The rising interest in local foods
Matthew Kennedy, owner, Sustain Brand, will present, “The Importance of Going Local with Foods,” at the monthly Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Feb. 21 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Agricultural Incubator Foundation is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (SR 582) in Bowling Green.
The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with informal networking hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT). The cost is $10 per person, payable by cash or check at the door, which includes breakfast and networking opportunities. Walk-ins are welcome; however, guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kennedy will discuss why consumers should choose local foods. Sustain Brand is the only national Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brand that sources local products within their company. The company sells jams, sorbets, salsas, and soups that are sold in numerous stores including Kroger, Whole Foods Market and Jungle Jim’s.
The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum offers educational networking opportunity and information on current issues, trends and programs to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement. The forum is held the third Thursday every month.
The Sandusky County Agricultural Society is sponsoring cornhole games continue every Tuesday through March 26 in the 4-H building at the county fairgrounds, located at 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont.
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and games start promptly at 7 p.m. Early registration is also available at the North Street Agricultural Society office. A 50-50 payout will be paid to the top three teams each night, with first place receiving 70 percent, second place, 20 percent, and third place 10 percent, respectively. Standard cornhole rules and regulations apply.
The games are open to the public. All players must be 18 years or older. There is an entry fee of $20 per team, with a maximum of 20 teams being entered each night. Regulation boards and bags will be supplied, with double elimination and race to 21. The event is B.Y.O.B. for those 21 years or older.
For more information, call 419-332-5604 or visit www.sanduskycountyfair.com or the society’s Facebook page