Update – Congratulations to Andrea Turner, you won the giveaway! Email me your mailing address, and the Indiana Humanities Council will ship your book today!
Miss the giveaway but still want a copy of “Food for Thought, an Indiana Harvest”? Visit the Indiana Humanities Council to order. Enter the code INDIANA for a 10% discount on your order. Order today to ensure delivery by Christmas in Indiana (most likely anywhere else in the US, too).
We all eat, but how many of us actually stop to think about the people who raise our food? The Indiana Humanities Council does. And they have put together this book to celebrate farming and agriculture in Indiana!
“Food for Thought, an Indiana Harvest” is a beautiful coffee table book featuring farmers from all areas of agriculture all over the state.
Each farmer featured in this book has a three-page spread, complete with an interview, a beautiful photograph, and a memorable quote, like this one by Don Villwock, a grain farmer in southwest Indiana and the president of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
Have you heard of Fair Oaks Dairy in northern Indiana? The dairy and it’s people are featured here.
Anyone who lives in Indiana has probably seen the Piazza Produce trucks. Have you ever wondered who is behind the company? They’re in here.
My friend Heather has a story about her family’s pig farm.
And before you start worrying that this book is all about “big” farmers, here’s Jeff Hawkins, a preacher/farmer.
Don’t forget – beer, wine, and alcohol are agricultural products, too! This book shows them all off!
I love that this book features farms and restaurants from all over the state. The Schnitzelbank restaurant in Jasper, IN (about an hour east of us) and Lisa’s Pie Shop in Atlanta, IN are featured, along with other restaurants like Yats. It was a lot of fun reading this book and finding the people and places that I know, and ones that are nearby that I didn’t know about!
There’s tons of great information about Indiana agriculture in here… Did you know that farmers grow mint, honey, and maple syrup and raise ducks in Indiana? And that the southwest part of the state is particularly known for its melons? And that companies like Red Gold and Clabber Girl call Indiana home?
There are also interviews with the leaders of companies like Elanco and Dow AgroSciences and professors at Purdue University. While these people might not be out in the fields every day, they are certainly essential to agriculture and farmers.
This book is a wonderful description of Indiana agriculture… and I have a copy to give away to one lucky reader! Do you love agriculture, or know someone who does? What a great Christmas gift, no matter what state you live in! To enter the giveaway, simply follow the instructions in the widget below (click though to the blog post if you are reading this in email or a reader). I’ll post the winner of the giveaway here on Friday morning. If we can touch base that day, we can still get the book to you in time for Christmas!
If you don’t want to take a chance on the giveaway, you can order a copy of “Food for Thought, an Indiana Harvest” directly from the Indiana Humanities Council. Enter the code INDIANA for a 10% discount on your order. Order by Friday, 12/21 to ensure delivery by Christmas in Indiana (most likely anywhere else in the US, too).
Visit the Indiana Humanities Council website or on Facebook to learn more about this book and the organization.
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The Indiana Humanities Council did give me a copy of this book to review and one to give away. All opinions are my own.