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Welcome to Indiana Grown!
Spanning 19 million acres of farm and forest, Indiana's more than 60,000 farms grow, produce, and process some of the highest quality products in the United States.  Hoosiers spend approximately $16 billion per year buying food, but less than 10% of that is sourced within Indiana.
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Yogurt-Lemon Cake with Blueberry Basil Compote Cake

  The first place recipe in the Indiana Grown Culinary Competition at the Indiana State Fair.  Delicious!   Yogurt-Lemon Cake with Blueberry Basil Compote Cake Ingredients: 1½ c all purpose flour 2 tsp.  baking  powder ½ tsp. kosher salt 1 c Traders Point Creamery® Whole Milk Yogurt 1 1/3 c sugar, divided 3 large eggs 2 tsp. grated lemon zest ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract ½ c Healthy Hoosier® Sunflower Oil 1/3 c freshly squeezed lemon juice Compote Ingredients: 1 pint fresh blueberries, stemmed and washed 4 T Eisele’s® honey 1 ½ T freshly squeezed lemon juice 5 large basil leaves To make cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the […]


sweet corn donation

Sweet Corn Donation

Almost 60 dozen bags of sweet corn were delivered Thursday morning to the Supplemental United Food Pantry of Southern LaPorte County in Hanna and are pictured here.  Justene Charlesworth, of the LaCrosse HS Leo’s Club, met Carolyn Homan, a 28 year volunteer of the Pantry, to make the delivery.  Justene’s brother, Riley Charlesworth, is the owner of “How Sweet It Is” sweet corn.  With an abundant crop of more than they can sell at their regular location, the J-MARt BP in Wanatah, Justene decided to call upon fellow Leos to help pick over 700 ears.  Patrons of the Pantry on Thursday afternoon were each given a bag or two of fresh picked sweet corn. This is Riley Charlesworth’s third year raising sweet corn, a business he took over when family-friend Elwood Grieger retired from producing and selling the crop in Wanatah.  “How Sweet It Is” has been recognized as a member of “Indiana Grown”, an organization developed by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture as a statewide, all-inclusive and collaborative program promoting Indiana-produced agricultural products. Charlesworth hopes to be selling […]

Corn Cilantro Pesto Topping for Pork Burger

A great topping for a twist on your State Fair Pork Burger – now available at all Marsh supermarkets. 1 cup firmly packed cilantro leaves 1/4 cup firmly packed parsley leaves 1/4 cup grated or shredded parmesan or romano cheese 1/3 cup canned no-salt-added whole kernel corn, drained 2 Tbsp chopped pecans 1 Tbsp chopped shallot 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 garlic cloves, quartered 1/4 tsp salt 4 tsps. olive oil   Prepare pesto in a blender or food processor by processing cilantro, parsley, parmesan, corn, pecans, shallot, lime juice, garlic, and salt until well combined.  If necessary, stop and scrape the sides occasionally. Add oil gradually, processing until well combined.  Additional lime juice can be added to thin the pesto, if needed. Top your favorite pork burger for a delicious taste!

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