Did you know that nearly 1 in 20 workers in our economy plays a role in the food and fiber marketing chain?
American farmers and ranchers literally help feed the world by producing a bounty of agricultural products. To do this, they rely on essential partnerships with urban and suburban communities to supply, sell and deliver finished products across the country and around the globe. Rural and urban communities working together have made the most of our nation’s rich agricultural resources as they contribute to the health and well being of our country and to the strength of our economy.
November 21-27, 2010 is National Farm-City Week, a time where we recognize the importance of this cooperative network. Locally, we celebrate with the annual Farm City BBQ, an event that helps support our next generation of leaders with youth development programs through the Collier County 4H Foundation, the Leadership Collier Foundation and the Collier County Junior Deputy League…The BBQ has attracted as many as 1,100 local business leaders and farm families. In recent years, the BBQ has also donated over $100,000 back into our community!
This year, the BBQ will feature:
~ The Big Green Egg Scavenger Hunt
~ Displays from the local 4-H Clubs
~ A raffle of prizes collected by Leadership Collier
~ Vegetable Sale - Vegetables picked fresh and donated by Immokalee farmers will be available for $10
~ The traditional menu of Grilled Steak, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, & Immokalee Salad
The 2010 Farm City BBQ will be hosted by the Nobles Collier Packing Plant in Immokalee on Wednesday, November 24th at 11:30am. For more information about the BBQ visit www.FarmCityBBQ.com or call (239)571-3174.
PS: Email Sena Van Ness (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get item #4 on the Scavenger Hunt!