DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: An exciting annual event which aims to shed light on the path food takes between the field and the table will make its return to Uxbridge later this month.
On Thursday, August 21, The Farmers of Uxbridge will hold their fifth annual Farmer's Information Night at the Uxbridge Arena Hall, located at 291 Brock St. W. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with more than 30 farm exhibitors taking part offering demonstrations, educational information and farm products available for purchase
The event has grown tremendously from the first event was held at the Uxbridge Music Hall in 2010 to feature a host of different local farmers.
"We had over 700 attendees last year," event organizer Pat Mikuse told The Standard. "When it started, we were hoping there would be an interest in the community. But, I can't say that I thought that it would grow like it has and bring in so many people not only from Uxbridge, but from other areas as well."
Admission to this event is free and visitors will be able to interact with several different local farmers and discover what they grow, how they grow it and where to buy great local produce direct from the farmers.
In addition to the meet-and greet portion of the evening, visitors will be able to scour an assortment of tables displaying the types of local products available direct from area farmers including, corn, soy, wheat, beef and sheep among many others.