Happy Holidays

From everyone at the Indy Winter Farmers Market we wish you the happiest of holidays and all the best for the new year.

The IWFM is CLOSED Saturday December 26th and OPEN again on Saturday January 2nd. We look forward to seeing you back in the new year!

Thank you for making the IWFM such a huge success in 2009. We look forward to watching this vibrant community grow around good food and great relationships in 2010.

Happy Holidays!

1st Raffle Green Travel & Green Trivia Winners!

Last week was the fourth week and thus time for the first Green Travel and Green Trivia Raffle Drawings. And the winners are…



Congratulations to Kelly B., who won the GREEN TRAVEL MONTHLY RAFFLE (and a gift certificate to Comedy Sportz). Many thanks to Kelly and all of the other dedicated individuals who either rode their bike, walked, carpooled, or took public transportation to reach the Market. The founders and staff at the IWFM (and we’re sure many of you) feel that the Market is more than just a way to connect consumers to local farmers and fresh food – we also hope to create a community based on conscious living that supports individuals, businesses, the greater Indianapolis community, the environment, and ultimately the globe in more sustainable and peaceful living. Encouraging and participating in Green Travel is just one of many ways to accomplish this.


The monthly raffle starts over this Saturday and with it your chances of winning. The next raffle prize is a five class package to Cityoga (located in the former IWFM home at 2442 N. Central Ave.) So bundle up and keep visiting us by foot, pedal or public transport and remember to enter your name and contact information at the Market Information Table when you travel without your car!

So, bundle up for the colder weather

Congratulations to Nicholas, the winner of GreenPieceIndy’s GREEN TRIVIA MONTHLY RAFFLE, who correctly guessed the Green Tip. He won a reusable bag and a Green Savings Indy coupon book. The raffle starts over this Saturday, so be sure to check out the 1st clue of the 2nd series and submit your guess on the wall outside of the restroom. Thanks to Renee at GreenPieceIndy for all of her hard work and dedication to educating us on sustainable living!

1st Series Clues & Tip:

Clue #1) There are 6 lbs. of these for every 1 lb. of fish in some parts of the ocean.

Clue #2) The oil to make 14 of these could power one car for one mile.

Clue #3) In the US we use approximately 380 billion of these in one year.

Answer: Plastic bags

The Green Tip? Bring a reusable shopping bag.

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Friday Night! INDIEana Handicraft Exchange at 901 N. East & Mass Ave Holiday Hoopla

The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange will occupy the IWFM space (901 N. East St.) as part of the Mass Ave Holiday Hoopla on Friday December 4th, 5-9 p.m. (The IWFM will be open normal hours Saturday December 5th, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s bring a friend to market week!)

The Mass Ave Merchants Association has invited the IHE to participate in their annual First Friday Holiday Hoopla. In conjunction with the gallery openings, sales, parties and other events on Mass Ave, the IHE will have 46 vendors, live music and raffles at the Chatham Center, located just three blocks off of Mass Ave, at the corner of 9th and East.

The way from Mass Ave to the Chatham Center will be lit by the beautiful white rainbarrel luminaries commissioned by King Park Area Development Corporation last December. Folks can make the quick walk over from Mass Ave to our building, or they can catch the FREE Holiday Hoopla Shuttle service, and be dropped off directly in front of the Chatham Center. There is also plenty of street parking on East St. and in the lot directly south of the building, for those who drive there directly.

The event will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is FREE and open to all ages. This is a great chance to finish holiday shopping early, and to make sure you get unique, high-quality, handmade gifts. You’ll purchase directly from the artist and will be able to ask questions about the materials and methods used in their creation. Many artists also accept custom orders, so don’t hesitate to inquire if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for.

Bundle up and bring the whole family. We will provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Hope to see you there! And then of course back Saturday morning for your IWFM shopping. Bring a friend along to enjoy the fun. It’s bring a friend to market week!