Organic food sales in the United States have grown exponentially, and Hoosier grocery stores are adapting to the demand.
Farmer’s Market Coordinator Marcia Veldman says this growing season was challenging for most farmers due to heavy flooding, followed by droughts, in the summer.
The Indiana Grown program, which launched in July, markets agricultural products grown and processed in the state to retailers, restaurants and consumers.
Indiana's food banks are starting a new Farm to Food Banks program that aims to get more fresh produce to low-income Hoosiers.
Project manager David King says the program can help farmers, producers and consumers. He says the state needs Indiana people buying Indiana products.
Agriculture industry advocates plan to make recommendations to the legislature about how to label goods that are grown and produced locally.
The extension agents are gauging interest in the kind of food hub that would benefit local residents.
Community members discuss ways to create a local food hub for restaurants and residents.
The Indiana Farm Bureau shows prices have increased 3 percent from last quarter and broken a record set in 2008.
With food prices up across the country, Wal-Mart is cutting shipping costs by making inroads into the local produce market, but Wal-Mart's success in the local food market will depend on Indiana farmers.