The public was invited to a conversation with Kum Ng, the general manger of Maple City Market in Goshen, Indiana. The discussion revolved around food localization, Ng’s method of Frameworkcooking and potential directions for Maple City Market. Frameworkcooking is earth-conscious … Continue reading
Our Local Food Tours and Talks explored opportunities for different types of local food advocates and enterprises to collaborate on a regional scale. The tours of Purple Porch Co-op, Rise Up Farms, Elkhart Local Food Alliance, and the Goshen Farmer’s Market were a starting point for recognizing overlapping efforts and identifying other groups to bring into the conversation.
The Goshen Farmers Market Film Series offers monthly movies based around food and sustainability. Check out the 2012/2013 lineup! Continue reading
An audio recording of our conversation with Beth Neff is now available below. A published author, Beth is also a gifted storyteller. We were privileged to listen to her accounts of some significant periods of Goshen’s food history, from helping provide access to … Continue reading
…these are all strategies for localizing our food systems, which means creating access to healthy, locally grown food in a way that makes us less dependent on external markets and more connected to each other. In a Farm State that still imports 90 … Continue reading
Transition Goshen recognizes food security as an essential component of building community resilience. Food is often used as a practical platform for getting things moving; check out this site for an overview of Transition food initiatives. We’re fortunate to have several models to emulate who are already working hard to address food security in the Michiana region, including South Bend’s Food Security Coalition and the Elkhart Local Food Alliance. Continue reading
“…if each Hoosier spent less than $5 per week buying food directly from Indiana farms, this would generate $1.5 billion of new farm income for state farmers—a 20% increase in farm revenue.” “Meanwhile, in the tenth-largest farm state of the … Continue reading