Write for the IWFM E-Newsletter or Blog

We want to hear from you!

This year we want to feature the experiences, thoughts and sage advise of the IWFM community in our e-newsletter and blog. We are looking for at least 22 essays on one of the following themes.

Email your essay (no more than one page please) to info@indywinterfarmersmarket.org by Monday November 15, 2010.

We’ll let you know if your essay will be included in an e-newsletter or on the blog. You are welcome to email us something you wrote previously, or a link to a posting on a blog of your own.

Themes to write on: (Note – The questions are just ideas to get the writing wheels turning. Come up with your own ideas related to the themes as well.)

  • Spirit & Place – Food for Thought – Send us your Food for Thought. How does food, farming, sharing meals relate to Spirit and Place for you? What Spirit & Place Festival events do you plan to attend and why?
  • How to Feed a Family on Local Food – Whether you are a family of one or ten, what are challenges and successes of feeding your family on Local Food?
  • Earth-Friendly Shopping, Eating & Kitchen Tips – How do you minimize the plastic bags and packaging at the market? How do you adjust your diet and food dollars to be more earth-friendly? How do you store produce, breads, and fresh products to keep them fresh longer? Share tips with us and we’ll share them with others.
  • Calling All Carnivores – What are your favorite unexpected meats? What are your top considerations in selecting the meat you eat? How do you believe meat fits into, or challenges a balanced agricultural ecosystem?
  • Cultivating Diverse Food Culture – What is your food culture? What does “Diverse Food Culture” mean to you? Does food culture play a role in defining the culture of a place or group of people? What have been your most memorable experiences of a food culture other than your own?
  • Opportunities in Food Entrepreneurship – Do you earn income from a food or farm related business? Do you have dreams of operating a food or farm related business? What are your wildest visions for new food and farm related businesses in Indy? How would it change the food culture of our city? Please share with us.


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