Representatives with the Cape Breton Food Hub say the “Good Cheer, Food n Blues” fundraiser is a great chance to try local dishes by local chefs and enjoy a night of music.
Alicia Lake, the group’s executive director, says six different restaurants from across Cape Breton will be represented, serving “one-dish wonders.”
Lake tells The Hawk the event is a good chance to put two industries together for a good cause.
“The event was actually the event of Peter LeBlanc at Front Porch Farm, who is one of the producers for the food hub who sells through the food hub, and also is on our board,” she says. “He’s really involved with the music community in Nova Scotia and also, of course, involved with food, so he decided to marry those two concepts and hold a fundraiser.”
Lake says they’ll also raffle off local artisan products- a cutting board, pottery and crocheted pieces are among the items available.
She says it’s important to learn the easy way you can access local products and opportunities.
“I think a lot of times in Cape Breton, we tend to maybe not be aware of all the great products that are being produced locally,” she says. “I think this is a really good opportunity for us to just get more awareness, and just be aware of more people from across Cape Breton that are growing really fantastic food.”
The event takes place at the Inverness Co. Centre for the Arts Friday; it starts at 7 p.m.