Dig IN was founded over eight years ago to help connect local farmers, chefs, and consumers to the “farm to fork” movement. This has proven to be an important economic driver to Indiana and our mission remains the same. Dig IN has connected more than 100,000 individuals to the local independent businesses and farming communities that diversify our food system. While the Indiana food scene has come a long way in the past eight years, plenty of work remains.
For 2017, the board has been awarded a grant from The Central Indiana Community Foundation that will enable Dig IN to work with non-profit consulting firm Hedges and Associates on a new strategic plan. It is critically important to the board that we focus our time and efforts on this to ensure that our work, now and in the future, supports the local food communities we serve in the best way possible.
Our annual event, Taste of Indiana, will not be happening this August. While it was a difficult decision to take a step back from hosting this premier local-food event that we’ve become known for, we realize it is the best way to maximize our capacity development as an organization, and work towards continuing our mission in ways that support the changing landscape of local food in Indiana.
Stay tuned for smaller Dig IN events to meet other like-minded foodies. As always, we encourage you to join us as we continue our mission to support the local food movement in the Hoosier state.
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