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Summer Fun Guide: Farm fresh and delicious

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There are some tremendous benefits to living in the Heartland, particularly in the summer when locally grown fruits and vegetables abound. Local food co-ops and urban farming initiatives have made it possible for us all to take part in the slow food, sustainability movements. As you look for the freshest items to cook, serve and enjoy this summer, start with these local options.

Farmers markets

Traders Point Green Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. through the end of April

Starting in May: Fridays, 4-8 p.m.

9101 Moore Road, Zionsville

www.traderspointcreamery.com

38th & Meridian Street Farmers Market

Starting June 4, Thursdays, 4-6:30 p.m.

North United Methodist Church, 38th and Meridian Street

317-924-2612

Binford Farmers Market

Starting May 9, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Binford and East 62nd Street

www.binfordfarmersmarket.com

Broad Ripple Farmers Market

Starting May 2, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Behind Broad Ripple High School, 1115 Broad Ripple Ave.

www.broadripplefarmersmarket.com

The Market on Morris

Starting June 11, Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.

1211 S. Hiatt St.

www.marketonmorris.org

Original Indianapolis Farmers Market

May-October, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

222 E. Market St.

www.indycm.com

Community supported agriculture farms

Indy Food Co-op

www.indyfoodcoop.org

$175 for a two-adult family membership

Big City Farms

317-694-4299

$650 for 22-week season

The Urban Farms Project

www.indyurbanfarm.org

Victory Acre Farms

Upland, Ind.

Non-profit run by Victory Inner-City Ministries with many workers from urban Indy

www.victoryacres.org

This Old Farm

Darlington, Ind.

thisoldfarm@frontiernet.net

Find more at www.localharvest.org/csa/ or www.creativecompositions.net/ISFA/resources.farmers.htm

Delivery services

Basic Roots

"A trip to the farmers market delivered to your door once a month"

basicroots4u@yahoo.com or 317-290-6996

Markets

Edibles

Grocery store offering organic and local products

5610 E. Washington St.

317-351-2850

Georgetown Market

Grocery store offering organic products and a deli

4375 Georgetown Road

www.georgetownmarket.com

Good Earth Natural Food Company

Offers natural and organic groceries, supplements, beauty products and apparel

6350 Guilford Ave.

www.good-earth.com

Goose the Market

Offers deli, produce, beverages, flowers and dry goods

2503 N. Delaware St.

www.goosethemarket.com

Locally Grown Gardens

Produce stand with many local offerings

1050 E. 54th St.

317-255-8555

Traders Point Creamery

Sells dairy products and 100 percent grass-fed beef

9101 Moore Road, Zionsville

www.tpforganics.com

Restaurants

In addition to the in-store eateries at Georgetown Market (which features all products from local Amish farmers) and Traders Point, check out these Indy eateries that make use of as much local food as possible.

Café Patachou

4911 N. Pennsylvania St. and four other Indy locations

www.cafepatachou.com

Earth House

Open for dinner Friday and Saturday from 5-8 p.m. and for events

www.earthhousecollective.org

R Bistro

Serving lunch Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner available Wednesday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m.

888 Massachusetts Ave.

www.rbistro.com

Resources

The latest tips to get connected to the local food community in Central Indiana

www.goinglocal-info.com/

Earth Charter Indiana's Sustainable Indiana 2016

Local green resources, discussion boards and event calendar

http://sustindy2016.wetpaint.com

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