What is Food Day?
Food Day is a nationwide celebration of and movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food culminating in a day of action on October 24 every year. Created by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and driven by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders and citizens, Food Day aims to bring us closer to a food system with “real food” that is produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it. The inaugural year, 2011, featured more than 2,300 events in all 50 states!
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Food Day / Anniversary Day Celebration
The mission of Farm Fresh MarketPlace: to promote local agriculture through education, community outreach, and networking. Farm Fresh MarketPlace enhances marketing opportunities for farmers; encourages family farming, farmers’ markets and the preservation of agricultural traditions; influences public policy; and, furthers understanding of the links between farming, food, health and local economies.
Farm Fresh MarketPlace works in three areas; (1) improving marketing opportunities for farmers, (2) coordinating food and agriculture policy initiatives, and (3) educating children and adults about the importance of supporting local agriculture and of knowing where their food comes from.
Year-round farmer's market. 3402 South Main Street in Salisbury (on the right just before Airport Road). 704-754-5334
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 08:00 AM through Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 08:00 AM
Farm Fresh MarketPlace in Salisbury, NC
North Carolina Growing Communities Workshop Kickoff Reception
Learn to build sustainable, well-organized, community supported gardens
Join us for a 2 day ‘train the trainer’ workshop where attendees will learn the principles and practices of community building and how to pass these techniques on to others in their area by conducting their own local or regional workshops.
Opening reception at Tanglewood Arboretum:
October 24th, 2012 Wednesday Evening 6:00-7:30 pm (heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served)
Workshop takes place at Walnut Hall in Tanglewood Park
October 25th Thursday 8:30am-5:30pm (includes continental breakfast & lunch)
October 26th Friday 8am-4pm (includes continental breakfast & lunch)
Presented by the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) in collaboration with the North Carolina Community Garden Partners.
*** Registration and payment are REQUIRED. ***
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM · 1 rsvp
Tanglewood Park Arboretum in Clemmons, NC