Cherokee County Farm Bureau will be celebrating Food Check Out Week in three county grocery stores.
This year the CCFB will be doing something different. Farm Bureau directors will be on hand to give away agricultural products that were grown on farms in Iowa.
Announcements will be made giving clues to a specific item in the store. The first person to find that item and bring it to a Farm Bureau director will be given that product.
They will be highlighting different food items in an effort to raise awareness of where our food comes from and the important economic impact it has on our local community.
In other words, they will be going into the grocery stores and will be giving away actual items that could be grown here is Iowa.
Formerly, the CCFB give away three $25 gift certificates for the store, but they want to take this one step further and make people more aware of how their food gets from the farm to the grocery store. They will be giving several items away at each store so will have more than one winner.
Farm Bureau directors will be present at Hy-Vee on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. They will be at Fareway on Friday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. and then they will be at Jeff's Foods in Marcus on Friday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.
Food Check-Out Week, involving Farm Bureaus at the county, state and national level, celebrates the abundance and safety of food.
Key messages for the program are:
* Farm Bureau is helping consumers find solutions to eating healthy on a stretched budget.
* America's farmers and ranchers are committed to producing safe, abundant and healthy food.