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Meeting about local foods set Jan. 21 in Toledo

January 9, 2020
Special to The Chronicle , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The demand for local food is rising as customers are embracing the need for increased local food options according to a news rpeort from Iowa State Extension and Outreach.

The National Restaurants Association is noticing more interest in what people are eating and where it comes from, thus leading to increased purchases from local and regional producers. Customers are demanding: locally sourced protein and produce, environmentally sustainable options and healthy meal choices.

Do you have an interest in increasing the availability of local food benefits to producers, consumers and business owners? If so, please consider attending our local foods meeting in Tama County on January 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Extension office, 203 W. High St. in Toledo.

Local Foods Coordinator, Jodie Huegerich, will facilitate the meeting. Everyone is welcome, so invite others you feel may be interested in this topic.

If you are interested, but unable to attend on Jan. 21, please call the Extension office at 641-484-2703 to be contacted for future meetings.

Learn information about the scope of your community's current local food system to help paint a picture of what has already been accomplished and what efforts are underway. Brainstorm ways local food system development may improve local economy, environment, social relationships, human health, education, culture, politics, or infrastructure. Identify community assets you could call on to promote local food system development.



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