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October 11, 2012

Community Supper is Sunday

STAFF REPORT

COOPERSTOWN — Cooperstown area residents are invited to bring a potluck dish and pull up a chair to the dining table lining Main Street, from Fair to River streets for the Community Harvest Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14.

This is a free event and will culminate a weekend of celebration in Cooperstown, where area residents can relax and enjoy homemade food and musical entertainment in the company of friends and neighbors, according to a media release from the village.

The supper, organized by Growing Community, is considered BYOE — bring your own everything:

• One pot luck dish to pass made, if possible, with local or homegrown ingredients in honor of the harvest season;

• place settings for your family;

• drinks for your family;

• dress for the weather.

No reservations are necessary and all Cooperstown area residents are welcome.

For more information about the dinner, visit the village’s website at www.cooperstownny.org/.

Growing Community is a local initiative that encourages people to grow or purchase food locally, eat well, share knowledge, and in doing this, build community. According to the release, since its inception this spring, the group has held several community gatherings to share knowledge and ideas about vegetable gardening and food, launched edible Main Street where local businesses have chosen to grow vegetables and herbs along with flowers in their window boxes and planters, initiated garden raisings to help people get a kitchen garden started, organized and helped build a community garden to supply produce for the Cooperstown Food Pantry, and supported efforts at Kid Garden at the Cooperstown Central School. For information, email growingcommunity@yahoo.com.