Join the Indy Winter Farmers Market for St Patrick’s Bike Day!
Bike down to the IWFM on March 17th in your dapperest get-up (St Patricks day and/or Tweed costumes) and ride your loveliest cycle (or penny-farthing) for a chance to win prizes from BGI and the Indy Bike Hub! Everyone who rides or dresses in their St Pat’s Day attire will be eligible to enter the raffle.
Starting at 10am on Saturday March 17th, the IWFM St Patrick’s Bike Day will kick off by showcasing some of our City’s best bicycling organizations – INDYCOG and Bicycle Indiana, The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, the Indy Bike Hub, The Cultural Trail, and others. Learn more about riding downtown and see how you can be involved in making Indy a Bicycle Friendly City.
Grab a bite to eat, pick up some groceries (which fit nicely into some kitty litter paniers, which can be purchased from the INDYCOG booth), sip a cup of tea and listen to some Irish-themed music on the outdoor stage. At 12pm, all cyclists are invited to join in an informal bike ride around the City and the Cultural Trail, stopping at various sites and St Patrick’s Day activities along the way. We will make one or two stops and ride Courteous Mass style for about 5-10 miles. We will end back at the market at one of our favorite pubs, the Tomlinson Tap Room.
Join the Indy Winter Farmers Market for a great morning and the perfect way to start your St Patrick’s Day festivities!
Check out our weekly newsletter to learn more about events in March such as the Seed Starting Workshop with Fall Creek Gardens on March 3, the Voices United to End Hunger Conference on March 3, and Gleaner’s canned food collection! See our weekly recipe and vendor calendar too!
There will be a Polar Bear Run outside City Market this Saturday morning! We encourage you to participate if you are able.
Please be aware that Market Street will be blocked off from 7am until about 12pm. Our parking will still be available directly east of the Indy Bike Hub
and on the southwest corner of New York and Alabama Streets.
Chase away the winter blues with this yummy recipe from Brown Family Farm!
Slow-Cooked Stewing Hen
1 stewing hen
2 medium onions, skin-on, quartered
2 Tbs sea salt
15-20 whole peppercorns
1 splash raw cider vinegar
Water to fill crock slow-cooker to halfway
Quarter whole onion, leaving skin on. Put onions in bottom of slow cooker. Cut up hen, if desired, or if necessary to fit into crockpot. Place stewing hen in crock pot. Sprinkle salt, peppercorns and cider vinegar into crockpot. Fill crockpot approximately half way full. Meat should be falling from the bone after 10-11 hours on high.
Use tongs to remove chicken to plate. After cooling, pick meat from carcass and return bones, skin and fat to crockpot. Use meat for chicken salad, curries, soups, burritos or enchiladas.