OUR LOCAL FOOD HUB – Tuesday Night April 15th at The Cooperage

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Come to The Cooperage for a discussion about OUR LOCAL FOOD HUB. Learn about eating locally and why it is such a good idea!

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What is a food hub? What is happening here in our area? How can I eat more locally produced foods? Are you a farmer interested in a larger market? Are you interested in food, jobs, youth and the health and progression of our Wayne County community?

Come hear about the Wayne County Food Hub – an effort to stimulate the economy of our local farming community by purchasing food from our local farmers and producers.  It is already happening! And has already created training and job opportunities!

SEEDS wants to help organize a greater effort to support local food production and consumption. Come learn how you can benefit. Or learn how you might help!

Panelists will be discussing existing food hub initiatives, their community benefits, and how each of us can contribute to a larger effort.

This program is free and open to all.

Come early for delicious local food. The Cooperage Café opens at 6:00 pm. The forum begins at 7:00 pm.

 

The Cooperage is located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale.

 

Pre-registration is appreciated. Contact SEEDS at (570) 245 – 1256 or email Jocelyn@seedsgroup.net  or simply complete the Contact Us panel on the right.

Walk-Ins are also welcome!

A special thanks goes out to The Wayne County Employment Coalition for the development of this program.

 

PANALISTS:

Robert Muller – Wayne County Conservation District – Wayne Tomorrow, Agriculture subcommittee.

Cindy Matthews – Wayne County Human Services – “What is a Food Hub and how does it benefit our community”

Andrea Whyte – Wayne County Area Agency on Aging – “Purchase Local Initiative”

Tom Eccles – Farmer in the Dale, LLC. – “Meeting the Need of Institutional Purchasers”

Wayne County Employment and Training Office – Job Training Partnership Act Program

Kim Emmet – Community Vocational Services, Inc. – job coaching and school to work programming.

This event will be held at The Cooperage – 1030 Main Street in Honesdale.