Peoria is trying to get more homegrown in the community

By WEEK Producer

March 28, 2014 Updated Mar 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria city and county officials are working together to bring more homegrown produce and meat to the community.

Members from Homegrown Minneapolis came to Peoria Friday to speak about their efforts to supply local food.

Peoria is working on a similar program, called Seeds 2 Success.

The groups met at The Edge restaurant.

It's a farm to table eatery that makes its menu daily from the foods they get from local farms with in 100 miles of Peoria.

"You know, we're in a great position in the Midwest, very fertile soils. So we are able to have some of the freshest produce, some of the best tasting produce, meats, right here in our own backyard," said The Edge owner Dustin Allen.

There will be a food summit Saturday at the Riverplex at 9 am.

People can see what seeds to success will be like for the Peoria community and how to get involved.

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