Wednesday, July 27, 2011

State Fairgoers: Collect, Win and Help Feed the Hungry

Indiana’s Family of Farmers Recipe Trail offers daily giveaways and a chance to give back

Indianapolis (July 27, 2011) Indiana State Fair attendees are invited to follow the Indiana’s Family of Farmers Recipe Trail–and WIN! Collect recipe cards from all 12 locations around the Fairgrounds, (maps available online and on the Fairgrounds), bring them to the final destination—the Food for Thought display at the Ellison Bakery Home and Family Arts Building and win a complimentary Indiana’s Family of Farmers spatula (while supplies last) for just completing the trail.

And you can help feed the hungry.

Register for the Heartland Steaks daily steak giveaway and the grand prize, a Frigidaire® chest freezer. For each person who finishes the recipe trail and registers for the daily giveaway, Indiana’s Family of Farmers is partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) to donate one pound of food to food banks in Indiana.

Recipe card locations:
  • Pioneer Our Land Pavilion (6 recipes), Normandy Barn, Habitat House, Indiana Farm Bureau Building, 4-H Centennial Hall, Pathway to Water Quality, and Ellison Bakery Home and Family Arts Building.
·         Start at any location!
·         Redeem your recipes and sign up for prizes at the final stop – The Food for Thought Display at the Ellison Bakery Home and Family Arts Building.
·         Winners of the daily giveaway are selected by a random drawing at the close of each day of the Fair.
·          The grand prize winner of the Frigidaire® chest freezer will be selected by a random drawing at the end of the fair. Winners will be notified by email.

 “The Indiana State Fair is always an engaging event to remind the community how food impacts all of our lives every day,” said Joe Kelsay, Indiana agriculture director for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. "We look forward to another opportunity to share the perspective of Indiana farmers with consumers, and this year to also help the hungry."

The Indiana’s Family of Farmers recipe cards will again feature a recipe highlighting Indiana’s commodities such as pork, beef, poultry, soybeans, corn, lamb, fish and dairy along with an Indiana wine pairing. On the flip side of the cards, State Fairgoers will meet a featured Indiana farmer and read a personal food story from their family. 
More information on the 2011 Recipe Trail is on the Indiana’s Family of Farmers website.


About Indiana’s Family of Farmers
Indiana’s Family of Farmers grows the grains, produce and meat you eat every day.
We believe that quality farming means quality food that is good for you, your family and the environment. Food for your family, from our family.

Jeannie Keating
Manager of Media Relations
Indiana State Department of Agriculture
One North Capitol, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 696-9695

1 comment:

Feeding Indiana's Hungry said...

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