Highlights

Here are highlights of what we've been up to.


March
2017

Over 150 community members, farmers, business owners, and non-profit representatives came together for our first-ever FED: Food Expo & Discussion.


November
2016

Our team volunteered at County Line Orchard's Farm To Table dinner in exchange for donated venue space for our upcoming FED event. 


October
2016

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Our Anne facilitated the local ingredient sourcing for Sunday Supper with Farms, Forks & Foodies at Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Indiana. 


We represented the region at the Indiana Local Food Summit in Indianapolis. 


September
2016

Our Lyndsay and Sarah took part in a Purdue Beginning Farmer field trip across Vermont and Maine, visiting 14 sustainable farms. 


July
2016

Our Dominique and Arleen represented the Council at the Indiana Healthy Food Access Policy Forum


June
2016

Our team joined dozens of other volunteers in constructing hoop houses and garden beds at Gary's Faith Farm


May
2016

  photo credit: Brynn Hines Photography

 

photo credit: Brynn Hines Photography

Our team played a role in the team that planned and staffed The Soirée, a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.


April
2016

We completed our 2016-17 Strategic Plan.


Our Nicole and Dominique presented at Harvard as part of the Just Food Forum on Land Use, Rights and Ecology.


December
2015

Official launch of the NWI Food Council.


We participated in the C-Lab event: Getting Connected with Our Local Food Economy.


June 2015

The Task Force to Create an NWI Food Council was formed and began intensive planning. 


April 2015

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The first Northwest Indiana Local Food Summit was organized by NIRPC, Purdue Extension, and Valpo University Law. It was this event that eventually led to the development of the Council.