It's been an exciting February at the IWFM, with busy market days, interesting opportunities to learn about gardening and keeping chickens in the city, and a well attended yoga class raising money for the Eat Well Initiative. We are delighted to continue the fun this week with our Lunch Box Challenge Demonstration.
The American Way of Eating
A new book tracks the eye-opening experiences of Tracie McMillan as she works at Walmart, Applebee's, and in farm fields, discovering the realities of food service jobs in America. Her account goes beyond the expected poor working and living conditions to consider a the bigger picture of all that underlies any attempt at mainstream food system change. Read more here.
"So far as I can tell, changing what's on our plates simply isn't feasible without changing far more," she writes. "Wages, health care, work hours and kitchen literacy are just as critical to changing our diets as the agriculture we practice or the places at which we shop."
Join us on Saturday starting at 10am on the 2nd floor for a demonstration of how you can make your weekday lunch better! We'll have guests demonstrating their own easy and fun packed lunches to inspire you and get some creative juices flowing. Market customers are encouraged to bring their own lunches to join in the fun.
Laura, Molly, and the IWFM Team
Seed Starting Workshop and Demonstration
March 3, 10am
West Wing of the City Market
Join Laura and Tyler Henderson of Growing Places Indy and Maggie Goeglein of Fall Creek Gardens in a workshop that will address the materials and knowledge you'll need to start vegetable seeds for future spring transplanting. Some materials and seed packets will be available for purchase for those interested. Check out their Facebook page and register for the event (it's free!) on their webpage.
Voices United to End Hunger Conference
March 3, 8:30am at Christian Theological Society
The Voices United to End Hunger conference is on Saturday March 3rd at the Christian Theological Seminary. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance. You will hear the voices of the hungry, those who serve them, and what is needed to end hunger in Indianapolis and around the world. IWFM founder Laura Henderson will lead a session with Dave Miner of the Interfaith Hunger Initiative at 3 p.m. For more information visit BreadIndiana.org and CTS.edu.
Canned Food Collection for Gleaners in March
National Nutrition Month
With Central Indiana District Dietetics Association
Please bring non-perishable and canned goods to the farmers market during the month of March, National Nutrition Month, and help support a local food bank, Gleaners. Bring your items to the Central Indiana District Dietetics Association booth to donate.