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Northwest's Vegetable Festival is designed to educate and and raise awareness about the environmental and health benefits of eating locally grown foods while supporting local farmers and vendors. The event is free and open to the public.

Northwest's Vegetable Festival is designed to educate and and raise awareness about the environmental and health benefits of eating locally grown foods while supporting local farmers and vendors. The event is free and open to the public.

Sept. 5, 2014

Vegetable Festival puts twist on traditional farmer’s market

By Alexandra Mortallaro, media relations assistant

Vegetable Festival
Vegetable Festival

Northwest Missouri State University Campus Dining will sponsor its second annual Vegetable Festival featuring local farmers and vendors offering various goods for sale.

The Vegetable Festival is free of charge and is open to the public. It will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion.

The festival will feature booths from Northwest departments and organizations including the Department of Agricultural Sciences, landscape and sustainability, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Locally made crafts, baked goods and local farmers also will be among the anticipated vendors at the festival. Hy-Vee will host a booth showcasing local goods it purchases to support local farmers. Wabash Junction, a restaurant in Stanberry that takes pride in purchasing locally, also will be in attendance.

The Vegetable Festival is designed to educate people and raise awareness about the environmental and health benefits of eating locally grown foods while supporting local farmers and vendors. 

“The Vegetable Festival is a really fun way for the community, families and students to see all the things that are being produced in Nodaway County and the surrounding communities,” Campus Dining Marketing Coordinator Rachel Sielaff said.

Other attractions at the Vegetable Festival will include a mini petting zoo, pumpkin painting, folk dancing and prizes, as well as tours of the Missouri Arboretum and recycling facilities on the Northwest campus.

To reserve a booth or for more information, contact Sielaff at 660.562.1252 or by email at sielaff-rachel@aramark.com.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468