(Indianapolis, IN) - Two area farms will be featured during this year's Indiana State Fair.
Dutch Valley Growers in La Crosse and Goin's Blueberry Lane in Starke County are among 18 farm operations selected for the honor. Sixteen other farms were also chosen for this year's Featured Farmers program in its 7th year.
The program is designed to put a face on Hoosier agriculture by connecting consumers with fellow Hoosiers growing the food they eat. Featured farmers interact with fairgoers about things like how they grow their crops.
"Our Featured Farmers program connects fairgoers to Hoosier farmers daily during the State Fair with opportunities to learn more about where their food comes from," said Cindy Hoye, executive director, Indiana State Fair Commission. "These farmers have incredible stories to tell, and we are proud to honor and celebrate them."
Dutch Valley Growers raises tomatoes for Red Gold along with onion sets, shallots, and garlic for sale to customers at farm stores and garden centers at major retailers nationwide. The farm also raises seed corn and feed corn, along with soybeans. Most of their acreage is in the LaCrosse area, while the rest is in Porter County.