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The Gathering: Coming Together Around Local Food

Shop. Eat. Learn. Play. at this FREE event to celebrate the growing local food movement in North Iowa.

Come explore all of the exciting activities, including:

The Market Place: Meet local food and farm businesses, and get a chance to buy local products before farmers markets open!

Mini Workshops: Expand your knowledge of buying, using, and growing local food.

Kid’s Edition: Let the kids explore where their food comes from in hands-on, educational activities

Marketplace vendors, concessions, and mini-workshop schedule to be announced in closer to the event!

Our 2021 event planning team is working on an event that will be a hybrid between online and in-person offerings for both shopping and the engaging activities.

Mini-Workshops will include topics such as:

“Stop – Don’t Pull the Weed!” with Journey Health Shop

Protecting Iowa Land for Healthy Food Farming with Sustainable Iowa Land Trust – SILT

How to Buy Local Meat with Lewrights Meats and Purple Ribbon Beef

“What is a CSA?” with North Iowa Fresh, LLC, Twisted River Farm, and The Thomas Farmstead

“Too Good To Waste” with Net ZRO Renewable Energy

Special thanks to our key planning partners: Ag Ventures Alliance, Cerro Gordo County ISU Extension and the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corp.

Sponsored in part by AgVA Foundation, CL Tel, Clear Lake Bank & Trust Company, and Alpha Media – North Iowa.

As per Cerro Gordo Public Health recommendations, we will be following all current masking and social distance recommendations for large events and gatherings. 

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Iowa Events Center
3700 4th St SW
Mason City, IA 50401 United States
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