Eat for Equity Feast Coming to Lanesboro
LANESBORO MN (February 1, 2012) Eat for Equity is coming to cook up a local feast in Lanesboro, to benefit Lanesboro Local’s Marketplace.
You may have read about this incredibly fun and conscientious non-profit funding-raising group based in Minneapolis. Founder Emily Torgrimson and board vice president Laura Nethercut both grew up here and attended Fillmore Central, Class of 2002. The Eat for Equity concept is simple. They organize volunteers to prepare a special meal, tied to a cause, engaging the generosity, ingredients, cooking skills and good will of many individuals to raise funds and create a better, more equitable world.
Eat for Equity has volunteered to put on a pre-Valentine’s Day spread of locally produced delectables in Lanesboro. The dinner will benefit Lanesboro Local, which helps rural southeastern Minnesota growers, producers and artisans secure better opportunities to produce local goods and find local markets for their products.
The evening begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 11, at the home of Peggy Hanson and Frank Wright at 500 Calhoun Ave S, Lanesboro (formerly the Cady Hayes Bed & Breakfast establishment). Drinks and dinner will be prepared and served by volunteers.
The Eat for Equity message is, “Come as you are. Give what you can.” Participants will be helping to strengthen our rural communities while enjoying a delicious feast of cooked-from-scratch local food. Who knows? Such good eats may cause you to imagine a bigger role for local foods in your household. Good folks, good food, good times. All for the greater good.
A $20 donation at the door is suggested, or a higher level of generosity if it suits you, to raise funds for Lanesboro Local to sustain its programs and the Marketplace. Reservations are encouraged. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at the Marketplace, 507-467-2944. Better yet, stop in at the Marketplace and sign up, from noon to 6 PM Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through the winter.
For more information contact:
Andrea Miehlisch email@example.com
Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Partnering with Explore Mississippi Bluffs www.exploremississippibluffs.com