10% = $1 billion.

If we substituted 10% of our current at-home household food budget with locally grown and produced food, we would generate over a billion dollars of economic activity in Indiana. That’s just $458 per year per household.
— Jodee Ellett (Local Foods Coordinator, Purdue Extension), Purdue Extension Local Food Program info sheet, 2016
 

Our land. Our tables.

The Northeast Indiana Local Food Network works to enhance the quality of place of Northeast Indiana by promoting local food culture in the region and supporting local food entrepreneurship. Our mission is to support the growth of a vibrant local food marketplace across Northeast Indiana, by increasing the visibility and economic opportunities for our region’s local food producers and businesses, so they can expand their sales both locally and beyond.

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Local food is about so much more than the food. It’s about the connections made between the consumer and the producer, the farmer and the land, the restaurant and the farmer. The Local Food Network will fuel existing connections and spark new connections as well, heightening the excitement for supporting local producers. We're thrilled to be involved with the Network and see what opportunities will come forward from this new support system.

—Kara Babinec, 5th generation LaGrange County farmer & Director of Sales and Marketing at Gunthorp Farms 


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