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“Just Us Girls” Packages in Richmond, Indiana @Visit_Richmond

July 28, 2017 Leave a comment
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“Just Us Girls” Pouch in Richmond, Indiana.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com
, LLC

The other day I was sightseeing in Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana. While visiting with Nancy Sartain at the Richmond/Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau (CTB), I came across a unique package that should be of interest to women.

If you stop by the CTB, located at 5701 National Road East in Richmond, you can pick up a “Just Us Girls” pouch (see photo above) containing eight (8) coupons (see below) for discounts on purchases at local galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and more (see below).

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There is also a Visitor Savings Booklet included in the pouch, with 54 discount, free admission, BOGO, and free gift offers (see the “Experience Richmond” image below).

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All coupons expire on Dec. 31, 2017. So now is the time to round up a group of your best friends and head to eastern Indiana to take a day trip with your BFFs, do some shopping, have some fun, and enjoy some good savings on products and services at area venues.

For more information, go to http://visitrichmond.org/, or call 765-935-8687.

Pop Indy Shop in Greenfield, Indiana: Throwback to Another Era

January 6, 2017 Leave a comment
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Pop Indy Soda Pop and Candy Shop in Greenfield, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2017, all rights reserved.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com, LLC

Are you tired of the ordinary, the mundane, the routine? Have I got an answer for you!

It’s the Pop Indy Soda Pop and Candy Shop in Greenfield, Indiana (Pop INdy), across the street from Riley Park on East Main Street.

You want to take a trip down memory lane? Want to relive your childhood? Want to stir memories that haven’t come to mind in years? Then THIS is an absolute must-visit!

I can’t tell if the intoxicating aromas are from the popcorn, the candy, the ice cream, or the sodas–or a combination of all of the above. But I can tell you this: the smells alone are worth a trip to Greenfield. Beyond that, the color and strong visual appeal of this tiny shop is eye-catching and stimulating. It’s immediately enthralling and even somewhat enchanting!

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Just a few of the many varieties of soda at Pop Indy Shop.

There are dozens upon dozens of sodas in this shop that you’ve never heard, and a dozen more that you’ve forgotten about with the passage of time, like Choc-Ola, Grapefruit Kiss, even Dad’s Old-Fashioned Root Beer (there are at least a dozen different brands of root beer alone!).

With flavors like Kickapoo Joy Juice, Capt’n Eli’s Black Cherry Pop, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle soda, Frostie Cherry Limeade Soda, Italian Cherry Soda, and on and on and on, you will easily be able to spend an hour in a shop that is not much bigger than your living room!

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White Chocolate Raspberry Milk Shake at Pop Indy Shop.

There’s delicious ice cream concoctions, like the White Chocolate Raspberry milk shake pictured here, as well as dime candy, candy sticks, popcorn, and lots of other interesting and tasty treats.

And if you need to watch your P’s and Q’s like me, good news: I brought home a delicious bottle of Virgil’s Zero Black Cherry Cream Soda with zero calories, fat, carbs, sugar, and protein. There’s a whole section of diet and sugar free items.

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Shelaine Gilmer, owner and proprietor.

Owner and proprietor Shelaine Gilmer has put together a combination of the old corner grocery store and drugstore counter in a delightful little store that will leave you with a smile on your face and a soft spot in your heart. You’ll want to return often, for sure.

Pop Indy Soda Pop and Candy Shop is located in Riley Park Plaza, on the NE corner of East Main and Apple Streets, across the street from Riley Park (one block south of The Mug and just down the street from the Hancock County Fairgrounds. The address is 1004 East Main Street (see photo below). It’s open Tue-Sat, 10 AM to 6 PM.

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The shop is on Facebook at facebook.com/popindygreenfield, and on Instagram at @popindyshoppe. For more information, call 317-586-8277.

Check it out. You’ll be glad you did. And tell Shelaine I sent you.

Perennial Premiere at the Museum of Art, Apr. 26-27

April 24, 2014 Leave a comment
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Indianapolis Museum of Art. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Chris Parker
Indianapolis Museum of Art
http://www.imamuseum.org/

The IMA salutes spring with its annual Perennial Premiere Plant Sale and Celebration held at the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse on April 26-27, 2014. Drawing more than 1,000 visitors over two days, the event provides both the novice and seasoned gardener with a broad selection of plants including perennials, native plants, herbs, small trees and much more. In addition, there are regional vendors selling nature-related plants and merchandise. A rare treat, IMA horticulturists will be on hand to answer any questions, and attendees can take guided garden walks and see Bonsai demonstrations. Photos of last year’s beautiful occasion can be found here.

What:
Perennial Premiere

When:
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1–2 p.m. and 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Where:
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana

For more information, visit http://www.imamuseum.org/, or call 317-923-1331.

Things to do in Indianapolis, April 7-13, 2014

April 6, 2014 Leave a comment

City Market’s Original Farmers Market Opens May 7

March 28, 2014 Leave a comment
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Original Farmers Market. Photo provided by the Indianapolis City Market and used with written permission.

By Stevi Stoesz
Indianapolis City Market
http://indycm.com/

Just as the asparagus, sweet pea and broccoli sprouts peek through tilled fields throughout central Indiana, City Market officials are preparing for the launch of the 17th annual Original Farmers’ Market season set to begin May 7, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. The downtown market runs every Wednesday, May through October, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Market Street between Alabama and Delaware Streets rain or shine.

“Mark your calendar, grab your market basket and join the more than 60 Original Farmers’ Market vendors for a great season of fresh produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, honey, syrups, vegetable starts,  flowers, baked goods and more!” said Stevi Stoesz, Executive Director of the Indianapolis City Market. “We have a record number of vendors who will set up on City Market’s Whistler Plaza, as well as all of the great vendors who line Market Street.”

In its 17 years, the Original Farmers’ Market has helped to sustain the state’s food and farming community by providing a lively and profitable sales outlet for small family farms and local producers, many of which count on farm-direct sales as their main source of income.

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR MATCHING PROGRAM EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MORE MARKETS

The Fresh Bucks program enables those who use SNAP benefits to double their spending dollars up to $20 on Indiana-native fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs and spices, maple syrup, and seedlings for edible plants.  The program’s expansion to include several area markets was made possible through a Specialty Crop Block Grant awarded by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

NEW VENDORS

The Original Farmers’ Market is pleased to welcome several new vendors to the Original Farmers’ Market family this year:

Craneberry Farm (Lafayette, IN) – Produce, pesto, variety of hummus flavors.
www.craneberryfarm.com

Harker Family Farms & Orchard (Waldron, IN) – Peaches, apples, tomatoes, sweet corn, pears, plums, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries.
http://www.facebook.com/harkerfamilyfarms

Home Ec (Indianapolis, IN) – jams, jellies, marmalades, chutney, pickles and relish.

Husk (Indianapolis) – Frozen sweet corn, frozen green beans, frozen peas.
www.huskfoods.com

Indiana Microgreens (Indianapolis, IN) – Single breed arugula, basil, cilantro, cress, fennel, mache, popcorn shoots, custom salad blends.
www.facebook.com/inmicro

Indy Family Produce (Greenwood, IN) – Lettuce, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, leeks, beets, peppers, onions, potatoes, carrots, beans, zucchini, cucumber, eggplants.
www.indyfamilyproduce.com

Lick (Indianapolis, IN) – Specialty ice creams.
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Sage’s Simple Syrups (Whitestown, IN) – Lime/mint, cucumber/basil, guava, mango/ginger, peach/lavender, coffee/vanilla bean, roasted apple, cranberry, spiced pumpkin simple syrups.
www.sagessimplesyrups.com

Scratch Street Food (Indianapolis, IN) – Bacon Marmalade.
www.scratchtruck.com

Shamrock Farms (Arlington, IN) – Mushrooms, greens mixes, watermelon, potatoes, cabbage.

Tulip Tree Creamery (Zionsville, IN) – Artisan cheeses.
www.tuliptreecreamery.com

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

  •        BUY TWO GIVE ONE

In collaboration with Gleaners Food Bank, the Original Farmers’ Market will accept donations of produce items every Wednesday at the OFM information booth located directly in front the City Market on Market Street. The collected produce will be distributed through Wheeler Mission.

  •        MARKET DAY MUSIC

The Market District Stage on City Market’s Whistler Plaza comes alive every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. when local musical and performing acts take the stage to entertain market-goers.

  •        LITTLE RED DOOR COOKING DEMOS

The first Wednesday of each month, Little Red Door Cancer Agency hosts a local celebrity in the Clark Appliance Demonstration Kitchen in City Market demonstrating healthy cooking techniques featuring cancer-fighting ingredients as well as recipes that provide countless healthy benefits to those in remission. Demos begin at 11:30 a.m.

  •        IN THE KITCHEN SERIES

The “In the Kitchen” series boasts local chefs from the area’s top restaurants who shop for product at both the Original Farmers’ Market and inside City Market, then prepare a meal for an audience. Market-goers will leave with a recipe provided by the presenting chef. Demonstrations occur during lunchtime on all but the first Wednesdays of the month, through October.

The Indianapolis City Market is a non-profit organization, and the Original Farmers’ Market was established in 1997 to provide a platform for local producers to sell their Indiana products directly to consumers. For further information, call 317-634-9266, visit our Web site at www.indycm.com, our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/IndyCM?ref=ts or follow us on Twitter @IndyCM.