A celebration of Central Louisiana foods and food producers will be held in Natchitoches on Thursday, June 30. Fresh! Natchitoches: A Fresh Central Event will feature skill-building workshops, locally sourced menu options at area restaurants and activities for anyone interested in supporting the local foods movement.
It will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center, located 750 Second St. in downtown Natchitoches. Mayor Lee Posey and other local food leaders in the region will present opening remarks.
Fresh! Natchitoches is a partnership between the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), the Cane River Green Market and Eat Local Natchitoches, a community group that organized under the Central Louisiana Local Foods Initiative.
For lunch, restaurants throughout Natchitoches will be serving locally sourced items on their menus. Afternoon events feature local food and farm activities at various locations in the area. Participants can attend any workshops or activities they want.
A complete agenda is available at freshcentral.org or at canerivergreenmarket.com.