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Community Dinner

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March 9, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Grow Benzie
5885 Frankfort Hwy.
Benzonia, MI United States


Deb Query

Join us for an another NMCAC Community Dinner on Sunday, March 9th at 5:00 p.m.. 

A presentation titled “Agriculture: Grass-fed Meats” is the keynote topic for this dinner. Sharron and Paul May, owners of the innovative and well-regarded May Farm venture in Frankfort, will lead the informative presentation that evening.

The Mays represent a growing number of world-wide small farmers, who believe their stewardship of the land will build what some call “the widening circle of Regenerative Agriculture”. This is all about the practice of organic farming, returning the land to its ‘natural state’ by regenerating the soil without the use of chemical herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. Soil renewal in both farms and wildlands promotes an increase in bees for pollination and birds for destroying insects; less pollution of the watershed and harm to the natural habitat; and healthier food products effecting improved health from local to the international community – ‘widening circle of regenerative agriculture’. 

The meal will be prepared in Grow Benzie’s Commercial Incubator Kitchen and served in Big Blue, the main building at 5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115) in Benzonia. All meal offerings, made from scratch with the help of local volunteers, will feature many locally-produced ingredients. An entrée and side offerings of salad, breads, beverages and dessert are included in the meal. A suggested donation of $8 per person will be directed to the NMCAC Culinary Scholarship Fund that is awarded each year to a worthy Benzie County student. If county schools are closed, dinners will be canceled and postponed to a later date.

The partnership between NMCAC and Grow Benzie partnership continues to welcome all – no one will be turned away – and is delighted community residents are participating in these events. Please consider making a non-binding RSVP, as this is helpful in preparing the foods needed for the occasion. You may reply to NMCAC at [email protected], [email protected] or Deb Query, director, Grow Benzie at (231) 882-5197.

More detailed information about Sharron and Paul and The May Farm is available on the Internet at some of the following sites: 
http://www.mlui.org/food-farming/projects/know-your-farmer/the-may-farm.html;http://www.themayfarm.com/; ttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-May-Farm/126242714078911

Please reply to: “Northern Michigan Culinary Arts Community” [email protected]; Grow Benzie Director Deb Query at 231-882-5197 or 231-882-7008; [email protected]