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Discover Treasure at Shipshewana Flea Market’s Exclusive Weekend Market

Jun 10, 2024

The Shipshewana Flea Market is excited to announce the opening of their much-anticipated Weekend Market, taking place on June 14th & 15th. This special Family-Themed event is one of only two weekends each year when they open their gates for weekend visitors, offering a unique shopping experience filled with family fun, delicious food, and countless treasures from nearly 700 full-season vendors and additional weekend-only vendors.

Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy Gives to LaGrange County Chamber In Support of School Backpack Food Programs

Dec 19, 2023

Shipshewana hosts visitors from all over the region taking the opportunity to enjoy their spectacular display of holiday light scenes during the Christmas Season. Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy was recently able to give back to local backpack food programs facilitated by the area schools and supported by the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce making a positive difference in the community.

Beef Quality Assurance Trainings November 2 & 7, 2023

Oct 18, 2023

Several years ago, the beef industry created a voluntary training and certification program called Beef Quality Assurance or BQA.  In that program, producers of beef are taught industry standards for producing good quality beef, are tested, and are then issued a certificate of completion.   The topics range from keeping feeds safe from contaminates, animal nutrition, to using drugs in a prescribed and safe manner, how to safely move cattle through barns and feedlots, using herbicides safely on pastures, and even worker safety. The program was well received by the industry.  There are over 1000 BQA certified people in Indiana alone.  Many of the large-scale buyers of beef adopted the BQA as their own and will not purchase beef from those without the BQA certificate. In fact, most of the beef from northern Indiana beef and dairy industry flows through packers with that requirement.  Locally, if you sell steers or cull cows or any sort of beef or dairy beef through the auctions, you will be required to have that certification because the auctions sell to packers with a BQA requirement.  There are 2 ways to get certified, one is online at www.bqa.org.  The other is by attending a meeting. There are two meeting dates where in-person training will be held via a video conference in Indiana: Nov. 2 and Nov. 7, all beginning at 6:30 pm and ending at 9:00 pm. Eastern time.

Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy Gives Back $4,500 to Local Non-Profit Organizations Who Are Making a Positive Difference

Jan 20, 2022

Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy was able to give back to 9 local organizations making a positive difference in the community. The local organizations supported this season included LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity, LaGrange County Night to Shine, Boomerang Backpacks, Inc, Blessings in a Backpack, Elijah Haven, Compassion Pregnancy Center of LaGrange and The Arc of LaGrange County, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Reserve Fund and the Shipshewana Police Department.

Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy Gives Back $7,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations Who Are Making a Positive Difference

Feb 4, 2021

Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy, featuring more than two million LED Christmas lights displayed in a one-and- a-half-mile-long symphony of spectacular light scenes was a welcomed stop for families looking to enjoy some normalcy in a very challenging year. With their help, Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy was able to give back more than ever to local organizations making a positive difference in the local community.

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