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.

2018 Farmers Market Forum

The 2018 Farmers Market Forum, hosted by Purdue University Extension, the Indiana Cooperative Development Center and the Indiana State Department of Health is your annual networking and learning event as a farmers market manager. Whether you are new or experienced, the Forum is a day for market managers to gather from all over Indiana to share best practices and learn from each other. Catch up on regulations and statewide programming during our lightening round sessions. Strengthen your management skills with our mini workshops on fiscal management and increasing your customer base.

Visit the Forum blog post to download the presentations from the 2018 Forum!

Market Basket 360

FREE Farmers Market Vendor Workshop Series – Join us this November through March if you currently sell or are thinking about selling at a Farmers’ Market in Indiana. This series of two-hour evening workshops will be offered in more than 25 Purdue Extension County locations throughout Indiana. Please contact one of the County hosts nearest you to register to attend. Read more about the agenda and speakers.

Farm to School Action Committee Workshop

We are in the process of planning for the 2018 workshop…check back for September date!

Shared-Use Kitchen Tours and Research

Upcoming Tour for shared-use kitchen…check back soon!