Indianapolis Downtown Inc. and other dedicated individuals and organizations to bring quality of life services and events to our wonderful downtown neighborhoods, which we believe benefits the city at large by making these services available, as well as helping to positively shape the experience of visitors to the city.


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