Charles City, Iowa – The Floyd County Local Foods Committee has partnered with local chefs, the Comet Café and local farmers to present the first Floyd County Farm to Fork Dinner which will be held Sunday, September 25 on the Charles City pedestrian bridge.
Committee member Laura Cunningham, who is also a local beef producer, talks about how area farmers have started marketing their produce locally.
Cunningham talked about the impact the local foods initiative has on North Iowa.
Cunningham said the Healthy Harvest website NorthIowaFood.org has a listing of local foods available for purchase. The website has a break-out by county with a list of local protein, vegetables, honey, fruit and grains all grown in Floyd County and throughout the North Iowa area.
She also mentioned the Floyd County Farm Bureau has being a great resource for local foods.
The Farm to Fork dinner is an event designed to introduce local foods grown right in Floyd County which will be prepared by local chefs.
The event is being organized by the Floyd County Local Foods Committee, which is a group of volunteers comprised of local farmers, chefs, dietitians and business people.
Tickets for the four-course meal are $35 each and are available for purchase at the Charles City Hy-vee customer service department as well as the Charles City Chamber office.