Monday, January 07, 2013

Portage Library to host local Food Policy Group Jan. 15

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host the Western U.P. Health Department and the recently established U.P. Food Exchange for an organizational meeting to create a local food policy council from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Representatives from the U.P. Food Exchange will share information about their successes in the Eastern and Central U.P. They will discuss the viability of local foods and show how investing in local food has had a positive impact in the region. They will also discuss future plans for the U.P. Food Exchange that include establishing an online marketplace to connect producers and consumers, training in season extension, marketing, and outreach.

The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for group dialogue about food production and food access in the Western U.P. and as well as forming a food policy group in our region.

Please RSVP by emailing ssalo@hline.org or by calling (906) 482-7382 ext 114 if you are planning to attend.

Library programs and events are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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