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Video: Summer Food Service Program expands to parks


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Taste of Hoosier Hospitality showcases Indiana food scene

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Dani Council enjoyed watching from behind her tray of steaming Angus meatballs in a smoky marinara sauce as legislators and the media in the Indiana Statehouse sampled her food Wednesday. Council, sales manager of Charblue in downtown Indianapolis, saw the annual Taste of Hoosier Hospitality as a great way […]

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Hoosiers indulge in state fair food staples

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Funnel cakes, corn dogs and lemon shakeups are just a few of the staples Hoosiers come to the state fair for each year. For the past 12 years, Todd Inman, Arcadia, has been selling his sweet corn at the State Fair. He continues to bring his homegrown corn to […]

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Department of Education announces income guidelines for free and reduced lunch

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As the school year ramps for students around the state, the Department of Education has announced the guidelines for free and reduced lunch. It’s part of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs. Students whose families qualify under federal guidelines may receive free or reduced price meals […]

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Not everything at the fair starts with “deep-fried”

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Fairgoers usually show up for the fried delicacies and high calorie foods but the State Fair tries caters to everyone, including those looking for healthier options than a deep fried doughnut burger. It might be difficult to surpass the deep fried Oreos and funnel cakes but surrounded by these unhealthy […]

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Indiana’s First Lady serves fairgoers at the Dairy Bar

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fairgoers lined up at the Dairy Bar for a milkshake and other goodies and some saw a familiar face on the serving side of the counter. First Lady Karen Pence joined other volunteers, including high school students, to serve customers for an hour on Tuesday afternoon. Following Indiana’s former […]

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Indiana State Fair “Year of the Farmer” kicks off

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With the Indiana State Fair opening up its doors Friday morning, Hoosiers from all over are coming to show their livestock or just enjoy the food. Before noon, people were already lining up for corn-dogs, deep fried Oreos, lemonade shake-ups and BBQ pork sandwiches. 4-H-ers like Viki Jones, 13, […]

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Video: 2015 “Year of the Farmer” State Fair kicks off Friday


Video: Food truck Thursday at the Statehouse

Food truck Thursday at the Indiana Statehouse! from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. Every Thursday food trucks line Senate Ave. next to the Indiana Statehouse and government building to serve the people working a different lunch! Any Thursday you could choose from eight to 15 different trucks with a variety of styles.

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Bacon for life means lots of sizzle, plenty of calories and fat

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Six weeks after the Hoosier Lottery’s “Bringing Home The Bacon” scented, scratch-off ticket launched, no one has won the grand prize – a 20-year supply of bacon. There are four instant winners yet to claim their bacon – and a second chance supply up for grabs as well. So […]

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