Once again, the Silverton Grange is hosting our “localvore” Breakfast on Saturday, August 28, 2010, from 8 am to 11 am at the Silverton Grange Hall. Originally our breakfast featured foods made from scratch with ingredients grown or produced within 100 miles of Silverton.
This year we have decided to shrink our reach and to focus on those items within a 50 mile radius. The event is intended to encourage people to consume foods from their local area. There is a $7 suggested donation. Everyone is welcome.
The menu will include buckwheat pancakes, SortaSausage®, vegetable frittata, fresh fruit, fruit compotes, sausage, and beverages.
“Within even 50 miles of Silverton is a cornucopia of vegetables, fruits, nuts, meats, grains, and seafood,” explains April Brenden-Locke, Silverton Grange member. “We want to provide a delicious meal to community members showcasing the incredible foods we have available in our local area.”
Information and resources will be available at the event to show people the benefits of eating local food and where they can buy local products.
“Produce travels an average of 1,500 miles before it reaches our supermarkets,” says Brenden-Locke. “Buying more local food decreases our dependency on foreign oil and supports local family farms.”
Founded in 1867, the Grange is the nation’s oldest farm organization and supports sustainable communities, local agriculture, and education. “The Silverton Grange is bringing these ideals into the 21st century by being relevant to today’s families and today’s issues. We believe local farmers and food producers are critical to that goal,” says Brenden-Locke.