Upcoming Local Food Events

Join us as we eat local, drink local, and work together to grow our local food community!

 
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Celebrate Local Food during Savor Fort Wayne Restaurant Week

The Northeast Indiana Local Food Network is excited to work with Visit Fort Wayne this year to promote the restaurants that are featuring locally-sourced ingredients as part of their special Savor Fort Wayne menu. We want to highlight these amazing ingredients, the farmers who produced them, and the chefs who selected them. 

Savor Fort Wayne lasts just 12 delicious days from January 9-20, 2019. Plan to eat local and drink local at these participating local restaurants: Bravas, Conjure Coffee, Copper Spoon, Hop River Brewing Company, Junk Ditch Brewing Company, SolBird Kitchen and Tap, 3 River Co-op Deli, Three Rivers Distilling Company, Tolon, and Trubble Brewing.

Watch for our Savor Fort Wayne local food stories on Facebook and share your Savor Fort Wayne local food photos and experiences with #OurLandOurTables.


2019 Northeast Indiana Local Food Forum & Social Hour

Early Bird Registration Open Now!!

Join us on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Walb Union at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Connect with local farmers, food producers, chefs, community leaders, dietitians, healthy food and sustainable agriculture advocates and consumers from across our region, as together we learn, share ideas and grow our local food community.

Come for the whole day or join us after work for our Social Hour! Mingle at booths with local food vendors and chefs with others who share your curiosity and passion for local food while enjoying local food, beer, wine, kombucha and juices. At 5pm, we'll kick off our After Party with free food samples from your favorite local food restaurants and live music!

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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, 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