October 19, 2021

Exciting changes set for annual Taste From Indiana Farms event

INDIANAPOLIS — During the 2021 Indiana State Fair, Indiana Farm Bureau is once again holding its annual Taste From Indiana Farms.

Not only is this year’s event taking place on more than one day — from Aug. 18-22 — it’s also being held in a different location at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, said Isabella Chism, INFB’s second vice president.

It will take place in the Purdue Extension Ag/Horticulture Building southwest of the Track of Champions instead of the Indiana Farm Bureau Building on the north side of the fairgrounds, Chism said.

Extending the event and changing the building required INFB to find several volunteers to staff it.

The volunteers that promote several agriculture commodities — including dairy, pork, chicken, beef, mint, popcorn, corn and wheat — are Hoosier farmers, Chism said.

Due to protocols associated with COVID-19, the volunteers will hand out pre-packaged foods instead of food samples.

They also will host demonstrations three times a day — at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. — on cooking with air fryers.

Coming off a non-fair year with the event now taking place in a new building at new times and days and with new protocols, it’s practically a new Taste From Indiana Farms, Chism said.

“It’s going to be exciting,” she said.

Ashley Estes

Ashley Estes

Field Editor