HONESDALE - SEEDS and The Cooperage Project will present, “Our Local Food Hub,” Tuesday, April 15th to discuss why people should eat locally. The forum will be held at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale.
    The Cooperage Café will be open at 6 p.m., with caterers offering local food for purchase. The forum will start at 7 p.m.
      Discussion will include:
• Are you interested in food, jobs, youth, and the health and progress of the Wayne County community?
• Are you the grocery shopper in your family? Or do you buy food as a part of your job?
• Do you have concerns about food safety?
• Are you a farmer or producer of local food?
    The Wayne County Food Hub is an effort to stimulate the economy for the local farming community by purchasing food from local farmers and producers.  
    Panelists will discuss existing food hub initiatives, their community benefits and how everyone can contribute to a larger effort. Panelists include: Bob Muller: The Wayne Conservation District; Tom Eccles: Farmer in the Dale and Andrea Whyte from The Wayne County Area Agency on Agency.
    The program is free and open to all. Come early for delicious local food. Pre-registration is appreciated by contacting SEEDS at 570-245-1256 or e-mailing Jocelyn@seedsgroup.net. Walk-ins will also be welcome.