Loco for Local
On November 22, fans of all things local will have something to celebrate. The Loco for Local celebration, taking place at Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain will pair a great music event with a great food event, in support of Growing Up Organic.
The event features a BBQ cook-off, banjo competition and poetry slam between two well-know Winnipeg figures, Winnipeg Folk Festival and West End Cultural Centre founder Mitch Podolak and D.Ranger Jaxon Haldane. By the end of the night, one will be crowned local cooking champ of 2007.
Music fans can catch the live sounds of alt.country act Andrew Neville and the Poor Choices and Georgetown's blues/roots band The Undesirables.
Food fans can snag $5 taster plate, including vegetarian and vegan options, of seasonal, local and/or organic fare made by the Yummy Mummies as well as sip from Winnipeg's own Totally Organic Beverages and Half Pints Brewery.
All proceeds from Loco for Local will go to support Growing Up Organic, a project of the Organic Food Council of Manitoba, a chapter of Canadian Organic Growers.