Local food event examines the future of growing the local food economy

A local food event hosted by the League of Women Voters will explore the burgeoning local food movement in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 22. The event, Fresh Choices: Growing the Local Food Economy will showcase the achievements of many organizations and identify what needs to happen further to create a vibrant, sustainable local food economy that includes communities of color and addresses inequities in food access and health.

Fresh Choices: Growing the Local Food Economy
5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.

Sponsors include Homegrown Minneapolis and City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development. Presenters include Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak; City Council Member Cam Gordon and Gretchen Musicant, director of the Minneapolis Health and Family Support Department.

Several sponsors will present information tables and local co-ops will offer door prizes. A new, must-see documentary called “Dirty Work” by Red Eye Video will also play during the event.

For information call 612-333-6319 or visit www.lwvmpls.org Healthy Legacy IV link.

 

Published Mar. 2, 2012