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Changing Lives organic banquet June 22

Organic foods are no longer just a lifestyle choice for a small group of consumers. The majority of Americans now occasionally buy organic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and it is becoming a very popular trend. The Unity in the Community Organization is teaming up with Polk County Community Foundation and bringing the residents of Polk and surrounding area a fully organic meal. The Changing Lives Organic Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at the Green Creek Missionary Baptist Church’s Cobb Family Life Center, 2382 Coxe Rd. Tryon.

With the many known benefits of cooking and eating organic, the organization hopes to encourage the public to “eat fresh local,” and almost all the vegetables, meats and ingredients that are being used to prepare the dinner came from local farmers.