Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market Resumes in May

INDIANAPOLIS, May 6, 2019 - On Tuesday, May 14, the Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market will kick off its 12th season of providing fresh and local produce, fresh baked goods, plants and other market items to the public. In addition, the market will offer a variety of music as well as resources and techniques to help reduce stress and improve mood.

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Commonground in front of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital will transform into a farmers’ market with several vendors, local farmers and games, such as corn hole and football toss. The market, which will also occasionally include a live concert or a DJ, goes throughout the summer months and ends Tuesday, Sept. 10. The event will occur rain or shine.

Items sold at the Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market are grown or made within 150 miles of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus and within the state of Indiana.

“Wellness and prevention have always been at the core of Eskenazi Health’s model of care,” said Dr. Lisa Harris, CEO of Eskenazi Health. “Evidence shows eating a healthful diet plays a significant role in preventing, managing and even reversing chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes. Eskenazi Health is proud to once again host our weekly Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market.”

Duos will again be part of the weekly offerings with its permanent location directly next to the market.

Café Soleil at Eskenazi Health will delight customers with Bud’s BBQ’s cookout menu, which includes locally sourced food. In addition to bringing on new menu items, some returning favorites are Bud’s famous baby back BBQ ribs, grilled local chicken, brats, fresh corn on the cob and, of course, Bud’s classic peach cobbler. Indiana Kitchen (Delphi, Indiana), Miller Poultry (Orland, Indiana), Fischer Farms (Jasper, Indiana) and Gunthorp Farms (LaGrange, Indiana) are among Eskenazi Health’s local partners.

The Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market is part of the innovative Eskenazi Health Wellness program. Eskenazi Health Wellness began in 2005 as a way to encourage employees and others to place wellness and health as a top priority.

While the market’s aim is to attract Eskenazi Health employees and others on the IUPUI campus, all visitors and guests are encouraged to stop by and visit the farmers’ market. The Eskenazi Health Parking Garage is accessible for patrons and is located just west of the market on Dr. Harvey Middleton Way. If you have any questions about the Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market, please call 317.880.3300.

On Tuesday, May 14, vendors will include:

•             3 in 1 Restaurant

•             McCowans Farm

•             Gluten Free Creations

•             Maya’s Barkery

•             D & S Kettle Corn

•             Creative Wandering

•             Café Soleil

•             Aahaa Chai

•             Circle City Kombucha

•             Apricot Sun Mediterranean Foods



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