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.

To learn more about programs  that may be available in your county, visit the Purdue Programs page.

To see data and information about your local food system in Indiana, visit the Local Food Data page. Secondary data sources are grouped together to provide a more comprehensive and meaningful look at the various aspects of your local food system including people, agriculture, business and policy.

Need an overview of the rise in local food production and sales? Visit the Local Food Economies page.