Monday, September 04, 2006

Local Food Week

September 10 - 17th!

Check out these events:

Sunday, September 10 - Organic Harvest Festival at the Blanford Nature Center, with proceeds to benefit Mixed Greens' food literacy programs in Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Monday, September 11 - A Preservation Party sponsored by the Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council (GGRFSC) Want to learn how to can or freeze the summer's bounty? Email Cynthia Price at

Tuesday, September 12 – Community Gardens Tour. Stop by Mack's Garden next to the South East Community Association offices, 1408 Madison Ave. SE, to join a free guided tour or pick up a map and do your own. For more info, email Tom Cary at

Thursday, September 14 - Buy Fresh, Buy Local – Select Michigan Day! Celebrate the 2nd annual event by spending the afternoon at the Southeast Area Farmers Market, on the corner of Franklin Street and Fuller Avenue.

Friday, September 15 - Women's Farm Tour, sponsored by the West Michigan Forum for Sustainable Agriculture. Filmmaker and photographer Cynthia Vagnetti will join an afternoon tour of several area farms run by women.

Saturday, September 16 - Local FoodFarmFilm Fest, a food-tasting and screening of films about food and farming presented by Farms Without Harm and GGRFSC at the Wealthy Theatre.

Sunday, September 17 - Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival at Trillium Haven Farm. Taste 45 different heirloom tomatoes, and enjoy recipe tips from chef Amy Sherman.

For more information about events, visit the Farms Without Harm website. See you there!

1 comment:

Mary G. said...

I can't go on the tour tomorrow after all - I don't know if you're planning on it or not, but just wanted to let you know. Can't wait to hear how all of these activities have been!