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March 17, 2016  

Local Food Summit set for Greater Lafayette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Local food producers and consumers will have an opportunity to network and discuss ways to promote the farm-to-table movement on April 12 at the Greater Lafayette Local Food Summit.

The event, sponsored by the Purdue Extension Local Food Program and Tippecanoe County Extension office, runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North St., Lafayette.

Local food sales in Indiana have more than doubled over the past 20 years, said Jodee Ellett, Purdue Extension local foods coordinator.

"Hoosiers are looking for local food at their grocery store, on the restaurant menu and in our schools," Ellett said. "Communities, individuals, leaders and entrepreneurs are responding with a range of local food initiatives that meet the strong demand."

Summit participants will get an update on local food initiatives and learn about community food systems, food hubs, food councils and other related topics.

Cost is $15, and registration is required at

For more information about the meeting, contact Roberta Crabtree, Tippecanoe County Extension director, at 765-474-0793 or

For more information about the Extension Local Food Program, go to

Writer: Darrin Pack, 765-494-8415, 

Source: Jodee Ellett, 765-494-0349,

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-2722;
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