Indiana Grown’s History
Spanning 15-million acres, Indiana’s more than 60,000 farms grow, produce and process some of the highest-quality products in the United States. However, even as the tenth-largest farm state in the U.S., Indiana hardly feeds itself with locally sourced items. Hoosiers spend $16 billion per year buying food, but less than 10 percent of that is sourced from within Indiana.
Despite this staggering statistic, the demand for locally made products is at an all-time high, which prompted the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) to create of the Indiana Grown initiative. The program launched in summer 2015 to not only form a more clear designation of which products are truly farmed, produced and/or processed in Indiana, but to also help Hoosier consumers easily identify, find and buy products grown, raised or processed in Indiana.
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