Friday, January 8, 2010

Yes we are OPEN & we have fresh greens!

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Don't let the snow and cold keep you burrowed in this Saturday. This week at the IWFM you will find four vendors - Good Life Farm, Stout's Melody Acres, Fields Family Farm and Diener Farm - with head lettuce, cut lettuce, spinach and other greens. Diener will even have tomatoes! Ask Darin and Deb of Good Life Farm about their hydroponic growing system, and Randy Stout, Sid and Vicki Fields, and Norman Diener about growing in green houses. There will lots of other vegetable options as well, from potatoes to squash, sprouts from KGAcres, and Fields of Agape will have black beans grown on their farm. Isn't it amazing what you can eat that has been grown right here in Indiana, even in the midst of this winter wonderland!

For those looking for the more indulgent foods as well, A Taste of Philly has joined the market with their melt-in-your-mouth soft pretzels. You can even choose to use IWFM vendor Local Folks Food mustard with your pretzel! For a sweeter delight, let the artisan marshmallows from 240 Sweet take you into a wondrous place of nostalgia with marshmallows unlike any you've ever tasted.

Nearly 50 vendors are planning to make it out through the cold and snow to be at the market this Saturday. Treat yourself to the pleasures of great local food, and let our growers and producers know just how grateful you are by coming out for your weekly shopping needs. The moment you step in to the warmth, sights, sounds and smells of the market, you'll feel transported from the depths of winter to a place of great food and great folks. We hope to see you there!