MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee Empty Bowl Supper

With music by Gray Parrot

The April 28 Empty Bowl Supper in Belfast, a benefit for the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee’s work, will celebrate 17 years of sistering and solidarity between small-scale and organic farmers in Maine and El Salvador.

The Sistering Committee, part of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), holds this fundraiser annually, thanks to the generosity of the Unitarian Universalist Church, which donates the space; to many Maine potters who donate their beautiful bowls; to the Back 40 Bakehouse, which donates bread; and to the Belfast Co-op Store, which donates drinks, butter and more.

Participants get to buy a handsome bowl and fill it with soup featuring organic ingredients, all for just $15 ($35 maximum for families).

Diners will also be treated to the music of singer-songwriter Gray Parrot of Hancock.

This is a spirited evening to enjoy with enthusiastic supporters and with new and old friends. It is also a chance to meet some MOFGA staff and board members.

Funds raised have helped bring Salvadorans to Maine to tour farms, to meet with community organizers and agricultural officials, and to participate in the Common Ground Country Fair; helped fund events relating to the Central American Free Trade Agreement for our sistering organizations in El Salvador; and helped with work to prevent mining companies from destroying our Salvadoran sisters’ mountains, water supplies, communities and agricultural lands. This year they will help fund the visit of a Salvadoran organic farmer and organizer who will speak at MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair about issues related to sugar cane production in his country and work that promotes organic farming there.

 

Please join us at 6 p.m. on April 28 at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Miller Street in Belfast for delicious soups, breads, drinks and desserts and to socialize. For more information, please call MOFGA or check www.mofga.org. Tickets will be available at the door.