Monday, June 29, 2009

Food Independence Day in Indy, July 2nd

Oscar Nominated Filmmaker coming to Indy for Food Independence Day

eat local
Event Details
JULY 2, 2009
12 noon
Lunch and Meet and Greet with director Scott Kennedy Hamilton
Juice bar!
Local + Organic Dinner in the Earth House Cafe

Local + Sustainable Food Fair!
Brought to you by our sponsors:
Indy food Co-op
Indianapolis Museum of Art/Tobias Theater
Earth Charter/ Indy Food Security Initiative
Mid North Shepherd's Center
Indianapolis Winter Farmers Market
Indianapolis City Council Member Jose Evans
Slow Food Indy
Balanced Harvest CSA
Good Earth Natural Food Store
Broadway United Methodist Church/Eden in Indianapolis Project
Grace United Methodist Church/ Franklin, IN
Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church
Daniel Atlas/ Andy Reed

7:30 pm
Scott Kennedy Hamilton will screen his Oscar nominated film
"The Garden"
....."Excellent. Its lessons about the laws of power and politics, about rebels becoming
the establishment and how easy it is to get co-opted, are relevant everywhere."
Kenneth Turan, The L.A. Times
All Day Pass = $30
Meet and Greet with the director
The Film Screening
Film Screening Only = $5 Dinner Only = $10

Indianapolis, May 26, 2009- On Thursday, July 2, Earth House, 237 N. East St., will host Food Independence Day, a celebration of local organic agriculture and food. Oscar-nominated filmmaker (Best Documentary, 2008) Scott Kennedy Hamilton will present his award winning film, The Garden, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.

The celebration will feature exhibits from local farmers, community gardeners and organizations working on food, sustainability and justice issues. There will also be live music, activities for kids and an affordable all local, organic dinner.

The Garden follows the story of a 14-acre community farm located in South Central Los Angeles, the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers created a miracle in one of the country's most blighted neighborhoods.

"The Garden tells the story of the country's largest urban farm, backroom deals, land developers, green politics, money, poverty, power and racial discord, exploring the fault lines in American society," Hamilton said.

Food Independence Day is part of a nationwide effort to get families and politicians to celebrate the July 4th weekend with local and sustainable foods. This is a great opportunity for us in Central Indiana to celebrate Independence Day and support our local small farms," Kate Lamont, Earth House general manager said.

Earth House is located inside Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church, on the corner of New York and East Streets in downtown Indianapolis. Earth House is home to an all organic and fair-trade coffee shop, art gallery, media lab, wellness studio and performing arts space. Each Thursday, Earth House hosts a movie night. Major Earth House partners include Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church, Alliance for Democracy and the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center.

Lockerbie Central UMC/ Earth House Collective

237 N. East St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rain Barrels, Brew Ha-Ha, & another summer market

Broad Ripple Farmers Market Rain Barrel Making Workshop
Date: June 27th, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Broad Ripple Farmers Market
Cost: $65 - Price includes all basic rain barrel hardware and materials, barrel conversion demonstration, instruction and assistance, and of course you take your rain barrel home! Spaces are limited and reservation to is required by June 26th. Observation of the workshop is free and does not require a reservation
Deadline to reserve a barrel: June 26, 2009

Space is limited to 15 rain barrel makers, so email today to sign-up. Limit one barrel per household to allow fifteen households to participate.

Brew-Ha-Ha @ the Phoenix Theater

Saturday, June 27, 2009, 3-7pm.

749 N. Park Avenue

Tickets on sale NOW: $20 in advance, $25 the day of the event.

Join the outdoor block party for beer from local and national microbrewers and distributors, live music all afternoon, and food from local restaurants. Indy’s original microbrew festival is a casual block party in the 700 block of North Park Avenue between Mass Ave. and East St. Clair Street.

For a list of participating brewers, distributors, and food vendors for the 2009 Brew-Ha-Ha go to: Phoenix Theatre

Mass Ave Farmers Market

Another new summer market has started.... I've had a lot of folks asking me questions about this market or how to be a vendor. I am not involved with this market, so I encourage you to go to the market and talk with the organizer, Dan Miner. Thanks!

Fridays 4-8 (except 1st Friday),
College & Mass Ave, Art Bank parking lot

Stop by on your way to or from R-Bistro, the Mass Ave Wine Shoppe, or the Best Chocolate in Town!

Be well & Eat well!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Slow Food Indy: Father's Day Hoedown & Throwdown

Father's Day Hoedown & Throwdown
Fried chicken, farm animals, and live bluegrass...what more could your pops ask for?
Sunday, June 21st, at 3pm at Skillington Farms
Here’s the Story

Bring the whole family for a fried chicken picnic and live music at Skillington Farms in Lebanon, Indiana, on Sunday, June 21st at 3pm.

Chris Eley of Goose the Market will be on site, frying chicken fresh from Skillington Farms. Each family should bring a dish to share for the pitch-in picnic to accompany the fried chicken. (Bring your own reusable dining ware, too!)

Enter your dish in the Side Dish Throwdown. A panel of local food experts will judge the entries for originality, use of local ingredients, and, of course, flavor. Three winners will receive a meat sampler from Skillington Farms, Bacon of the Month Club membership from Goose the Market, or a Green Savings Indy coupon book.

Tickets: purchase by June 19th!

Children 12 and younger: FREE
Adults: $14/Slow Food Members $20/non-members

What to bring

  • A side dish to share
  • Picnic blanket and/or chairs
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Comfortable shoes for the farm tour and your dancing shoes
  • BYOB
  • Your own reusable dining ware (plates, cups, utensils, etc.) to reduce waste

Live Local Bands

Let's get together and Carpool or caravan

Big Ed and his lovely wife will meet anyone who wants to at Bjava Coffee, Tea & Art's parking lot, around 2:00 pm. We can condense into the less cars, then caravan out to Skillington Farms about 2:10. Here is the directions from Google maps:

1. Head northwest on Lafayette Rd toward W 56th St
0.9 mi
2. Slight left to stay on Lafayette Rd
1.6 mi
3. Turn left at W 71st St
295 ft
4. Turn right to merge onto I-65 N toward Chicago
8.7 mi
5. Take exit 133 for IN-267 toward Brownsburg
0.2 mi
6. Turn right at S 400 E
4.0 mi
7. Turn right at IN-32/E State Rd 32
1.0 mi
8. Turn left at N 500 E
0.5 mi

See you All there!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

38th St & Meridian Market opens Thursday, June 4th 4-6:30 p.m.

From Todd Jameson - President of Slow Food Indy & Farmer with Kathleen Jameson of Balanced Harvest Farm

Dear friends and allies in the quest for Good, Clean & Fair Food,

The 38th Street & Meridian Market opens this Thursday, the hours are 4 - 6:30 pm. This year the market yard has been relocated to the north side of the church next to the children's playground on the east corner of the property. A new atmosphere, many new and exciting vendors and producers, a new marketing campaign and a renewed sense of community. The late afternoon hours are perfect for people who want to pick up something on their way home, grab a tasty lite meal and enjoy some entertainment after work, and for those that are going away for the weekend and will miss their regular Saturday market.

I'm asking those of you that blog, Tweeter, Face Book etc. to help spread the word about this market. The North United Methodist Church sponsors the market and empowers us to bring Good, Clean and Fair food to an area and population vastly underserved. While the market is surrounded by significant wealth, there are many in the area that lack access to good food for a variety of reasons. We believe healthy fresh food is a birth right and should be available to everyone and I think you do, too. This market is a meeting place, a welcoming environment and a great place to shop.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide in spreading the word!

Eat well & be well,