Food Hubs Created To Increase Marketing Of Farm Products

A series of meetings sponsored by the Indiana Department of Agriculture and Purdue Extension could help bring home-grown foods closer to consumers. The series of meetings will study setting up regional food hubs to increase marketing of locally grown fruits, vegetables and related farm products Purdue Extension says the hubs enable the grower and consumer to connect more economically. The system for the collection, processing and distribution of local foods can consist of retail space, processing, community kitchens and warehousing. The first meeting is set for next week.