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September 20, 2007

Fall Festival held at Center for Environmental Farming Systems

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A vendor at the Fall Festival farmers' markets wraps flowers for a client. (Photo by Natalie Hampton)

On average, the food most people in Wayne County will sit down to eat tonight, will have traveled about 1,500 miles to reach their plates.

At the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at Cherry Research Farm on Saturday, though, visitors had the opportunity to buy and eat food from a little closer to home.

Hosting their second annual Fall Festival, officials at CEFS said they were pleased at the turnout, estimating that more than 1,000 people took advantage of the warm, sunny day to come learn a little bit about farming and the importance of eating local.

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Posted by Natalie at September 20, 2007 02:04 PM