1/3/15 IWFM Vendors

Help us ring in the New Year this Saturday at the Indy Winter Farmers Market. We will have free $5 gift tokens for the first 300 visitors, courtesy of our Community Building Sponsor, Ambetter from MHS. IWFM runs from 9am-12:30pm at The Platform in the west wing of the Indianapolis City Market. Visitors should look for the IWFM sign and use the free  parking lot south of Market St on Alabama St. Here is a list of the 1/3 IWFM vendors:

Indy Winter Farmers Market Vendor: Home Ec

Every week during the Indy Winter Farmers Market season, we’ll be profiling one of our local vendors! You can find the full list of IWFM vendors and past profiles here.



Home Ec, 3rd season at IWFM


Jessica Sowls, of Home Ec, makes small-batch, seasonal pickles and preserves from local, organic ingredients. Visit her booth at Market on Saturday and pick up one of the many gift box options available. For Saturday’s  Market on 12/20, Jessica will have the following options available for purchase:

  • Pineapple Vanilla Bean Jam
  • Four Citrus Whiskey Marmalade
  • Cranberry Pomegranate Preserves
  • Peach Melba Preserves
  • Meyer Lemon & Lavender Marmalade
  • Blueberry Moscato Preserves
  • Savory Red Onion & Lemon Jam
  • Spicy Rosemary Pickled Carrots

What do you love most about IWFM? The market has a good vibe–the staff, vendors, customers and space itself all create a welcoming atmosphere.

What is your most popular item? I bring different products each week, so it depends. Some best sellers include Pineapple Vanilla Bean Jam, Winter Pear Preserves, Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Picklers, and Blueberry Moscato Jam.

What is something most people don’t know about you? I also work as a librarian. Shhh.

What is your favorite local restaurant? Too many to name! Going out to eat is one thing I splurge on. I’m a big fan of Three Carrots in City Market–everything I’ve tried is delicious, and they use my jam in their PBJs.

What is your favorite thing to do in Indy in the winter? Get cozy with hot toddies and good company.



Dec 20 IWFM Vendors

Come join us for the last Indy Winter Farmers Market of 2014. Join us for a fun-filled day of Market shopping, a cooking demo, and activities for the kiddos. Here is a complete list of the vendors that will be present on Saturday, Dec 20th:

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Indy Winter Farmers Market Vendor: Becker Farms

Every week during the Indy Winter Farmers Market season, we’ll be profiling one of our local vendors! You can find the full list of IWFM vendors and past profiles here.

Becker Farms, 3rd season at IWFM

Kyle and Emily Becker established their farm in the small town of Mooreland, located in northeast Henry County. Starting in 2007 with grass-fed, high quality, safe freezer beef, their operation has since grown to include chicken, turkey, pigs, lamb, goats, rabbits, ducks, hens. And if that wasn’t enough, Becker Farms also grows a variety of produce. 

What do you love most about IWFM? We love the variety and quality of vendors at the IWFM–patrons can find a wonderful assortment of meats, produce, soaps, ice cream, baked goos, and much more.

What is your most popular item? Our customers tend to stock up on whole chickens during the winter months–perfect for roasting or putting in the crock pot and making favorite dishes such as soups, casseroles, and pot pie.

What is something most people don’t know about you? We have a dream of retiring on a dairy farm on the back side of Maui!

What is your favorite local restaurant? It is so hard to choose just one, but we are glad that we found Bakersfield–we are big fans of their fish tacos, quest dip, and black beans.

What is your favorite thing to do in Indy in the winter? Since we do not live in Indy, it is enjoyable for us to simply walk around, stop for a coffee and a pastry, and take in all of the pretty lights.

What is your favorite holiday recipe? Sweet potato casserole and turkey!


Dec 13 IWFM Vendors

Join us Saturday from 9am-12:30pm for all your local produce, meat, cheese, bread, baked goods, soaps, decor, and more! Come early to receive a free $5 token, courtesy of our December Community Building Sponsor, MHS. The first 300 people will receive a token to be used at any of our vendors’ booths. Here is a list of vendors that’ll be present this weekend:

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Indy Winter Farmers Market Vendor: Farming Engineers

Every week during the Indy Winter Farmers Market season, we’ll be profiling one of our local vendors! You can find the full list of IWFM vendors and past profiles here.


Farming Engineers, first season at IWFM

Engineers turned farmers, the power behind Farming Engineers is husband and wife team Lisa and Matt Burke. Located North of Indianapolis in Pickard, IN, the Burkes have been farming since 2008. 

What do you love most about IWFM? I love the great diversity of customers, vendors, and products.

What is your most popular item? It’s our first season, so we don’t have a most popular item yet.

What is something most people don’t know about you? Our farm name gets a lot of questions! We both graduated from a college whose mascot was “The Fighting Engineers,” so when we started farming, we came up with a similar name for our farm.

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