Winter Doesn’t Stop Some Indy Farmers’ Markets
Don’t fret so much with the onset of winter—at least two farmers’ markets will remain open throughout the cold months.
Farm to Fork at the historic Normandy Farms on the city’s northwest side continues its market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays in a heated building. All of the vendors produce their own products, so market-goers are guaranteed that no middlemen or auction food will end up in their grocery bags. All produce and meat are raised with no artificial chemical agents and are guaranteed pesticide-free. In addition, prepared food is required to be made with organic ingredients, and many vendors are certified organic or certified naturally grown.
For those closer to downtown, The Indy Winter Farmers’ Market (IWFM) will be open on the same day and time from now through April at the Indianapolis City Market.
In addition to a wide selection of goods, IWFM offers the Eat Well Initiative intended to help increase the community’s access to fresh, local foods by accepting SNAP Benefits (also known as food stamps). To utilize it at the market, visit the IWFM Information table and swipe a Hoosier Works Card to receive tokens to spend on SNAP-eligible items. Through donations and grants, the IWFM is able to double the amount of SNAP dollars so food-insecure families can bring home twice as much fresh food.