Some of the best tasting chocolate, cheeses, sauces and yes – even wine, is made right here in Indiana. And thanks to Indiana Artisan, I was able to sample these and much more as I browsed the displays at their Marketplace events this weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
If you happened to read my post in which I gave away a pair of tickets, then I hope you were able to take an hour or so out of your weekend and visit Indiana Artisan.
My budget was small, but I purchased a bottle of Sage’s Simple Syrups because he had me at “mix with champagne”. For a non-beverage use, these syrups make a great vinaigrette too!
I also picked up a Stampin Ground Cheddar Cheese Spread from Dad’s Favorites in Louisville, and Lordy does it have a kick at the end. Surprise! If I don’t eat it with a spoon and a water back, I’ll try it on grilled cheese with some provolone to soften said kick.
And the crafts – we saw beautiful pottery, photography, glassware and much more.
I love supporting local and small businesses, and encourage you to keep this on your mind for the next time the Indiana Artisan Marketplace rolls around! You can do this by following Indiana Artisan on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Pinterest.
And be sure to check around here for more local Indiana-related posts!
This post was sponsored by Indiana Artisan. As always, all opinions and my love of Indiana and local food are 100% my own. See my disclosure policy.
Next Tuesday I will be joining many of my fellow Indy bloggers and farm friends from Indiana’s Family of Farmers downtown by the State House for Indiana Ag Day, and you’re invited!
- What: Indiana Ag Day
- When: Tuesday March 25, 2014 from 11:00am – 1:00pm
- Where: Outside the Statehouse, South Senate Ave.
- Why: Because you like to eat good food. And you love Indiana. And you support local agriculture. Right?!
Last year I attended the event and our wee little tummies were stuffed with amazing creations from local Indy food trucks, and this year’s lineup promises to look just as fulfilling!
There’s no need to RSVP, just show up and show your support! Come at 11:00 to hear opening remarks by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, and enjoy some (crossing fingers) Spring sunshine as you browse and lunch on local food truck fare.
So … do you have a favorite food truck? Leave me a comment and give them a shout out! Last year I gorged on Little Eataly, hoping they’ll make a return but I’m looking forward to finding new faves!
Be sure and share this post with your local friends so we can show our support for local farmers, because as you know, #FarmsMatter! You may also follow Indiana’s Family of Farmers on Facebook and Twitter for more details on this and coming events!
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I am a proud ambassador of Indiana’s Family of Farmers, All opinions and my love of Indiana and food trucks are 100% my own. See my disclosure policy for more on that.
Many of you Hoosiers may know the awesome Indy With Kids site that is a great resource for finding fun things around Indy for families with young children. What you may not know, is that Katy who writes IWK knows how to throw a party, and while 99% of the time her blog’s focus is on the kiddos, this even it is solamente for the grown-ups!
Join Katy, me and a slew of other fun people at Indy With Kids Play! A Party for Parents and Friends (grown-up style)!
- WHEN: Tuesday December 10, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
- WHERE: Indiana State Museum!
- COST: Earlybird tickets are only $20 for this night of fun (will go up to $30), but if you get them by tomorrow (12/3) you’ll get a FREE ticket with the Buy One Get One Free code CYBERMONDAY.
All the details are still unfolding, but a little bird (with blonde hair) told me more than half of attendees will walk away with a fun gift for their child!
Find out all the details about Indy With Kids Play event and don’t forget to use the coupon code by tomorrow to get 2-for-1 admission!
Be sure to leave a comment letting me know if you purchased tickets, would love to meet some of my readers IRL (in real life)! And one more note: if you don’t already have a Twitter &/or Instagram account, you may want to hop on to these social media platforms as some prizes may be awarded by sharing and tweeting!
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This post was sponsored by Indy With Kids. For more information please see my disclosure policy.