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How Can We Solve Food Access Issues in Indianapolis?

In 2014, Indianapolis was ranked as the worst city in the country for food deserts. Unfortunately, that’s no surprise to us. In fact, one of the main reasons we opened Pogue’s Run Grocer near 10th and Rural was to provide food access in that food desert. “Food Desert: An area (often urban) without ready access […]

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Farm to Fork

Do you know where your food comes from? One of the most popular requests we get from shoppers and Members is for more ‘Local.’ Although the names may be, the idea of Farm-to-Fork or Farm-to-Plate or Slow-Food isn’t a new one. In fact some restaurants, most popularly Chipotle, have built their business models on it. […]

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#FairFood

The Indiana State Fair opens TODAY! What images come to mind when you think about the State Fair? Maybe … Food? From Funnel Cakes to Tenderloins to Fried Oreos, the Fair Food is coming. But what is Fair Food? There may be a definition beyond deep fried curiosities; perhaps a play on words that you may […]

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What Does the Closing of Double 8 Mean For Pogue’s Run Grocer?

Double 8 Foods Closes You’ve probably heard by now that Double 8 Foods closed all of their stores suddenly a couple weeks ago. In response, conversations regarding food access issues have re-emerged in the media, amongst neighborhood groups and within the camps of local politicians. Indianapolis Food Deserts You may have also heard that a […]

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Good and Cheap

While Leanne Brown was Master’s student at New York University she wondered how well (or if) a person on SNAP assistance could actually eat. The $4 a day ration (formerly known as food stamps) didn’t seem like a lot. Could they actually create decent meals on a meager budget? The result of Leanne’s musings eventually […]

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The Days of Dehydration

Summer’s here and so are the days of dehydration. Water is essential to life, so much so that we cannot go more than three days without it! But how much water should you be drinking? For most people the answer to that question is a pretty simple calculation. A SIMPLE CALCULATION How much do you […]

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The Dirty Dozen

Ahhh, summer time! It’s the time for kids to chase lightning bugs; for homemade ice cream; for farmer’s markets and all those delicious fruits and vegetables and … pesticides?! Yes, pesticides. THE DIRTY DOZEN Unfortunately, many of our summer favorites rank as some of the worst in terms of pesticide residue. It’s a situation that […]

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Alan’s Favorite Summer Seasoning

It’s summer time. It’s time to break out the grill. Alan Walker, our Customer Service Manager, has what he calls a “can’t miss” summer seasoning recipe that’s great whether you’re seasoning meat, fish or vegetables. Remember, all these ingredients are available at Pogue’s Run Grocer. 2 ½ tablespoons Paprika 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons garlic […]

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It’s a 1,000 Member Celebration!

1,000 … Sometimes that’s a big number, sometimes it’s not. In this case, 1,000 is a very big number to Pogue’s Run Grocer. We’ve just passed the 1,000 Member milestone. That’s 1,000 people who have invested in our store, in our mission and in our neighborhood; 1,000 people who now own a piece of our […]

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Plant Walk with Greg Monzel, Community Herbalist

We will embark from PRG and walk to Spades Park, where we will meet native prairie and woodland plants in the restored bird sanctuary habitat along Pogue’s Run.  Along the way, we will also meet notable weeds that are used for food and medicine.  A few notable plants that are found there include black walnut, […]

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