Announcing Our New Binford Buying Club

As many of you know, we’ve been a vendor at the Binford Farmer’s Market since May of 2010.  It doesn’t feel like 5 summer seasons have gone by, but they have!  We’ve built a lot of relationships in the Binford area and as such, some of our most ardent supporters come from that market.

With that in mind, a couple of months back we began to think of a way to stay connected with our customers in the Binford area year round.  We considered a number of ways to do this, but the idea we kept coming back to was to form a buying club.  A buying club, in short, is simply a group of people who order product from a farmer and then have the items delivered into the city for pickup at someone’s home.  There are many different examples of how buying clubs are operated and what products they provide but they all hinge on one very important thing:  A really good buying club coordinator!

The coordinator is the glue that binds this type of relationship together and without them, the club simply won’t function.  As we started to pull the details of the buying club together, I began mentioning it to several of my regular customers at the Binford Farmers Market to gauge interest.  The interest was very high and the feedback was really positive.  We knew we were on to something and we just had to find the final piece!

One of those customers I mentioned our idea to was Meredith Sharp.  Meredith is an extremely passionate local foodie who supports us weekly and loves all of our products (but she is hopelessly addicted to our forest raised pork).  As we were parting ways the day I mentioned our idea she expressed an interest in being involved to help get this project off of the ground.  After hammering out some logistical details, Meredith agreed to be our official coordinator for the Binford Buying Club!  We feel really fortunate to have her, and her husband Matt, on board to help us make this a reality.

Now that we have all of the nuts and bolts figured out, we are happy to announce that our first delivery to the Binford Buying Club (BBC) will be on Monday, November 24thDelivery is free, and there is no minimum order required.  All you have to do is order by Sunday, November 23rd thru our online order form and select “Binford Buying Club” as your pickup point.  If you are not comfortable ordering online, you can also just contact Meredith via email and she can place your order for you.  Once your order has arrived, she’ll contact you about pickup times and take things from there.

Binford Buying Club Delivery Option

You might have a few questions about how all of this will operate, and most of the answers can be found in the FAQ section on our Binford Buying Club (BBC) webpage.  If you don’t see your question there, just email Meredith and she’ll respond to you.

Want to stay connected with all things BBC related?  You can sign-up using the email form below, or you can always go to our email sign-up page as well.  Meredith will be updating you through this newsletter on ordering deadlines, product availability, pickup times, and more.

Our goal is for those of you on the Northeast side of Indy to have a way to enjoy our products year round.  Please consider taking advantage of this free service!


Simpson Farm Featured with The Indigo Duck in the Indystar

Simpson Farm and The Indigo Duck in IndystarSome of you may have seen us mentioned in a recent Indy Star news article for their “Going Local Week: Culinary pros share their favorite finds“. Simpson Family Farm was highlighted as the favorite find for Joseph Hewitt, our friends and owner/executive chef of The Indigo Duck down in Franklin.

This is what Joseph had to say about us in the article:

Chicken from Simpson’s Farm Market in Martinsville. It’s produced by a seventh-generation family farmer, Darby Simpson, and his family. Darby raises the best chicken (“pastured poultry”) I have ever had the pleasure of eating, and I enjoy serving it — from buttermilk-fried to slow jerk roasted.

Darby and his family visited The Indigo Duck last weekend for lunch and it was absolutely a fantastic meal. If you’re looking for a dining experience outside of your normal routine, we highly recommend visiting the Hewitt’s down at The Indigo Duck. Oh, and you might just start making it part of your normal routine.

Something else you can add to your routine is stopping by and visiting us today at the farmer’s markets. Darby will be at the Binford Farmer’s Market today and Kim will be back in at the Greenwood Farmer’s Market on the south side.

You’ll be able to pick up some of our pastured poultry and pork for yourself today. We’re also taking orders now for Thanksgiving and Christmas pastured turkeys. Stock up on chicken wings for the freshly started NFL season or perhaps grab a few smoked ham hocks and chicken frames for a rich and hearty soup to go with this cooler weather starting to show-up on our calendars.

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