Farmers Market Comes to Geist
Writer & Photographer / Pat Carlini
“We are excited to be in the Geist area now,” says Nick Carter who works to bring together farmers and shoppers all across central Indiana. “We hope area residents will enjoy the farm-to-table experience from now on.”
Area residents who stopped by had the opportunity to sample everything from Caprini Creamery goat cheese, coffee from Brickhouse, freshly brewed teas, artisan condiments from Batch No. 2, locally grown micro greens and herbs from Greater Good Gardens, Hoosier popcorn, Nin’s honey and all-natural homemade beef jerky from Tyner Pond Farm. There also was locally produced, all natural home cleaning solutions from Creative Wandering and natural deodorants and soy candles from Skin Love.
FarmersMarket.com brings local farmers and artisans together with a local market host like “Detour American Grille.” Area consumers browse local fare online, order and pick up at the Geist restaurant every week.
“From time to time, we hold events like this one, so that customers do get the opportunity to meet their farmers and interact,” says Nick. “But week in and week out, pre-ordered items and drop/pickups are more convenient for both the customer and for the farmers. It’s actually quite difficult for farmers to commit to attending markets all over town, and if customers can’t visit the market, they miss out. This way, it’s a win win for all!”
The pilot markets are already live and accepting orders in Fishers and Zionsville with more popping up in Carmel, Broad Ripple, Plainfield, Greenwood, Westfield and Kokomo.
To learn more about FarmersMarket.com, visit their website. Pick up at Detour American Grille is every Thursday from 1-8 p.m.