Category Archives: Food Day 2014

Food Day Fundraiser for Springfield Community Gardens at Farmers Gastropub

October 24, 2014
11 am – 9 pm

Farmers Gastropub is 5 years old in October and we are proud to be alive and well thanks to you, our patrons, who support the farm-to-table mission. We very much appreciate you. So as part of our birthday celebration this year we want to make our 4th Springfield Food Day Celebration an awareness raiser as well as a fundraiser for a local organization that is doing real good in this city. They grow real food. They feed real people. They improve real neighborhoods. They need a real tractor!

Do you want to join a truly grass-roots movement in Springfield that is empowering families to help themselves? You have countless ways to dig in. Go to this website and learn about the many ways you can help Springfield Community Gardens make a real difference.

All Day Food Day Specials at Farmers Gastropub

  • $1.00 for all draught beers go to SCG
  • $2.00 for every Brats and Kraut Special go to SCG
  • Brass Plaque in the pub for every donation of $50 or more to SCG
  • Free Door Prizes every hour from noon to 9 pm
  • Tasting of Starka Barrel-Aged Spirit by Cardinal Sin from 3 -5 pm
  • Live music by Rowan’s Crossing from 6-8 pm
  • Silent Auction winners announced at 8 pm

We are grateful to our community friends and vendors who support this event!

Silent Auction Items

  • VIP Tour of Boulevard Brewing Co
  • VIP Tour of Schlafly Beer Co
  • VIP Tour of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co
  • 1 Round of Golf for 2 at Millwood Golf Course 1 Spa Treatment at Grove Spa
  • Plus More!

Cool Door Prizes provided by our distributors Classique Wine & Spirits, Heart of America, Wil Fischer, Premium Beverage, Glazers and Major Brands

Springfield Grocers is generously co-sponsoring this event with Farmers Gastropub

Springfield Celebrates Food Day in a Big Way

News Release

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Four year old national campaign, Food Day, has made an impact in Springfield this year. A dozen organizations have been working together to increase access to healthy, affordable and sustainably produced food in Southwest Missouri. Much like Earth Day, national Food Day is Friday, October 24, and is being celebrated with two key events:

  1. Food Day Fair at Missouri State University’s Plaster Student Union’s 2nd Floor Atrium from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and will showcase more than 20 student and community organizations with fun activities, prizes and local food tastings.
  2. Food Day Fundraiser for Springfield Community Gardens (SCG) begins at the Farmers Gastropub in the Brentwood Center, 2620 S. Glenstone, at 11:00 a.m. with food and drink specials until close and door prizes every hour beginning at noon with a portion of sales donated. Patrons can also donate $50 or more to Springfield Community Gardens’ tractor fund and they’ll receive a special plaque in the pub.

“With Springfield’s community-wide celebration of Food Day comes the opportunity to raise awareness regarding the impact that food has on our health,” said Angela Jenkins, Project Coordinator for the Ozarks Regional Food Policy Council. “The health of our economy, environment, community and our person are all influenced by sustainably raised food and food products.  Because there is no “Department of Food”, we as citizens must take action to educate ourselves about its specific influence within our own geographic location and what we can do to support one another to a better outcome.”

Ozarks Food Harvest, Ozarks Regional YMCA, Healthy Living Alliance, Farmers Market of the Ozarks, Springfield Community Gardens, Farmers Gastropub, Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition, MU Extension, Missouri State University, Drury University, Nixa Public Schools, and Ozarks Regional Food Policy Council have all led ‘eat real’ initiatives this year in the Southwest Missouri region.

“At Ozarks Food Harvest, we work daily to deepen the understanding of hunger and hunger-relief programs—and that’s why we are extra appreciative of community-wide events like Food Day,” said OFH Development Director Denise Gibson. “One of our goals, as the regional food bank, is to increase the amount of fresh produce and healthy food we distribute to our more than 200 pantries and partner organizations across southwest Missouri, and we couldn’t do it without the generosity of our neighbors stepping up to help struggling families have access to healthy food.”

For more information about getting involved in Food Day, you can visit the Springfield Food Day website at Best Pre Workout or contact local coordinator, Christy Claybaker, at 417.834.0674.