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Third 'Fair Food Food Fair' set for Thursday


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- A local organization created to help raise awareness about eating local continues to do its job.

An annual event putting local food in the spotlight will be staged for the third year in a row by Fair Food Matters. The event pits local chefs against one another in a competition to win over local taste buds by using local food.

"We'll invite local chefs to prepare their best dish made with local ingredients," Fair Food Matters Executive Director Paul Stermer tells WKZO. "We have 11 chefs lined up this year."

The professional chefs hail from various local restaurants. The winner, to be determined at the event, wins the organization's "Golden Ladle Award."

Kalamazoo baker Judy Sarkozy is the recipient of the William R. Wood Locavore of the Year award, given to the person who Fair Food Matters chooses as the person who best exemplifies support for local food in southwest Michigan.

The "Fair Food Food Fair" is set for Thursday, November 14 from 6-9pm at the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Program and Training Center, 601 West Maple Street in Kalamazoo.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door.

Hear the whole Stermer interview from The Lori Moore Show by clicking here.