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New food market to open in Fountain Square

Aug 8th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Shop

Ever wondered about that former garage at 1015 Virginia Ave. in Fountain Square and thought, ‘I wish something cool would go in there?’ Well, I have, and I was happy to find out that something cool is indeed going in that space. And I was even happier to hear that it’s going to be a … more »

Check out this cheese deal at Goose

Aug 6th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Shop

I just happened to stop in at Goose the Market today for a sandwich (the delicious Lemmy, made with pork belly and fois mustard) and got a chance to talk with cheesemonger Vinnie Salas about his recent trip to the American Cheese Society conference in Sacramento. It’s become a tradition, he said, to bring back … more »

Summer in Bloomington means shopping the farmers’ market

May 21st, 2014 | Farmers’ markets, News, Shop

By Aaron Ketzenberger Finals, check. Graduation, check. Now it’s time to enjoy Bloomington in the summer, and that means regular visits to the farmers’ market. The sun finally came out after days of rain, and though the morning was cool and breezy, last Saturday’s market was packed and vibrant as usual. The Bloomington Community Farmers’ … more »

Lunchtime shopping at Traders Point Creamery

May 8th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Shop

So I was at Traders Point Creamery’s Loft Restaurant today to interview executive chef Brandon Canfield for this Saturday’s “Eat Drink Indiana Radio” program. After a great conversation about honest food, farm-to-fork dining and how he creates a dish with his favorite spring ingredients, I did a little shopping in the creamery’s farm store. They’ve … more »

Junonia Fish Market to move from City Market

Apr 10th, 2014 | News, Restaurants, Shop

Look for local chef Kathy Jones to move her Junonia Fish Market from the Indianapolis City Market to a new location this summer. Jones, who has announced that she will resign her position as executive chef at Iozzo’s Garden of Italy April 25, said the market location will be open until Memorial Day weekend and … more »

A trip to Lava Lips hot sauce tasting bar

Apr 9th, 2014 | News, Shop

Now that the weather is finally warming up, it seemed like the right time to check out Lava Lips, the tiki-themed hot sauce tasting bar at 4915 N. College Ave. Local writer Whitney Smith of Pumps & Circumstance shows us how it’s done. — Jolene Ketzenberger

Art, food and craft beer at Indiana Artisan Marketplace

Mar 26th, 2014 | News, Shop

The 2014 festival season kicks off this weekend with the fourth annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. The March 29-30 event features more than 100 artisans from Indiana and 50 from Kentucky showcasing art and food selected by Indiana Artisan and Kentucky Crafted food and art jury panels. New this year … more »

Raw means more than vegetables at farmers’ market

Feb 27th, 2014 | News, Shop

By Amanda Dorman If you’re a regular at the Indy Winters Farmers Market at the City Market, you’ve likely seen the talented husband-wife team behind Raw Gourmet Delights. Bobbi Main-Jackson and Tom Jackson are local producers of raw, vegan, gluten free and organic “delights” sold at local farmers markets as well as health food stores … more »

Market round-up: checking in with a few local vendors

Feb 8th, 2014 | News, Shop

All it took was a walk through the Indianapolis City Market this morning and I’ve got a handful of stories. Kathy Jones, chef/owner of Junonia Fish Market, was so encouraged by the response to her pop-up restaurant that was open during part of Devour Downtown that she’s going to continue serving dinner on Friday nights … more »

Pawnee Chickpea TV appearance pays off for U-Relish

Jan 27th, 2014 | News, Shop

So does anything really happen when a local business shows up on network TV? Well, U-Relish Farm owner Cara Dafforn made sure something happened after her products were featured recently on a farmers’ market-focused episode of  NBC’s Parks and Recreation. She got on the phone with Kroger and sold 300 units. “It’s all about maximizing opportunity,” … more »
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