Event to bring cities and farmers together

Cities Love Farmers is taking place this Sun­day at The Woolwich Arms & Arrow Pub to celebrate the connection between cities and the farming industry.

The evening will include a movable feast featuring Onta­rio grown ingredients, agri­culture awareness activities that will enlighten attendees on the process of getting their food onto the table, and special guest Mayor Karen Farbridge will speak on the importance of agri­culture to sustaining a city.

Cities Love Farmers is be­ing organized by a group of students from the Conestoga College event management program and is designed to en­lighten urban people of the importance of agriculture and to decrease the feeling of dis­connect that rural people sometimes feel from urban centres.

During the event guests will be asked to write a message of thanks on the Cities Love Farmers Thank-A-Farmer poster.

Guests will also be pro­vided with gifts for at­tending including the Welling­ton County Buy Local Buy Fresh map, and they will have the chance to win other great prizes.

The menu will feature bison meatballs, Leamington hot house tomato bruschetta, North­ern Ontario bean hum­mus and crudités, Welling­ton County Berkshire pork in cream sauce, breaded porto­bello mushrooms with cheddar dip, and fair trade chocolate brownies.

The evening is sponsored by Organic Meadow and by  Swans­ton Equipment Ltd.

Tickets can be purchased for $20 prior to the event by visiting The Woolwich Arms in Guelph, or by emailing cities­love­farmers­@­live.ca.