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‘Wine Down on the Farm’ in Cambridge City, Sept. 19

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Huddleston Farmhouse in Cambridge City, Indiana

Huddleston Farmhouse in Cambridge City, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Jen Schmits Thomas
On behalf of Indiana Landmarks

On September 19, 2013, Huddleston Farmhouse in Cambridge City hosts an event that blends wine, live music, art and a locally-sourced harvest spread.

“It’s a priority for us that the dinner uses fresh ingredients from farms in Wayne County and nearby,” said JP Hall, director of Indiana Landmarks’ eastern office
located at the Huddleston site on the historic National Road. “We hold a weekly Saturday farmers market at the property, and we want the meal to reflect our
dedication to local growers.”

At Wine Down on the Farm, artists from the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) and the Richmond Art Group will be creating paintings available for purchase on the grounds of the c.1841 farmstead. Important historic works from the Richmond Art Museum collection will be on display in the farmhouse. The event takes place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

For the harvest supper, Chef Jen Ferrell will rely on local sources for her smoked pork chops and the herbs, vegetables and cheese featured in her Dijon and dill
potato salad, black bean and corn salad, blue cheese and cabbage slaw, and homemade bread. Dessert will be an ice cream sundae bar with fresh fruits and sauces—all locally sourced as well.

Many of the plein air artists at the event have works featured in the newly released coffee-table book, Painting Indiana III: Heritage of Place, which will be available
for purchase. The book resulted from a partnership of IPAPA, Indiana Landmarks and I.U. Press.

Indiana Landmarks’ Huddleston Farmhouse operates as the National Road Heritage Site with exhibits offering a picture of travel along the byway from pioneer era to the present. The historic farm complex is located on the west edge of Cambridge City, 17 miles west of Richmond and 50 miles east of Indianapolis.

Wine Down on the Farm! is $50 per person ($35 for members of Indiana Landmarks) and must be purchased in advance online at or through Indiana Landmarks’ Eastern Regional Office, 765-478-3172,

Wine Down on the Farm!

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Huddleston Farmhouse, 838 National Road, Cambridge City, Indiana

$50 per person ($35 for Indiana Landmarks members)

Online at or call Indiana Landmarks, 765-478-3172


Editor’s Acknowledgement: JTPR, Inc.