Central U.P. Food Summit helps farmers connect with community

MARQUETTE — A summit all about local food was held in the central UP today at the Masonic building in Marquette.

The Central U.P. Food Summit was created as an effort to connect different parts of the food system and creating a vibrant local food network. Many organizations, farmers, and buyers were able to meet up and talk about getting local food into the hands of the community efficiently. Throughout the summit individuals were able to come together and get connected with local organizations and local farmers in the Central U.P.

“This is helping connect farmers with potential buyers,” said Sarah Monte, Outreach Director for U.P. Food Exchange. “This is in the hopes that next growing season they can make a lot more sales.”

The U.P. Food Exchange group focused heavily on the online market place and other resources for people to find healthy local grown produce. For more information about U.P. Food Summit and the online market place through U.P. Food exchange you can click here