Want to really get to know a city? Eat like the locals. Most seasoned travelers will point out that a region’s cuisine can speak volumes about its history, traditions and culture. Now more than ever, people are taking a keen interest in what’s on their plate and how it made its way there.
In East Central Indiana, that’s a no-brainer. The region is known for a strong tradition of farming that lends itself to agritourism, an activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch and gives them the opportunity to see and purchase products that aren’t usually available at their neighborhood supermarket. “Culinary agritourism is the pursuit of unique, localized eating and drinking experiences,” says Kimmi Devaney, manager of agricultural marketing and industry development for the Indiana Department of Agriculture. “Combined with travel, it offers visitors and residents alike an authentic taste of a specific place or broader geographic area.”