Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Stop in at the Market and grab a bite to eat on your lunch break, not to mention shop for fresh produce at Constantino's or grab some sweets for later from Just Cookies!
Keep your eye on the Kitchen!
The Indianapolis City Market along with Clark Appliances and Reese Kitchens is proud to present a brand new state of the art Demonstration Kitchen. Stop by to view the newest in innovation. There you will be able to sign up for cooking classes and get secrets from the best Chefs this area has to offer. New classes and demonstrations will be available soon!
If you are interested in joining a cooking class or a chef that is interested in performing demonstrations, please contact the City Market by phone at (317)634.9266 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in the City Market for more? Check out the website at www.indycm.com
Monday, November 10, 2008
Holistic "Weight-loss" Health Fair @ the City Market
And it's FREE!
Holistic Cooking Demo ALL DAY with Chef Wendell Fowler.
Make sure to stop in at the City Market Saturday to find out all about eating right to lose weight!
We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information CLICK HERE!
We are pleased to offer the beautiful, historic City Market for your group functions. For more than 100 years the City Market has been a centerpiece of Indianapolis life. From the days of horse-drawn wagons filled with fresh produce, grains, meats, cheeses and hay to the marketplace of distinctive foods, goods, and services it is today, the Market remains an authentic Indianapolis experience.
Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis just 2 blocks East of Monument Circle, the City Market is the perfect place to hold your next event. The Indianapolis City Market provides a dynamic atmosphere that will impress your guests!
We want your event to be unique, whether you desire your party to take place on the spacious Whistler Plaza or inside for a more intimate setting. Whatever the occasion, the Historic City Market provides a truly exclusive venue making any event unique and memorable. You can make your event especially memorable with a guided tour of the historic facility.
Book weddings, dances, private events and more for 2009! Contact the City Market at (317) 634 9266 for pricing information or visit our website at www.indycm.com and click on Private Events!
Want to see what the City Market looks like as an event venue? CLICK HERE!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Enjoy a convenient lunch location Downtown, located on the corner of Market and Delaware, the City Market is a great place for locally owned businesses to get a foot in the door.
Come check out the spaces on your next lunch break and grab a bite from one of the many already existing vendors!
For more information on renting space contact the City Market at (317) 634 9266
Monday, October 27, 2008
Make sure you stay healthy this winter! Get VNS Flu/Pneumonia Shots at the City Market!
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. October 27
Come out and enjoy good music, food and fun while you commemorate our own Indianapolis Colts with BLUE MONDAY! =)
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. October 29
Make sure to come out for this season's LAST FARMER'S MARKET. Don't miss your opportunity to grab fresh produce, lunch and City Market Gear!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Full-Time Salaried Position
Reports to Deputy Director.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Operations Supervisor is responsible for maintenance, janitorial services and event operational support for the Indianapolis City Market. Position requires both contractor management ability and hands-on execution skills of repair and maintenance needs. Position entails participating in and overseeing team/s to keep common areas clean and the physical plant running smoothly and comfortably. Position requires the ability to work well with tenants, City Market customers and staff.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
· Strong supervisory, communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
· Strong organizational skills.
· Ability to complete work order forms from creation through to follow-up and completion of project and submission to supervisor.
· Computer/e-mail/Microsoft skills are helpful.
· Knowledge of building operations and mechanical systems, including heating and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical systems, elevator systems, cooking hood systems/filtration, security systems and cooler and freezer units. Ability and technical skills to make minor repairs to systems as appropriate. Performs light carpentry and painting also.
· Ability to complete job tasks independently while working toward a team goal.
· Lifting, climbing stairs/ladders, handling snow removal, being outdoors during inclement weather (at times) are requirements of the job.
· Knowledge of janitorial and cleaning procedures.
· Knowledge of pest control procedures.
· Knowledge of preventative maintenance procedures.
· Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory codes for public food service facilities is helpful.
· Performs snow and ice removal on City Market property.
· Assists with special events set up and/or take down as needed.
· Presents self in professional attire and overall appearance as outlined by supervisor and Employee Handbook.
· Interprets policies and procedures as established by superiors.
· Performs any and all other duties as assigned.
· Weekend and evening availability is required.
Lead by example—not afraid to participate in any and all duties that subordinates may be asked or required to perform.
Manage contract services and maintenance staff in the performance of duties, including scheduling, training, work performance and evaluation.
Maintain inventory, supplies, equipment and public area furnishings. Order supplies as needed.
Manage maintenance budgets.
Participate in the ongoing assessment and monitoring of operational, structural and cosmetic needs of facility.
Work with tenants to ensure compliance with City Market rules and regulations.
Attend Board of Directors and Building Committee meetings as necessary.
Develop and implement preventive maintenance measures.
Develop, update and/or maintain as needed a Standard Operating Procedures manual for building operations.
Work with staff, suppliers and contractors in ensuring the facility is safe, clean and fully functional. Monitor the work of suppliers and contractors to ensure fulfillment of work contracted on behalf of the City Market.
Work with appropriate government officials to ensure the facility is in compliance with regulatory codes (e.g. Fire Marshall, Marion County Board of Health).
Execute special projects as assigned.
Any and all other duties as assigned.
Contact the City Market at (317)634-9266
Monday, October 20, 2008
Make sure to stop in at the City Market for our SECOND TO LAST award-winning Farmer's Market of the season! One of your last chances to grab some truly fresh produce from local farmers. Grab a bite inside the Markethouse in between your shopping excursion. Visit and chat us up at the Information Station where you can find out what exciting events we have coming up at the City Market. We look forward to seeing you for some great food and fun this week!
Don't know how to get to the Market? CLICK HERE for directions!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Make sure to stop in and check out one of our last award winning Farmer's Markets of the season! Browse the local vendors, hear some good local music and grab a bite to eat inside the Markethouse! Chat us up at the Information Station to find out what the Market has in store for the Winter Season.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. October 8
Visit us at the City Market for our award-winning Farmer's Market. Pick up your favorite locally grown fresh foods and stop inside the Markethouse for a good quick lunch! Chat us up at the Information Station to find out what's really going on at the City Market!
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. October 9
Join the Indianapolis City Market, the Hoosier Environmental Council, Dept. of Public Works, United Water and Indy Go for a showcase of local green organizations and businesses ready to help you do your part!
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. October 11
Join Tony Hanslits of the Chef's Academy for a Kitchen Demo presented by Clark Appliances and Reese Kitchen. Sign up now and get a special reduced price of only $25, opposed to the regular $35! What's on the menu? Roasted Beat Ravioli and Brown Sage Butter, just in time to fall!
To sign up for a kitchen class contact the City Market by phone @ (317)634.9266 or by email email@example.com.
We can't wait to see you at the Market this week!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. September 23
Come visit the Market for our award-winning Farmer's Market. Shop local produce, custom jewelry and listen to local music as you enjoy lunch at the Market. Make sure to find out what's really going on at the City Market at the Information Station.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. September 27
Make sure to visit the City Market on Saturday to check out the ever-growing Indy Arts Market. You can shop local artists on Whistler Plaza and grab a bite to eat from the daily Vendors inside the Market. Come downtown for a fun-filled Saturday!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The City Market continues it's last stretch of the Farmer's Market. Make sure to stop in and check out the last month of the fresh produce, music and fun. Don't forget that the Information Station is still open for business. Check it out and grab some information on what is in store for the fall and winter months at the market! While you're there, pick up some of the new City Market Gear. T-shirts are 2 for $20 or 1 for $12 and market bags are only $5! We look forward to seeing you!
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. September 20
Make sure to check out another Saturday at the Indy Arts Market. Browse local artists, hear local music and grab a bite to eat at the Market. Stop in to check out paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry and even modern sculptures!
Monday, September 1, 2008
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. September 3
- Shop the streets at the City Market for our award-winning Farmer's Market. Grab a bite inside, enjoy the music on Whistler Plaza and shop for fresh produce, flowers, jewelry and more! Make sure to pick up your City Market gear at the Information Station located right next to the old Tomlinson Arch! T shirts are going for 2 for $20 or 1 for $12! City Market shopping bags are only $5, make sure to pick one up while they last!
- Stop in at the Market on Saturday to enjoy a day filled with shopping, art and food! Check out our ever-growing Indy Arts Market featuring local artists and local music lining Whistler Plaza. It is a great way to spend a Saturday downtown!
Monday, August 25, 2008
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. August 27
- Enjoy the last Farmer's Market in August. Vendors line the street offering fresh produce, honey, flowers and more. Check out the Information Station, filled with brand new City Market Gear. Pick up a City Market t-shirt for $12 or 2 for $20 or grab a City Market grocery bag for $5.
- Grab lunch at the Market and enjoy the Indy Jazz Orchestra as a part of the Indy Parks Friday Concert Series.
- Clark Kitchen presents a local premier chef featuring 2 cooking demonstrations in our new state of the art demonstration kitchen.
- Enjoy the ever-growing Indy Arts Market. Stop in for lunch and browse the artists lining Whistler Plaza. Check out local music as you check out custom made jewelry, drawings, paintings and even modern sculptures.
Monday, August 18, 2008
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. August 20
- Stop in at the Farmer's Market and check out the fresh produce, local music and local vendors. Stop in at the Information Station to find out about the upcoming events and grab some City Market gear.
- Marion County Health Department presents a local premier chef for a cooking demonstration perfect for kids and their parents.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. August 22
- Grab lunch in the Market house and chill out on Whistler Plaza as Monica Herzig performs on the Market District Stage as a part of the Indy Parks Friday Concert Series.
- Stop in for the ever growing Indy Arts Market on Whistler Plaza. Check out local artists and their unique artwork as a part of a fun filled day at the Market. Local music, food and art is sure to make for an action packed day at the Market!
Monday, August 11, 2008
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. August 13
- Come join us on Market Street for our Award-winning Farmer's Market. Browse the vendors, enjoy local music and grab lunch! Make sure to stop in at the Information Station to grab brand new Farmer's Market bags for $5 or Urban Farmer t-shirts for $12 or 2 for $20!
- Clark Kitchen presents a local premier chef featuring two cooking demonstrations.
- Marion County Health Department presents the Cooking at the Market cooking class series.
- Grab some lunch and enjoy a beautiful day as Joe Hart performs on the Market District Stage on Whistler Plaza as a part of Acoustic Thursdays Unplugged.
- Stop in at the Market and enjoy lunch from one of our many vendors out on Whistler Plaza as Cathy Morris performs on the Market District Stage as part of the Indy Parks Friday Concert Series.
- Come join the Market at its ever-growing Indy Arts Market. Browse local artists, listen to local music and enjoy local, outstanding food!
We can't wait to see you at the Market this week!
Monday, August 4, 2008
- Join us on Market Street for our Award-winning Farmer's Market. Check out the new City Market gear at the Information Station. Spacious Farmer's Market eco-friendly shopping bags available for only $5. New Urban Farmer men's and women's t-shirts available for $12 or 2 for $20. Stop in and check out what's going on at the Market!
9:45 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. August 7
- Marion County Health Department presents a local premier chef as he conducts a cooking demonstration perfect for kids and their parents! All cooking demonstrations and classes take place in the City Market's newest addition: the demonstration kitchen.
- Join us at the City Market on your lunch break and check out the acoustic stylings of Gordon Bonham as he performs on the Market District Stage on Whistler Plaza as part of the City Market's Acoustic Thursdays Unplugged.
- Stop in at the Market again on Friday to enjoy the Naptown Tuba Quintet as they perform on the Market District Stage on Whistler Plaza as part of the Indy Parks Friday Summer Concert Series.
- Make sure to check out the Indy Arts Market on Saturday to grab a taste of Indy culture. As artists line Whistler Plaza, showing off and selling their creative artwork make sure to grap lunch and stick around for a appearance by the local jazz group Cocktail Sax as they perform on the Market District Stage on Whistler Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you at the Market this week! =)
Monday, July 28, 2008
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. July 30
- Come shop at our Award-winning Farmer's Market. Shop around, grab some lunch and enjoy music from 11-1 from a local favorite! Make sure to stop in at the Information Station to check out what's going on at the Market the rest of the summer and to pick up your City Market gear! =)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. July 31
- Grab some lunch and enjoy the acoustic stylings of Myra Dworski and Jon Hall as they perform on the Market District Stage on Whistler Plaza for July's last Acoustic Thursdays Unplugged.
- Stop in at the Market during your lunch hour and grab something good to munch on while you enjoy Riley O'Conner perform on the Market District Stage on Whistler Plaza for the weekly Indy Parks Friday Concert Series.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. August 2
- Stop in at the Indy Arts Market. Shop the local artists, enjoy good music and check out the good food the Market has to offer!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. July 23
- Stop in at our award-winning Farmer's Market for a day of music, shopping and fun! Check out the Information Station on Whistler Plaza. You can pick up information about Summer events and the Indy Arts Market. You can also pick up your own City Market flair! =)
- Check out our newest addition to the Market House: the Demonstration Kitchen as the Marion County Health Department presents a local premier chef for a cooking demonstration perfect for kids and their parents!
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. July 24
- Grab some lunch and find a seat on Whistler Plaza so you can enjoy the acoustic stylings of Doug Henthorn as he performs on the Market District Stage as a part of the Acoustic Thursdays Unplugged.
- Repeat your Thursday lunch day and stop in at the Market to enjoy the Drums of Africa on the Market District Stage on Whistler Plaza as a part of the Indy Parks Summer Concert Series.
- Check out the newest Saturday Hot Spot in Downtown Indy: the Indy Arts Market. Visit the Market to do some shopping for local produce, paintings, jewelry and creative crafts. The continuously growing Indy Arts Market is proving to be a great way to spend Saturdays!
- Take a break from shopping to enjoy the local acoustic rock band Sour Mash. The local favorites are making their second Indy Arts Market appearance so make sure to stop in and check out their unique style!
Monday, July 14, 2008
- Clark Kitchen presents a local premier chef featuring two cooking demonstrations.
- Our award-winning Farmer's Market. Stop in for fresh produce, baked goods, local flowers and good music!
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 17
- Marion County Health Department presents the Cooking at the Market cooking class series.
- Bill Rumley performs on the Market District Stage on Whistler Plaza for Acuostic Thursdays Unplugged.
- Indy Park Concert Series presents the Acoustic Catfish on the Market District Stage on Whistler Plaza.
- The City Market hosts its growing phenomena known as the Indy Arts Market. Stop in for some local music and lunch while you browse the local artists and vendors!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. July 9
- Our award-winning Farmer's Market. Stop in and enjoy local music as you shop for your favorite local produce.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 9
- Clark Kitchen presents a local premier chef featuring two cooking demonstrations.
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. July 10
- Marion County Health Department presents a local premier chef for a cooking demonstration perfect for kids and their parents
- Frank Bradford performs on Whistler Plaza for Acoustic Thursdays Unplugged
- The local band Lathens performs on Whistler Plaza as part of the Indy Parks Concert Series.
- Budweiser and the Indianapolis Arts Council sponsor the 3rd Indy Arts Market with local artists and local music!
With all the buzz behind the Market, 222 East Market Street is proving to be one of Indy's newest hot spots! The first ever Indy Arts Market was clearly a success with different artists from across the area filling Whistler Plaza. The Market stayed busy until the artists packed up shop for the day. As a community center, the City Market will run the Indy Arts Market on a continual basis to keep Indy introduced to local art and local music.
The Market isn't just hosting Indy Arts Market this summer, the event calendar is jam-packed with exciting concerts, kitchen demonstrations and of course our award winning Farmer's Markets. Each of these events takes place right in the heart of the Market, bringing people together in the Market house and on Whistler Plaza for great food and great music.
So as you scramble for exciting things to finish your summer off right, why not look to the Indianapolis City Market? With all the new events and festivities going on at the Market, it's sure to be a spot you can turn to and guarantee yourself an entertaining day!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Celebration Week Schedule of Events
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 23
- Noon – Breaking of the Bread to kick off Harvest Week. Executive Director Joe Dayan will break bread on Whistler Plaza to signify the Grand Re-Opening of the City Market.
- Noon – Cooking demonstration by a local chef in the Markets new Demonstration Kitchen.
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. June 24
Kids Day at the Market
· 9 to 11 a.m. – Sponge Bob Square Pants will greet visitors.
· Noon – Dance Creations will perform in the Historic Market House.
· Noon – Local kid’s singer Bill Bailey will perform on Whistler Plaza.
· Noon to 2 p.m. – Caring for Kids Digital Fingerprinting.
· 4 p.m. – The Boys of R, a teenage rock band, will perform on Whistler Plaza.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 25
- 10 to 1:30 p.m. – Local farmers sell their products on Market Street (a weekly summer tradition).
- 11 to 12:30 p.m. – Tony Hanslits, Director of the Chef’s Academy, combines the Farmer’s Market and the indoor merchants to create a meal as he demonstrates “Fresh Bags to Go.” Pick up a bag of prearranged fresh goods and watch Tony prepare a meal that you can cook right in your own kitchen. You can even sample the meal before you choose to take your Fresh Bag home.
- Noon – Live music by local artists on Whistler Plaza.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 26,
1880’s County Fair.
- 10 to 4 p.m. – Connor Prairie brings a piece of its living history to the Market. Costumed characters – from 1886 – will mingle with visitors.
- Hourly beginning at 10 a.m. – Visitors can take a Tour of the entire City Market. Tours begin on the hour at the Arch on Whistler Plaza.
- Noon to 3 p.m. – Free carriage rides.
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. June 27
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Emily Ann Thompson will perform Celtic fiddle and guitar and Celtic Motion-Irish Dancers will perform.
- 12:45 to 2 p.m. – Hybrid Strings performs world music.
- 4 to 6:30 p.m. – Barbara Whiteside along with Salsa and Company perform and give free salsa lessons.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 28
Indy Arts Market Day.
9 a..m. to 2 p.m. –Indy Arts Market will debut featuring local artists, who will sell original work.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. –Throttle Stompers car show featuring classics and hot rods.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – City Market merchants will provide samples.Noon to 2 p.m. – City Market Cooking Class featuring Dwight Simmons the “Chef of 2000.”
Stop in this week at the Farmer's Market and visit the City Market's Information Station to pick up Celebration Week Cards. They fill you in on what's going on all day everyday during the Grand Opening week. While you are there, pick up a reusable grocery bag from the City Market for only $5. Get Fresh. Be Indypendent. Buy Local and sport a very convenient City Market grocery bag!
Pick up a summer events card too! The convenient cards tell you about the cooking demonstrations, Indy Parks Concerts, the NEW Indy Arts Market and Acoustic Thursdays Unplugged. Don't leave the City Market without one!!!
Make sure to stop in Thursday June 19 for the next Acoustic Thursday with Gordon Bonham. He will brighten the City Market as he plays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grab a bite to eat and unwind with Bonham's cool melodies.
Get familiar with the Market this week so you can plan your days next week around our many exciting activities we have planned!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Check it out to find stories about the Market's history, vendors, award winning Farmers' Market, status as a nonprofit organization, and the new demonstration kitchen!
So don't forget, JUNE 21.
The paper precedes GRAND OPENING WEEK! We look forward to seeing you there and hearing what you think about the NEW CITY MARKET!
Monday, June 2, 2008
While fresh foods always has been the center attraction to Indianapolis City Market, promoting and supporting independent artists are extensions of the Market’s tradition and culture of providing flavors of Indianapolis, and that includes food, art and crafts.
The 2008 City Market music line-up includes Indy Parks Concerts, Indy Arts Market and Acoustic Thursdays Unplugged. The City Market is proud to present these FREE concerts on Whistler Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
June 5 Shane Rodimel Acoustic Thursday
June 6 Jessica Sonner Indy Parks Concert
June 12 Phil Pierle Acoustic Thursday
June 13 Greg Ziesmer & Indy Parks Concert
June 19 Gordon Bonham Acoustic Thursday
June 20 Blueprint Music Indy Parks Concert
June 26 Mike Flowers Acoustic Thursday
June 27 Cool Chilies Indy Parks Concert
June 28 Sour Mash Indy Arts Fair
July 3 Mike Powell(Elvis) Acoustic Thursday
July 10 Frank Bradford Acoustic Thursday
July 11 Lathens Indy Parks Concert
July 17 Bill Rumley Acoustic Thursday
July 18 Acoustic Catfish Indy Parks Concert
July 24 Doug Henthorn Acoustic Thursday
July 25 Drums of West Africa Indy Parks Concert
July 31 Myra Dworski & Acoustic Thursday
Aug 1 Riley O’Conner Indy Parks Concert
Aug 7 Gordon Bonham Acoustic Thursday
Aug 8 Naptown Tuba Indy Parks Concert
Aug 14 Joe Hart Acoustic Thursday
Aug 15 Cathy Morris Indy Parks Concert
Aug 22 Monica Herzig Indy Parks Concert
Aug 29 Indy Jazz Orchestra Indy Parks Concert
The City Market is open Monday – Saturday from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Parking in the public lot at Market and Alabama streets is free to City Market patrons every Saturday, and is just $1 weekdays.
Friday, May 30, 2008
The addition of the Indy Arts Market on Saturdays expands the City Market from a fresh food market to a music and art venue. Lining the Whistler Plaza, local artists will have the opportunity to display and sell their artwork in a location walking distance from Monument Circle and Mass Avenue while local musicians entertain. Make your work available to the masses by participating in the Indy Arts Market. Being a part of the Indy Arts Market allows you to be part of a ground breaking new tradition at the City Market.
The City Market is one of only five original Public Market Houses in the United States and is among only a handful of original 19th Century Market Houses left. The towering brick walls, expansive iron trusses, arched windows, and patina copper roof make it a work of art in itself. The historical national landmark represents over 100 years of Indianapolis tradition that makes it a centerpiece of Indianapolis life.
With all the up and coming revitalized areas in Indianapolis, you must consider the City Market just as important as Monument Circle, Mass Ave, and Fountain Square. The historical aspects of Indianapolis are what make it such a great pull to tourists and locals. When you support the City Market, you support Indianapolis. Local farmers, vendors, musicians, and artists are the people who make the City Market possible. By participating in the City Market, you have the opportunity to be a part of one of the city’s oldest and most prized institutions.
Join in on the fun and encourage others to support you at the City Market. Encourage fellow Hoosiers to Get Fresh. Be Indypendent. Buy Local.
Monday-Saturday: From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Local vendors are ready to sell you their carefully prepared delicacies!
Wednesday: From 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. the award winning Farmers Market takes place outside the City Market on Market Street between Alabama and Delaware streets. Stop in to pick up some fresh produce, cookies, bread, or even syrup!
Thursday: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shane Rodimel performs on Whistler Plaza to kick off the summer's Acoustic Thursdays! Drop into the City Market to grab a bite and listen to some good local music!
Make sure to mark your calendars for the GRAND RE-OPENING scheduled June 23 - 28! It is sure to be a week full of fun and exciting activities for the whole family!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
1) A person obsessed with food and its preparation. 2) A person who will eat almost an-ything, but, astonishingly is not French. 3) Anyone who's TIVO hard drive is completely filled with recordings from the Food Channel.
You are if:
- You think a life lived without organ meats, stinky cheese and demi-glace is a life not worth living.
- You have ever eaten the eyeballs of ANYTHING.
- You think six hours of prep time is reasonable for a "quick" meal.
- You think the 50-50 chance you have of dying while eating ill-prepared blowfish is a risk worth taking.
2. Fair Trade is better for the environment. Fair Trade supports sustainable practices that minimize our environmental footprint.
3. Fair Trade means high quality goods. Artisans take pride in their work. Crafts are often handmade, which translates into closer attention to detail and in the end higher-quality products.
4. Fair Trade means better tasting food. Farmers are involved and invested in the entire production process, and crops are grown and harvested in smaller quantities. As a result, Fair Trade food is fresher and tastier.
5. Fair Trade is safe. Fair Trade actively promotes integrated farm management systems that improve soil fertility and preserve valuable ecosystems, and limit the use of harmful agrochemicals that present dangers to farmers’ health. That means food that’s safer for you and for the people who grow it.
6. Fair Trade supports communities. By working through cooperative structures, Fair Trade artisans and small farmers are able to invest Fair Trade earning in their communities, improving housing, healthcare, and schools.
7. Fair Trade is trade farmers can count on. Fair Trade is committed to strengthening direct partnerships between buyers and producers. These partnerships provide an avenue for buyers to purchase quality products from people they trust, and offer a sustainable and reliable way for farmers, artisans and their families to improve their livelihood.
8. Fair Trade connects you with other cultures. Fair Trade products are unique to the places they come from and the people who make them. Farmers and artisans are involved in the entire process, and Fair Trade products reflect the people and cultures they come from.
9. Fair Trade means sustainable local economies. Fair Trade gives farmers and artisans control of their own future. They can build their own businesses, rather than working for a middleman, and the profits stay in their communities and go back into their businesses.
10. Fair Trade means what you buy matters. By choosing Fair Trade products, you are not only accessing high quality products, you are making a difference in the lives of the people who grow the food you eat and the goods you use.
Copyrighted by Fair Trade Resource Network 2008
The Ba’s began selling art for friends of Cherif Ba, a native of Senegal in Africa. As they continued to do this, they decided it was important and beneficial to the local and African communities to support free trade. Upon opening Dianbaar at the City Market, they introduced the Indianapolis community to custom-made African art and the idea of fair trade.
“The neat thing about fair trade and what we do is that each piece we sell has its own story. Most of our items are primarily made by women, but each gift represents a story of a community that we are choosing to support by making these items available to purchase here,” says Kimberly Ba.
Dianbaar is unique in that it offers the opportunity to African individuals to produce and sell their art for living wages so they can support their families. Fair trade also fights against child labor and supports sustainable practices that minimize our environmental footprint.
The Ba’s purchase all of their art from the Fair Trade Federation. The FTF certifies that all artists adhere to strict environmental conditions, not harming or polluting the environment. Dianbaar was certified by Co-Op America in April, making them a part of the National Green Pages. This honor certifies that they are a business socially and environmentally friendly.
Dianbaar supports a dozen communities in Africa and local charities. Dianbaar donates a portion of sales to Gleaner’s Food Bank and Cobert Place, both local charities, supporting the Indianapolis area. Dianbaar is not only supporting local and distant communities, but it is also giving Indianapolis natives an opportunity to connect with different cultures right in the heart of its historic City Market.
Constantino’s Market Place re-opened its fresh produce market in November and expanded its produce into a full Italian deli in December. Sisters, Antonia and Concetta Mascari are great-granddaughters of the original owners of the Constantino’s Market Place.
“We feel a great connection to this community and wanted to carry on the family tradition to honor them, and celebrate our family’s heritage,” said Antonia.
Constantino’s Market Place brings organic produce, meats, a bakery, and Italian specialty items to the City Market, introducing Indianapolis to something extraordinary in quality and taste. Constantino’s prides itself in giving excellent customer service, going above and beyond for any of its many customers. It also believes in having the utmost quality in all the items sold.
The mission of Constantino’s Market Place is to create an exciting, innovative, and neighborly fresh and prepared foods destination that impacts consumer senses, builds customer value through the attributes of friendship and education, and promotes healthy living.
Market Place becomes a feast for the senses in the City Market’s open-air atmosphere as the colors and aroma of fresh produce, meats and cheeses fill the air. The store prides itself in having a shopper friendly atmosphere and an accommodating staff on hand to answer all questions.
Constantino’s is among about a dozen new merchants, who have opened at City Market since the renovation of the market was completed in late 2007. Constantino’s continues to grow and become an even more prominent part of the City Market.
The City Market is one of only five original Public Market Houses in the United States and is among only a handful of original 19th Century Market Houses left. The towering brick walls, expansive iron trusses, arched windows, and patina copper roof make it a beautifully preserved national landmark. Looking at the Market today, it represents over 100 years of Indianapolis tradition. The Market features its historical beauty along with local businesses and vendors that truly make it a centerpiece of Indianapolis life.
The Market offers three beautiful areas to capture your special day or important business function. The Historic Market House Mezzanine features a five story vaulted ceiling, panoramic windows, and a giant dance floor, making it uniquely unmatched by any other venue. It can accommodate seating up to 500 guests!
Whistler Plaza is located outsde at the corner of Market and Delaware Streets. It is a perfect fit for your next big event. Theis area of the City Market can entertain up to 1,200 guests. Whistler Plaza offers access to the Market District Stage, the Tomlinson Hall Historic Arch, and a breathtaking view of the city skyline and Monument Circle.
The City Conference Center, located on the 2nd floor of the East Wing, is in the heart of city government, corporate office complexes and the Cultural Trail. This area, adjacent to the Historic Market House Mezzanine, is a perfect location for your business meeting, trade show or intimate rehearsal dinner. The room features full audio-visual bapabilities, unique architecture and seating for 150 clients or guests.
Whether you are planning a wedding reception, intimate rehearsal dinner or an important business function let the City Market's dedicated, experienced event management team make your special day an event to remember.
Call 317-634-9266 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for an appointment to view our facilities or discuss the possibilities of using the Market for your special day!
1823 – City Market platted by the City of Indianapolis
1886 – Tomlinson Hall (a meeting place, an exposition hall) and Market House built through civic donations
1958 – Tomlinson Hall burned leaving only the Market House, which is now the center place of the City Market
1974 – Historic preservation efforts lead to an $8 million renovation of the Market House and the building of two wings. Funded by Lilly Endowment and City of Indianapolis, the project coincided with the building of Market Square Arena.
1974 – City Market is placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks by the National Park Service.
1988 – City Market incorporated as 501 (c)3; City continues to reimburse the Market for cost of utilities and some maintenance
1990 – City Market placed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks
2005 – Formation of the Historic City Market Foundation to help ensure continued preservation of the Market; The Foundation received 501 (c) 3 status in 2007. The Foundation is considering hiring grant writer/professional fund-raiser to help raise funds for the Market
2007 – City Market underwent a $2.5 million renovation funded by Lilly Endowment, Central Indiana Community Foundation, City of Indianapolis and Local Initiative Support Corporation
2007– Leasing and Business Development campaign begins to bring a new formula of merchants to the market. Eleven (11) new leases supporting the new fresh food market paradigm are executed brining occupancy from 50 percent to 85 percent
2007– Merchants open or reopen in Historic Market House by November
2008 – June 23-28, 2008 City Market presents the new Market House and its merchants during a weeklong celebration