Winter Farmers Market now open in Indianapolis
February 7, 2013 by Mark
The Indy Winter Farmers Market (IWFM) is now open and is making the most of Indiana’s fresh winter produce, offering a wide variety of products designed to tempt shoppers.
Among the products for sale are baked goods, all-natural dairy products, locally-grown vegetables and fruits, and naturally-raised meat and poultry. The market is held in the historic Indianapolis City Market building – an interesting architectural landmark.
The IWFM has three main goals. First of all, it wants to give Indiana’s artisans and family farmers a place to sell their goods. Secondly, the market wants to improve the city’s access to fresh, nutritious, locally-grown foods. Finally, the IWFM hopes to raise the community’s awareness with regard to the ways in which people’s daily choices affect their health, the environment, the community, and the economy.
The IWFM is committed to helping local, sustainable efforts to supply food to Indianapolis residents. It encourages family-run farms to preserve farmland and raise crops in a sustainable manner. It works to raise the city’s awareness of environmental and social food-related matters, and it encourages local entrepreneurs who wish to become involved in the growing sustainable food movement.
The Winter Market is open now, and will be offered every Saturday through April 27. The hours are 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, so shoppers are encouraged to bundle up and get there early.