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A calendar of local food happenings compiled by Gardening Matters can be found at
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The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture also provides an event calendar:
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York Farm Hoe Down 2013
Saturday, September 14, 5 p.m.
21161 York Rd., Hutchinson, MN 55350
www.YorkFarmMN.com >>

What: A celebration of the end of the season, of putting our “hoes down.” Potluck dinner, barn dance with square dance calling by Shake These Bones + Guests, bonfire and friendship. If it is warm, we have a farm pond where people can swim. There is space to pitch a tent and spend the night. We hope to make this a no waste event, so please bring your own utensils, dinnerware, cup and towel. There will be soapy water for washing your dirty dishes. People are welcome to camp overnight.

Who: Anyone interested in the local food movement, square dancing, and good friendship

What to bring: Potluck dish, utensils, dinnerware, cup, towel, a monetary donation for the band, your dancing shoes.

Want to help out? We are looking for volunteers to help set up and take down. Please contact Andy if you are interested in volunteering: ABCotter (at) gmail.com

University Campus Club Heirloom Tomato Festival
With Lynne Rossetto Kasper (a Slow Food member)

A benefit for Cornercopia, the university’s student organic farm
September 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Campus Club, 4th Floor Coffman Memorial Union

Help the university’s student organic farm while you enjoy the bounty of their heirloom tomato harvest and hear Lynne Rossetto Kasper.

The Campus Club is Cornercopia’s biggest customer and is glad to see them grow. The event will raise funds to help with the purchase of af a tiller/tractor, which will allow students to prep beds quickly and keep planting all season long.

Courtney Tchida of Cornercopia (a Slow Food member) will provide insights into heirloom varieties. Lynne will describe the growth of interest in heirloom tomatoes and the resulting impact on attitudes about food.$60; $30 for students. Reservations required. Call 612-626-7788. Non-members welcome.

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