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How to Create an Indiana Grown Thanksgiving Feast

Visit Indiana’s Executive Director Mark Newman appeared on Fox 59 Morning News in Indianapolis to talk about some of the amazing Indiana Grown products that you should put on your table this Thanksgiving. You can watch his segments below and read about some of the delicious treats. In the second segment, a full meal of Indiana Grown products is presented!

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Watch the first FOX 59 Morning News Segment Here.

Thanksgiving Bounty
Smoking Goose – Indianapolis
– Smoked Turkey – Slow cured and smoke meats- from their meat locker

About Smoking Goose: All Smoking Goose recipes begin on the Farm… partnering with small, family Goose the Market- Full service butcher shop and specialty food and wine market.

Fair Oaks Farm 
– Gift box of gourmet cheese and premium beef

About Fair Oaks Farm: Agritourism destination (agriculture theme park) which offers dairy products, cheese and gourmet food baskets, as well as tours and corporate outings.

Bread Basket Café – Danville 
– Harvest Moon Sweetie Pie (individual sized pie with apple, apricot, cranberry, and autumn spices)
– Cranberry Orange Bread
– Honey Oat Bread

The Breadbasket Café offers an array of house-made breads. The café also offers soups made daily from locally grown ingredients, sandwiches stacked on their freshly-baked bread and crisp salads to round out the menu.

Amish Acres – Nappanee
– Bean Soup Mix and Egg Noodles

The perfect side dishes, pre-packaged and ready to make for your holiday meal. Amish Acres is the Only Amish Farm Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A family style restaurant on site, and Amish Bakery with every baked-good you could imagine.

Blue Gate Bakery- Shipshewana 
– Amish Peanut Butter & Apple Butter

The Blue Gate Bakery is a family-owned Amish Bakery located in Shipshewana, the heart of Indiana’s Amish Country. Some of their specialties include Amish Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, Amish Jams & Jellies, made-from-scratch Pies, Cookies, Bars & Sweet Breads, Doughnuts & Pastries and their famous Cashew Crunch.

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Huber Winery – Starlight
 

– Traminette
Made from Traminette grapes grown on the Huber Estate, this wine is rich with floral notes, complimented by aromas of honey, peach, and pear. It’s complex, yet elegant and soft. A perfect complement to turkey, creamy pastas, and seafood.

– Spiced Apple
This unique seasonal wine is Huber’s interpretation of the classic spiced wines from our German heritage. We create an apple wine with integrated aromas of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.

Everything made at Huber’s is grown at Huber’s. Starting in the 70s, Huber’s made wine from its farm-grown strawberries.

Baker’s Peak Cakes – Lafayette
- Large cinnamon roll ring that is in the shape of a cornucopia

Baker’s Peak has been famous for its sumptuous baked goods since 1989. Their concept is, and always has been, quality, freshness and service.

Wick’s Pie – Winchester
- Sugar Cream Pie
– Pecan Pie

Wick’s is probably best known for the sugar cream pie, the official pie of Indiana. They make a number of other great pies, from pumpkin to pecan and beyond. They also ship their delicious pies all over the country.

Albanese Candy – Merrillville
- Chocolates and Gummies

For over 30 years Albanese has been making the World’s Best Gummies & Candies right here in the United States. They also do factory tours.

Schimpff’s Confectionery – Jeffersonville 
– Hard candy fish is a traditional candy found only in Southern Indiana.

Schimpff’s makes delectable flavors – from blackberry to watermelon – on century-old equipment. Because the fish is a Christian symbol, many people call them “Christmas fish.” In April 2016, Schimpff’s Confectionery celebrated 125 years in business in the same location. Family-owned since 1891, Schimpff’s holds live candy-making demonstrations in historic downtown Jeffersonville.

New Albany Honey
- New Albany Honey, a local honey harvested from Southern Indiana hives, is a welcome addition to the holiday’s bounty.

Honey glazed turkey, glazed carrots, and honey pecan pie are just a few of the recipes you can find to make your Thanksgiving special. New Albany Honey is collected by Randall E. Lynch, Jr. of New Albany Honey and Apiary. The apiary also breeds and sells honey bees and queen bees, sells bee supplies and offers beekeeper training.

Popcorn Café – Kokomo 
– Pumpkin-flavored popcorn

At the Popcorn Café we boast of using the highest quality of ingredients. It starts with a coconut oil to pop the popcorn in daily. The Popcorn is a high grade of mushroom popcorn, which bursts into a large kernel when combined with the coconut oil. Real cheese and flavorful spices are used in our cooking as well.

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Watch the Indiana Grown Fall Meal segment here.

Indiana Grown Fall Meal:
This is a great fall/Thanksgiving meal – made entirely from Indiana Grown products! We think it’s important to buy local, and when you do, you’re not only getting some of the best tasting products around, but you’re also supporting your neighbors and fellow Hoosiers.

Butternut Squash Soup
Urban Ladle – from Indianapolis, IN

Midwestern goodness into every soup they create. Urban Ladle uses only the freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible.​

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic
The Fresh Fork Online – from Bloomington, IN

Choose a farm fresh meal and pick it up or have it delivered. Or, if you don’t feel like cooking this holiday season, order your meal online at Fresh Fork Online.

Turkey
Steckler Grassfed – from Dale, IN

Our turkeys are raised outside with plenty of fresh grass and bugs to eat. These plump birds are offered a high quality mixture of grain to keep up with their high metabolism. No antibiotics or growth hormones are given.

Thanksgiving blend coffee
JavaRoma – from Mitchell, IN

Limited edition, dark roast

Spicy, full-bodied brew with subtle herbal notes that will warm anyone up on a cool, fall day.

Cranberry Jubilee Wine
Easley Winery – from Indianapolis, IN

Cranberry Jubilee is a fruit celebration! This semi-sweet wine artfully balances crisp tartness of cranberries with just the right amount of sweetness.

8 Fall Flavor Truffles and Bonbons and Harvest Bark
Chocolate for the Spirit – from Carmel, IN

Chocolate for the Spirit’s gourmet, luxury chocolates are great for any occasion! These gourmet truffles and bonbons come in an assortment of fall flavors and are perfect for your Thanksgiving Dessert spread! They’re also perfect for sharing and for your Thanksgifting enjoyment.