A Summer Foodapalooza Event in Catahoula Parish

      Posted On: June 12, 2018

Positively Local Catahoula will be held Wednesday, June 27, and feature a keynote address from Darlene Wolnik, the Farmers Market Coalition’s Senior Research Associate and a bus tour to showcase how the parish is able to utilize existing projects and resources to strengthen its economy. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the LaSalle Community Action Association, 825 Highway 8, Sicily Island. In addition to the keynote address and bus tour, participants will be treated to a locally sourced catered lunch. Anyone interested in learning how to support the local foods movement is invited to this free event. The event is funded by a Healthy Behaviors Program Grant from The Rapides Foundation.

Darlene Wolnik, Farmers Market Coalition’s Senior Research Associate will explain how communities can leverage farmers markets to build vibrant and prosperous rural economies. She is a national advocate and trainer for farmers markets with over 15 years experience in the field. Wolnik managed farmers markets for the New Orleans-based Market Umbrella while serving as its deputy director, and she also designed and ran the organization’s marketshare project, one of the first technical assistance and resource sites for markets in the United States.

Positively Local Catahoula begins at 10: 00 a.m.at the LaSalle Community Action Association Building in Sicily Island. To accommodate more Central Louisiana residents, a bus will leave from the CLEDA offices, 900 Fourth Street, Alexandria, at 8:30 a.m. to take people to the event. The bus will return to Alexandria around 4 p.m.

Positively Local is free of charge. Due to limited seating, registration is mandatory. To register, please email your confirmation, including your name and the names of anyone else attending with you, to jdean@cenla.org. If you have questions or want to learn more, contact John Cotton Dean at 318-441-3424.

Positively Local is a partnership between CLEDA and the Catahoula Parish Healthy Communities Coalition.