Help Feed Those In Need - Buy 2 Give 1April 24, 2018
The Original Farmers' Market is back in downtown Indianapolis on May 2 for the 2018 season, providing you with great Indiana grown produce, baked goods, and so much more. It ALSO provides you with an opportunity to help those in need by donating healthy produce through our Buy 2 Give 1 food gleaning program!
Through Buy 2 Give 1 we encourage farmers' market goers to buy an extra pepper, an extra bag of beans, or a few more tomatoes, and drop them off at the City Market's info tent just outside the Market House's Market Street doors.
At the end of each farmers' market we collect all the donated produce and work with Blue Indy to have the produce delivered to one of three downtown food shelters! Your donation can help provide a healthy, nutritious meal to those in our community who need it the most. Donations of canned foods to food shelters and pantries are great, and go a long way, but they are also full of sodium and don't have the nutritional value of fresh produce.
Throughout the 2017 Original Farmers' Market season we were able to glean around 4,300 lbs of produce for downtown food shelters. We aim to beat that number in the 2018 season, but we can't do that without your help!