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Mason City hosting craft beer shindig

By Staff | Sep 16, 2015

local food, games, fundraising headline event

from Stillwater Greenhouse, of Orchard.

Both businesses have a regular presence at the North Iowa Farmers Market.

There will also be a Jenga game with a local food twist.”

Shindig attendees are en- couraged to stop by the booth, learn about the local food activity underway across North Iowa, including several farm fresh events scheduled for September.

A number of items from other North Iowa Farmers Market vendors will be pro- vided as drawings for Jenga players.

“Our work is expanding,” said Board Chair, Roz Hem- berger, “and we have a great opportunity for the commu- nity to pledge its support as well as enjoy the great taste of local.

“We will be featuring a 1- to-1 match opportunity for any donations made during

the Shindig.” For more information

about the Shindig, visit the Brewing facebook page.

Support for the Healthy Harvest of North Iowa booth is provided by POET Biore- fining of Hanlontown, com- mitted to locally grown ener- gy, food and healthy com- munities.

For more information about Healthy Harvest of North Iowa or its booth, con- tact libbey.jan@gmail.com.

MASON CITY – Healthy Harvest of North Iowa will host a booth at the Craft Beer Shindig and Street Food Fair at 3 p.m. Saturday in front of Mason City Brewing, 28 E. State St. in Mason City.

Donations for the local food bank will be doubled by other organizations.

Healthy Harvest of North Iowa is a nonprofit entity, committed to leading and strengthening diverse part- nerships to build a sustain- able regional and local food system.

A stronger local food sys- tem supports community health and vitality.

Healthy Harvest publishes the annual North Iowa Buy Fresh, Buy Local Food Guide, sponsors winter pro- ducer workshops, helps to coordinate community- based local food initiatives such as Farm to Fork Din- ners and Fresh on the Farm Tours, and is facilitating the North Iowa Local Food Coalition.

“Healthy Harvest began leading North Iowa’s local food work in 2011,” said Administrator Jan Libbey. “There are so many initia- tives going on all over North Iowa and we are excited to be at the Shindig to tell the story.

“We will be selling sweet corn from Steve’s Sweet Corn, of Osage, and melons

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