Indy Winter Farmers Market (IWFM) returns for its 12th season on Saturday, Nov. 9 and will run every Saturday through April 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Circle City Industrial Complex (1125 E Brookside Ave) in the heart of Downtown Indy. Growing Places Indy, a local non-profit organization founded IWFM in 2008, with a mission to directly connect farmers and producers to the community and foster personal relationships in the exchange of fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, baked goods, herbs, and natural goods, while promoting access to local, healthy food for all.
The IWFM has grown substantially in the past decade and will showcase more than 75+ local vendors weekly, and offer a weekly donation-based yoga series, live music, a kids’ area brought to life by Maddie Smiles and cooking demonstrations led by local non-profit community partners.
The IWFM proudly accepts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) better known as Food Stamps. Additionally, the market offers the only Triple-SNAP-matching program in the state, meaning a person can swipe $20 on their SNAP, and they will receive $20 in Eat Well Tokens, as well as an additional $20 in Fresh Bucks to help people get to eat more fruits and vegetables. Fresh Bucks is a county-wide program that provides access and affordability to fresh produce for families on SNAP.
The Market has become the go-to place to buy fresh, local foods and artisan goods, as well as a hub to connect with the community, enjoy a variety of ready-to-eat foods from local eateries.
So grab your friends, family, and reusable shopping tote and get ready to shop some of the best in local meats, vegetables, herbs, pasta and more.
If you are interested in being a vendor, please visit www.growingplacesindy.org.