A published author and longtime editor, Sherri Dugger is a native of Indianapolis who flew the coop, moved to New York City and, 10 years later, made her way back to her home state. She has served as an editor for The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly, International Tattoo Art, and Farm Indiana, as well as a freelance editor and writer for several local and international publications. She also has written and edited several books, including the “Hoosier Harvest” cookbook and “175 Years of Brown County.”
Sherri lives with her husband, Randy, in Morristown, Indiana, where they run Dugger Family Farm, which serves as home to several farm cats, a dog, seven goats, two alpacas, dozens of chickens, and thousands of bees. The Duggers are avid gardeners and makers of several varieties of jam and jelly, which they sell through their home-based business, Kick Out The Jams, LLC. The Duggers have a grant project under review to restore a vintage 1955 Ford step van and turn it into a mobile food market to take locally grown and raised foods into underserved areas and food deserts throughout the state.
Sherri continues to work extensively with farmers and farm organization leaders on various projects and programs throughout the state, both as the media and outreach director for the Indiana Farmers Union and as a contracted employee for Purdue Extension’s local food program. Dugger is a certified farmers market manager; she is a board member for Hoosier Harvest Market, the only farmer-owned online food hub in Indiana; and she is a member of Indiana Grown, for which she has applied to serve on the organization’s state-appointed commission. In 2014, Sherri was featured in Indianapolis Monthly in their home's kitchen. Have a look here.