Welcome to Purdue Extension – Local Food!

The Purdue Extension Local Food Program uses an interdisciplinary approach to local food systems redevelopment for Indiana. We work collaboratively to create programming, provide educational materials and build a community of scholarship for local food system issues. Our creative partnerships are designed to engage leaders in community food systems, build local economies, and deliver science-based outreach for Indiana.

We strive to create strong networks of practitioners, researchers, community members and businesses for any local food economy in Indiana.

Market Basket 360

As part of a comprehensive set of resources being developed by Purdue Extension for Farmers’ Market Managers, Vendors and Customers, we are hosting the Michigan Farmers’ Market Manager Certificate Program in Indianapolis at the Marion County Extension office on the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Click here for more information about the MIFMA training.

Upcoming Events

Shared-Use Kitchen Tours

SARE Farm to School Workshops for Action Committees

Indiana Small Farms Conference

2017 Farmers’ Market Forum

2017 Indiana Local Food Summit