NISSWA - Farmers and area lakes associations encourage area residents to attend a celebration of local food and water on Saturday at the Nisswa Community Center in Nisswa.
The Nisswa Farmers Market will be open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
Prairie Bay Chef Matt Annand will prepare and present a Harvest Dinner of locally grown, organic beef cooked on a spit over an open pit, with all the trimmings, courtesy of local farm producers. In addition, there will be live entertainment from a local band plus current information about local water issues by John Moncrief of the University of Minnesota and Warren Formo with the Minnesota Agriculture Water Resources Coalition.
Topics to be covered include impaired waters, water testing and findings and information on what everyone can do to restore and maintain the health of the water resources.
The dinner is sponsored by area farmers and food producers, Cass and Crow Wing County Farm Bureaus, Crow Wing County American Dairy Association, Nisswa Farmers Market, Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council. In addition, the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association and Pine River Watershed Alliance support this event and encourage participation.
Tickets cost $20 per person and there will be a cash bar. Tickets may be purchased from WAPOA at (218) 543-6257. The farmers market will be open to the public. Those who wish to join for music and listen to the speakers will be asked for a $5 donation.
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