Celebrate National Food Day locally at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market
Oct. 22nd Food Day Features Farmers’ Market tokens for Kids,
Community “Apple Crunch” for Everyone
Get ready to take a big bite out of a crisp, delicious local apple!
Celebrate National Food Day locally at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 22nd, between 9 am and 1 pm, at the entrance to the market on Monroe Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets.
Highlights of the event are free Farmers’ Market tokens for children to spend at their favorite market booths and a community “Apple Crunch” for everyone at the market. This celebration is one of hundreds taking place in towns and cities across the U.S. for the sixth national Food Day.
Children 12 and under will be eligible to receive two free Farmers’ Market tokens – a $4 value (while supplies last). They will be distributed at a Food Day table under the tent on Monroe, where customers can also enjoy food samples and pick up information about local food opportunities and initiatives. We also hope to bring awareness of the SNAP (food stamp) program, as many who are eligible for the program do not know about it.
The community “Apple Crunch” will take place at 10:30 am, signaled by bells ringing throughout the Farmers’ Market. Each market customer will receive a locally grown apple, and at the sound of the bells we’ll crunch in unison! We’ll be joined by millions of people around the country who will crunch into an apple on Food Day to raise awareness of eating better diets for our health and the environment, access and affordability of fruits and vegetables, and to support local farmers.
Nationally, the goal of Food Day is to bring together Americans from all walks of life to advocate for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.
This year’s local event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Corvallis, in collaboration with Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Food Action Team, Corvallis Farmers’ Market, First Alternative Co-op, Slow Food Corvallis, Corvallis Environmental Center’s Edible Corvallis Initiative, Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program, OSU Food in Culture and Social Justice Program, and Timberhill Athletic Club Health Promotion Program.
For further details about Food Day 2016 in Corvallis, visit http://www.sustainablecorvallis.org