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Carroll County Food Sunday presents the 3rd Annual Farm to Table Brunch





Carroll County Food Sunday presents the 3rd Annual Farm to Table Brunch

July 5, 2018

CCFS announces the 3rd Annual Farm to Table Brunch at John Street Quarters, Westminster Saturday, July 14, 2018 Rain or Shine

The brunch will be held at John Street Quarters, the social hall for the Westminster Fire Company, 28 John St, Westminster, MD 21157, website: www.johnstreetquarters.com/

Westminster, MD - Carroll County Food Sunday has announced the return of the Farm to Table Brunch, a FUNdraising event to support CCFS's Veggie Voucher Program. The event will now be at the Westminster City Fire Department’s John Street Quarters, a climate-controlled venue with even more seating. 

The buffet brunch will feature dishes created by award-winning chef Melissa Fordham from Blue Bistro Restaurant. Each offering will be made with ingredients grown or baked by local Farmers’ Market producers. Even the centerpieces will be from a local farm, with Tierra Blooms crafting the floral arrangements.

There will be 2 seating's, 9 AM and 11:00 AM, featuring culinary treats including:

Assorted Gourmet Quiche
Fresh Corn Pancake with bacon marmalade
Parmesan Stewed Tomatoes
Gazpacho
Balsamic Zucchini Cous Cous
French Toast Casserole
Southwest Sausage & Egg Tacos
Old Bay Potato Hash
Local Fresh Fruit Parfaits
Egg White Rosemary Frittata
Juice & Coffee

“We are excited to continue this event in support of Carroll County Food Sunday and its Veggie Voucher program, which facilitates the purchase of fresh produce to our community,” says Missie Wilcox, CCFS board member. “This farm to table event not only promotes Food Sunday’s amazing work, but it also showcases our community’s heritage of growing and eating local.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 10, and can be purchased online at CCFS's website: https://ccfoodsunday.org/. The event is sponsored by MarketWorks and Dr. Faye Pappalardo, with additional sponsorships available. For more information, contact Frank Baylor at baylorcad@comcast.net or 443.340.2061.

Proceeds from the Farm to Table Brunch will help support Carroll County Food Sundays nutrition efforts including the Veggie Voucher Program.

Thanks and come hungry and bring your friends!

BTW, Carroll County Food Sunday I will be at the Downtown Westminster Farmers Market 8:30 to noon on Saturday 7-7-18 and can register you there.

According to its website, Carroll County Food Sunday “distributes a weekly, nutritionally balanced grocery package that is predicated on household size and is meant to last 3-4 days. It includes meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, breads, and milk. Over 400 families a week are served at our Westminster, Eldersburg, and Taneytown locations.

In an email interview, Frank Baylor, a past president of Food Sunday said that Food Sunday “started around 1982 from the trunk of Mr. Jollie's car and has grown to the point where 8,000 lbs. of food are distributed each week. 250 to 400 families are aided each week…”

“For the sake of human decency, feeding the poor and the hungry people of Carroll County must be a concern for all of us who are not hungry,” wrote Jollie, according to the Food Sunday website. “To know hunger exists and to do nothing is the shame and bane of human life.” Jollie encouraged the religious community to collect food at their Sunday services for distribution through a county wide food bank network that was appropriately incorporated as “Food Sunday.”

The operating budget for CCFS is “supported by community fund-raisers and direct mail solicitation of county residents. We are grateful for the churches, individuals, school groups, and service organizations that raise donations independently on our behalf, and for the local grocers that donate baked goods. Carroll County Government provides donated warehouse space in Westminster and utilities….

“Food drives and food donations are also very important in helping us maintain a reliable inventory of nutritional items year round. We are constantly purchasing food from a variety of sources based on price and availability. Our Food Bank Coordinator compares bulk prices at local merchants with those available from Maryland Food Bank, a large wholesaler in the Maryland Region. When possible, we take advantage of special deals to stock up on essential food supplies that can be held in reserve until needed.

Carroll County Food Sunday is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives of all sectors of the community. Its daily operations are managed by two part-time employees – Dennis Fahey, Food Bank Administrator and Ed Leister, Executive Director.

Board of Directors

Lisa Monthley, President
Frank Baylor, Immediate Past President
Edward Leister, Executive Director
Steve Lambertson, 2nd Vice President
John P. Myers, Treasurer
Nina Fuhrman, Secretary
Dennis Fahey, Food Bank Administrator
Linda Roy, Information Systems
Gene Canale
Paula Harding
Steve Hollands
Byron Hollinger
Forest Howell
Kathy Menasche
Tom Moser
Dr. Faye Pappalardo
Martin (Marty) Radinski
Melissa “Missie” Wilcox
Zoa D. Barnes, Director Emeritus
Frances Bartlett, Director Emeritus
Roland Meerdter, Director Emeritus
Dotty Stottlemyer, Director Emeritus
Rev. Gerald D. “Jerry” Fuss, Director Emeritus

For more information about Food Sunday go to its website: https://ccfoodsunday.org/ or call 410-857-7926.

Main Location
Citizens Services Building
10 Distillery Drive
Westminster, MD 21157

Mailing Address:
Carroll County Food Sunday
PO Box 2160
Westminster, MD 21157

Phone: 410-857-7926
Fax: 410-857-0418
Email: ccfs@qis.net

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