Straw­berry Sun­dae/y shows how food goes from farm to plate

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A pair of Stor­mont County “agvo­cates” are team­ing up to host a Straw­berry Sun­dae/y – an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal dairy, agri­cul­ture, agri-food, and hor­ti­cul­ture in­dus­tries to con­nect with non-farm­ing res­i­dents – on July 9, be­tween 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

By book­ing a free ticket for the event on eventbrite.ca, vis­i­tors will gain ac­cess to both the Avon­more Berry Farm, op­er­ated by the Phillips fam­ily, and Ken­mat­ten Farms in Moose Creek, run by the Speck fam­ily, where they can ex­pe­ri­ence a be­hind-the-scenes look at both op­er­a­tions.

Vis­i­tors to the Berry Farm will also have the chance to pur­chase a sun­dae made with fresh lo­cal straw­ber­ries and 100 per cent Cana­dian-made ice cream, for $5.

Net pro­ceeds from sun­dae sales will ben­e­fit lo­cal 4-H, Ju­nior Farm­ers and Lions clubs.

Be­sides serv­ing up some tan­ta­liz­ing treats, Straw­berry Sun­dae/y will also shine the spotlight on agri­cul­ture and food pro­duc­tion, show­cas­ing the many as­pects of farm­ing – from rais­ing an­i­mals, to grow­ing crops, to tak­ing care of the en­vi­ron­ment – while pro­vid­ing a plat­form for con­ver­sa­tions with the pub­lic about how food finds its way from the farm­ers’ gate to the din­ner plate.

Straw­berry Sun­dae/y tick­ets can be booked, in ad­vance, at: bit.ly/2o7oawW.

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