March 17, 2016
Local Food Summit set for Greater Lafayette
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Local food producers and consumers will have an opportunity to network and discuss ways to promote the farm-to-table movement on April 12 at the Greater Lafayette Local Food Summit.
Local food sales in Indiana have more than doubled over the past 20 years, said Jodee Ellett, Purdue Extension local foods coordinator.
"Hoosiers are looking for local food at their grocery store, on the restaurant menu and in our schools," Ellett said. "Communities, individuals, leaders and entrepreneurs are responding with a range of local food initiatives that meet the strong demand."
Summit participants will get an update on local food initiatives and learn about community food systems, food hubs, food councils and other related topics.
Cost is $15, and registration is required at http://www.conf.purdue.edu/landing_pages/foodsummit/.
For more information about the Extension Local Food Program, go to https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/localfoods/Pages/default.aspx.
Writer: Darrin Pack, 765-494-8415, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Jodee Ellett, 765-494-0349, email@example.com