What is a locavore? A person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home.
Sounds like a lot of you Fresh Fork folks out there! On Friday, September 7, the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National MS Society is holding a fundraiser dedicated to celebrating locavores.
The event will take place at Windows on the River, with beautiful views of downtown CLE. Guests will enjoy wine and beer paired with hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats from restaurants including AMP 150, Corleone’s, John Palmer’s Bistro 44, Momocho, Indulgence, Nosh Eatery, Carrie Cerino’s, Lilly Handmade Chocolates, and more. There will also be a silent auction with more locavore-inspired goodies.
At Locavore, the MS Society will be honoring Brunswick-native Adam Riedy with the Individual of Inspiration Award. Riedy is a former member of the U.S. National Short Track Speedskating Team who, at 19, was diagnosed with MS. He was a 2002 Olympic hopeful when an MS relapse ended those dreams, but not Riedy’s hope and determination.
You can read more about Adam Riedy’s inspiring story here.
Tickets for Locavore are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here. There are two ticket levels: Event Ticket, which gets you wine, beer, chocolate, pastry and hors d’oeuvres pairings for $75 and Patron Ticket, which gets you all of the above plus an exclusive champagne tasting and a chance to take home a bottle of bubbly for $95.
You can also enter my giveaway for a chance to win 2 Event tickets to Locavore. Here’s how to enter (be sure to leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry):
1. Tell me which of the Locavore restaurants listed above you are most excited to sample from.
2. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment letting me know you did: I’m a locavore and want to support the @mssociety with @WhyCLE and you can too: http://wp.me/p1fb9r-RZ
You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.
3. Post the link to this blog post (http://wp.me/p1fb9r-RZ) on your Facebook page and leave a comment letting me know you did.
The giveaway will close on Monday, August 20 at 11:59pm and the winner will be announced Tuesday, August 21. Good luck, you crazy locavores!
***Disclosure: I was asked by the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National MS Society to help promote Locavore. In exchange, I will receive one complimentary Event ticket for myself and 2 Event tickets to giveaway. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***