Wild Pansy Farm is excited to announce the launch of 'Simply Indiana', a ready-to-eat food line made by diversified, small-scale vegetable growers like you. In this, our first year, we are prioritizing produce purchases from farmers throughout Southern Indiana. We will use your veggies in salsas, dips, sauces, and soups that will be sold to institutions and select retail locations, opening up opportunities for us all to grow our farms while feeding our communities.
Simply Indiana is buying all kinds of produce in bushel and 20-pound quantities to produce weekly batches of ready-to-eat products. If you are growing anything from the below list, we want to hear from you!
Herbs (especially fennel)
We are also buying many other vegetables, so give us a call if you want to sell a variety not listed above.
Starting in June, we will be arranging weekly or bi-weekly pickups in your community. If you are interested in bulk produce sales, please reach out soon and we can begin arranging an order from your farm together.
Call or text Sean Cox: (202) 290-5042
Gleaning is harvesting leftover produce after a farmer has harvested their fields. The Southwest Indiana Area Gleaning Coordinator will assist the Program Coordinator with organizing and leading gleanings in Southwest Indiana, with emphasis on Vigo, Sullivan, and Knox Counties, for Society of St. Andrew.
The NW LFPA Value Chain Coordinator will be responsible for developing and managing the NW LFPA Food Corridor. The Coordinator will be responsible for the following primary activities:
1)providing/connecting farmers with the support and resources needed for market readiness,
2) assisting the Project with establishing a virtual food hub (growing into a future satellite hub) to aggregate farmer and food products;
3) collaborating with distributors to connect farmers to
local and regional retail and wholesale markets;
4) participating in the development and vetting of a regional collaborative business or network model that positions BIPOC SDFR’s in the corridor for financial viability.
As part of the SNAP-Ed team within the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA), this position facilitates the collaboration of food system partners to develop, support, and sustain projects and programs that further the goals for an equitable, vibrant, and resilient statewide food system. The incumbent will work closely with Purdue Extension (PEX) staff to further their capacity to implement SNAP-Ed programming, specifically their policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies. This will involve providing statewide leadership and support to PEX staff who support capacity building among school food authorities, communities, and farmers to expand access to local, fresh, and nutritious foods for limited resource populations in Indiana. The incumbent will provide leadership and execute deliverables across several statewide grants that support the goals of creating equitable food environments for limited resource Hoosiers. These grants include, but are not limited to, the USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership (RFSP) grant project (Partners IN Food), CDC COVID-19 Health Disparities grant (I-HOPE), USDA-AMS Local Food Purchasing Assistance (LFPA) and Local Food for Schools (LFS) projects, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Farm to School Formula Grant, and others as appropriate. The incumbent will be responsible for supervisory duties for at least 3 positions and will manage interns on a rotating basis.
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