The Delaware Department of Agriculture's marketing team has been honored by the Delaware Food Industry Council for its work connecting farmers and grocers.
The department's staff was presented with the Partnership of the Year Award at the council's banquet this week.
"We are honored and pleased to have our work to promote and support Delaware agriculture recognized," said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee. "Making connections and increasing opportunity for our growers is what we do. But credit also is due to Delaware’s hard-working farmers, without whom none of this would be possible.”
This year’s First Rate/First State Summit, which brings together growers and buyers from grocers, school districts and other retail outlets or institutions, is scheduled for Jan. 30 in Dover.