Community members gathered at Sheridan College's Golden Dome on Friday for a Local Foods Expo and an Earth Day Festival. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy was there and has the story.
Saturday was the first time the Earth Day Festival teamed up with the Local Foods Expo, and hundreds stopped by to sample locally grown food, visit with vendors and learn more about Earth-friendly food production during a variety of workshops. Bonnie Gregory, manager of the Sheridan Farmers' Market says she was happy with the way things turned out.
She explains the different types of locally produced goods that were on display on Saturday.
Brandon Barclay was one of those vendors. He's with Barclay's Fun Foods and he was brewing up roasted nuts with his family. The group is a regular at carnivals and rodeos in Sheridan, and Barclay says they purchased a new cart in California to take to local events.
But Barclay says he's still trying to find a local source for the nuts they roast. He says they purchased nuts wholesale in California during their trip to purchase that new cart.
In addition to all the food, non-profit organizations, recycling firms and government agencies were also there educating the public about their missions as they relate to ensuring the environment is protected. Stay tuned for more on the Earth Day portion of the event.