Friday, April 4, 2008

Local Food Fair

We interrupt our April Challenge to let you know about the upcoming, super-cool, Local Food Fair at noon on April 13th at the Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church in Hartland. Eating locally has become the hip and eco-stellar thing to do, but if you don't know where to get your food locally, what's a person to do? Enter the Local Food Fair where we will have representatives from local CSAs, local food stores, and local plant growers who will help you learn more about how you can eat locally this spring, summer and fall. Some of the highlights of this FREE event sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Committee of the LCUUC include:

  • A presentation by Terry Vlossak, the owner of Full Harvest Farm, LLC about how choosing locally grown food is good for your health, the local economy, Wisconsin farmers, and the earth.
  • Maggie from Maggie's Herbs and Heirlooms who will have her catalogs available and who will be on hand to answer your questions about how you can grow your own food this summer in your very own backyard. Heirlooms... so cool!
  • A representative from Good Harvest Market in Waukesha will be showing off some of the local products that their store sells.
  • A kids booth will let kids taste some fabulous Wisconsin foods and ask them to guess where in Wisconsin those foods come from. Plus, kids will get to check out how some of those foods are grown.
  • Information about area Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSAs). This is the time of year to sign up for a summer CSA share and enjoy local, delicious produce all summer long!
More information booths and participants will be revealed over the course of this week leading up to the event. Check back here to find out more. And tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell your neighbors! We hope to see lots of people at this event who are looking to make this summer their healthiest, eco-chicest summer ever. Yes, eco-chicest. I think I just made up a word and will be using it liberally throughout this blog from here on out. (Actually, a quick google search shows that no, I did not make up a word, and that other people have used it before... so I'm not totally out there I guess.)

The Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church is located at the corner of Hwy K and Hwy E in Hartland.

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