STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2021) — Indiana Grown recently launched the Shop Indiana Grown online marketplace connecting Hoosiers directly to local vendors and products, according to State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka).
"As a small-business owner, I know how important it is to set yourself apart from others, but also how it can be difficult to do so without guidance or financial resources," Hostettler said. "Indiana Grown is a trusted source that helps Hoosier producers and creators sell their products online to reach a larger audience, while also providing marketing assistance along the way."
When using ShopIndianaGrown.org, Hoosiers can find nearly 60 vendors offering more than 200 products for sale. According to Hostettler, new vendors are signing up daily 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 Hostettler, 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. Hostettler said Hoosiers can become a vendor for free online at ShopIndianaGrown.org and clicking on "become a vendor" at the top right of the page.
State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka) represents House District 64,
which includes Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.
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