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Be a Local Food Forum

Event Sponsor 


You are invited to partner with Northeast Indiana Local Food Network by sponsoring the 2019 Local Food Forum!   

This event will bring together all those in our community who are interested & invested in supporting and growing the local food system across our region.   

We are seeking individuals, organizations, and businesses that share our goals to support the Local Food Forum with a contribution of financial or in-kind resources.  Sponsorship levels for in-kind donations are based on cash equivalent. 

Generous support from our Event Sponsors enables us to offer this valuable resource and networking opportunity for area farmers, entrepreneurs, advocates and eaters by helping to defray the cost of programming, event rentals and procuring locally-sourced foods.

Your generous Event Sponsorship allows us to offer:                                                        

  • Budget-friendly event registration                                                                 

  • Reasonably priced vendor table fees

  • Student & Senior ticket pricing

  • Event registration Scholarships

  • Delicious, healthy local food fare, while supporting our local food producers.

Local Food Forum Sponsorship Opportunities - Cash or In-kind donations  

Deadline for sign-up and payment for all Event Sponsorships is March 1, 2019.  Early Sponsors will receive earlier recognition on our website and social media. Sponsors who sign up by February 1, 2019 will be recognized on promotional postcards and posters distributed across the region

Harvest Sponsor: $1,000 +

  • Admission to Local Food Forum for six (6) attendees

  • Special Individual Recognition as Harvest Sponsor including name, logo and testimonial about the value of local food:

    • On screen during Local Food Forum

    • In Local Food Forum registration packet

    • Featured in Northeast Indiana Local Food Network Social Media

    • On Northeast Indiana Local Food Network website

  • Individual Harvest Sponsor Recognition during Local Food Forum

  • Name & logo on event banners

  • Opportunity to include promo materials in Local Food Forum welcome packets

  • Complimentary Forum Exhibitor OR Social Hour Vendor booth

Field Sponsor: $500 +

  • Admission to Local Food Forum for four (4) attendees

  • Group Recognition as Field Sponsor with name and logo

    • On screen during Local Food Forum

    • In Local Food Forum registration packet

    • Featured in Northeast Indiana Local Food Network Social Media

    • On Northeast Indiana Local Food Network website

  • Name & logo on event banners

  • Opportunity to include promo materials in Local Food Forum welcome packets

  • Complimentary Forum Exhibitor OR Social Hour Vendor booth

Seed Sponsor: $100 +

  • Admission to Local Food Forum for two (2) attendees

  • Group Recognition with names of other Seed Sponsors

    • On screen during Local Food Forum

    • On Northeast Indiana Local Food Network website

  • Name on event banners

  • Complimentary Forum Exhibitor OR Social Hour Vendor booth

Click Here to contact us with questions regarding sponsorship or to sign-up to be an Event Sponsor.

  • To sign-up to be an Event Sponsor, or for inquiries about becoming a vendor and/or sponsor, please contact Janet Katz at

    Janet@NEIfood.org or call (260)241-2260.

  • Make checks payable to: Northeast Indiana Local Food Network. 

  • All Event Sponsors must email the names of their Local Food Forum attendees to Janet@NEIfood.org prior to the event.

  • Harvest Sponsors & Field Sponsors are requested to send an electronic business logo file to Janet@NEIfood.org upon sign-up.

Thank you for your support of our Local Food Community! 

The Northeast Indiana Local Food Forum would not be possible without it.