Harvest Showcase Slated Sept. 17-18 in Dickinson

BISMARCK -- Pride of Dakota is teaming up with the Hunger Free ND Garden Project at the upcoming Dickinson Harvest Showcase to benefit Elder Care of Dickinson.

“Bring a donation of fresh vegetables or fruit to the Dickinson Harvest Showcase and receive a free, reusable shopping bag,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “The produce will be shared with the participants of Elder Care home meal program.”

The third annual Harvest Showcase is scheduled for Sept. 17-18, at the Dickinson Recreation Center. Showcase hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday (Mountain Time). Admission is $1 per person with children under 12 free.

“Nearly 100 Pride of Dakota companies will be selling foods and condiments, decorative items, jewelry, art, apparel and much more,” Goehring said. “All of these products are made right here in North Dakota by North Dakotans.”

The Hunger Free ND Garden Project encourages growers and gardeners to donate fresh produce to food pantries, soup kitchens and charitable organizations.

Elder Care in Dickinson serves 50 to 70, home-delivered meals daily to shut-ins and people unable to get out of their homes on a daily basis. Its mission is to keep people in their homes as long as possible.

The Dickinson Recreation Center is located at 1865 Empire Road. From Interstate 94, turn south at Exit 59, turn left on Empire Road and drive east. The recreation center is located at the intersection of Empire Road and State Avenue.

The Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases are scheduled for Nov. 5-6, in Grand Forks; Nov. 12-13, in Minot; Nov. 18-20, in Fargo, and Dec. 2-4 in Bismarck.

More than 490 North Dakota companies are Pride of Dakota members. Administered by North Dakota Department of Agriculture Business Development Division, the Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as Pride of Dakota Day, the Holiday Showcases and in-store demonstrations. Pride of Dakota also provides educational opportunities for retailers and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions.