Thursday, August 25, 2011

What will you do for Food Day?

They're calling it "Earth Day for food." The idea is that on Oct. 24, people all over the country will gather to celebrate their local food systems, wherever they are.

A brainchild of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day will be celebrated in Mecklenburg County two days earlier, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bette Rae Thomas Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Road. The Charlotte event will include cooking demos with students and staff from Johnson & Wales University, showings and discussions of the films "Food, Inc." (at 10 a.m.) and "Fast Food Nation" (at 1 p.m.), gardening workshops at 10 a.,m. and 1 p.m., fitness workshops, kids' activities, a farm stand (including EBT access) featuring Sow Much Good of Huntersville, and health and wellness vendors.

You can find out more about the national Food Day at , or search Mecklenburg National Food Day Celebration on facebook.