Project Green Fork hosts their third annual fall fundraiser, Loving Local, this Sunday, October 7 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. For the pedal-pushing set, a group bike ride leaves from Victory Bike Studio at 2:00 pm sharp, and caravans to the party location, at South Front and G.E. Patterson, site of the Downtown Farmers Market, where the cyclists will join the rest of the PGF supporters.
Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased on the PGF website. You’ll find more info about the event here, too.
The event celebrates the intersection of good eating and earth-friendliness that PGF founder Margot McNeely has been aspiring to since launching the non-profit in 2008.
“Project Green Fork contributes to a sustainable Mid-South by helping reduce environmental impacts,” says McNeely. “We focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants.”
PGF partners with area dining establishments to help them become as sustainable as possible, mandating strict guidelines for recycling materials, composting food waste, reducing water usage and more. To date, the organization has helped Memphis restaurants recycle almost one million gallons of plastic, glass and aluminum, just short of 500 tons of cardboard and paper, and compost more than 130,000 gallons of food scraps.
“Loving Local celebrates locally owned PGF certified establishments and locally owned businesses,” says McNeely.
This year’s Loving Local will feature beer brewed by Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs, live music by Deering and Down and food from Central BBQ, Fuel Cafe, Dog & Slaw, Huey’s, Get Fresh Memphis and YoLo. Wine will be provided, and all attendees get to feel good about their PGF support every time they sip from their cool new Project Green Fork Loving Local cup.