The Ultimate SHOWDOWN will take place at City Arts in Old Town on October 24, at 11:30 a.m. where local community gardeners and farmers will bring their best vegetable soup for the communitiesí enjoyment. Taste real, fresh, homemade vegetable soup during the lunch hour. Vote for your favorite. Additional sandwiches and drinks will be available.
Food Day is a national event that brings awareness and supports sustainable community agriculture, family farms and farmers markets. Food Day demonstrates a recreational approach to growing and preparing healthy food in order to reduce diet-related diseases. Growing and eating fresh, local foods benefits the health and well-being of the Wichita community of all ages, children through seniors.
Food Day encourages food advocates of different stripes to work together to solve problems related to our food system.
Gardening is not just a "feel good" activity anymore. More and more city officials and community groups are recognizing that gardens reduce crime, increase citizen involvement, increase property values, empower residents to build stronger ties to their neighborhoods, and provide nutritious food in areas where it may not be readily available. Growing food can grow a community.