Local Food Summit

Bringing Farms to the Table

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.


  • 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: $30 for the whole day (includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day).
  • Scholarships are available please email Ashley Pavey for consideration
  • Register for the Food Summit here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/BALL_EMS066

Who Should Attend

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.


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

Guest Speakers

  • Sue Errington, Indiana House of Representatives
  • Molly Hunt, Director of Extension, Delaware County, Purdue Extension
  • Carol Pierson, Family Nutrition Program Assistant, Purdue Extension

Concurrent sessions this year include presentations/workshops from

  • Food Insecurity in East Central Indiana – Tim Kean, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Delaware County Food Council – John Disher, IU Healthy Community Alliance
  • The 8twelve Coalition – Bryan Ayers, CEO Open Door Health Services in Delaware County
  • Farm-to-School Efforts – Tarrah Westercamp, Food Procurement Director Crawfordsville Schools

Farmer – Chef Panel

  • Wendy Carpenter, Christopher Farm
  • Shelly Shrock, Shrock Family Farm
  • Dave Ring, The Downtown Farm Stand
  • Chef Tyler Herald, from Patachou, Petit Chou, and Napolese among others!

Networking Hour

  • Enjoy some late afternoon snacks paired with locally produced beer from Guardian Brewing
  • Peruse a variety of sustainable food systems related posters and projects by Ball State students


Contact Dr. Josh Gruver at jbgruver@bsu.edu

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


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