U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski’s “Made in Indiana” tour includes stops in Marshall, Pulaski and Starke Counties today. She’s visiting businesses throughout Indiana’s second congressional district to highlight their hard work and contributions to the state’s economy. Walorski will visit Hoosier Racing Tire in Lakeville and tour ITAMCO in Argos this morning before heading to Rose Acre Farms in Francesville and American Oak Preserving Company in North Judson.
For those who enjoy the fresh taste of locally-grown, vine-ripened tomatoes or like to savor the balanced complexity of a glass of Indiana wine, then Lt. Governor Becky Skillman encourages you to join Hoosiers in celebrating Going Local Week 2012 from Sept. 2–8. This is a time to indulge in Indiana-grown foods across the state, and encourage Hoosier families and communities to include at least one Indiana-grown or produced food product at each meal.
Skillman says consumers want to buy locally, which is why she created the Indiana Grown program, through which she says Hoosiers are connected directly to products produced by Indiana farmers, which benefits not only the producer but the rural county as well.
Rose Acre Farms is among the twelve Indiana State Poultry Association members who have donated 108,000 pounds of Indiana poultry products for Hoosier food pantries. A donation ceremony took place Monday at the Statehouse outside the Lt. Governor’s office. This event has gone on for 63 years. There are more than 253,000 households in Indiana who rely on food pantries to feed their families. 108,000 pounds of poultry will feed approximately 200,000 people.