Local Food Summit: Bringing Farms to the Table

Food Summit img Join the Muncie Food Hub Partnership, Purdue University Extension, and the Delaware County Food Council for the 4th annual Local Food Summit of Muncie and East Central Indiana.

 The 4th Local Food Summit will explore innovations in delivering local food to consumers and students, the movement of food and its impact on our planet and economies, food stories from here and afar, and the chance to learn about your role in shaping our local food landscape through consumerism, advocacy, and action.

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 (Registration and a light breakfast begin at 9:30am; Opening remarks at 10am)

 Where: Ball State Alumni Center, Muncie, Indiana

Cost of Registration is $30 for the full day: Includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. We have scholarships available. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please email Ashley Pavey: ampavey@bsu.edu

 Register for the Food Summit here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/BALL_EMS066

 Keynote Address: Kelsey Timmerman – Author of Where am I Eating? A Journey through the Global Food Economy

Guest Speakers include: Tim Lanane (Indiana Senate) and Sue Errington (Indiana House of Representatives); Molly Hunt (Director of Extension, Delaware County, Purdue Extension)

Concurrent sessions this year include presentations/workshops from:

Tim Kean (CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank) on Food Insecurity in East Central Indiana

John Disher (IU Healthy Community Alliance) on the Delaware County Food Council

Bryan Ayers (CEO Open Door Health Services in Delaware County) on the 8twelve Coalition

Tarrah McCreary (Food Procurement Director Crawfordsville Schools) on Farm-to-School efforts

Farmer – Chef Panel: With Wendy Carpenter (Christopher Farm), Shelly Shrock (Shrock Family Farm), Dave Ring (The Downtown Farm Stand), and Chef Tyler Herald (from Patachou, Petit Chou, and Napolese) among others!

If you are interested in these local food issues, you are encouraged to attend. 


Community gardens

Policy development


Sustainable Ag.



Food Access

Food insecurity

Food hubs

Food service

Economic Dev.

Come grow our local food system in Muncie and East Central Indiana!

 Questions? Contact Dr. Josh Gruver at jbgruver@bsu.edu




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