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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

This Farm to School program provides visual aides, curricula, food education and shared creative resources to all. Training 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.
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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. 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.

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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.​


Indiana Food Summit

In 2016 and 2017, Purdue Extension, along with many partnering organizations, hosted the Indiana Local Food Summit. This event provided learning, networking and sharing opportunities for attendees. Attendees learned about new topics and were able to take a deep dive into learning and professional development as well as share about their own community work.

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