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.

Shared-Use Kitchen Tours and Research

Purdue Extension was awarded a SARE Research and Education Grant to study the Economic Viability of Shared-Use Kitchens. We are in the final stages of the program, where we will complete our survey input and analysis, develop a toolkit for kitchen users and tour 12 kitchens in our region. Learn more about this program here: Shared-Use Kitchen Tours

Farm to School Action Committee Workshop

Purdue Extension will host a professional development workshop for farm to school action committees this summer. We will be asking for applications from local farm to school committees to attend, learn and finish with an action plan that will help shape their activities for the next few years to come. Please check back for more information soon!