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Pogue’s Run Grocer Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Jan 03, 2016 02:04PM

In 2015, Pogue’s Run Grocer sold approximately 3,000 pounds of local apples, 7,500 local eggs and 900 pounds of freshly ground almond butter, just a few of the healthy and natural products offered at their Near Eastside location. Its deli, which boasts gluten-free and vegan sandwich and soup options, made 23,000 sandwiches last year—65 sandwiches per day. They also create a new Sandwich of the Week made from local and seasonal ingredients every Monday.

Pogue’s was also visited by Nuns On The Bus in their Bridge the Divides, Transform Politics tour. They eat “meals with purpose” while traveling the country collecting stories to take to Congress to strengthen their call for positive changes. They had heard about the store and deli and visited to eat and discuss food access, the growing nationwide trend of food deserts, and community.

Every Thursday, Pogue’s Run Grocer produces a live Periscope series titled Tea With Twon, to entertain and educate live and online viewers about brewing and tasting its many worldwide organic teas.

Pogue’s Run Grocer operates under Indy Food Cooperative, Inc., currently with 1,050 member-owners. Indy Food Co-op, a go-to source for education and expertise about Indianapolis’ expanding food desert issues, is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise.

In 2015, Indy Food Co-op teamed with local educators, organizations and producers to host many entertaining and educational events, including collaborating with Slow Food Indy to present Leanne Brown, author of Good and Cheap: Eat Well On $4 Per Day.

Location: 2828 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. To view the Deli menu and learn more about becoming an Indy Food Co-op member, visit PoguesRunGrocer.org.

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