savor the flavor


Press release:  Russell Veggies featured at state fair event.

Russell Veggies, owned by Kenny and Val Russell of  Borden, was a featured farm for Savor the Flavor: A VIP Taste from Indiana Farms, during the Indiana State Fair.

Savor the Flavor features local foods and up-and-coming student chefs. Its attendees this year included legislators; federal and state agency leaders, including Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Gina Sheets; officials from Purdue and leaders from farm organizations. Participating farms donated 25 pounds of product, which culinary student teams from Ivy Tech’s Muncie campus used to create new dishes. Savor the Flavor attendees then voted on which team’s creations were most appetizing.

The winning team created lamb empanadas with peppers and Ivy Tech mini sliders with summer squash slaw. The eggplant from Russell Veggies was used to make Asian duck taco wrap with eggplant salsa, their team placed third in the competition.

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