IP partners with local farmers

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - IP's food and beverage department is meeting with a group of five local farmers from South Mississippi.

Diane Claughton is coordinating the alliance and is an active promoter of local produce. She is in charge of selling some of the locally grown goods at various coast farmers' markets.

A partnership between IP and local farmers is hoping to providing best and freshest produce. An announcement will be made Wednesday morning, May 18 at 9 a.m. in the lobby of IP Casino Resort & Spa.

"We want to get the best and freshest products available, local and indigenous to our market," said Director IP Food & Beverage Kurt Lind. "This is a way to reach out to our local community and support local farmers; it's just the right thing to do."

IP chefs will provide list of what is needed to the farmers, and they will grow it locally for IP.

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