Batesville Picked To Rebuild Local Food Supply

March 28, 2014
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A local organization is seeking out those that have a passion for local food.

Batesville was selected by Purdue University as one of two pilot communities in Indiana for a program designed to rebuild the local food supply. The community has a weekly farmers market and other programs designated for local food producers, the program could bring more options in the local market.

The Food & Growers Association of Laughery Valley is working with others in the community to expand the food supply.

“We have a very active farmers market, very active local food movement. [Purdue] is wanting us to expand on that and help us grow that food market to the next step,”said Food and Growers Association of Laughery Valley president Bonnie Robbins.

The next step may be getting local commodities in local schools and hospitals, Robbins noted.

Through the month of April, weekly meetings will be held focusing on specific segments of local food. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings at Southeastern Indiana YMCA from 7-9 p.m.

April 1: Producers (all vegetable and meat producers)

April 8: Markets (hospital, schools, restaurants, farmers market distribution (those interested in an aggregate site/ food hub)

April 15: Distribution (those interested in an aggregate site/food hub)

April 23: Meeting with Purdue contacts

April 29: Consumers (Foodies and local families interested in finding locally grown food for their families)

More information is available by contacting Robbins at borobbins@decaturwb.com

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