By Isabel Parham
The Indy Winter Farmers Market, hosted by local nonprofit Growing Places Indy, returns for its 14th season starting Saturday, Nov. 7. The market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through April 24 at the Circle City Industrial Complex.
To ring in the new season, the Indy Winter Farmers Market has recently welcomed a new market manager, Danielle Guerin.
“We are thrilled to welcome our vendors and patrons back to the market for this new season,” said Growing Places Indy Executive Director Victoria Beaty. “We’ve launched a new website, refreshed our logo, and we’re excited to share these developments with our patrons and vendors.”
The Indy Winter Farmers Market features a wide variety of vendors, including local farms, bath and body product shops, coffee roasters, woodworkers and composters.
“We work hard to ensure that there is something at the market for everyone,” Beaty said. “Each of our vendors are local and offer something special, and that’s what brings people back to the market again and again.”
Some returning vendors include Full Hand Farm, Body Eclectic Skin Care, Harvest Coffee & Tea, Mad Farmers Collective, and the Vietnamese Eggroll Bar. For a list of full vendors, visit the market’s newly updated website, www.growingplacesindy.org.
The market also partners with Fresh Bucks to provide a triple SNAP match program, which allows SNAP recipients to receive tokens in the quantity they purchase with their SNAP cards, plus up to $20 of matching market tokens and up to $20 in Fresh Bucks.
“In this time of isolation and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to connect with your community and support local businesses,” Beaty said. “The Indy Winter Farmers Market allows our patrons to see exactly where their products come from and forge relationships with local business owners. That’s something you don’t get at your average grocery store.” n
Isabel Parham is a communications coordinator intern with Growing Places Indy and a senior at Ball State University.