By Rebecca Page
Want to meet people in the community? Enjoy catching up with old friends? How about a yummy free homemade lunch? If you answer “yes” to any of these, come to “Soup’s On 2nd Wednesday” on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Hosted by the Caswell County Local Foods Council (CCLFC), these lunches are served from 11:30 to 1:30 in the kitchen (basement) of the Agriculture Extension Building, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC.
CCLFC supports local food growers, a local food economy, eating well and healthy community. Gathering the community around a table for a meal made from produce purchased from local growers enables the food council to address all concerns with one event while inspiring the community to value local produce, eat well and know each other better. The recipes for the lunch menu are printed on each diner’s placemat which they can take with them. One or more food growers often host a “pop-up” market at the lunch where diners can purchase produce to make the recipes at home.
These gatherings are lively with conversation. Some locals plan small meetings and the lunch is provided. Others invite or plan to meet friends there. Many come alone and always find someone they know or someone they enjoy meeting. Workers in the area come for their lunch breaks. If you know someone who is hungry, invite them. ALL are welcome at the table!
So, mark your calendars, phone calendars too, (set up “reminders”!) for the 2nd Wednesday every month and come join the community for lunch. The next 4 lunches are August 14, September 11, October 9, and November 13.