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Indy Winter Farmers Market Begins Nov. 9

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Indianapolis City Market, home of the Indy Winter Farmers Market.
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Press Release
Indy Winter Farmers Market
http://www.indywinterfarmersmarket.org/

It’s finally here! We’re excited to kick off the sixth season of the Indy Winter Farmers Market this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Platform, in the west wing of the Indianapolis City Market, 202 East Market Street. The market will continue on Saturdays through April 2014.

What you need to know:

  • Vendors: See who’ll be at the market this week at http://www.indywinterfarmersmarket.org/vendor-list
  • Parking: Free parking in two lots — northeast corner of Alabama and Market streets and southwest corner of New York and Alabama streets.
  • SNAP benefits: We accept SNAP and match up to $20 a week. Visit info table at the market to learn more.
  • Volunteer: Sign up to help, get $10 from Sun King!

From stickers to T-shirts and bags, show your support for the Indy Winter Farmers Market this season! Friends of the IWFM will see new benefits this year:

  • $25 — IWFM sticker
  • $50 — IWFM T-shirt
  • $75 — IWFM T-shirt and sticker
  • $100 — IWFM bag or T-shirt, plus sticker
  • $200 — IWFM bag, T-shirt and sticker

We’re excited to offer a by-donation yoga class at the market for a second year! The 50-minute classes will be held on market Saturdays at 9 a.m. at the Indy Bike Hub YMCA in the east wing of the Indianapolis City Market. All donations support the IWFM’s Eat Well Initiative, which helps match the purchasing power of customers using SNAP benefits at the market. Last year, the yoga classes raised more than $1,000. The suggested donation is $8 per class. More or less is always welcome.

We’ll kick off the yoga series this week with a class taught by Growing Places Indy Executive Director Laura Henderson, who is a Yoga Alliance Registered teacher. In fact, it was her yoga journey that led her to create the IWFM and Growing Places Indy. A yoga mentor challenged her to consider how she could personally take action to “be the change” she wanted in her community, and shortly after, she started offering personal yoga classes to a local dairy farmer, Debbie Apple. Debbie introduced Laura to concepts of sustainability and respect for self, others and the earth that resonated deeply, while also informing Laura about some of the needs of farmers.

Laura found a sense of purpose in the belief that it was possible to have a food system that better served everyone — farmers, consumers, animals and the earth. In her own classes, Laura invites students to step up and step into themselves and awaken to their own sense of purpose.

For more information on the Indy Winter Farmers Market, visit http://www.indywinterfarmersmarket.org/ or call 317-634-9266.

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