We believe there are a lot of great ideas for packed lunches in the IWFM community, and we want to hear yours! Please submit your favorite adult or child packed-lunch menu by January 28th. You can email your menu to info@indywinterfarmersmarket.
org, or submit it in writing at the IWFM Market Info Table. We will select the four most creative (and achievable) packed-lunch menus to include in our February weekly e-newsletters. Those highlighting foods available at the IWFM will earn bonus points!
On Saturday, February 25th, the IWFM will hold our first ever packed-lunch competition! More details will follow, but prizes will be awarded in 5 categories:
1) Most Creative School Lunch - Popular Children's Vote,
2) Most Creative Work Lunch - Popular Adult Vote,
3) Most IWFM Product Ingredients - Juried,
4) Most Nutritious & Delicious - Juried,
5) Coolest Lunch-Box/Packing Method - Juried.
(Voting will be based on menu and presentation, not on tastings.)
To get your creative juices flowing, we recommend listening to the the podcast from How To Do Everything about how to pack an awesome lunch. Or try this recipe for Dinosaur Eggs, also from How To Do Everything. Check out Fed Up with Lunch as well, a woman's anonymous blog about eating school lunches with her students everyday for a year.