Find out more about growing your own food at Fresh Choices event
You can learn what the City and other organizations are doing to promote the local food economy by attending the March 22 Fresh Choices event. The program explores the burgeoning local food movement in Minneapolis, showcasing the achievements of many organizations and identifying 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
Thursday, March 22
5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church, Nicollet and Franklin avenues
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., attendees view exhibits and can enjoy samples from: One Dish at a Time, Birchwood Café, Common Roots, Bryant Lake Bowl, Sen Yai Sen Lek, Chowgirls, Brasa, and Right on Thyme. Local co-ops will offer door prizes and attendees can view a new documentary called “Dirty Work.”
Presentations begin at 7 p.m. and feature Mayor R.T. Rybak, Council Member Cam Gordon and Gretchen Musicant, director of the Minneapolis Health and Family Support Department. Topics include:
- Food System Revolution
- Improving Public Health - Health Equity and Homegrown Minneapolis
- Creating a Vibrant Local Food Economy - Barriers & Opportunities
- Making Dirt Not Waste
- Seizing the Momentum in Minneapolis
- Gaps and Opportunities: Questions & Answers
The event is being presented by the League of Women Voters and sponsors include Homegrown Minneapolis and City of Minneapolis Economic Development. For information call 612-333-6319 or go to www.lwvmpls.org and click on “Healthy Legacy IV: Urban Agriculture.”
Published Mar. 14, 2012