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Food Summit Tackles Logistics of Farm to Plate Delivery

Holly Chaille
Credit Julia Meek
Fresh food advocates Jain Young and Ricky Kemery are encouraged by the direct benefits of regional food hubs.

With an increasing demand for fresh, healthy food, the Purdue Extension Local Food Program and the Allen County Extension Office are teaming up this Wednesday to host the first-ever Fort Wayne Local Food Summit.

Its goal is to assess the needs in the local food production chain, and find a commonality between producers, distributors and consumers here in Northeast Indiana.

WBOI's Julia Meek met with two fresh food advocates -- Purdue Extension Educator Ricky Kemery, and Jain Young, Project Manager of Heartland Communities' Plowshares Local Food System Project -- to find out more.

To follow the developments of the Summit, you can visit the Purdue Extension Local Food Program Facebook page.

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