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Locavore Challenge event:‘Town that Food Saved’ discussion

September 13, 2012

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — There will be a Locavore Challenge event at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St., on Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. It will be the first in a two-part series discussing “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food,” by Ben Hewitt (Rodale Press, 2009). The gathering will celebrate food and introduce the book, which is an inquisitive peek behind the curtain of a town dubbed “the Silicon Valley of local food,” Hartwick, VT (population 3,200). Participants are invited to bring a dish made with local ingredients to share. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Northeast Organic Food Association of NY (NOFA-NY) members will receive a 10% discount.

The Locavore Challenge is an initiative of NOFA-NY, challenging members to create one event per day in September celebrating local food region-wide.

A second gathering in October will discuss the book in more detail and explore ways a local food system might work to enrich the economy. Email morganoutdoors@pronetisp.net.