Posted: Oct 5, 2013 4:55 PM by Elizabeth Kuhlman, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Oct 5, 2013 11:18 PM
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture hosted the Harvest Hootenanny Saturday to celebrate the season's harvest. The event also raised money for its nonprofit organization that aims to raise awareness about food products.
The fundraiser included locally grown Missouri meals, music, square dancing, games, and an auction. All of the money donated goes to the center's nonprofit that focuses on good food, where it comes from, how to grow gardens, and how to get more fresh vegetables onto people's plates.
"A lot of people are disconnected from where their food comes from," the center's PR director Adam Saunders said. "They think their food comes from the grocery store. We try to connect the dots- actually food comes fom the ground. Farmers work hard to make that happen. Anybody can really take a part it."
The Harvest Hootenanny takes place Satruday at the center's Urban Farm on Smith Street in Columbia from 3p.m.- 8 p.m.