GOING LOCAL Week 2010 will be celebrated in the Hoosier state from Sunday, September 5 through Saturday, September 11, 2010. This is a one week challenge to Indiana residents, and visitors, to eat at least one Indiana locally grown or produced food at each meal during the seven day event. In honor of this statewide challenge, each day this week several foodie people in Hamilton County will provide insights on their organization - we hope this will give you an idea on places to dine, buy foods, wines, brew and more! Today's post is all about the Hamilton County Winter Marketplace in Noblesville: The Hamilton County Marketplace is Central Indiana's Winter Market, offering a unique shopping experience from select Indiana vendors from state festivals, art & craft shows, and farm markets all under one roof. Missing a special treat from your local farm market? At the Winter Marketplace, guests can find art, gifts, and gourmet homemade foods from many local vendors (and you're supporting the local economy at the same time)! Also, while there - if you're craving BBQ, check out the booth for Zeck's North Carolina Barbeque for tasty, locally made foods and BBQ. YUM! This winter, the Marketplace dates are: November 6 & December 18, 2010 and February 5 & March 12, 2011. Market is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $1.00, children 12 and under are free. All admission proceeds are given to a different Hamilton County non-profit organization each month. Location: Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds - 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville Further information about Indiana food and producers, listings of local food events and farm tours, as well as recipes featuring Indiana's fresh, local, and in-season foods can be found on the GOING LOCAL site (www.goinglocal-info.com).
Going Local with the Hamilton County Winter Marketplace
Friday, September 10, 2010 by Hamilton County Tourism Staff