Off to the Market (Farmers Market that is)

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These flowers were picked fresh from the Bloomington Farmers Market! My daughter took the picture!

 

One of my favorite things to do, once Spring hits each year, is to start planning out the schedules of the local farmers markets!

Do you have a lot of Farmers Markets where you live? We have a good amount to choose from here in Indiana. It is nice knowing, if we want to, we can find locally sourced food, including meats,produce, and dairy; while raw milk is not allowed to be bought for human consumption, you can still buy it….. if it is for your kitty cat! 😉

Why am I so supportive of Farmers Markets?

A number of years ago I started doing a lot of research into eating more whole and locally sourced foods. Not only do I want to support the local farmers, I want to make sure that I am buying meats and produce with no chemicals, as well as (if I choose to eat meat) I want to know the animals were treated humanely while they were alive and when they were harvested!

Local Farmers Markets allow me the opportunity to buy from local farmers and get to know their practices. Win-win situation! Local economy gets boosted and I get to know where my food is coming from!

 

Here is a list of our local (close to me) Farmers Markets:

*Avon- Every Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m., June 4 through September 24, 2013.
Location: Avon Campus of Hendricks Regional 8244 E. US 36, Avon, Hendricks County

 

*Bloomington- Every Saturday, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. April through November. They also have a Tuesday evening market open June-Sept Location: 401 N. Morton St. next to the City Hall-Showers Building.

 

*Brownsburg- Every Thursday, 4:30-7:30 PM, June 6 to Sept. 5, 2013
Location: Brownsburg Farmers Market, Town Hall, Brownsburg, Hendricks County.

 

*Indianapolis (Downtown)- Every Wed, 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, May 1 to Oct.30
Location: Indianapolis City Market, 222 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.

 

*Plainfield- Every Wednesday from 4-7pm, May 29-Oct 2, 2013
Location: On the lawn of the Friends Meeting 105 S. East St. Plainfield, Hendricks County

 

*Traders Point- Every Friday, 4-8 PM, May through October, 2013
Location: Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville, Marion County.

 

*Zionsville- Every Sat, 8-11 AM, May 18 to Sept. 28. 2013
Location: Zionsville Farmers Market, Main Street and Hawthorne, Zionsville, Boone County.

These are just a few of the Farmers Markets around Indy! If you want to find one closer to you just google “farmers markets” in your city or county! You are sure to find one!

Have fun! Enjoy the summer and eat some healthy and locally grown food!

Beautiful Spring Day!

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Lucas Oil Stadium Downtown Indianapolis
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Walking through park from Zoo on our way to the Canal
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Park in front of the NCAA Hall of Champions
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Beginning of Canal downtown
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Canal
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Sorry!! Not the best picture but this is the canal and that skyway walk is part of the Indiana State Museum !

It was a beautiful day in Indianapolis yesterday, actually has been for a few days, today too!  Yesterday a friend and I went downtown to the Indianapolis ZOO and then we walked the Canal. The Canal runs behind the Zoo and snakes all the way into downtown. I have lived here in the Indianapolis area for 13 years and this is the first time I have been to the canal.

I have been to the museums, which you can see in some of the pictures, but never knew we could go out the back and be at this beautiful canal area and walk. Well, now I know! Trust me when I say I will be back, soon!

IF you live in Indiana and can get down here, I highly recommend it! It is a great place to visit on a beautiful day!

I hope you are enjoying beautiful Spring weather in your neck of the woods!

Have a blessed day!