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Pack an Awesome Lunch
Lunch Menu Challenge
Tap Room Talks V2
WinterFeast with IndyHub
Fundraising Class at YMCA Jan 21
Slow Food Indy Annual Meeting
Updated Parking Options
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If the weather forecast is correct, we may actually be a true Winter market with Saturday. Don't let it hold you back from getting the fabulous foods you need at the IWFM to feel nourished and comforted through the cold weather!

As we all know from experience, purchasing delicious, nurturing food is only one step in the process of Eating Well. We still have to figure out how to prepare our whole foods into wholesome and pleasurable meals. Perhaps there is no greater challenge than designing wholesome, delicious, and maybe even enviable packed lunches, especially for your children's school lunch! Well, the good news is we're here to help!

How To Pack An Awesome Lunch
This week, on the How To Do Everything podcast, they revealed the secrets of how to pack yourself our your child an enviable lunch. While there is no magic service to do it for you, the tips offered may be just what you need to break free from the packed-lunch doldrums. You calisten or download the podcast here. Skip forward 6:15 into the podcast to learn how to pack an awesome lunch.


Read below to learn more about our IWFM Packed Lunch Menu Challenge! Together we can learn to Eat Well every day!  

Be well,

Laura, Molly and the IWFM team 

IWFM Packed Lunch Menu Challenge


We believe there are a lot of great ideas for packed lunches in the IWFM community, and we want to hear yours! Please submit your favorite adult or child packed-lunch menu by January 28th. You can email your menu to 
info@indywinterfarmersmarket.org, or submit it in writing at the IWFM Market Info Table. We will select the four most creative (and achievable) packed-lunch menus to include in our February weekly e-newsletters. Those highlighting foods available at the IWFM will earn bonus points!

On Saturday, February 25th, the IWFM will hold our first ever packed-lunch competition! More details will follow, but prizes will be awarded in 5 categories: 
1) Most Creative School Lunch - Popular Children's Vote, 
2) Most Creative Work Lunch - Popular Adult Vote, 
3) Most IWFM Product Ingredients - Juried, 
4) Most Nutritious & Delicious - Juried, 
5) Coolest Lunch-Box/Packing Method - Juried. 
(Voting will be based on menu and presentation, not on tastings.)

To get your creative juices flowing, we recommend listening to the the podcast mentioned above. Or try this week's recipe foDinosaur Eggs, also from How To Do Everything. 

Tap Room Talks Volume 2: Fermented Foods

Saturday, January 14, 1:30pm 

at Tomlinson Tap Room

Join IWFM and the guys from Fermenti Artisan this Saturday, January 14th at the Tomlinson Tap Room, starting at 1:30pm. 
Josh and Mark will have samples of some of their fermented foods and beverages, and will discuss the health benefits of fermented foods.


Hope to see you at the Tomlinson this Saturday for a brew, or some fermented grapes (aka wine).

WinterFeast: IndyHub Dinner with the IWFM

January 17, 2012 at 5:30pm


If you are a young professional in Indianapolis and want to learn more about the market, its vendors, and how to be more involved in the mission of the IWFM, we invite you to attend this dinner!

We'll start the night by grabbing a brew at Tomlinson Tap Room before heading to the west wing for dinner. We'll hear how IWFM supports local farmers, Indy's local food movement and about IWFM's new food voucher program. Then, we'll head to the west wing for round table discussions and a family-style dinner. Led by some of the most influencial foodies in Indianapolis, we'll discuss food initiatives in Indianapolis and how the market is working to help community residents Grow Well, Live Well, Eat Well, and Be Well. After the discussion dinner, learn about how you can get involved before ending your night back at Tomlinson Tap Room.


Enjoy this event for $20 at the door - we're only covering food cost and the rest goes to IWFM's Eat Well Initiative voucher program! Register for the dinner here.

Grow Well, Eat Well & Live Well = Be Well

Spinning + Yoga with Farmer Craig Brown  

Saturday, January 21st @ 1 p.m. and @ 2 p.m.


Join Craig for a 30 min spinning class partnered with a 20 min yoga stretch. All levels are welcome.


Sign up at the IWFM Market Info Table to reserve a place, or email intern@growingplacesindy.org. Each spinning session is limited to 10 participants.


1-1:30 p.m. - Spinning Session 1 (limit 10)

1:35-1:55 p.m. - Yoga Stretch (all welcome)

2-2:30 p.m. - Spinning Session 2 (limit 10)

Growing Places Indy and the Indy Winter Farmers Market have partnered with the Bike Hub YMCA to offer four fitness and fundraising classes. Each class will be by-donation (suggested donation of $10, but any amount will be graciously accepted). Donations go to the Eat Well Initiative that makes it possible to use food stamps at the IWFM and distributes Veggie Bucks vouchers to low income and high health risk individuals to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the IWFM. You do not need to be a member of the Y to attend these classes.  


Mark your calendars for our other fundraising classes:

February 11th @ 12-1 p.m.
Aligning with Love - Yoga Flow with Laura Henderson

March 10th

Spinning with Deb Hirt


April 14th

Yoga with Andrea Townley

Slow Food Indy's Annual Meeting

January 22, 2pm at Wheeler Arts Community


Local Food in Indiana: Where do we go from here?

Community Leaders & Local Farmers Answer at Slow Food Indy Annual Meeting

For more information, read this article, or contact Slow Food Indy President Tyler Henders, tylerhenders@yahoo.com


WhatSlow Food Indy Annual Meeting & Pitch-In

When: Sunday, January 22, 2pm-4pm

Where: Wheeler Arts Community (1035 Sanders Street in Historic Fountain Square, Indianapolis)

What to bring: a dish to share and your own dining ware (plates, cups, utensils, etc.)

Updated Parking Option for IWFM Customers


We are excited to offer a new parking location for IWFM customers. You may now park in the lot on the southwest corner of New York and Alabama Streets. This lot is directly north of the old central library/Indiana state museum. During the week, it is an honor lot, but is offered graciously as free parking to IWFM customers on Saturdays. Please use this lot instead of the one on New Jersey and Washington Streets.