Lunch ticket includes voucher to spend at Salem Saturday Market!
(SALEM, Ore.) — Oregon grown specialty crops will share the spotlight as part of Oregon’s Bounty: A Celebration of the Harvest, held at the State Capitol Saturday, October 7.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon State University will once again team up to offer a taste of locally grown food and an opportunity to purchase from local vendors.
The “Crop Up Luncheon and Market Showcase,” held at Salem’s State Capitol State Park, climaxes a series of similar events held around the state this summer.
In addition to the luncheon and market showcase, ODA will be presenting a Farm to School Producer Award to Rickreall Dairy for its dedication to providing nutritious food to schools and educating kids in the process.
The event is designed to increase awareness of the bountiful diversity of Oregon specialty crops including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and nursery crops.
The buffet-style luncheon will be available between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM for attendees to enjoy at the event or package up and enjoy as they go, and includes a variety of local ingredients offered in unique recipes developed by OSU. The market showcase provides an opportunity to learn more about specialty crops through a visit to our vendor tables with educational materials available.
Tickets to the luncheon and market showcase cost $10 per person and includes a coupon that can be used like cash at the Salem Saturday Market located 2 blocks from the event. Tickets must be purchased by October 6 at http://bit.do/CropUp .
For more information about the Oregon’s Bounty event, please contact Visitor Services at the Oregon State Capitol, 503-986-1388 or visit www.oregoncapitol.com.