Don’t miss the giveaway after the post!
If nothing else has come out of this drought for me, it’s my elevated appreciation for our farmers–especially my local Indiana farmers. Not only do they do so much to feed us–even in these awful conditions–but they are completely committed to feeding the hungry, too. Check this out, it is so cool!
Indiana’s Family of Farmers (IFOF) Recipe Trail at the Indiana State Fair
Indiana’s Family of Farmers (IFOF) is partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) to continue the tradition of the Recipe Trail again at this year’s Indiana State Fair beginning on August 3rd. All you do is head out to the fair and check in at eight of the nine booths participating to pick up a card for a yummy recipe. (Don’t believe me about the yumminess? Last year they gave recipes like Tex-Mex Breakfast Quesadillas, Italian Beef, Grandma Linda’s Strawberry Shortcake, Corn Pudding and more! I.KNOW.)
Then, head to the ninth booth–Indiana’s Family of Farmers booth at the DuPont Food Pavilion–and collect the last card that will highlight Indiana’s farm foods. There, you will win a special prize for completing the trail and have a chance to register for the daily dairy giveaway and the grand prize of a Frigidaire® chest freezer. (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but IFOF will be giving away samples each day like tortilla chips from the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, sausage snackers from Indiana Pork, and duck from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Come each day to try the daily special sample! Keep it under wraps, though, ok? We want enough left for us.)
How Does the Recipe Trail Help Feed Indiana’s Hungry?
Look, I know that getting cool recipes, tasting samples and winning prizes is full of awesomeness, but what if you combine those things with helping to feed others? Double the awesomeness, that’s what!
This is where Indiana’s Family of Farmers is partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry to donate one pound of food for each person completing the food trail and giving it to food banks across Indiana. Last year, they donated 2,000 pounds of food. The goal this year is 3,000 pounds of donated food–that means we need 3,000 people to complete the trail, so help spread the word!
You can download the recipe trail map now and gear up for some good food and helping others!
Win Tickets to the Indiana State Fair!
WritRams and IFOF is partnering up to give away two State Fair tickets and two Dairy Bar coupons (includes two milkshakes, two grilled cheese, and two kid meals). Just leave a comment on why you love our Indiana farmers and we’ll enter you into the random drawing for both the State Fair tickets and Dairy Bar coupons!
You have until August 3, 2012, at midnight EST to enter.
Go on, man, do it for the cows … and the corn.