Snow: ShopIndianaGrown.org connects Hoosiers to local products

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, January 22, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 2021) —Indiana Grown recently launched the Shop Indiana Grown online marketplace connecting Hoosiers directly to local vendors and products, according to State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw).

"Qualifying small businesses should take advantage of this opportunity to grow their customer base and connect with all corners of the state," Snow said. "Consumers now have access to a variety of Hoosier-made items, which allows them to play a role in supporting their communities and neighbors."

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 Snow, 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. Snow 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.

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State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) represents House District 18, which includes Wabash County and portions of Kosciusko, Grant and Miami counties.

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