IWFM Packed Lunch Challenge!

We believe there are a lot of great ideas for packed lunches in the IWFM community, and we want to hear yours! Please submit your favorite adult or child packed-lunch menu by January 28th. You can email your menu to info@indywinterfarmersmarket.org, or submit it in writing at the IWFM Market Info Table. We will select the four most creative (and achievable) packed-lunch menus to include in our February weekly e-newsletters. Those highlighting foods available at the IWFM will earn bonus points!

On Saturday, February 25th, the IWFM will hold our first ever packed-lunch competition! More details will follow, but prizes will be awarded in 5 categories:
1) Most Creative School Lunch – Popular Children’s Vote,
2) Most Creative Work Lunch – Popular Adult Vote,
3) Most IWFM Product Ingredients – Juried,
4) Most Nutritious & Delicious – Juried,
5) Coolest Lunch-Box/Packing Method – Juried.
(Voting will be based on menu and presentation, not on tastings.)

To get your creative juices flowing, we recommend listening to the the podcast from How To Do Everything about how to pack an awesome lunch. Or try this recipe for Dinosaur Eggs, also from How To Do Everything. Check out Fed Up with Lunch as well, a woman’s anonymous blog about eating school lunches with her students everyday for a year.

IWFM Newsletter for January 19, 2012

Check out our newsletter from January 19, 2012 to learn more about our fundraising classes (including the spinning and yoga class this Saturday with Craig Brown!), the IWFM Packed Lunch Challenge, Indiana Organic Gardeners Association meeting, Slow Food Indy meeting, Indy Super Swap, and information on the Super Bowl. See the newsletter for a Greek Quesadilla recipe from A Couple Cooks and our vendor calendar for January 21!

See the newsletter here.

IWFM Weekly Newsletter for Jan 12, 2012

Check out this week’s newsletter by clicking here.
Learn about our Packed Lunch Challenge, upcoming Tap Room Talk on fermented foods, fundraising classes with the Indy YMCA/Indy Bike Hub, and more info on the IndyHub WinterFeast. Every week we feature a recipe from A Couple Cooks, our vendor calendar, and featured events for the upcoming week.
Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter on our website.

Join IWFM and IndyHub for WinterFeast – Jan 17

January 17, 20125:30pm – 7:30pmTomlinson Tap Room & Indianapolis City Market West Wing222 E. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Kick off the new year with IndyHub and Indy Winter Farmers Market!

If you are a young professional or Indy Hubber, we hope you can join us for WinterFeast, a community night and dinner at the market with some of our vendors, on January 17, starting at 5:30pm.

We’ll start the night by grabbing a Sun King brew at Tomlinson Tap Room before heading to City Market’s west wing – the new, permanent location for IWFM. Hear how IWFM supports local farmers, Indy’s local food movement and about IWFM’s new food voucher program. Then, we’ll break out into round table discussions and a family-style dinner made with ingredients from IWFM vendors and prepared by local chef Becky Hostetter and food blogger Sonja Overhiser. Dessert will be truffles made by Litterally Divine chocolatier Suzanne Litteral. Led by eight of the most influencial foodies in Indianapolis, you’ll learn about urban farming, food creativity, trends in organics, and much more. After the discussion dinner, learn about how you can get involved while browsing a sample of IWFM vendors before ending your night back at Tomlinson Tap Room.

Enjoy this event for $20 at the door – we’re only covering food cost and the rest goes to IWFM’s voucher program!

Register here!

Indiana Organic Growers Association Meeting – January 21

Join the Indiana Organic Growers Association for their Winter meeting on January 21, 2012 at Greenwood Library, 310 S Meridian St, Greenwood, IN.

Starting at 11:30am, there will be a pitch-in meal, followed by a brief meeting and a discussion on heritage poultry and organic gardening by IWFM vendor Laura Karr. We hope you can attend this great meeting!
Check out more information here.