Prepare for Great New Menu Items at Indiana State Fair

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Prepare for Great New Menu Items at Indiana State Fair SHARE Facebook Twitter State Fair new food itemsJust two weeks from Friday when the Indiana State Fair opens again, new featured foods will be available throughout the fairgrounds. That’s as it should be when you realize the 2017 fair theme is THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF FOOD. The Indiana beef producers will be selling the Cattlemen’s Choice, a ribeye steak topped with smoked beef brisket. And Indiana Pork has quite a pork burger entered in the Indiana State Fair “Taste of Indiana” contest.“This year the Indiana pork producers decided that our Peanut Butter Pineapple Pork Burger would be our featured menu item for the Indiana State Fair,” explained Jeanette Merritt, Indiana Pork’s Director of Checkoff Programs. “We went through a lot of taste testing with a lot of different ideas and this is the one that won. Our staff and our concessionaire managers picked this one, and strangely enough it sounds like an odd combination, but it is a great pairing and I think people who go to the fair are going to want to stop by and purchase it.”She says the combination of peanut butter and meat is not totally new.“I have never had peanut butter on a pork burger when I’ve been in a restaurant or out to eat anywhere, however, after we developed this idea we have heard of some restaurants around Indiana, including the Triple XXX Root Beer in West Lafayette and I think Scotty’s in Indianapolis and some of their locations around the state put peanut butter on a hamburger. This idea is somewhat like a Tai dish because sometimes you’ll see noodles with peanut butter and pork in it, and we thought throwing the pineapple and all of it together would be a great combination.”The Peanut Butter Pineapple Pork Burger will be available at all three Indiana Pork tents during the fair.If you plan on dessert following your main meal, the Dairy Bar has a brand new milkshake.“This year’s new milkshake will be the root beer float milkshake,” said Jenni Browning with American Dairy Association, Indiana. “That’s exactly what it tastes like just like your favorite root beer float. We try to do a new shake each year but we’ll still have our old favorites back, strawberry, vanilla and chocolate, but if you are a root beer float fan you’ll enjoy it.”Browning added the flavor is mild enough that you might even enjoy if you’re not a particular fan of the standard root beer float.Their Dairy Bar is also featuring the new Mousetrap grilled cheese sandwich.“It was the winning grilled cheese sandwich from the Ultimate Grilled Cheese contest at the state fair last year, and the creator of this grilled cheese is Andrew Kuehnert, a dairy farmer from Fort Wayne, Kuehnert Dairy Farm. His creation is on Texas toast, has Colby cheese, cheddar cheese and Havarti.”The Indiana State Fair runs August 4-20, 2017. By Andy Eubank – Jul 17, 2017 Prepare for Great New Menu Items at Indiana State Fair Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleLiquidation Could End with New Crop StressesNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Is the Market Moving Deeper into Buying Territory?

first_imgSubscribe September 14, 2016 925 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty indicates the United States housing market as a whole is moving marginally deeper into buy territory. According to the recent report from the university, this trend suggests that, on average, the majority of housing markets around the country are in good shape and remain a sound investment.The report states that based on numbers from the end of the second quarter, the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index comes on the heels of the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which found home prices climbed nationally 5.1 percent since June 2015. The report also states that both indexes incorporate property appreciation from housing markets around the country, but unlike Case-Shiller, the BH&J Index adds additional rental, maintenance, and alternative investment data streams, among others, to indicate when and why housing markets might be changing direction.”Housing prices, in general, continue to slow and when considered in light of the recent trends in the Buy vs. Rent Index signal that ownership remains an excellent investment for the majority of Americans,” said Ken Johnson, Ph.D., a real estate economist who is one of the index’s authors and an associate dean of graduate programs and professor in FAU’s College of Business.The report states that they believe the U.S. housing market has moved marginally more in favor of homeownership over renting a comparable property and investing monthly rent savings in a portfolio of stocks and bonds. The report also states that overall, 15 of the 23 metropolitan markets investigated are trending more in favor of ownership since last quarter.Additionally, the report shows that cities such as Honolulu, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle are considered to be minimally in rent territory and show signs of slowing. It is also noted that the U.S. as a whole and all but three of the remaining metro areas remain in buy territory, favoring ownership as a way to create more wealth, on average.”Many of the hardest hit metropolitan areas during the real estate crash are showing signs of resilience as the cost of ownership relative to the cost of renting remains more in balance,” said Eli Beracha, Ph.D., co-author of the index and assistant professor in FIU’s T&S Hollo School of Real Estate. “There are very few signs to indicate a market crash in these cities.” Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Is the Market Moving Deeper into Buying Territory? Home / Daily Dose / Is the Market Moving Deeper into Buying Territory?center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Homeownership Housing Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: New Tool Launched for REO Market Next: Staying Current with the Changing REO Space Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Homeownership Housing Market 2016-09-14 Kendall Baer in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: Kendall Baerlast_img read more