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Purdue Programs

We have a number of programs available and in development for local food at Purdue Extension. The Educators in your local County Extension Office will be able to connect you with these Purdue Resources.


Farmers Market Certificate

This program covers multiple aspects of a successful farmers market for both market managers and market vendors. Content of the course includes market regulations, food safety, liability, sustaining a stable market, food assistance programs, and conflict management. This program promotes networking and follows outline of our Market Manager Toolkit and Market Vendor Toolkit publications.

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Farm to School

Farm to School in Indiana is growing! The Indiana Harvest resources will bring together the information and go-to resources needed to initiate and move forward with farm to school in your area. Visual aides, curricula, food education and shared creative resources will be available on the local food website. Training through SARE starting in May 2017 will enable Farm to School Action Committees, comprised of teachers, administrators, parents, school food service professionals and wellness policy personnel, to learn, assess and develop a comprehensive short and long term plan for implementing farm to school in their school or district. Five action committees will be able to attend the 2017 training, chosen by application process.


FoodLink is an easy-to-use, produce database that delivers useful information regarding preparation and storage of different items, as well as nutrition facts, selection tips, food pairings, and background information. The database can be accessed online or by scanning the QR codes at farmers markets with a smartphone. If you are looking for information about a specific fruit or vegetable, simply click on the respective tab at the top of the website, and select the item you’re looking for. If you’re having trouble finding it, you can use the drop-down menus on the top right side of the page to organize the selections alphabetically.


Safe Produce Indiana

Safe Produce Indiana serves fruit and vegetable growers and consumers in the state by educating them about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. In order to achieve this goal, we have gathered together resources that address the FDA, the FSMA, the Produce Safety Rule, the Produce Safety Alliance, water safety and compliance training.​

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