Join us for the Annual Hoosier Food Fest on August 11 after the service. The carry-in meal celebrates the bountiful variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs that we can buy right here in Kokomo or have grown/raised in our own gardens. You are asked to bring a dish made from local ingredients to share. So what is meant by “local.” Local food is defined by the distance between where the food is grown and where it is consumed. We have become so accustomed to having a full array of fruits and vegetables available all year-round, that many of us don’t think about how far that food has traveled to arrive at our supermarket. To define a food as “local”, it is generally defined as being consumed within 100 miles of where it was grown or raised. We are very lucky to have a wonderful Farmers’ Market here in Kokomo every Saturday in the summer from 9 am – 1 pm. It is located on the corner of Mulberry and Washington Streets. A variety of baked goods, fruits, vegetables, meats and eggs are available. A new resource for local food is the Farmers’ Market Store, at 119 E Sycamore. It is open Monday-Friday from 10 am – 6 pm. Items for sale in the store are all from Farmers’ Market vendors. There are also ready to eat items available in the store for lunch.