Springfield’s Food Day Celebration Coming Up on Saturday, Oct. 27

Even though today is the official Food Day, Springfield will have a celebration of its own on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Events kick off with a two-mile walk starting and ending at Mother’s Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave. The CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk begins at 2:30 p.m.

After the walk, KSPR anchor Joe Daues, whose wife, Christine, is the creator of Granolove, will open the event at 3 p.m. After that, festivities continue until 7 p.m. with music from the HonkyTonk Renovators, food samples, silent auction, prizes, cooking demonstrations and more.

Visitors are asked to bring canned goods for a food drive to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.

The event is hosted by FoodCORE (Cultivating Our Regional Experience), and the CFO is proud to be one of the sponsoring organizations with Mother’s Brewing Company, Farmers Market of the Ozarks, Bass Pro and KSPR News 33.

Today’s nationwide Food Day was launched by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which is working on behalf of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.