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Cannon River Watershed Partnership Winter Thaw event rescheduled

Cannon River WineryThe Cannon River Watershed Partnership’s annual Winter Thaw – Wine Tasting and Auction that was originally planned for January 27th has been rescheduled to February 17, 2013 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at the Cannon River Winery, 421 Mill Street West in Cannon Falls.

Join us for a tantalizing wine tasting and auction experience. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon with friends sampling local wines from the Cannon River Winery and local foods from Thousand Hills Cattle Company and more, while bidding on fantastic auction items to support CRWP’s work for clean water.

Tickets are $30 each or two for $50. To purchase tickets contact Leslie at leslie@crwp.net or (507) 786-3915. Tickets will be available at the door as well.

Locally Grown wins the Eat Local Challenge at the college ranked #1 for food in the USA: St. Olaf

I got an email on Monday from Northfielder Randy Clay, Board Manager for Bon Appetit Dining Services at St. Olaf, inviting me to lunch on Tuesday for their 7th Annual Eat Local Challenge:

Eat Local Challenge St. Olaf 2011I am attaching a release [PDF] about our Eat Local Challenge event tomorrow. I would love it if you would come have lunch on us!

If you have not visited our Dining Hall recently, tomorrow is a great opportunity to see what we are all about, as we will be showcasing our efforts to support eating locally.

Newsweek - Best Food - College Rankings 2011So Robbie and I took him up on the offer. How could we not have a free lunch at the best college food program in the USA?

Yep, Newsweek’s 2011 College rankings for Best Food ranked St. Olaf as #1.

And MinnPost’s Beth Hawkins authored this article a couple weeks ago: From Parmesan risotto to cider-brined pork, St. Olaf’s food dubbed best in nation.

Griff Wigley, Randy Clay, Matthew Fogarty Marlys Proehl  Todd Lien, Thousand Hills Cattle Company Griff Wigley, hungry man 
L to R: Randy introduced me to Bob Appetit Executive Chef Mathew Fogarty; I got a free pass from Northfielder and Just Food Co-op member/fan Marlys Proehl; I got served Thousand Hills Cattle Company beef by company rep and Northfielder Todd Lien; and then I sat down and pigged out with my sweetie. 

So yes, Locally Grown won the  7th Annual Eat Local Challenge, along with a few thousand other Oles, and a long list of those who produce locally grown (heh) food. Yum.

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