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MASON CITY, Iowa - From the farm to the fork, folks in Mason City are getting a taste of Iowa with meals prepared right from the fields.
Fruits, vegetables and meats from around the state are on the menu as a way to promote healthy and organic eating options.
The dinner features three courses beginning at the Mason City brewery and making stops through town at other locations.
Organizers say many are surprised when they notice how much food comes straight from the farm.
"The farm 2 fork event gives us an opportunity to place local food in a new venue. We don't have very many restaurants that are starting to put local food on the menu. This gives a chance to sort of practice that relationship," said Jan Libbey, Event Organizer.
Libbey goes on to mention that a number of families from outside our viewing area also traveled up to mason city for the event.
She hopes it can bring much deserved attention to the Mason City farming community.
"It's kind of a microcosm of what we might like to see when the local food system starts to grow. We start to see the capacity to have food play such a central part in our community connections and also economic activity," said Libbey.
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