Monday, April 23, 2012

Home Grown Gaston Tickets Now On Sale

The Gaston County Office of NC Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce the second annual “Home Grown Gaston – Local Food – Local Causes” event. This annual Extension event brings visibility to the County’s local foods economy while raising funds for a great local cause. This year’s recipient is The Shelter of Gaston County. As this year’s partnering cause, The Shelter of Gaston County fills a critical need in our community by providing a safe emergency residence where victims of domestic violence can seek shelter when faced with violent and dangerous situations.

“Home Grown Gaston” is Cooperative Extension’s celebration of Local Foods and Local Causes. This second annual event will be held at the Gastonia Farmer’s Market on May 22nd, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will showcase delicious foods grown and prepared in the Gaston County area. Festival attendees will also enjoy live music and have the opportunity to meet and greet the local farmers and chefs who prepare the foods.

Tickets are $35.00 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Gaston County Extension office, at The Shelter of Gaston County or online at

We look forward to a great event in support of The Shelter of Gaston County and a wonderful evening to celebrate our local foods!

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