Thursday, December 19, 2013

IWFM Vendor Profile: Litterally Divine Chocolates

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.

Litterally Divine Chocolates, third season at market

Handcrafting chocolates out of my shop in Greenfield, I specialize in organic and vegan offerings.
 
Most popular item?
Almond toffee
 
Why should people shop at the IWFM?
People should shop for at least part, if not all, of their groceries at the IWFM. It is so important to get involved in knowing where their food comes from and how it's raised/produced. It is also important to keep as many dollars as possible in the local economy.
 
What do you buy at the IWFM?
Produce, various meat products, condiments, sometimes daily living items, sometimes ready-to-eat items.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dec. 21 Indy Winter Farmers Market Vendors

From kids' crafts, to your last chance to shop for Christmas dinner staples and unique local holiday gifts, there will be something for everyone at Saturday's market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. inside the warmth of The Platform in the west wing of the Indianapolis City Market
 
From 10 a.m. to noon, kids can make Christmas ornaments using vegetables grown by IWFM vendor Eden Prairie! The activity is recommended for kids 4 years and older with supervision from a parent. Come to the Info Table to take part!

Here is the list of vendors who'll be at the market this Saturday:

Funny Bone Farm
Natural Born Juicers (truck outside)
Sapori D'Italia
Shamrock Farm
Wild's Apple Farm

To see all of the vendors who will be coming to market this season, click here.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

IWFM Vendor Profile: Project Endure

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.

Project Endure, third season at the market 

Indiana high school students work to make, market and sell granola year-round to fund a two-week outdoor adventure summer program that includes rafting, biking, hiking, climbing, camping and service learning.

Most popular item?
Our most popular item is our handmade granola and granola bars that are made every week by our students, their families and our trip leaders. We get our raw materials from The Good Earth in Broad Ripple and our preparation space from Indy's Kitchen at 25th Street and Central Avenue.
  
Why should people shop at the IWFM?
We hope everyone takes the time to visit the Indy Winter Farmer's Market to support all of the amazing farmers, chefs, artisans and bakers who work so hard to bring their unique product to you. We have enjoyed learning about all of our neighbors and friends here and how and why they love the work that they do and the items they sell.
 
What do you buy at the IWFM?
Some of our favorite items include cashew chili cheese from Raw Gourmet Delights, tea from Humboldt County Tea Co., blueberry and raspberry honey from Wildflower Ridge Honey and kombucha from Hidden Pond Farm.
  
Connect: news.projectendure.org | Facebook

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dec. 14 IWFM Vendors

Get some local gifts to round out your holiday shopping this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. inside the warmth of The Platform in the west wing of the Indianapolis City MarketHere is the list of vendors who'll be at the market this Saturday. See you there!


Funny Bone Farm
Humbodt County Tea Company
Natural Born Juicers (truck outside)
Paper or Plastic
Sapori D'Italia
Shamrock Farm
Wild's Apple Farm

To see all of the vendors who will be coming to market this season, click here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

IWFM Vendor Profile: Home Ec.

Home Ec., second season at the market

Home Ec. makes seasonal small batch preserves using local and organic ingredients, and is based in downtown Indianapolis.



Most popular item?

My most popular items are Pineapple Vanilla Bean Jam, Four Citrus Marmalade, and Black Cherry Habanero Jam.

Why should people shop at the IWFM?
When you buy from local vendors the money goes directly into the pockets of people who are trying to make a living doing something they love, rather than giant corporations. Not only that, the food is better in quality, and often a better value because of that. It's also a warm and welcoming place to spend some time during the long winter months.

What do you buy at the IWFM?
I almost always buy a papusa from 3-in-1 for my lunch. They're so good! I love Wildflower Ridge Honey, and I use their honey and soap daily. I've traded with or purchased something from most of the other vendors at the market including tea, ice cream, coffee, wooden utensils, apples, greens, tote bags, pastries, herbs, feathers and cheese.

Connect: http://jessicaspreserves.tumblr.com/

See full list of Indy Winter Farmers Market vendors here!

Friday, November 29, 2013

IWFM Vendor Profile: Piccoli Dolci

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.


Piccoli Dolci, first season at IWFM      

Piccoli Dolci ("Little Sweets") makes authentic Italian cookies and pastries, handcrafted in small batches to create remarkable textures and flavors. Our heirloom recipes are thoughtfully selected to bring you the best of Italian traditions. We are based in Bloomington, Ind.

Most popular item?

First-time customers might want to try our crostata - a shortbread tart filled with either raspberry or apricot preserves. It's a classic Italian tart that is as good with coffee for breakfast as it is for dessert. Our most popular cookies are cantucci (a true almond biscotti) and krumiri (a light shortbread).

Why should people shop at the IWFM?

Farmers market vendors have an incredible passion for what they do. That really shines through when it comes to the quality and taste of their products.

What do you buy at the IWFM?

We love to use locally grown fruits, like apples and pears, in our tarts. 

Connect: http://www.piccolidolci.net/

Friday, November 22, 2013

IWFM Vendor Profile: Schacht Farm


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.
  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas at the IWFM

From menu planning to cooking, cleaning and making chitchat with relatives, the holidays can be stressful! But this Saturday, the Indy Winter Farmers Market has you covered with one-stop shopping

All of our more than 40 local vendors have something to make your holiday a little tastier, a little prettier and a whole lot easier. Plus, supporting Indiana farmers, producers and artisans fits perfectly with the holiday spirit, don't you think? 

Whatever your role this holiday season, we have local products that are sure to impress:
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You're the host/hostess:

















You’re on appetizer duty:










You’re making the main meal:









You’re doing the desserts:





You’re a guest of honor:




  • Try a tasty gift with a message -- addictive granola from Project Endure!
  • Everyone loves a specialty oil from Artisano’s Oil & Spices
  • Cater to fido with a tasty local treat from Pet Lovers Organic Bakery
  • Don’t forget the cat of the house! KG Acres Farm & Featherwerks has great catnip fish toys!
  • Who doesn’t love getting chocolate? Try the Cashew Buckeyes from Litterally Divine Toffee & Truffles
  • Gift your hosts something to sip the next morning with a calming tea variety from Humbolt County Tea Co.
  • Stock your hosts' shelves in style with beautiful jams from Home Ec.

List compiled by Maggie Loiselle, social media strategist for the Indy Winter Farmers Market, who's thankful for a year off from holiday hosting and cooking as she and her partner, Seth, prepare to welcome their first child this month.

Nov. 23 Indy Winter Farmers Market Vendors

We have all your Thanksgiving shopping needs covered at the market this week! From no-fuss appetizers, to main course staples and gifts for the host/hostess, you can find everything you need this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. inside the warmth of The Platform in the west wing of the Indianapolis City Market

Here is the list of vendors who'll be at the market this Saturday. See you there!

3 in 1 Restaurant
Dickinson Custom Furniture
*RETURNING THIS WEEK* Farming for Life
*NEW THIS SEASON* Funny Bone Farm (outside)
*NEW THIS SEASONGaia Natural Cleaners
Harvestland Farm of Aspire Indiana
Hobbit Gardens
*RETURNING THIS WEEK* Home Ec
Humbodt County Tea Company
KG Acres Farm & Featherwerks
*NEW THIS WEEK* Lattice & Lard
*NEW THIS WEEK* Lena's Mediterranean Kitchen
Litterally Divine Toffee & Truffles
Ludwig Farmstead Creamery
Natural Born Juicers (truck outside)
*RETURNING THIS WEEK* Pet Lovers Organic Bakery
*RETURNING THIS WEEKPiccoli Dolci

Project Endure
Raw Gourmet Delights
*NEW THIS SEASON* Rolling in the Dough
Sapori D'Italia
Schacht Farm (outside)
*NEW THIS SEASON* Shamrock Farm
The Measuring Cup
*NEW THIS SEASON* Three Carrots
Wild's Apple Farm

To see all of the vendors who will be coming to market this season, click here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

IWFM Vendor Profile: Gaia Natural Cleaners

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.

Gaia Natural Cleaners, second year at IWFM 
(previously Earth Mama)

Based in Greenfield, Gaia offers all-natural household cleaners infused with organic essential oils and using minimal ingredients. Products include laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, granite cleaner, spot remover, floor cleaner and powder hand soap.
  
Most popular items?
  The laundry detergent and all-purpose cleaner sell quickly.
  
Why should people shop at the IWFM?  
  The IWFM is very impressive! You have dozens of the best local farmers to talk to and buy from and other unique vendors that you wouldn't find anywhere else. It can be a bit overwhelming the first visit!
  
What do you buy at the IWFM? 
  I buy fresh produce, grass-fed beef, salmon, when it's available, and fresh bread almost weekly!
  
Connectgaianaturalcleaners.com | Facebook

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nov. 16 Indy Winter Farmers Market Vendors

Thank you for helping us kick off the sixth season of the Indy Winter Farmers Market last weekend! It was wonderful to see a steady stream of shoppers interacting with our great vendors, catching up with each other and picking up fresh, local food to share. 

MORESee pictures here!

Don't miss the second market of the season this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., inside The Platform in the west wing of the Indianapolis City Market! Here's this week's vendors list: