The Door County Buy Local Agriculture sub-committee is holding a Local Food Mixer event on Wednesday, April 27, 4:30-6:30pm at the Draft Haus (formerly The Reef), 901 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay. The purpose of the event is to help connect producers, consumers, retailers and restaurateurs interested in locally produced agricultural products.
A short program will feature comments from a local grower, a local restaurateur and a local retailer on the advantages and obstacles to selling and using local foods, designed to stimulate discussion of the issues facing local producers and consumers. Following the program, the attendees will have opportunities to network and exchange information about their local businesses.
Representatives of local agriculture producers, chefs, restaurateurs, institutional users, consumers and supporters of sustainable, local agriculture are invited to attend. Attendees are asked to bring business cards and information about their farms and businesses. A set of tables will be used to display this promotional literature and information about Door County Buy Local and its members.
Refreshments and appetizers will be served, along with a cash bar. A $5 donation is requested to defray costs.
The Door County Buy Local program is a grass-root economic development initiative that seeks to strengthen local businesses, increase employment opportunities and educate the public about the importance of buying locally whenever possible.
For more information, to join Door County Buy Local or view an upcoming event schedule for the rest of the year, go to www.doorcountybuylocal.com.