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, we’re here to help you discover what Indiana has to offer.
Indiana’s diverse agricultural landscape spans nearly 20 million acres of farms and forests. More than 56,000 farming operations make this the tenth largest farming state in the nation. However, even as the tenth-largest farm state in the nation, 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 the state.
INDIANA GROWN MEMBERS?
Indiana Grown membership is free to qualified businesses and farms that grow, raise, process and/or package products within the state of Indiana. By encouraging our members to use the Indiana Grown logo on their products, the initiative aims to help consumers easily identify these products. Whether you shop at a farmers market, neighborhood market or major grocery store, you can find these products by looking for the Indiana Grown logo.
The demand for locally-sourced products is at an all-time high. You may have noticed an increase in restaurants, retail stores and cafeterias proudly showcasing local products. We’re thankful for establishments which help promote local farmers and artisans, and recognize these partners as members of Indiana Grown.