Finish Line’s urban farm is helping feed its neighbors

Posted on Aug 25 2017 - 4:15am by UOG

“A new urban farm has sprouted on the east side in a most unlikely setting. Surrounded by industry, the 7-acre farm is in The Finish Line’s backyard.

The retailer, which has its corporate headquarters near 30th Street and Mitthoeffer Road in Indianapolis, is the latest organization to partner with Brandywine Creek Farms and its owner, Jonathan Lawler, to address food insecurity in Indianapolis.

Employees gathered among the rows of peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and cantaloupe Thursday to hear from Lawler and Mayor Joe Hogsett on the farm operation, the fruit of which will benefit the 1,100 Finish Line employees and the surrounding community.”

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