Monday, October 24, 2011

National Food Day TODAY

It was a beautiful, totally sunny, and 75 degree day for the 1st Annual Springfield Food Day Celebration held Saturday, Oct. 22. Harter House Supermarket participated in the downtown event. I think it was a success. Although I never heard the count of attendees, I know it was several hundred. Karen, Rachel and I greeted attendees at our Harter House booth all day, sampling deli meats & cheeses, chips and salsa, vegetables and our homemade signature vegetable dip to name a few items.

Roxann from Harter House on Republic Road came out to enjoy the fun
with her boyfriend Scott and daughter Rachel.

My husband, Craig, was certain I needed his help (especially when I said “beer garden”) so he brought our BBQ grill/smoker to the event parking lot and smoked 6 large tri-tips. Of course Tri-Tips are a signature item for Harter House Supermarkets, so it was perfect that we sampled this delicious grilled beef cut. Many that came through were familiar with the Tri-Tip, but almost as many had never had it and never even heard of it. Needless to say, they were impressed because my husband grilled them PERFECTLY!

By the way, the beer was provided by
Mother's Brewing Company
a local Springfield Brewery.

Have you had a Tri-Tip lately?

They are SO wonderful!

We have recipes available at the meat counter.

During the day, several bands played music. There was dancing, kids face painting and kids jumping in the inflated room.

I think I can accurately say that fun was had by all and proceeds went to benefit the Ozarks Food Harvest which distributes food to more than 320 hunger-relief organizations across 29 southwest Missouri counties, reaching more than 41,000 people monthly.

In honor of National Food Day
which actually is TODAY, Monday, Oct. 24,
visit our community food bank
at 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave. in Springfield.
CEO Bart Brown will conduct a talk and tour
beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Call Lindsey for questions or to arrange
for a group at (417) 865-3411.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Food Day Celebration

The first national holiday for FOOD DAY
(Think Earth Day for FOOD!)
is October 24, 2011
and will be an annual event every year from now on.

Springfield, MO Food Day Celebration
will be celebrated Saturday, October 22, 2011.

The event will have a beer garden, live music, kid’s activities, lots of things for families, free food sampling opportunities, exhibitor booths and other fun festivities.

Springfield's Food Day Celebration will be in downtown Springfield
at the Wilhoit Plaza parking lot at Jefferson and Elm.

Admission will be one canned good for each attendee
or $2 per person/$5 per family
and proceeds benefit The Ozarks Food Harvest.

Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes.


Harter House Supermarkets will participate in this event also, because we want to celebrate the power that real food has to nourish us and bring us together.

We want you to participate in the conversation.
The most important ingredient in Food Day is you—and we invite you to join us for this event and help make Food Day a success.
Why Eat Real?
Real food tastes great. Meals built around vegetables, fruits, and whole grains are delicious and satisfying. We want to get Americans cooking real food for their families again. We want to celebrate fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy whole grains—and to support the local farms and farmers that produce them. We want all Americans—regardless of their age or income or geographic location—to be able to select healthy diets and avoid obesity, heart disease, and other diet-related conditions.

Find out more by visiting