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OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Date: Oct. 20, 2011
Contact: Carrilu Thompson, Food Chain Program Coordinator
Kitsap County Board of Commissioners
360.337.4456
 
No: 2011-085

Kitsap County Celebrates Food Day
Food Day is about bringing communities together to begin a genuine and all inclusive conversation about the way we produce, consume, and think about food in this country.

(Port Orchard, WA) - On Monday, October 24, Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will proclaim the day as Food Day in Kitsap County.

Food Day is a national grassroots campaign to inspire Americans to improve their diets and support our local food systems and is intended to generate recognition of the challenges we face in changing the way we think about, produce and consume food in America.

Locally, these are just some of the events that support Food Day and our local food chain:
  • Saturday, October 22nd- Poulsbo Farmer’s Market hosts a Pumpkin Party with pumpkins provided by local farmers for kids to carve or decorate using stencils supplied by the Food Day organizers.
     
  • Saturday, October 22nd- WSU Small Farms Team presents Poultry 101- a class detailing the correct ways to harvest poultry for local farmers and households.
      
  • Thursday, October 27th - Sustainable Cinema debuts “The Greenhorns” a documentary film about young farmers in America at the Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard at 6:30 pm. The film’s director, Severine von Tscharner Fleming, will be available for questions and discussions following the film.
      
  • Saturday, October 29th- The Slippery Pig Brewery, Poulsbo, is hosting a Costume Contest/ Chili Cook-off from 2-8 pm. In honor of Food Day, they have requested that all chili ingredients be locally produced.

And local farms, restaurants and businesses that support our local food chain and Food Day are:

  Rodstol Lane Farms Red Barn Farms
  Pheasant Fields Farm Monica's Waterfront Bakery & Cafe
  Bay Street Bistro Carter's Chocolates
  Cosmo's Ristorante & Delicatessen The Popcorn Chef
  The Water's Restaurant Colello's Farm Stand & Produce

Additional information:

Food Day website - http://www.foodday.org/.

Kitsap Food Chain website - http://kitsapfoodchain.org/

 



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