Thursday, January 8, 2015

Indy Winter Farmers Market Vendor: Full Hand 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.

Full Hand Farm, 4th season at IWFM

Continue reading a Q & A with Genesis and Eli of Full Hand Farm. This family farm team was recently featured on the cover of the January 15 issue of Farm Indiana.

What do you love most about IWFM? We love the warm and energetic atmosphere at the IWFM, created by the organizers, volunteers, and patrons who we see week after week. The hustle and bustle of an indoor market downtown is invigorating for us country bumpkins. It also offers us a chance to have year round income from the farm, making farming a very realistic full time occupation for our family.

What is your most popular item? Kale and brussels sprouts are really popular while we have them. Once we get into the depth of winter, it's carrots.

What is something most people don't know about you?Genesis worked in the restaurant industry for 15 years, including at Recess Restaurant for 3 years while we were getting the farm up and running. Eli worked at The Smoking Goose during the farm's very first year in operation, and he can fit two quarters in one nostril!

What's your favorite local restaurant? So many--we especially love Recess and Bluebeard though. Recess for its ability to push the palate of the city with its pre fixe menu (and for employing Genesis for so long!) and Bluebeard for it's incredible cocktail program and wildly creative menu.

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