Currently Reading - 2015


New Farmers Markets

  by Rob Gaston, December 11th, 2015 We mentioned it last month, and now the Broad Ripple Winter Market is officially underway. Among the eighteen vendors that are currently listed on the website, there is plenty of variety meaning you can pick up fresh veggies, meats, cheeses, and even prepared goods like breads and pastries, […]

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Board Members Needed

by Rob Gaston, November 17, 2015 UPDATE (11/25/15): To be considered a candidate for the 2016 board elections, you must apply by Friday, December 4th.  For those who don’t know the story, Dig IN was born out of a visit from famed chef Alice Waters, who is often credited with starting the trend toward local […]

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Baker, Hawkins, Apples, and Cupcakes!

by Rob Gaston, November 12, 2015 As promised, we went back to Bent Rail Brewery to check out the new seasonal selections Craig Baker had put on his menu. We found this delightful salad with our #INseason ingredient apples. And this seasonal salad which was too pretty not to post: It just so happens Baker was […]

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Wanted: Your Photos!

By Rob Gaston, November 4, 2015 Are you a food photographer? No, I don’t mean professionally. Are you the kind of person who whips out your cell phone when your server puts the plate in front of you? Or finds snapping shots of beautiful booths at the Farmers Market a favorite pastime? Here at Dig […]


Apples by the Numbers

by Rob Gaston, November 1st, 2015 Even though we’ve survived Halloween and crossed the threshold into November, there is so much goodness around apples that we’re going to talk about them a little longer while they are still #INseason. How about some fun apple facts? We didn’t know this one: the science of apple growing […]


A Local Halloween?

By Rob Gaston, October 28th, 2015 Too old to trick or treat? Want to do something fun this weekend but not into haunted houses? We were scared you might not have plans for the weekend, so here’s a roundup of three cool new events this Halloween. Brains, Hearts, and other Parts – A Halloween Offal […]


Featured Chef: Craig Baker

  October 22nd, 2015 While The Local Eatery and Pub is a perennial favorite at the Taste of Indiana Festival, you will more likely find Craig Baker these days at Bent Rail Brewery, the most recent business opened by Baker and business partner Derek Means. Their portfolio also includes Plow and Anchor, and as a staunch […]

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4 Reasons To Buy VIP Tickets

Purchasing VIP tickets to A Taste Of Indiana makes for an even more enjoyable festival experience. Here are four reasons why! Beat The Crowds VIP ticket holders can enter at 11am—one hour before everyone else does! You won’t have to wait in long lines and you can get more one-on-one time with our participating restaurants, […]

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Gastronauts Twitter Contest

We’re looking for 2 more people to join our 2015 Gastronauts social media team! Could it be you? WHAT ARE GASTRONAUTS? They’re social media-savvy people who act as online ambassadors and help us promote the event. In return for their tweets and Instagram pics, we give them free entry to our Taste Of Indiana event […]

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A Taste Of Indiana 2015 Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for our 2015 Taste Of Indiana event on August 30th are now on sale! This year, in addition to delicious farm to fork foods from Indiana chefs and farmers along with wines and beers from Indiana wineries and breweries, we have several new offerings to make our 6th annual event an even greater value […]

Sunset Strawberry Thyme Shortcake

3 Sweet Ways To Enjoy Strawberries In June

Strawberries are June’s #INseason ingredient. Strawberries are delicious on their own, but here are three tasty recipes from Indiana food bloggers to help you celebrate!   Sunset Strawberry Thyme Shortcake Heather, over on her Basilmomma blog, shares this classic recipe with a thyme twist! Get the recipe.   Dreamy Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream Annie over […]

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2015 Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival

Celebrate more than 200 award-winning wines from Indiana wineries during the 16th annual Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival on June 6 from 12pm-6pm at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. “We are excited to host the 16th Vintage Indiana festival. The festival continues to grow thanks to consumer demands for locally made wine,” says Jeanette […]

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Dig IN Announces New Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of a new executive director, Chef Thom England. “After five years of success and growth, Dig IN believes it is time to make the jump to the next level. Thom is our ideal choice with deep industry expertise, a formidable network, and experience leading our board,” said Tony […]


Stalking Asparagus

by Rob Gaston, May 5th, 2015 I am guessing you have never heard of MAAB, am I right? I had not either, until this morning I visited and learned of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board. Who knew our neighbor to the north housed a repository of knowledge about our “speary” ingredient of the month? […]

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Greens Roundup

Arugula, celery hearts, dates, feta, and almonds recently offered at R Bistro this month. By Rob Gaston, April 21st, 2015 Regina Mehallick has been involved in Dig IN and the Taste of Indiana festival since its inception, and last year we interviewed  her about our #INSeason ingredient for April, greens. Since the opening of her new local […]

Hearty Green Recipes

By Haley Sorenson April 16, 2015 It is so easy to take Indiana greens and make just about anything! Here are a few things that some of the Indiana bloggers are cooking up! Basil Momma made this Spinach Feta Dip a few weeks ago, and it looks like the  perfect, healthy snack for any day. If […]

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Greens are #INseason for April

By Haley Sorenson, April 9, 2015 April’s #INseason ingredient is Hearty Greens! Indiana greens, like lettuce and kale, are usually grown by hydroponics or inside in greenhouses. This week, we had lunch at Duo’s Kitchen at IMG in Indianapolis, IN to explore some of their delicious greens. One of Duo’s secret recipes is their collard greens, […]


Meet the Chef: Carl Chambers

By Haley Sorenson, March 31, 2015 For March’s Meet the Chef, we talked to Carl Chambers at Cunningham Restaurant Group. He has quite an extensive resume!   Could you give us a little bit of information about your culinary background? I have been cooking 16 years and worked in all style of restaurants. The short […]

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Pork Recipe Round-Up

By Haley Sorenson, March 11, 2015 Now that we’ve learned all the new names for cuts of pork and learned how to cook each one (if you missed that post, find it here.), let’s get cooking!  Sara over at Solid Gold Eats has a great recipe for a pulled pork using New Day Meadery hard cider […]


Dig IN to Indiana Pork

by Rob Gaston, March 3, 2015 We have now been featuring seasonal Indiana ingredients for a full year under our #INSeason campaign. Although there are more and more products all the time being grown in hoop houses, green houses, and hydroponic farms, we’re getting closer to those first warm season crops to come out of […]


Tulip Tree Creamery

by Rob Gaston, February 25, 2015 If you’re like me, food is kind of your thing. As of today I couldn’t tell you who won Oscars a few nights ago, if I watched the Grammys I wouldn’t know the singers, and I only know the Colts are in town due to the sea of blue […]

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Meet the Chef – Brandon Canfield

By Haley Sorenson, February 17, 2014   We’re halfway through Dairy Month, and we spoke with  an Indiana chef at a restaurant attached to an Indiana creamery. Brandon Canfield is the Executive Chef at The Loft at Trader’s Point Creamery located in Zionsville, Indiana. The Loft at Trader’s Point Creamery is located above the Farm Store […]

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Kelsay Farms and More!

By Rob Gaston, February 10th, 2015 What’s going on in the month of February? Well, Valentine’s Day and lots of chocolate of course! It’s also our #INSeason month of dairy, and just so happens to be Lactose Intolerance month too. You can still enjoy dairy foods even if you do have lactose intolerance. Check out […]

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Love for Indiana Dairy this February

by Rob Gaston, February 5th, 2015 The days are getting longer again, hopefully also starting to get warmer little by little, but the time of hearty greens and asparagus poking up out of the ground is still a ways off. As you know, for our #INSeason campaign of fresh Indiana goods, we’ve talked about poultry in […]

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