Reason #10 to have a ball at the Sustain-A-Ball: FRESH, LOCAL FOOD


 

Why should you join us at the Sustain-a-Ball on June 17?

Reason # 10:  FRESH, LOCAL, FOOD:

Farmland and the fresh food it produces are vital to your health and the Lehigh Valley’s future

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  • As of 2013, according to Assessment report, LV Food Economy:  the biggest challenge to our local food economy is the loss of farmland

 

  • As of 2013, we could only feed 24% of the people in the Lehigh Valley, or 150,000 with our remaining farmland…..  Allentown, alone, has a population of 160,000

 

  • Much of our food comes from CA.  With their alternating droughts and flooding, we need to take steps to increase our own food security by sourcing more of our food close to home.

 

  • Locally grown produce is fresher, tastes better and has more nutritional value than food shipped from a distance.    

 

If you, like us, can’t imagine our region with farmland and the sweet corn, tomatoes and peaches it produces, join us! 

 RenewLV’s 

Sustain-a-Ball

Saturday, June 17 from 6 – 10 

Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton Street

 

This event will be a celebration of Lehigh Valley initiatives to protect and preserve the region’s farmland and promote the local food economy.

 

We have an exciting, magical night planned for you that will include some certainly delightful and possibly profound surprises with performances by an internationally renowned Lakota hoop dancer!

 

This evening of fun, food, music and friendship is being held to benefit RenewLV’s 2017 Farmland Preservation Campaign

 

Join our title sponsor, Embassy Bank and the RenewLV board of directors.  See old friends and make new ones. Connect with people who care about farmland preservation, food sustainability and the environment.  Celebrate our farmland preservation heroes and initiatives that have helped protect and preserve the region’s farmland and promote the local food economy.  Some of our region’s Farmland Preservation Heroes will be honored.

 

The evening’s locally sourced menu will feature seasonal delights and Fegley’s own brew.   A silent auction will offer locally made jewelry, art, bird boxes, yoga lessons, baskets of gardening items and more.

 

Dress is Formal to Farm-all!  From bow ties and pearls to overalls and pitchforks.

 

Buy your ticket ($50 each) today at http://tinyurl.com//sustainaball to reserve your spot.

 

All funds will go to RenewLV’s 2017 Farmland Preservation Program.

 

If you have a business or organization that would like to sponsor the Sustain-a-Ball, let us know as soon as possible.  Additionally, you can promote your organization or business through a basket or item for the silent auction.  Let us know.  Do you have a business with a sustainability theme or ethos?  Bring your business cards and brochures — there will be a table to display your information!

If you have questions or need additional information, call 917-288-3936 or email smartgrowth@renewlv.org

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