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A Locavore: So much Indy, so little time

Posted by: David Feinberg
Posted: July 23, 2010
Categories: Uncategorized

It used to make me sad when I would miss an event like this. Back in June I had a conflict for the 5th straight year with Brew Ha Ha (Phoenix theater fundraiser / event). I now look at this with great civic pride; Indianapolis has so many things going on that support the arts, that support local business, and that are just plain fun. It is a mark of a great city when you can’t find time to do everything it has to offer. I just have to remind myself to plan better for next year so that I can take advantage of all the great things Indy has to offer.

I love Indy. One of the things I have always loved is that the city is big enough to have more things to offer than I could ever do. There are more shows at theaters than I can work into my schedule, there are more festivals than I could ever make it to, and there are more local events happening then I can fit into my schedule.

Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately, next Saturday falls into that category. There are two events I want to attend very badly, but have had to chose just one. Lets start with my winner, Slow Food Indy’s Real Milk Dairy Tour. When I signed up for this I thought, there could not be a better event for me to close the month. The event features:

  • A visit to two dairy farms (Swiss Connection in Clay City and Rhodes Family Farm in Newburg)
  • Butter and cottage cheese making demonstration
  • Cheese and charucterie tasting hosted by Chris from Goose the Market
  • Dairy tour and milking demonstration
  • Hayride (always a favorite!)

This is an all day commitment and event. It departs the Sun King Brewery parking lot at 8 AM and does not return until 8 PM. The irony is event #2, which I now cannot attend goes from 2 PM to 7 PM at Sun King Brewery (so close!). It is the Nuvo’s Best of Indy Party whose proceeds benefit The Humane Society. Here is a listing of who will be at the party:


* Max Allen Band – Best Blues Artist / Group
* Mudkids – Best Hip Hop Artist / Group
* Stereo Delux – Best Rock Artist / Group
* DJ Slater & Hogan – Best Club DJ


  • Yats – Best local restaurant
  • Hot Box – Best late night dining
  • Santorini Greek Kitchen – Best Greek / Mediterranean
  • Bazbeaux – Best pizza
  • Flying Cupcake – Best dessert

I have just one more week of this locavore experiment. Though it hasn’t been hard, I am looking forward to the month ending. It is the convenience I am continuing to miss. When I cut the Patachou Coffee out because it came from Louisville I had to start getting up earlier to roast my own. I like my hair gel…it has a tremendous hold, but it takes a bit longer to apply (go to my daily blog for the recipe). I’m looking forward to some great final week experiences like the Diary Tour as I start to see the end of the month getting closer.

David Feinberg is a long time hub member who has spent his last 12 years living in Indianapolis trying to learn about everything our city has to offer. He spends his days in the exciting profession of accounting and has spent time volunteering with arts organizations (Theatre on the Square and American Pianists Association), Second Helpings, and the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Over the past 6 years his wife and her friends have converted David from his apathy for the environment to a guy who turned in his Jeep for a Prius, has 2 compost piles in his yard, and makes special trips to recycling plants for the things Republic doesn't accept yet. Over the next month he is going to take the next big environmental step, he is going to live as an Indiana Locavore. Follow his journey through his weekly blog on our website. Each Friday he will post an entry that talks about different events or organizations in Indianapolis that are helping to support his quest to be a bit more green.

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