Welcome to the
Heartland Local Food Network!
What is a local food network? There isnít one right answer to that question. At the Heartland Local Food Network we believe it starts with linking and promoting community resources that support locally grown food. The Heartland Local Food Network is a community based organization that works to connect the parts of a sustainable food system. A strong local food system benefits the community by supporting local family farms, keeping money in the local economy, protecting the environment, providing a safe and reliable food source, as well as producing food that is nutrient-rich, fresher, and better tasting.
Local food is a hot trend, but could it also be the answer to our economic woes?
Nationally recognized food system analyst Ken Meter states that increased sales of locally produced food can drive economic recovery. From September 8-10, Central Illinois residents can attend free events in Bloomington, Normal, Peoria, and Urbana to hear Meter explain the results of his recent research on a 32-county area in Central Illinois, showing how our region can build wealth by increasing our consumption of locally grown food.
EDIBLE ECONOMY invites you to . . .
A Long Weekend of Local Food Events
Featuring Nationally-Recognized Food System Analyst Ken Meter
Thursday, September 8th, 6:00 p.m.
Building Economic Recovery through Local Food
How Eating Local Can Make You Wealthier (and Healthier!)
A FREE Public Presentation by Ken Meter
Astroth Community Education Center (ACEC) Auditorium
Heartland Community College, Normal, IL
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Our mailing address is HLFN, PO Box 902, Bloomington IL 61702.
Our phone number is (309)530-0430. Our email addresses is firstname.lastname@example.org.