October 26, 2012 – SPRINGFIELD, MO. – Celebrate local foods across the Ozarks on October 27 at the Springfield Food Day Celebration brought to you by Food CORE (Cultivating our Regional Experience) at host sponsor, Mother’s from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
A variety of vendors will be there: Aviary on the Fly, Big Pop’s Louisiana Seafood, Farmers Gastropub, Circle B Ranch, Granolove, Farmers Market of the Ozarks, Mama Jeans, The Big Red Juice Truck, Real Farm Foods, Salad Master, University Plaza, Peruvian Food, ValaRiea, Southwest Missouri Dieticians Association, Ozarks Food Harvest, Harvest on Wheels, Food CORE, Friends Against Hunger, Victory Mission, Missouri Extension, Springfield Organic Gardening Club, Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition (SUAC), Slow Foods of Southwest Missouri and the Humane Society.
A food drive is also planned to help Ozarks Food Harvest (OFH) provide access to healthy eating to residents across the Ozarks. Visitors are asked to bring either fresh or canned food to the event for drop off at the OFH booth.
Also part of the Food Day event is a CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk, which will start at Mother’s and end at Mother’s. Registration for the 2-mile walk will begin at 1:30 P.M. on Mother’s parking lot and the walk will start at 2:30 P.M. Learn more about the CROP Hunger Walk at www.SpringfieldCropWalk.com.
Participating sponsors of Springfield Food Day Celebration include Food CORE, Mother’s Brewing Company, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Farmers Market of the Ozarks, KSPR News 33 and Price Cutter. For more information about the event go online to Springfield-Food-Day-Celebration on Facebook.
Springfield Food Day Celebration is a fund-raiser for Food CORE of the Ozarks, a non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and support local food systems of Southwest Missouri through education and outreach regarding the importance of locally grown food and its overall impact on our community, our environment, our economy and our health.