The Northbrook Public Library and the Northbrook Farmers Market are hosting a free panel discussion and forum on why locally grown food is beneficial to your family, the
community, the economy and the environment.
Farm to Fork...Why Local is Better will be presented from 10 to11:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, in the auditorium of the library, 1201 Cedar Lane.
Held in conjunction with the Farmers Market, the panel also will include a representative from the Northbrook Community Gardens and a health supportive chef/nutrition consultant.
Together they will discuss such issues as:
- Why should I shop at a farmers market and/or grow my own?
- How does a farmers market benefit the Northbrook community?
- How do community gardens work and who can join them?
- Why is fresh food better and how to prepare it quickly and easily?
- How does supporting family farms help the environment and the local economy?
- What does organic, sustainable, best practices, etc. really mean?
Panelist presentations will be no more than 10 minutes each, so bring your questions and join us for a lively discussion.
A live demonstration on how to quickly and easily prepare vegetables typically found at farmers markets and in home gardens will be featured, along with recipes, nutrition information and much more.
For more information, contact Sue Anetsberger, library outreach coordinator, at 847-272-6224.