CREATE: The Community Meal

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Organizers for “CREATE: The Community Meal” in St. Paul next weekend (Sept. 14) contacted Main Street Project earlier this spring to ask about purchasing 400-500 locally-grown free-range chickens for the event. The purpose of the event is to use a community art setting to promote healthy eating and a conversation about healthy food.


Main Street Project farmers responded to the invitation and raised additional chickens this summer to be able to provide for the event. Last week, half a flock was processed and delivered two days later to the chef, James Baker of SunnySide Cafe, who is preparing them for the meal. The 418 chickens make up the largest one day sale of Main Street Farmers Chicken to date.

The chickens, raised on non-GMO and organic feed and sprouted grain, are antibiotic-free, pastured on open paddocks, and humanely treated. The majority of the producers are emerging Latino farmers graduated from Main Street Project’s Agripreneur Training Program in Northfield. For more information about Main Street Project, contact 507-786-9900.

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