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November 16, 2006

Watauga Farm-City Banquet features zero-waste, local foods meal

Approximately 250 people were on hand Thursday evening to honor the Farm-City concept in Watauga County. This year’s 51st annual Farm City Banquet was a “zero-waste” event, with the food purchased at “fair market value” from local farmers – including chicken, potatoes and collard greens. It was all prepared by Jackie Brown of Accidental Bakery in Ashe County.

Sue Counts, director of Watauga County Cooperative Extension said, “We used real china, silverware and glasses, our programs and napkins went into the recycle bins, the table cloths were saved and will be used again and again, and the left-over food was turned into compost. We are very proud of the efforts of our committee in planning this environmentally-friendly event.”

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Posted by Natalie at November 16, 2006 02:15 PM