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.
Schacht Farm, sixth season at IWFM:
We’re a family farm just south of Bloomington that raises free-range chickens for eggs and meat, free-range turkey and heritage breed, pastured pork. Both the land and animals are managed naturally, without the use of chemicals. Animals are raised outdoors in their natural environment, where they are free to express their species-specific behaviors.
Most popular items?
Eggs from our free-range hens, along with our various sausages from our pastured hogs. Our free-range turkeys, available fresh just before Thanksgiving, are always popular as well.
Why should people shop at the IWFM?
We manage our animals based on our own convictions of how they should be cared for. When folks buy from us and others who farm like us, they are supporting our efforts toward humane management and sustainability.
What do you buy at the IWFM?
We swap meat for veggies from Silverthorn Farm and Harvestland Farm, hot oatmeal on market days from Muddy Fork Farm and Bakery, as well as flowers and herbs, including those we give customers with their Thanksgiving turkeys, from Harvest Moon Flower Farm.