FORT WAYNE — The Purdue Extension Local Foods Program and the Allen County Extension Office are teaming up to host the second Fort Wayne Local Food Summit on March 16.

Doors open at 8:30 am, with presentations and activities planned from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 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.

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/

To attend, register online at conf.purdue.edu/landing_pages/foodsummit.

Anyone with questions is asked to call the Allen County Extension Office at 481-6826.

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