Welcome to the home of Only Indiana – The Artisan Collection!

Every bite you take supports their mission…

With the finest products from Indiana’s tastiest food Artisans, you will enjoy every aspect of this new experience in gift giving. Deb, Only Indiana’s Chief Artisan Curator and locally renowned foodie, has made it her mission to travel to the furthest niches of Indiana to find the most unique, interesting and representative food stuffs that the state has to offer.

On her journey she has discovered the joy, dedication and even fanaticism of regional creators who have pursued their passion for a particular product—from award winning salsa to granola to Frittle. Only Indiana delivers these Artisans a wider, much deserved audience beyond their own backyard. From the moment you receive an Only Indiana—The Artisan Collection gift box, you’ll be enchanted by the beauty of a classic Indiana scene emblazoned in deep colors on the cover. Opening the box reveals a virtual cornucopia of delights, along with the quandary of which delicacy to sample first. 

 While you are munching on Only Indiana’s contents, chew on this—the contents of this beautiful box represent far more than a taste odyssey, they are the embodiment of the hopes and dreams of our Indiana communities. The local creators of these products, along with the businesses who send out these boxes of delight, invest in their various neighborhoods, communities, and schools through direct donations from sales proceeds, job training, employment, and many hours of volunteering their time and experience. Every bite you take supports their mission to make Indiana an even better place to call home.

Thank you for being a part of something meaningful and epic, something we can find in Only Indiana!

Meet our Friends…

Dillman Farm

Based out of Bloomington Indiana, Dillman Farm has been crafting all natural products since 1970. It all started when Carl Dillman began making oven baked apple butter for a restaurant in Brown County and delivering it while out on his milk route for Johnson’s Creamery. As demand for Carl’s apple butter grew, so did the product line. Today, our product lineup includes all natural fruit butters, preserves, mustards, salsas, and barbecues. Our products have always been free of preservatives, corn syrups, and additives. We are a Kosher certified facility and all products are gluten-free and vegan. Our recipes are simple but our taste is superior. Pure. Clean. Simple.

Dillman Farm loves our community and makes many donations to local schools and nonprofits. Last Summer, we donated 30 cases of preserves to the Community Kitchen Summer Food Program, which ensures dozens of children do not go hungry during summer months. We also worked with the Hoosier Hills FFA program to create a fundraiser selling our products, helping the Agriculture Education students buy and start a farm to table food truck!

Newfangled Confections

Carrie Abbott is the founder and CEO of Newfangled Confections, a modern take on a blast-fromthe-past candy made with a dash of love and nostalgia in Indianapolis. Confectioner Carrie’s modern take on Grandma’s candy dish favorites is inspired by her childhood memories, including trips with her grandfather to Hook’s Drugstore in the late 1970’s. After an experiment gone deliciously right involving peanut butter dessert for a wedding reception, Carrie’s signature candy Frittle was born.

Established in 2012, Carrie successfully grew her company for several years, before scouting teams from Kroger’s Central Division and Market District discovered Frittle, and now can be found everywhere, from small specialty boutiques, to large national retailers. The sweet story of her success has been featured in local and national media outlets, including Candy Industry, Edible Indy, The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly, Wine Enthusiast, and dozens of other online outlets, local television and radio stations. An Indiana native, Carrie is a servant leader at heart, serving on the boards of several organizations, and loves living in Indianapolis with her husband and their two children.

Crazy Charlie’s Salsa

Crazy Charlie’s Salsa started with a garden full of Indiana tomatoes and peppers, Charlie and his wife Glenda were canning their salsa for friends and family, 140 to 180 quarts annually! Charlie, known for being “crazy like a fox”, has traveled extensively for 30 years, sampling salsa, learning from locals, and squirreling away information that would help him achieve salsa nirvana.

Launched in 2002, Crazy Charlie’s is an all-natural product, non-GMO, gluten-free, extremely low in sodium and carbohydrates, Charlie uses spicy and sweet peppers, onions, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and other secret ingredients. Most importantly, he uses as much as possible, only high-quality ingredients grown in Indiana. The tomatoes are from Red Gold.

In 2003, Charlie won the prestigious “Peoples’ Preference Award” in the International Zesty Food Show in Texas. Hoosier born Crazy Charlie (like a fox) has racked up over 25 more awards.

Charlie and Glenda have donated cases of salsa for great causes, including the IU Foundation, St. Vincent Hospital, Community North and Eskenazi Hospital. Crazy Charlie’s is a favorite among hospitals seeking healthy choices for their fundraisers.

Midwest Fresh

The food world began for Kevin cooking with his beloved Aunt Becky; fulfilling a promise to become a chef, as she opted to be on a Macrobiotic diet to extend her life, due to multiple cancers including pancreatic. Earning his Culinary Arts certification, Hospitality Administration, and Restaurant Management degrees, strategically vaulted him into his culinary career with The Bridgewater Club in Carmel, the Mariott, and The Hyatt on the tiny island of Guam.

Midwest Fresh began as a restaurant consulting firm, opening numerous restaurants to include Grains and Grill, P.C. Brick Oven Pizza, Bad Dad Brewery, One10 West Main and several others. After working with several restaurant owners, Kevin knew it was time for him to launch his own retail line of products. Buying local has special meaning to Kevin, many of his partners selling his line of products were quite often small Mom and Pop storefronts, and local grocery stores.

Best Boy

Kathy Pedrotti Hays’ path to owning a food company hasn’t been a traditional one. Growing up with a single mom, she learned to cook earlier than most and also understood the unifying force of a shared meal. As a curious cook, Kathy expanded her culinary skills and tastes while honed in on the local and national food scene.

As a professional, Kathy’s career has been dedicated to charitable giving, working in nonprofits as well as consulting with them. As Best Boy’s founder transitioned to retirement and the company was for sale, Kathy decided that it was time to start “walking the walk” by owning a business dedicated to giving back. She purchased Best Boy in January of 2018. A certified Women’s Business Enterprise, Best Boy donates 100 percent of profits to local charities that support kids and families in the areas of health, safety and self-sufficiency.

We know first and foremost that people want products that taste good and elevate their food enjoyment. Our lines of dessert sauces, bbq sauces and international award-winning mustards do that. We are also proud to help the local communities in which our products are sold. We think our customers like that too.

Scholars Inn Bakehouse

In 2001, Lyle & Kerry Feigenbaum, owners of the very popular upscale restaurant, The Scholars Inn Gourmet Cafe & Wine Bar, purchased the Bakehouse to offer their guests gourmet breads and baked goods. Very quickly word spread of the quality of Bakehouse products. Soon Bakehouse breads, bagels, pastries and of course Bakehouse Granola were found in restaurants all over the Bloomington area. Within the next few years these products were found all over the mid-west as the Scholars Inn Bakehouse teamed with wholesalers and major retailers in the area.

As our sales grew, so too did our facilities! In 2006, Scholars Inn Bakehouse wholesale operation moved from the original downtown Bloomington location to a 10,000 square foot facility just north of Bloomington. Though Bakehouse products proudly do not use preservatives, you can now find them across the country, especially Bakehouse Granola, which has the most dedicated following in the industry!

Market Wagon

At Market Wagon, we are passionate about connecting with local farmers and food artisans. Personally, local food is a mission that’s near-and-dear to my heart, stemming from the near-loss (and now restoration) of our own family farm. So, it’s a tremendous encouragement for me to see shoppers like you take an interest in local food, too.

At Market Wagon, we are a team of like-minded people dedicated to serving local food producers. We are building more than just a market. We’re on a mission! And we would like for you to join us on this journey.

It was over two years ago that we first drafted our official mission statement: “To enable food producers to thrive in their local markets.” That core mission hasn’t changed. To accomplish it, we built an online farmers market and a year-round delivery service for local farms. Today, over 5,000 customers have joined us on this mission. We’re very grateful for each one.

But there’s more to be done. So, Market Wagon wants to make it as fun and easy as possible for you to support your local farmers. Try MarketWagon.com and see how easy and fun it is to shop local.

Stay tuned as Only Indiana evolves! We will be revealing new products and Artisans over the next few weeks. Be sure to check back, you will want to join us on this next step in our Only Indiana adventure!

Questions? Every business is unique, give us a call and we will help you discover the Power of Presents (317-782-4438).