Meal To Highlight Local Foods, Local Producers

Ocheyedan, Iowa — An evening meal featuring local food and local farmers is being offered near Ocheyedan later this month.
Flavors of Northwest Iowa
Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a “Flavors of Northwest Iowa Harvest Dinner” featuring local foods and local producers on Thursday, Oct. 20, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Willow Creek County Park and Recreation Area. That’s at 5945 Iowa 9, near Ocheyedan.

The evening will begin with appetizers and wine tasting, followed by short remarks from the featured producers.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach regional extension educator Cheryl Heronemus tells us about the dinner.

She tells us about the local food on the menu.

She says spiced apple cider and locally-roasted coffee will also be available throughout the meal.

Heronemus tells us about the local producers providing the food.

Margaret Murphy, Horticulture Educator and Regional Food Coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach says that the harvest dinner is meant to be a fun and tasty time for local food lovers to join together and share fellowship. Plus, those in attendance will learn more about the delicious foods that they’re enjoying from the people who produced it.

The Harvest Dinner is open to the public, but seating is limited to the first 40 registrants. Register online at by clicking here or by calling your local extension office. The cost for the dinner is $35 per person.

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