Seasonal local foods to be available at community suppers

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TRURO - A series of community suppers will enable participants to get a taste of local, seasonal foods during this month's Winter Fresh campaign.

"We live in a province that offers families many opportunities to enjoy a variety of delicious local foods in the winter months," said Agriculture Minister John MacDonell. "When Nova Scotians support farms and retailers by choosing local products, they're helping to create good jobs and grow the economy.

For the third consecutive year, the community suppers are being held this month in schools, church halls and community centres throughout the province, including two in Colchester County as part of the Select Nova Scotia campaign.

One of the local suppers will be held on Feb. 11 at ohn Calvin Christian Reformed Church at 69 Glenwood Dr. in Truro. The community meal will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The other local community supper will take place on Feb. 12 at the Tatamagouche Farmers' Market in the Tatamagouche Center at 259 Loop Route. This event begins at 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the community suppers, there are a number of fruit and vegetable samplings planned in grocery stores around the province to allow Nova Scotians to taste the local food advantage.

Organizations: Select Nova Scotia, John Calvin Christian Reformed Church, Tatamagouche Center

Geographic location: TRURO, Colchester County, Tatamagouche

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