What’s Growing On at Growing Places Indy in September

A Guide to Growing Places Indy’s Summer Farm Stand

Neighbors are invited to Growing Places Indy (GPI)’s weekly farm stand to shop for fresh produce from their local farmer! The farm is in full production, which means there is a diverse selection of produce available for sale including but not limited to tomatoes, peppers, greens, zucchini, and potatoes. As the fall season approaches, shoppers can look forward to pie pumpkins and winter squashes, like acorn and butternut.

In an effort to increase the accessibility of healthy food, the farm stand will accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and Fresh Bucks, as well as cash and card.

On Wednesdays, Sylvester and Sabrina Friend, owner-operators of Prairie Hills Farm, bring their pasture-raised chicken and goat meat to join Growing Places Indy’s farm stand. As dedicated first-generation farmers, the Friends are committed to land stewardship and promoting sustainability. Their weekly offerings encompass an array of chicken and goat cuts, and they have recently introduced honey to their product lineup.

For more information on Prairie Hills Farm, visit www.prairiehillsfarms.com.

Growing Places Indy’s farm stand runs rain or shine on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm – 7 pm outside of the Boner Fitness and Learning Center at Chase Legacy Building at 727 N Oriental Street. The farm stand will run until Thursday, October 26th.

Nurturing Wellness Through Transformative Yoga Classes

Move & Groove classes, offered by Growing Places Indy, take place on Thursdays during farm stand hours. This series aims to promote self-expression, restoration, emotional release, and nervous system rejuvenation through physical activity. The diverse range of classes includes kids yoga, Kundalini yoga, sound immersion experiences, restorative yoga, cardio-based sessions, and more. GPI enthusiastically encourages local residents to participate in these classes and visit the Summer Farm Stand afterward.

Although there is no required participation fee, attendees are encouraged to make voluntary donations. These contributions play a vital role in supporting Growing Places Indy’s wellness-focused programming and produce donations to the community.

The Move & Groove series is scheduled every Thursday from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm, running until the end of September. The classes are conducted in the group fitness room located within the Boner Fitness and Learning Center at Chase Legacy Building at 727 N Oriental Street.

For a comprehensive schedule of “Move & Groove” classes, please visit www.growingplacesindy.org/farm-stand-move-and-groove.

White River State Park U-Pick Garden Details and Delights

Growing Places Indy’s garden at White River State Park now operates as a U-Pick location, offering produce to the public free of charge. The garden currently holds a diverse array of crops including collards, melons, summer squash, okra, and more. Park goers are encouraged to carefully walk through the garden and harvest their own produce. Please bring your own harvest tools and bags.

We welcome visitors to capture a photo of their harvested produce and share it on social media, tagging GPI on Instagram and Facebook with the handle @GrowingPlacesIndy.

Applause and Appreciation for Day Won Fitness

Day Won Fitness graciously hosted the 8-month workshop series, “Movement for Community,” for both Grow Getters and members of the community, and we extend our gratitude to them. Lisa Pryor and Laura Henderson skillfully co-facilitated this series, where participants have convened monthly since May, engaging in holistic activities that encompass physical exercise, mental wellness, and energy cultivation. Every session involved in-depth conversations concerning the essential human rights associated with each chakra, coupled with a kinesthetic exploration of our individual connections to these rights. The Day Won team’s warm hospitality has created an environment perfectly aligned with the group’s needs. 

For more information on Day Won, visit www.daywonindy.com

A New Winter Market Season is Upon Us

Growing Places Indy is excited to manage the Indy Winter Farmers Market as it enters its 15th season! This year, the market eagerly anticipates the return of established vendors, alongside the introduction of new participants. Local farmers, food producers, and small businesses offering fresh, regional, and seasonal products are invited to submit applications for booth spaces at this year’s market.

Vendor applications are currently being accepted, and interested parties are encouraged to apply at www.indywinterfarmersmarket.org.

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