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Celebrate Food Day in the Triangle Oct. 24

October 23, 2012 11:34 am
Who doesn't like an excuse to appreciate good food? This week Triangle families can join the celebration during Food Day, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Food Day is a national movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food and an improved food system.

Local organizations have signed on with activities and events for Wednesday, Oct. 24. Here is a sampling:

- Meredith Food Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Enjoy games, learning and fun with farmers, fresh produce, chefs, vendors, chickens, a beekeeper and more. Science and Math Building Courtyard, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.

 - Food Day at Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market, noon-2 p.m. – Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education and Fleet Feet will pass out information and goodies and raffle off a prize. Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market, City Plaza, 400 block of Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

- Lunchtime Community Potluck at SEEDS, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Bring a dish to share and meet neighbors, community members and nearby office workers while you enjoy the gardens and a meal. SEEDS Southside Gardens, near 706 Gilbert St., Durham.

- Campus Farmers Market Harvest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Pick sweet potatoes as a farmhand and experience real farm life wage and labor conditions. University Plaza - The Brickyard, N.C. State Campus, Raleigh.

If you'd like to find ways to eat healthier, enter to be one of the Carolina Parent Healthy Families Challenge families that will get personalized help adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Here in the Triangle, eating healthy, seasonal food sold close to its source is possible, thanks to an abundance of farmers markets and growing community-supported agricultural efforts.

But not all families have enough food. Consider helping others by donating food, nonperishable supplies or money to local agencies that help such as the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle or Dorcas Ministries, which recently reported it is running "dangerously low" in the Dorcas Food Pantry.

Modified 10/23, 3:40 p.m. to add an event.

Who doesn't like an excuse to appreciate good food? This week Triangle families can join the celebration during Food Day, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Food Day is a national movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food and an improved food system.

Local organizations have signed on with activities and events for Wednesday, Oct. 24. Here is a sampling:

- Meredith Food Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Enjoy games, learning and fun with farmers, fresh produce, chefs, vendors, chickens, a beekeeper and more. Science and Math Building Courtyard, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.

 - Food Day at Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market, noon-2 p.m. – Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education and Fleet Feet will pass out information and goodies and raffle off a prize. Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market, City Plaza, 400 block of Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

- Lunchtime Community Potluck at SEEDS, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Bring a dish to share and meet neighbors, community members and nearby office workers while you enjoy the gardens and a meal. SEEDS Southside Gardens, near 706 Gilbert St., Durham.

- Campus Farmers Market Harvest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Pick sweet potatoes as a farmhand and experience real farm life wage and labor conditions. University Plaza - The Brickyard, N.C. State Campus, Raleigh.

If you'd like to find ways to eat healthier, enter to be one of the Carolina Parent Healthy Families Challenge families that will get personalized help adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Here in the Triangle, eating healthy, seasonal food sold close to its source is possible, thanks to an abundance of farmers markets and growing community-supported agricultural efforts.

But not all families have enough food. Consider helping others by donating food, nonperishable supplies or money to local agencies that help such as the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle or Dorcas Ministries, which recently reported it is running "dangerously low" in the Dorcas Food Pantry.

Modified 10/23, 3:40 p.m. to add an event.
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