April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

Announcement of Upcoming “Eating Local on a Budget” Workshop

The Driftless Market, Platteville Farmers Market, and Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee are excited to partner with the Dubuque County ISU Extension to host a spring educational class in order for the community to prepare for spring and seasonal eating!  Regional foods coordinator, Brittany Bethel, will provide suggestions and solutions for eating healthy and locally-sourced food on a budget.   

This workshop will provide an overview of why it’s important to eat local, will reference research done comparing the cost of local vs. non-local foods and will offer practical advice on how to eat nutritious, seasonal, local and affordable meals.

Following the workshop participants will have the opportunity to visit a variety of local foods displays, and sample tasty local foods. Displays include tables by the Driftless Market, Platteville Farmers Market, Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee / Backyard Composting, and Two Onion Farm will have a display on featuring a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). This event will be kicking off the start of the regular Farmers Market season in Platteville, located at the City Park, just off of the historic Main Street district.

Cost for attending the class is a $5.00 donation for the Senior Nutrition/Food Pantry Voucher Program. Class is FREE for students.

What:  “Eat Local on a Budget” workshop

When: Saturday, April 26th 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Trinity Episcopal Church Community Room

250 Market Street

Platteville, WI 53818

For questions, please call 608-348-2696 or e-mail heidi@driftlessmarket.com

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Event is Sponsored by the Platteville Farmers Market, Driftless Market and the Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee