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The Indy Winter Farmers Market is closed but you can still shop local vendors

It’s with great sadness that we had to suspend operations of the Indy Winter Farmers Market for the remainder of the season, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Now more than ever, it’s more important to show our support of local farmers and food producers. We put together a list of local farmers and food producers who offer a variety of produce, eggs, honey, local meats, ice cream, and so much more!  

Becker Farms

  • This family farm offers fresh eggs and locally raised meets; you can also order on Market Wagon, at beckerfarmsin.com.

Mad Farmers Collective

  • Offering a variety of veggies like kale, salad mix, and more to online via this form, and pick-up at their farm. 

Full Hand Farm

  • Offering a variety of veggies like kale, salad mix, carrots, by visiting https://fullhandfarm.square.site/. Orders will be taken until 7 am, Friday,  March 20, and then delivering bags at the parking lot next to Einstein brothers bagels in Broad Ripple on Saturday morning from 9:30 am-11 am.

Ecologico

  • Offering all-natural, non-GMO microgreens and sprouts that are grown to order and harvested the same day they’re delivered to you. Visit www.ecologico.us to learn more.

Farming Engineers Organic Produce

  • Selling a variety of organic and locally grown produce available on Market Wagon

Highland Heights Farm

  • Offering a variety of fresh lettuce, herbs, kale, and more. To order you can call 765.237.2112 or email info@highlandheightsfarm.com.

KG Acres

  • Offering a variety of herbs and veggies to order call or text 317.753.7078.

Redwine Family Farms 

  • Offering a variety of fruits, root vegetables, spices, and eggs. They are offering delivery in Indianapolis, to order call or text Jacob, at 317.270.4585 or Dale, 317.519.3983.

Second Breakfast Ranch

Hobbit Gardens

  • Offering Organic herbal products and Organically Grown Herb & Perennial Plants and be purchased by visiting: hobbitgardens.blogspot.com or call (765) 246-6315

Simpson’s Farm Market

  • You can purchase a great variety of our forest raised pork and 100% grass-fed beef products at Georgetown Market on Indy’s West Side. To learn more, please visit the Georgetown Market website.

Wild Alaska Salmon & Seafood

BEE COFFEE ROASTERS

Circle Kombucha

  • Offering a variety of canned Kombucha available via Amazon Fresh. More delivery options will be shared via the website and Instagram.

HARVEST COFFEE & TEA

317 Juicery

The Royal Frenchman Tea Co.

  • Offering a variety of teas available to order online at royalfrenchmentea.com or email info@royalfrenchmentea.com for a list of teas.

Lick Ice Cream

  • Offering a variety of ice creams available for delivery. Visit their Instagram for details.

Leo’s Bakery

  • Offering CBD, planted-based treats including cookies, donuts cookies, cold brew, and more. To order, email Leo at Leoswellnessbakery@gmail.com or call 219.314.0903.

The Makō Hemp Co.

  • Offering a variety of CBD products. They are offering to ship orders 6 days a week and curbside pick-up and delivery with Indianapolis. To order, call or text Ian at 317.374.2227 or Tyler at 720.633.1692.

Amelia’s

  • Offering a variety of bread, and the bakery is open for pick up. Visit ameliasbread.com to order. 

Muddy Fork Bakery

  • Offering a variety of baked goods, granola, croissants available via Bloomingfoods Co-op in Bloomington, IN and through home delivery service and bakery pick-up. To order visit, muddyforkbakery.square.site/ for Bloomington delivery and pick-up only. 

Native Bread

  • Offering a variety of gluten-free loaves of bread available to order and pick up at its bakery. Visit www.nativebread.com to order. 

Groomsville Popcorn

Tulip Tree Creamery

  • Offering a variety of cheeses available to order and pick up at the creamery. Pick-up hours will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays or by appointment. Visit www.tuliptreecreamery.com

The Vegan Cheese Lady

  • Offering a variety of vegan cheese options. To order, you can email thevegancheeselady@gmail.com or call Julieann Davis at 765.543.5110.

Trailhead Naturals LLC

  • Offering 100% Plant-based, Gluten-free, Sugar-Free, and Soy Free creations; handcrafted in small batches with superfoods and herbs. You can shop online at www.marketwagon.com.

Wildflower Ridge Honey

Bricker Culinary Creations, LLC

  • Offering a variety of sauces that are available online at www.chefbricker.com and Market Wagon. 

Dragonwood LLC

  • Offering honey and maple syrup and available on Market Wagon via dragonwood.online for ordering online. 

pH3rment Ferments with Botanicals

  • Offering a variety of ferments. The owner will take orders by email at pH3rment@gmail.com, or by phone at 317-997-7563.

Home Ec.

  • Offering seasonal preserves available for order and delivery. Visit their Instagram to learn more.

Hidden Pond Farm LLC

3 in 1 restaurant

Vietnamese Eggroll Bar

Plate it up! Catering

  • Local chef Felicia is cooking up her famous shrimp and grits, lobster mac and cheese, shrimp scampi, smoked salmon, crawfish etouffee, and seafood gumbo. Available via Market Wagon

A majority of the below vendors already offer online orders and delivery. Click the names to visit the website to learn more. 

Azure’s Secret Handmade Soap

Body Eclectic Skin Care

BooYAH! Shrubs LLC

Seduisance Skincare

Herbal Kindness – This family-owned business offers a variety of small-batch botanicals, delivered right to your door. Visit www.HerbalKindness.com to order.

Hole Pottery at Indy Winter

Indy Artsy

Frangipani Body Products

Southern Hospitality Labs

Pet Lovers Organic bakery offers a variety of organic baked goods for your furry friend. Products are available on Market Wagon, Indy Artsy in the CCIC building online at petloversorganicbakery.com.

Show Your Support By Supporting our Vendors and Donating to the Market: Here. 

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The Indy Winter Farmers Market Suspended Due to COVID-19

With the recent progression of COVID-19 and local guidance to postpone gatherings of events greater than 50 people, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the Indy Winter Farmers Market for the remainder of the season.

While this is incredibly disappointing, the health and safety of our staff, vendors, volunteers, and loyal shoppers is our top priority. We realize the impact this will have on our vendors and customers, and this was not a decision we made lightly.  

Now more than ever, it is essential that we do all we can to support access to fresh, local foods. We remain determined to bridge the gap that exists between local farms and our tables, and in order to do this, WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

In an effort to support our local farmers and food producers, we’re announcing Produce with Purpose Fund. This initiative is intended to help mitigate the financial fallout that we are all experiencing.

As we shift gears and begin to operate within our new normal the fund will support by:

  • Providing resources to allow us to focus staff time to connect local farmers and food producers to alternate paths of distribution.
  • To secure funds to assist in recovering the loss associated with the suspension of the market. 
  • To ensure the continuation of the Indy Winter Farmers Market this fall.

SUPPORT US BY MAKING A DONATION NOW

We look forward to seeing you at the market this November, and we plan to come back stronger than before. 

Thank you for your support and understanding,

Victoria Beaty, Executive Director 

Growing Places Indy & Indy Winter Farmers Market

The Indy Winter Farmers Market launches, Produce with Propose Fund.

Since 2008, the Indy Winter Farmers Market (IWFM) has provided a venue for Indiana’s sustainability-minded family farms and food producers to sell products, throughout the fall and winter, improving the community’s year-round access to fresh, local foods. 

Today, we had to make the difficult decision to suspend the market, which dramatically impacts our organization and our vendors.

In an effort to show our continued support of our vendors, today, we are announcing Produce with Purpose Fund. This fund is intended to directly help mitigate financial fallout from the recent and ongoing developments of COVID-19. 

Now more than ever, it is essential that we do all we can to support access to fresh, local foods. We remain determined to bridge the gap that exists between local farms and our tables, and in order to do this, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The Produce with Purpose Fund will support by:

  • Providing resources to allow us to focus staff time to connect your business to alternate paths of distribution and connect our followers directly to your business.
  • To secure funds to assist in recovering the loss associated with the suspension of the market. 
  • To ensure the continuation of the Indy Winter Farmers Market this fall.

A small donation can have a significant impact. Please consider supporting our fund so we can help secure the future of local, fresh foods within Indianapolis. We created a list of vendors so you can continue to shop for your favorite farmers’ market items. Find the list by clicking the link here: www.growingplacesindy.org/IWFM

Sincerely, 

The Indy Winter Farmers Market Team

Are you interested in mailing a check? Growing Places Indy, 727 N Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

The Indy Winter Farmers’ Markets will be CLOSED this Saturday, March 14

The health, well-being, and safety of our staff vendors, and attendees is of the utmost importance to us and is our top priority. And we, at the Indy Winter Farmers Market, would like to express our sincere concern for everyone impacted by COVID-19. 

Based on our close monitoring of ongoing developments and recent reports from public health officials nationally and locally, IWFM will be temporarily closed this Saturday, March 14th. Please stay tuned to our social media pages, Facebook, and Instagram for updates on re-opening. 

We appreciate your understanding and support. 

-Growing Places Indy Winter Farmers Market Team

Meals on Tractor Wheels – Pet-Friendly Chicken Soup

Pretty much everyone knows that CHICKEN SOUP is good for the soul. Pamperers of the great furry ones will love this simple preparation and the HUGE love you’ll get from making a PET-FRIENDLY version. We selected a boneless, skinless chicken breast from Becker Farms, and couldn’t resist also picking up a couple of farm-fresh basted bones for fun, but also food dental health. A small bunch of carrots and a sweet potato adds healthy goodness and flavor and can be found at a number of our market’s produce vendors.

Before preparing the soup, wrap a sweet potato in foil and oven bake at 400 degrees for about 1-1/2 hrs. A half-hour in, place the chicken breast in a medium pot and add 4 cups of a low sodium chicken broth or stock and the carrots whole (minus the pretty green leaf stalks). Set on medium heat to simmer. Once the potato is cooked, but still slightly firm, remove from the oven, open the foil and allow to cool. About 45 minutes is all that’s needed to cook the chicken through and through. Remove chicken and carrots and set aside to cool. Add a boil-in-bag pouch of white rice to the hot stock. Once the breast, carrot and sweet potato have cooled to a comfortable to handle temperature, they can be diced. Remove the skin of the potato and also dice.

Remove the rice packet and empty it into the broth and add in the meat, vegetable, and carrots. There you have it! Serve it up, cooled down to safe eating temperature, or chilled. Dogs and cats alike love it either way, and it’ll provide a few day’s dinners for your best friends. For their dessert, stop by Pet Lovers Organic Bakery. You’ll find healthy snacks that please even the most spoiled cat or dog.

Don’t forget to treat yourself! Norma Jeans Pastries makes incredible macaroons – artistically beautiful and some with unique flourishes such as hand-painted designs or edible seed pearls. You’ll find delicious choices that include vegan and gluten-free. Today we selected Coffee Cake, Oreo, Vanilla Bean (gluten-free), Brownie, and Blue Raspberry (both vegan and gluten-free

MEALS ON TRACTOR WHEELS: Salmon-Berry Power Salad

After the Holiday season and a lot of heavy eating, how about getting back to our greens? A simple-to-make Salmon-Berry Power Salad may be precisely what your body is needing. Salmon boasts a wealth of nutrients that benefit health, especially your heart, as well as being high in Vitamin D, which helps with those winter blues – or should we say grays? Start with a base of SPINACH available from Farming Engineers Organic Produce or so many of our other produce vendors. Spinach is frequently referred to as one of the healthiest foods for human beings! Quickly pan grill your Wild Alaska SOCKEYE SALMON STEAK. We’ve used a splash of green onion oil, which is available at Sagara International Market – about 3 minutes per side.

Pour on the spinach base Brickhouse CHAMPAGNE RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE and top with the salmon. Top with SWEET PEA MICRO GREENS, a specialty from Ecologico, and a great source of three chemoprotective agents: folate, antioxidants, and carotene. A dollop of Rising Creek STRAWBERRY GOAT CHEESE adds a creamy sweetness. For texture, we’ve sprinkled pine nuts and diced vine-ripe tomato, then added a bit more vinaigrette, salt, and pepper — fast, flavorful, and best of all, super healthy.