Borders: ShopIndianaGrown.org connects Hoosiers to local products

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) — Indiana Grown recently launched the Shop Indiana Grown online marketplace connecting Hoosiers directly to local vendors and products, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville).

"Businesses across Indiana have faced many obstacles during these challenging times," Borders said. "This new online platform not only gives Indiana Grown members an additional sales outlet, but also provides consumers more opportunities to support our local economy."

When using ShopIndianaGrown.org, Hoosiers can find nearly 60 vendors offering more than 200 products for sale. Every day, new vendors are signing up to sell their goods like honey, coffee beans, chocolate treats, hot sauces, candles, skin care items and more. Hoosiers can shop by product category and vendor, and purchase directly from the site.  

According to Borders, this new online marketplace helps Indiana farmers and producers reach a greater market for their products and be able to educate consumers on the importance of buying locally grown, raised, processed and packaged items.

More than 1,600 farms and businesses that grow, raise, produce or process agriculture items in the state are Indiana Grown members. Borders said Hoosiers can become a vendor for free online at ShopIndianaGrown.org by clicking on "become a vendor" at the top right of the page.

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State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) represents House District 45, which includes
all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.
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