The interdependence of man with nature is what allows NFC to bring bountiful harvests to its membership. So this year, NFC is bringing to its members ‘connections’: between local foodies, between local ingredients and our plate, between nature and producers, between Nebraska and the wider world, and between NFC successes and its volunteers.
Banquet Registration Form (Registration Deadline: August 31)
What better way to share stories and connect with fellow members than over a fine, locally sourced meal? And beforehand, if you take in an exploratory walk on the Fontenelle Forest trails (hiking fee waived), you’ll be sharing even more ‘finds’!
Local food, you say? Absolutely! Opening its doors on Valentine’s Day 2014, Lawrence (a French chef) and Renee (a Nebraska native) brought casual French cuisine to Lincoln. The Normandy uses only the freshest, local ingredients in their superb dishes – fresh from the farmers’ market and Nebraska producers. You are definitely in for a treat with this master chef’s creations!
Tim Rinne, our keynote speaker, will connect the dots between how our steadily warming climate, with its extreme weather and a higher incidence of disease and pests, is making it increasingly difficult for growers to bring in a harvest.
Since NFC opened its doors in 2006, volunteers have continued to serve as the backbone to the success of Nebraska’s year-round, on-line farmers’ market. One special volunteer will receive ‘The Golden Plate’ award. Granted, a very hard decision to choose just one recipient for NFC’s top award, all volunteers will be recognized for their valued (and tireless) contributions.
To wrap up the evening, NFC will hold its annual membership meeting. Any NFC member may attend the meeting, but only voting members may vote on resolutions. (Voting members may elect to only attend the meeting….see the Banquet Registration Form, please.)
Sunday, September 14
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Bellevue
4:30 Cash Bar (serving wine and local beer)
5:00 Dinner (catered by The Normandy)
6:00 Keynote Speech (featuring Tim Rinne)
6:45 ‘The Golden Plate Award’ & Appreciation for NFC Volunteers
7:00 Membership Meeting
Questions? Contact Caryl for assistance.