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.
Felege Hiywot Center
Tucked in the back corner at IWFM, Felege Hiywot sells Ethiopian tea and lentils on injera, a native flatbread that can be described as a mixture between a crepe and pita bread. Felege Hiywot serves the urban Indianapolis youth community, second generation Ethiopians in Indianapolis and orphans in Ethiopia. This organization teaches service, teamwork, and leadership through its youth farm, which both sells produce and donates it to neighborhood members in need.
What do you love most about IWFM? IWFM is a local market and we are a not-for-profit organization and we want to further connect with our community citizens in the Indianapolis area, get to know them on a personal level and let them get a taste of Ethiopian food. We are raising money to expand our youth farm, which hires urban high school youth in the Indianapolis area
What is your most popular item? Ethiopian lentils with injera!
What is something most people don’t know about you? Aster Bekele’s (founder and executive director of the Felege Hiywot Center) first love is science, more specifically chemistry. She loves how farming helps her teach the science she loves.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Pogue’s Run Grocer, it’s a great places to have meetings with our partners