In June, Indiana Grown, the state’s agriculture branding initiative, held its first annual Marketplace. This event welcomed hundreds of Hoosiers to the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center to sip, sample, and shop from over 50 Indiana Grown member businesses.
“It was a wonderful experience to welcome so many Hoosiers and over 50 Indiana Grown members to the Indiana State Fairgrounds today,” said Caroline Patrick, director of Indiana Grown. “We are so excited for this event to continue to grow alongside our program.”
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s Indiana Grown initiative was created to promote products that are grown or made by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers! From fresh food grown from our soil to artisan goods crafted with care, this program is here to help Hoosiers discover what Indiana has to offer.
Indiana’s diverse agricultural landscape spans nearly 19 million acres of farms and forests. More than 56,000 farming operations make Indiana the eighth-largest farming state in the nation.
By allowing members to use the Indiana Grown logo on their products, the initiative aims to form a clearer designation of which products truly come from Indiana. Additionally, the Indiana Grown logo also helps Hoosiers easily identify and buy these local products.
Join in on the fun! The Indiana Grown State Fair Marketplace will offer fairgoers the opportunity to shop over 500 unique products from over 100 local Indiana Grown members. The store will be open each day the Indiana State Fair is open and is located in the Mercantile (AgHort) Building.
Visit IndianaGrown.org for more information about Indiana Grown and its members.