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About our farm…

A family farm for more than 50 years, Russell’s started as a traditional farm located in Floyd County, Indiana growing vegetables primarily for personal consumption by the family. They then began growing pickles for the Paramount Pickle plant in Louisville, Kentucky as well as strawberries for the berry association in Floyds Knobs.  Later they raised […]

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Simple, Savory and Spicy

These aren’t options that you typically see in your pasta aisle.  With utilizing veggies (not powders/flavorings), herbs and spices, The Big Brick House Pasta offers up several unique options.   There are several features about the pasta varieties – one being thatwe purchase certified non-GMO chemical free grain to mill for the platform of our flavored pastas. […]

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Food and Growers Association: 11th Annual Conference

The Food and Growers Association, based in southeastern Indiana, is hosting their annual winter conference on Saturday, February 4 at the Batesville Middle School. This year’s theme is: “Local Food: A ‘Growing’ Revolution.” The event will feature speakers and educational presentations on two tracks. The first track will include lectures relevant to farmers and producers, […]

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Welcome to our Farm!

Hi Everyone! From all of us at Beneker Family Farms, we want to say welcome to our page, and thanks for visiting! We are a family farm owned and operated since 1884. Back then, most folks still had access to fresh farm foods. We ask the question, “Why should that be any different today?” Our […]

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Straw Bale Gardening Simplified

We recently took our 1+ acre garden and laid it out using old round bales rolled out into rows. We put soil on top and planted seeds and starts when the weather became warmer. We also planted tomato starts, brassicas and lettuces. Our soil is clay with nitrogen and potassium deficiencies, so this method helped tremendously. Our beginning garden (30′ x […]

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Where Does Your Shrimp Come From?

Ever wonder where the shrimp you buy in the grocery store comes from? The simple truth is that over 90% of shrimp and seafood is imported into the United States every year. Most of this shrimp is produced 12,000 miles away in Southeast Asian countries. It is then frozen before being shipped half-way around the world to […]

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Kentucky Derby to Feature Indiana Produced Artisan Cheese

Steckler Grassfed’s Organic Bright Meadow Cheddar Cheese was featured at the 2016 Kentucky Derby. Steckler Grassfed is located in South Central Indiana near Dale. The Steckler’s produce artisan-aged raw milk and cheese using milk from their USDA certified organic herd of 100% grass-fed cows. See more of their story on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/steckler-Grassfed-123392397746374/ See […]

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Indiana Grown

Indiana Grown