The Purdue Extension Local Foods Program and the Allen County Extension Office are teaming up to host the 2ND Fort Wayne Local Food Summit on March 16, 2016.

Across the nation, local foods have emerged as a growing business sector. New jobs are being created in our local food system including producers, distributors, and new markets, such as food hubs and mobile grocery services. Consumers are very interested in buying local food and are driving the demand in grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets.

The Fort Wayne Local Food Summit intends to place local food and agricultural economic development on the agendas of public policymakers, business leaders, not-for-profit institutions, and citizens. The net result will be greater possibilities of working together, creating jobs, doing business, and expanding the economy right here in Northeast Indiana. Join us to learn how to make a positive impact in our local community.

Attend the Fort Wayne Local Food Summit on Wednesday March 16, 2016. You can register online at

Questions, call the Allen County Extension Office at (260) 481-6826.

Doors open at 8:30 am, with presentations and activities planned from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Summit will be held in the IPFW Walb Classic Ballroom with free Parking in P2. The cost is $15 and includes lunch and beverages.

Learn about local food initiatives and successes, the regional partnership’s food shed study, the farm to school initiative, and spend time in specific topic discussions with your fellow community members.

Questions: Contact Vickie Hadley at

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