How I fell in love with a farmers market:
I’m admittedly not much of a social butterfly. I prefer to help out, to be in the background somewhere. So, why I would love coming to a 5,000 square foot room filled with 1,000 people I don’t know, is a bit of a mystery. But, that’s what the Indy Winter Farmers Market is, and I do love it. So, I thought I’d investigate this matter further.
I first visited the IWFM to volunteer with Growing Places Indy. Standing behind the table, I stacked kale, bunched beets, bagged lettuces and gave change. I had never had such an experience, and the people were SO nice.
That was what got me: the people. Not only customers, but also all the vendors, all the volunteers, all the staff, all the community support. It was a really magical place.
But of course, what really hooked me was the food. Fresh vegetables, some I’d never heard of, here in the middle of winter. Magic carrots, Grass-fed meat, and dairy. My first lebleb. It’s amazing what the vendors can bring each week. Always something new and delicious!
My work at IWFM has brought me into partnerships with some really great people, like our friends at Sun King. And it’s great to fulfill a need in the community – to make great food accessible all year long. It makes it worthwhile to stand in a crowded room full of people.
Come see what it’s all about now til the end of April. I’m sure you’ll find something to fall in love with too!