Am I alone here? Seriously.
Anyone from the Indianapolis area? Anyone? Anyone?
What about central Indiana? No? Crap.
Anyone here live in Indiana at all? crickets
EDIT: Well, awesome. I'm realllly pleasantly surprised! It seems there's an Indiana Paleo presence after all. I'm going to start a Facebook group at the very least to attempt to organize some Indiana Paleo enthusiasts into a cohesive community. Please add me (Nathan Becker) as a friend on Facebook if interested, and I'll add you to the group. From there, invite all your friends who have even a little interest in a Paleo-type lifestyle! Also, feel free to email me at nabecker (at) indiana.edu if you'd like like to contribute any suggestions, have any questions, or have any advice for me.
I went searching for the same thing in my area (St. Louis, MO). I started in the forums over on MDA. Eventually I started a meetup group at www.meetup.com. In one month we have over 35 members. Seven of us met and went on a hike in a state park just today.
I recommend checking the forums on some of the websites. Also check the crossfit gyms in your area. I'm certain there many, many paleos in your area. And, I dare say, most of them are eager to talk to people like you.
In addition to starting the meetup group, Primal Living STL, we also have a facebook page by the same name.
Good luck to you! Laura
You're definitely not alone! I eat a pretty strictly Paleo diet (I allow myself the occasional cheat), and recommend it to all of my training clients (Lvl 1 CF Trainer here), most of whom follow it to some degree (a couple strictly).
Also, I'm a big proponent of locally sourced, sustainable foods... mostly do farm-market and co-op shopping for produce, and also get grass-finished beef from farms nearby (actually just filled the freezer with a side of beef last month).
The word is spreading; whenever anyone finds out I'm a fitness coach and asks me how they should be eating (or, alternatively, asks me to help them reach their fitness goals), I try to bring them into the fold. :)
I'm originally from Indy, but I live in NYC now! Sorry!
My mother still lives in Indiana tho! She's on the north side of Indy in Carmel. She just got the Primal Blueprint, and her and her knitting buddies have gone Paleo. I think she's about 2 weeks in. I know she's usually pretty knowledgeable about local farmers/farmer's markets.
I've been trying to get her to join PaleoHacks, so we'll see what happens!
GO HOOSIERS! Sorry to my Boilermaker friends!
I live in Lafayette now, so Indy's only an hour away.
I've been shopping around for a nearby supply of grass-fed beef. There are several vendors in the area, I just haven't had the time to research them thoroughly. I'd love to hear any recommendations.