Make your weekend trip to Hamilton County, Indiana last even longer by taking home some local flavors! Stop at these specialty food stores to grab a local delight:
Take home some produce from one of the farmer's markets for a week of farm-fresh meals. You will find organic eggs, pork, green beans, corn, apples, and berries from local farms. In addition, take home some fair-trade chocolate, maple syrup, jellies and jams, or salad dressings.
Enjoy the elegant wine from Vine and Table around your own dining room table! Choose from a variety of refreshing and flavorful wines to take home, with monthly specials that will please your wallet as well. There are local and international wines that you'll be able to enjoy for great prices. While you're at the shop, be sure to check out the other gourmet foods they have, especially the delectable cheeses and chocolates. They even have a website where you can purchase their gourmet foods online.
Pack a pie to take home to your friends from Lisa's Pies. A pie from Lisa's is a homemade treat and delicious highlight of the county. In fact, Lisa's Pie Shop has won the acclaim of the best independent bakery in the country. There is everything from Apricot to Coconut Cream, from Peanut Butter to Carmel Apple Walnut. You can take home a traditional pie, or try out their "pies in a jar". Everything is in the jar, including the crust! These jars can be shipped, so you can enjoy the pie all year round. I personally love the blueberry pie!
Add a taste of the Midwest to your meals with famous mustard or BBQ sauce from LocalFolks Foods. Made from all-natural ingredients with no preservatives, these wholesome condiments taste marvelous and don't have complex ingredient lists. Bring them to your next cookout or gathering for a worthy way to brag about the tastes of Indiana. A variety of Local Folks products are available at the Conner Prairie Apple Store, and their website also sells the sauces, so if you like what you tasted, order more!
Cupcakes are all the rage right now, but with the unique flavors at Sugarbean Cupcakes, you'll want to bring home a few from this particular shop. The owner is always experimenting with fun flavors such as Maple Pumpkin, Toasted Marshmallow, and French Toast. For twists on the traditional cupcake, try the Chocolate Strawberry or Lemon Zest cupcake.
Used as gifts or kept for yourself, these edible souvenirs give you every reason to smuggle treats from Hamilton County.