[Amherst, NS] – Nova Scotians are being encouraged to celebrate local food by applying to host an Incredible Community Supper.
The suppers are part of the Select Nova Scotia campaign to feature locally produced foods that are readily available in the winter. The province is sponsoring Incredible Community Suppers during February.
"These events bring together communities with their farmers and processors to provide an appetizing and educational experience," said Agriculture Minister John MacDonell. "There are many opportunities for families to enjoy delicious local food products in the winter months. Supporting local farm businesses helps create jobs and builds a strong economy."
Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to locally produced ingredients by submitting their menu and details of suppliers to the Department of Agriculture. Events must be open to the community and include an educational component about local food. The events are not limited to supper and could be a breakfast, brunch or lunch. Successful applicants receive $500 toward their event.
MacDonell said winter is a perfect time to share a delicious meal with friends and neighbours.
Applications are available at www.selectnovascotia.ca or by contacting the Department of Agriculture at 902-722-1305. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 19.
This is the third year the province has sponsored Incredible Community Suppers. Last winter, more than 35 events were organized at schools, churches and community halls across Nova Scotia.
Amherst Daily News