“Years ago, Indianapolis was a vibrant squash hub.”
Sam Stall2 min read
The World’s First GMO Fish Is Stranded In Albany, Indiana
“We know we have a product of superior quality and superior sustainability qualities, and only wish the opportunity to allow consumers to decide for themselves,” says the CEO of the company that developed the salmon.
Matthew Gonzales9 min read
Caught in the Middle: What Is Indiana’s Brand?
Starting now, Hoosiers will mark two centuries of Indiana history with a yearlong party. But what, exactly, are we commemorating?
Evan West26 min read
Eating Homegrown: Cheesemaking at Traders Point Creamery
How the dairy takes its organic, 100 percent grass-fed, and full-fat milk from pasture to plate
Julia Spalding3 min read
Dairy Queen: The Legacy of Ellen, Indiana’s Most Famous Cow
The Beecher house welcomed a wave of visitors, all eager to see the “supercow” on pace to break a record.
Megan Fernandez22 min read
All Hail the County Fair!
The beribboned road leading to that neon-lit crescendo of summer, the Indiana State Fair, may provide an even better reflection of our agricultural heritage—and inspire the next generation to embrace it.
Amy Wimmer Schwarb18 min read
Indy DIY: Backyard Gardening Classes
From planting herbs in containers to becoming a master gardener, these sessions will help you discover your roots.
IM Editors2 min read
Hot-Button Issues: Down on the Farm
The Hoosier livestock industry makes more than $2.5 billion a year and “has seen growth in almost every livestock sector.” But for a group that’s doing so well, animal-farmers sure seem defensive.
IM Editors3 min read
Our Top 5 Photo Albums of 2013
Meet the Flockers—Indy’s urban chicken farmers—plus look back on Indy 500 Snake Pit hijinks, the State Fair food romp, and a pair of brew-drenched events.
IM Editors1 min read
Our Top 10 Stories of 2013
Including one of Indiana’s biggest cons, a complicated woman in her final days, a reality-TV hilljack, the crafty governor-elect, a big-deal farmer, the coupling of an actress and a corn-fed rocker, and more.
IM Editors2 min read
50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The (Local) Coffee-Table Book
Give thanks for this bountiful compendium of dairy farmers, pierogi makers, brewers, chefs, field hands, and many others on Indiana’s agricultural scene.
Megan Fernandez1 min read
ShopTalk: Agrarian Urban-Farming Boutique
Trendy glass honey pots by Blomus and delicate, hand-painted egg crates would make Old MacDonald jealous, but the wares veer practical, too.
Michela Tindera1 min read
The New Hoosier Farmer: Is Kind of a Big Deal
Having a 20,000-acre spread, one of the largest farms in one of the nation’s most productive farm states, buys some clout.
Evan West8 min read
The New Hoosier Farmer: Is a City Girl
If you believe that Indiana farmers are weather-hardened old men who grow corn and soybeans, you might look at these tidy patches of naturally raised produce and see a garden—and, in the pretty thirtysomething who tends them, a gardener.
Evan West6 min read
The New Hoosier Farmer: Wants to Feed You Better
First planted in 2010, The Feel Good Farm is a 60-acre, certified-organic growing operation near Sheridan, where the suburban sprawl of Hamilton County gives way to a flat landscape of fields, fencerows, and barns.