Indiana Grown for Schools to Unveil Local Food Buyer’s Guide

(INDIANAPOLIS) – To close out National Farm to School Month, Indiana Grown and the Indiana State Department of Health will be unveiling a new resource guide that will help increase schools’ access to fresh, local food products.

The event will take place on Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. (ET), at Franklin Community High School.

Partnering with Purdue Extension, once unveiled, the new Buyer’s Guide will be the only resource of its kind in the state and will help foodservice directors find school-ready products grown or raised by local farmers.

The project was announced last October as part of the Indiana Grown for Schools initiative and is funded by a farm-to-school grant awarded to ISDH.

Attending will be Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner, Heather Tallman, Indiana Grown Program Director Lindsey Bouza, Indiana State Department of Health

The launch will feature copies of the Buyer’s Guide and will highlight the end of Farm to School Month, a national initiative celebrating food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients.

Visit for more information about the Indiana Grown for Schools program.