Reports The Star-Press in Muncie, your "local" produce in an Indiana grocery store might actually come from Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky or Michigan. Maybe I'm being too much of a word person, but "local" implies close by - couldn't stores be a little more accurate in saying "regional?"
According to Kevin Keener, a food process engineer at Purdue University, there is no standard definition of "locally grown."
Keener encourages shoppers to ask:
- where the produce came from
- how many miles the food traveled
- what standards (such as organic, sustainable farming practices, farm volume) are used in selecting the local produce.
Looking for a little more "local" Indiana produce? Read on to find links to area farmers markets and more.