Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Green Drinks Bloomington

Every fourth Wednesday is Green Drinks in Bloomington, IN. I have attended many of these informative network meetings. Each has been different and filled with some really interesting people. There is also an opportunity to make an amazingly brief announcement about "green" related activities and events. I have made a few. Hope to see you there some month.

State Representative Matt Pierce will give a legislative preview of issues expected to be before the legislature that impact renewable energy in Indiana and update constituents on other state and federal initiatives that relate to energy efficiency and renewables.

Green Drinks Bloomington is a lively, informal social networking event for people from all walks of life who are interested in making a greener world. Folks gather every month to share libations and ideas, discuss, debate, explore and make new friends and business connections.

There's a $5 suggested donation, some food will be provided.

Bring a friend along!
Upland Brewery Banquet Facility
350 West 11th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404 US

2nd Annual Local Growers Guild Harvest Dinner

An elegant five-course meal featuring locally-grown food by talented chefs.

WHAT: Five local chefs are paired with farmers to present this one-of-a-kind event, celebrating the abundance of Indiana’s fresh, in-season foods. Diners will enjoy a delicious five-course meal while listening to participating growers and chefs share their thoughts on the ingredients and preparation of each course.

Participating farms include: Harvest Moon Flower Farm, Fiedler Family Farms, Grass Harvest, Homestead Growers, The Chile Woman, Meadowlark Organic Farm, Stranger's Hill Organics, and Capriole.

Featured chefs will be Corbin Morwick, One World Enterprises, Bob Adkins, FARMbloomington, Neil Riley & Chris Blinde, Upland Brewery, Greg "Rags" Raggo, Nick's English Hut. Wine & beer will be generously donated by Upland Brewery & Oliver Winery.

WHERE: Upland Brewery Banquet Facility, 350 W. 11th St.

WHEN: Thursday, October 29. Doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner will begin promptly at 6 pm.

HOW MUCH: Tickets for LGG members are $68; $75 for non-members. Or, purchase a table for 10 for a 10% discount off the $75 price. Tickets go on sale October 1 at all Bloomingfoods locations, Upland Brewery, and Wandering Turtle Art Gallery and Gifts. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Local Growers Guild.

WHY: Savor fresh, in-season foods prepared and grown by Southern Indiana's finest chefs & farmers. Help the Local Growers Guild grow and sustain a strong and vibrant local foods economy. This event will culminate our fall membership drive. For more information about joining the Local Growers Guild, go to

EVENT BROUGHT TO YOU BY: The Local Growers Guild. In addition, this event is made possible through the support of our featured chefs & farmers, Cartridge World, Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomingfoods Market & Deli, Harmony School and Wandering Turtle Art Gallery & Gifts.

ABOUT THE LOCAL GROWERS GUILD: The Local Growers Guild is a cooperative of farmers, community members and retailers dedicated to strengthening the local food economy in southern Indiana through education, direct support and market connections.

For more information about the Local Growers Guild, visit

Katie Zukof, Assistant Director