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Hoosier Fare: This Indiana-produced barbecue sauce hits the mark.

Tom J Bechman 1, Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

February 22, 2020

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bottle of Pa and Ma’s Bar-B-Que Sauce, produced in Indiana
TANGY, SMOKY FLAVOR: Give smoked brisket or even ham and beans authentic flavor with Pa and Ma’s Bar-B-Que Sauce, produced in Indiana.

If you want the taste of home-cooked barbecue for dinner, try adding Pa and Ma’s Bar-B-Que Sauce to whatever you’re cooking. What makes it even better is that it’s an Indiana-produced product. The sauce is produced and distributed by an Indianapolis company.

We purchased a bottle of the sauce at the Indiana Grown booth at the Indiana State Fair. Indiana Grown, a service provided by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, helps people who produce and sell Indiana products work together to gather information on distributing and marketing products. Heather Taulman heads up the program for ISDA.

This sauce is tangy and certainly adds a smoky, barbecue flavor. We added it to smoked brisket, a personal favorite in its own right, and it kicked up the smoky flavor within the meat.

We even added it to a bowl of ham and bean soup. Some people like ketchup on ham and beans. Compared to ketchup, this sauce isn’t as thick, and does a better job of adding flavor to the entire bowl of soup. It adds zest to the hearty taste of ham and beans.

Limited information is available about this product at It’s available in Indiana Grown product racks at participating Kroger stores. One thing Indiana Grown tries to do for members, Taulman notes, is help gain sought-after display space in major retail outlets.

You can learn more about Indiana Grown and the services it offers at

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Tom J Bechman 1

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

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