“Homegrown, Elkhart County” Produce Expo

Some local farmers came out to the Elkhart County Fairgrounds Wednesday to find out how to sell their products locally.

"Homegrown, Elkhart County" tried to teach growers the best ways to market their goods.

The Purdue University extension helped sponsor the event.

Its organizers said the demand for local food is growing in part because people want to be able to get to know the farmers.

Valley Food and Farm coordinator Lisa Johnson stated, “What people are often finding is they want to work with someone they know, a neighbor they can trust and they can trust and they can find out how the products are grown, whether it's meat or eggs or cheese or produce and they want to know more about that product so they can really feel a good trust with that provider.”

Johnson hopes local stores and chefs will soon start carrying more locally grown and raised products.

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