IWFM Dog Show this Saturday!

April 14, 10a-12p
West Plaza, Indianapolis City Market

Because every dog has his (or her!) day, we are putting on a dog show to celebrate the four-footed friends of our market customers! The show will feature four contests, judged by a panel of five judges, including John Aleshire, the C.E.O. of the Indianapolis Humane Society.

The contests are:
1. Best Dog/Owner Look-Alike
2. Best Dressed
3. Best Commands (Sit, Down, Stay)
4. Best Trick

Grand champions and runner-ups will be awarded ribbons and prizes. In addition, there will be several Indianapolis area pet organizations in the plaza prior to the beginning of the show, including the Indianapolis Humane Society, Animal Care and Control, Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic and local rescue groups.

The registration fee is $5 per dog, per contest entered and will be collected the morning of the show. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by posting on the wall of the Facebook event or by emailing intern@indywinterfarmersmarket.org. Please include your name, your dog’s name and the contests you would like to enter in your post or email. On-site registration the morning of Saturday, April 14th will also be available. All of the funds collected from the event will support the Eat Well Initiative at the IWFM and all participants with paws will receive a small bag of dog biscuits, courtesy of Pet Lovers Organic Bakery.

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, the dog show will be cancelled as animals are not allowed in the market space. Tabeling organizations will set up their information tables on the second floor above the West Wing. Donated prizes will be raffled off beginning at 12:00p.m. Raffle entrants may purchase tickets, from 9:00a.m. until 11:45a.m., for $5; all proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Eat Well Initiative. Need not be present to win.

RecycleForce Curbside Pickup this Saturday!

April 14, 9:00a-12p

RecycleForce provides the recyclable materials collection bins at IWFM, and collects used electronics for recycling once a month during the IWFM season. This is their final week at IWFM, so remember to bring your recyclables to the market this week!

Items accepted on Saturday, April 14:

*A $5.00 donation is requested for all CRT Televisions, monitors, and refridgeratives.

– Broken holiday lights, Books, Bicycles and Bicycle accessories, Telephone systems, Cardboard, Cellular phones, Televisions, PC’s (personal computers), Styrofoam, Laptops/Notebooks, Integrated Circuits (IC), Desktop Computers/CPU’s, Computer mice, CRT Monitor’s (no bare CRT tubes), Microphones, Mainframe computers, Laserdisc Players, Scanners, Computer Keyboards, Printers, VCR/DVD/CD Players, Fax machines Games Systems, Xbox, DS, Sony, Etc., Back-up power supplies systems, Power Supplies, Photocopiers, Surge Protectors, Toner cartridges, Palm Pilots/PDA’s, Microwaves, Motors, CD’s/DVD’s/Blue Ray’s/Floppy disks/Thumb Drive’s, Computer boards, Electronic wiring, Copiers, Power cables, Cash Registers, Electronic motors, Satellite Components, Metals – Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Nickel., Batteries, Cardboard, Phonebooks
– Plastics 1-7, Copy paper, (No carbon paper), Glass, (Amber, Green, Clear only), Styrofoam, (No dirty containers)

IWFM Newsletter for April 5, 2012

Check out what we’ve got for Easter! Here is our first newsletter for April.

Come visit this weekend for Easter dinner selections – meat, cheese, bread, chocolate, flowers, and more.
Andrea Townley will be leading Yoga for Life at 1pm – this is a fundraising class for the Eat Well Initiative, which helps the IWFM accept Food Stamps/EBT.
Chef Wendell Fowler will also be visiting with his new book.
As always, here is our vendor calendar for Saturday, April 7.
We can’t wait to see you this weekend!