Homegrown Food Festival turnout not as good as hoped
- on October 18, 2011
The Homegrown Lawrence Festival drew about 130 people Friday night at Abe and Jakes Landing in downtown Lawrence. The event was a grassroots effort to raise awareness about local food efforts and money for school gardens.
The event didn't draw nearly as big of a crowd as the year before when it was called "Our Local Food Fest" and held in Liberty Hall.
Brian Edie, one of the organizers, believes that "Late Night in the Phog" — which kicked off the Kansas University basketball season — may have been the biggest reason for the low turnout. The event took place at the same time as the festival, which included school garden presentations, high school short films, music and, of course, lots of food.
Those who attended the local food festival said they had a great time and hoped it returned again next year. Here are a few pics from the event: