Helpful Hint for Parking at the Market
You probably have seen volunteers directing traffic to turn left at the first parking row in the north parking lot. There is a sign to turn left for BRFM parking, but most folks aren’t seeing it or maybe don’t understand why we are asking you to turn there.
The church lot is set up for diagonal parking which means that each row goes only one way. But traffic flow is a little confusing because the rows on either side of the tree lined walkway go the same direction rather than alternating (see map). And that means that if customers don’t turn into the BRFM Parking area at the first opportunity, the next two rows are not available because they go the wrong direction.
So, if you don’t turn left at the first row, you miss spots opening up in three rows of parking! And spots are opening up almost continuously!
Vendor News and Notes
You’ve been asking, and at last Maplewood Farms will be back at the Market this week. 3-in-1 Resaurant and JP Parker Flowers are also back after being out unexpectedly last week. Byrne’s Grilled Pizza is out this week for an event they are participating in. Trailhead Naturals and Lick Ice Cream are also out this week. For the regular schedule of all our vendors at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market, see our Summer Vendor List.
Don’t forget — the Duck Race is coming up in a couple of weeks. Stop by the Duck Race market booth and get your ducks for a chance to win great prizes. Also look for Penrod Art Fair selling discount tickets next to the BRFM Info booth just to the right as you enter the Market.
We were pleased to hear that two of the dogs, Daisy and Dane (in photo), that ARPO had at the Market on 7/31, both got adopted last week. They went to two different homes, but both adopters saw them at the BRFM. Within fifteen minutes, these two pups had potential adopters filling out applications. They also had a kitty adopted from the Market on 7/24. We just love it when they find furever homes!
Happy National Honey Bee Day – Sunday, August 15th
SWEET CONDIMENTS AT THE MARKET:
How Sweet It Is!
Wildflower Ridge Honey offers a complete line of sweet honey treats from classic honey bears to homemade honey barbecue sauce. Popular honey sticks come in a wide assortment of flavors and are perfect for kids. Be sure to sample the delicious whipped honey flavors too. Beekeeper David Barrickman also offers honey-infused soaps, beeswax candles, and bee pollen.
100% Pure & Natural
Kevin Hart of Maplewood Farms has 63 acres of dedicated “sugar bush” where no pesticides or herbicides, synthetic or organic are used. The Harts started making pure Indiana maple syrup in 2008 with no additives in the sweet nutritious natural product. Kevin offers all official grades of pure maple syrup and other maple products. Stop by the booth for a sample tasting.
Joy Comes in a Jar
Inspired by traditional food preservation techniques, Jessica Sowls of Home Ec Preserves uses seasonal local fruits and vegetables and pairs them in scrumptious unique flavor combinations. Her small batch creations are mostly low in sugar and all of them are made with no artificial flavors, preservatives, or GMOs. Find her delicious pickles and preserves at the Market Saturday mornings.
Circle City Sweets also brings some jams along with their baked goods. They will have Brown Sugar Bourbon Peach jam this week.
“Barking” Up a Tree
The flavor in Hickory Valley Farm’s products comes from the naturally shed bark of the trees that grow on the farm. Bill Taylor is one of only a few artisans in the world who craft shagbark hickory syrup. Bill spent years perfecting his 10-step wild-craft process. The glycemic Index of the syrup is similar to that of maple syrup, and is completely GMO-free and gluten-free.