Left to right: Arleen Peterson, Lyndsay Ploehn, Elias Crim, Anne McShane-Massie, Sarah Highlen

Left to right: Arleen Peterson, Lyndsay Ploehn, Elias Crim, Anne McShane-Massie, Sarah Highlen

The NWI Food Council is a multi-stakeholder alliance that works to build a just, sustainable, and thriving locally-oriented food system for all in Northwest Indiana through networking, education, advocacy, and projects. Read more.


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FED 2020 Call for Presentations!

FED: Food Expo & Discussion | February 7, 2020

The NWI Food Council is hosting its fourth annual FED: Food Expo & Discussion, a day-long event open to all members of our community on February 7, 2020.  FED is open to all — whether you eat food, play a role in the food system, or have a passion for food issues! 

This collaborative event includes panel discussions, workshops, locally-sourced lunch, and admittance to the Expo which features local businesses, farms and food-focused organizations.  This year's theme is "Get Dirty," with a focus on food and farms advocacy and hands-on workshops that will explore food and agriculture in Northwest Indiana.


For this year’s FED, we are trying something new! We’re excited to extend a warm invitation to YOU to submit proposals for a breakout session or workshop that will help educate and empower your fellow community members. Submissions due by November 11, 2019 at 5PM.


World Food Day Poster Contest!

Submissions due by November 8, 2019.

Click for details and to submit.

Farm Tool Library

Opening this year!

With generous funding from the SIA Foundation and the Crown Point Community Foundation, we are excited to launch the Farm Tool Library in order to provide affordable access to farm tools, equipment and peer support to small farms throughout NWI. The farm tool library will feature small farming implements that promote regenerative practices, save time and labor for the farmer and allow farmers to test implements before investing on their own. Check back soon for more information or contact farm tool library manager, Virginia, at virginia@nwifoodcouncil.org.

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