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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.
Let 200 Years of Hoosier Know-how add up to tonight’s dinner.
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Indiana Grown Appetizer Bites

  Need a new and unique appetizer for an upcoming event?  These Appetizer Bites are a perfect fit.  They use 4 different Indiana Grown member products!  The bites were an Honorable Mention in our Indiana Grown State Fair Culinary Competition.   Bacon Cornmeal Crust Ingredients 4 slices Indiana Kitchen Bacon (regular) 1 Tbsp. Risin’ Creek Creamery plain goat cheese ¼ cup yellow cornmeal 1 tsp. flour Bacon Cornmeal Crust Instructions Cook bacon until done but not crisp. Cut into 1″ pieces and place into food processor with goat cheese, cornmeal, and flour.  Process until fine.  Dump out onto a work surface.  Scoop handfuls of dough into balls and then flatten to a disk.  Press into a mini-muffin tin to form a crust.  There should be enough to make 12 crusts.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover crusts with foil and fill with dried beans or pie weights.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove foil and weights and bake for an additional 5 minutes.  Cool 5 more minutes in the pan, then remove and finish cooling on a wire rack. Filling Ingredients […]

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Indiana Grown Autumn Trifle

  What a great way to update the traditional berry trifle for autumn gatherings or a family dessert!  This is the first of two Honorable Mention winners from our Indiana Grown Culinary Competition contest.      Syrup Ingredients 1 cup water 1 cup Oliver Soft White wine 3/4 cup Eisele’s Honey 4 whole cloves 3 star anise ½ tsp. ground cardamom 2 cinnamon sticks Syrup Instructions For the syrup, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce to medium-low and simmer 30-45 minutes until syrup is reduced to about 1 cup. Scoop out whole spices. Mix hot syrup with apple pieces and raisins. Let stand 15 minutes. Trifle Ingredients 1 prepared angel food cake, cubed 4 apples, cored, peeled and diced 1/2 cup golden raisins 3 3.5oz boxes instant vanilla pudding 1 quart Trader’s Point whole milk Ground cinnamon Trifle Instructions In a medium bowl, combine instant pudding and milk. Whisk well. In a large trifle bowl, put down one layer of cake cubes. Pour ½ fruit and syrup over cake. Pour ½ pudding over the […]

Welcome!

Hi Everyone! We want to welcome you to our page and say thanks for visiting! We are a family farm owned and operated since 1884. Back then most folks had access to fresh farm foods. Why should that be any different today?  Our beef is pasture-raised and grain finished for meat that’s just plain delicious. Multiple generations work together to give our animals special care and kindness from our family farm to your family table. Thinking about buying a side of beef?  Whether you’re a first time beef buyer or an old pro we can help. After ordering with us we think you’ll agree it’s just as easy and economical as going to the grocery store. Please contact us with any questions. You can check out our website: www.benekerfamilyfarms.com, send an email to info@benekerfamilyfarms.com or pick up the phone and call Allen and Jayme at 513-635-8309.

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