September 16th, 2011
Event encourages attendees to learn more about developing local, independent food communities
NEWBERG, Ore. – Those interested in learning more about growing local, independent food communities in the Newberg, Ore., area are invited to a George Fox University-sponsored Food Meet 2011: Taking Root from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the university’s amphitheater on campus.
Dozens of tables will be set up where attendees can meet farmers, chefs, neighbors, and others who are passionate about food and healthy living. The event also will include free samples, a series of short (seven-minute) information-filled talks from food experts, and a showing of the documentary Ingredients, a movie about the growing-local-food movement.
A $2 suggested donation will help cover the cost of food and go toward the university’s Creation Care initiatives. Local farmers, businesses, restaurants or organizations involved in promoting good eating habits are welcome to host a booth at no charge.
More details and registration information for farmers, organizations and food vendors are available at this site.
George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier regional university and a “Best Value” school. More than 3,500 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.