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Northwest Indiana Food Council 2019 FarmHop: Local Farm Tour

Date: September 21, 2019, 9 to 4 pm Central Time

Location: Valparaiso or Gary, IN

Valparaiso, IN departure – This widely diverse tour will take you to a lively family farm with nearly 600 egg-laying chickens; an organic tilapia farm; a biodynamic farm producing vegetables, fruits, and flowers; and a homestead with incredible diversity including fruit production, heritage breed animals, and value-added products.

Gary, IN departure – See several thriving urban farms with unique solutions for community food access, a beautiful aquaponics system, an urban farmstead with exotic plants and medicinal garden and a church changing the face of farming with an abundant supply of homegrown produce!

Tickets are only $20 for adults or $10 for kids 12 and under and include a locally-sourced lunch! Plus, adult ticketholders will receive an added bonuses.

Register at: https://farmhop2019.eventbrite.com or call (219) 313-8828.

Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Grower’s Technical Meeting

Date: November 14, 2019 5:00 pm (EST)

Location: Southwest Purdue Ag Center (SWPAC) 4369 N. Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN 48591

The meeting will start at 5:00 pm for board members to discuss topics for the March meeting, which will be held in French Lick, IN. Any member who wants to participate in the discussion is welcome. At 6:00 pm, dinner will be served. Following that, we will showcase watermelon and melon variety trials conducted at SWPAC in 2019.  Any grower interested in becoming a member is invited to attend. Membership dues are $15 per year and can be paid at the meeting. To register please call (812) 886-0198. Registration is due by Nov. 7. Any questions, please contact Wenjing Guan guan40@purdue.edu 


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