The following article is from REAP Business Association:
REAP’s 6th annual Food For Thought is September 27!
If you love local food, there’s no better time of year than autumn. Food brings families and communities together, creates local jobs, and makes our city more vibrant. It’s also the season when REAP gathers Calgary food businesses, community partners and locavores for its annual harvest celebration: Food For Thought!
Enjoy local food and beverage samples at 25 stations, live music, kid’s activities, prizes, engaging community displays, learning and conversation. This interactive event is designed to raise awareness for sustainably produced food and help you make more informed daily choices for greater enjoyment and improved health.
This year, the event will really emphasize thought. In partnership with NeuroTrition, REAP will be showcasing local, organic ingredients that improve brain function. Orsha Magyar, neuroscientist and nutritionist will show through two live cooking demonstrations - featuring Chef Kelsey Sill of NeuroTrition and Executive Chef Jan Hansen from Hotel Arts - that even comfort foods can be brainy and good for you.
Food For Thought is a fun and delicious event that your whole family will enjoy. But it also does a lot of good for our city and our economy.
More than a decade of research shows that locally owned businesses spend, on average, 25% more of their revenue locally than do chain stores. The more this money re-circulates in Calgary, the more good it does – creating new jobs, supporting other local businesses, increasing donations to non-profits, and protecting our environment. And local restaurants spend 3x more money locally than other types of businesses!
Buying your food from local businesses and choosing locally owned restaurants (like the ones you will meet at Food For Thought) when you dine out, creates enormous benefit for everyone. Find out more and experience Calgary’s best local food for yourself!
Sunday, September 27
Hotel Arts (119 – 12 Ave SW)
Tickets are $31 in advance or $41 at the door
Each ticket purchased will provide a meal for someone in need through Mealshare