BUCKHANNON – It’s a ‘snap’ to eat in a wholesome, cost-effective method if inexperienced beans are a part of your diet.
That’s the message behind the annual Inexperienced Bean Weekend, organized by Create Buckhannon member and native doctor Dr. Joseph Reed.
Reed got here to Buckhannon Metropolis Council’s Thursday assembly to inform metropolis officers and residents to mark their calendars for Aug. 8-10 for the Fourth Annual Inexperienced Bean Weekend and Volunteerism Weekend.
The weekend is about recognizing starvation remains to be prevalent within the Buckhannon-Upshur group and that inexperienced beans “are a productive and nutritious vegetable crop that’s simply grown and harvested,” Reed stated, studying his proclamation signed by Buckhannon mayor David McCauley.
Reed stated main as much as the Aug. 8-10 weekend, he’s urging all residents to develop inexperienced beans or buy them at a farmers’ market – and snap them previous to delivering them to the Upshur Parish Home.
“At Create Buckhannon on Aug. 8, come and assist snap beans. At Competition Fridays on Aug. 9, come by and assist snap beans,” Reed stated.
Inexperienced Bean Weekend organizers are including a component of pleasant, aggressive enjoyable by holding the first-ever Inexperienced Bean Cook dinner-off. Entrants ought to deliver their pot, beans, recipe, ingredient and enter the cook-off, Reed stated.
As well as, a one-mile stroll will happen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 on the Riverwalk Path. The value of entry is one bag of snapped beans on $5, Reed stated.
“We invite all to the Inexperienced Bean Stroll … to stroll, run, trip a wheelbarrow, stroller, wheelchair, curler skates, skateboard, bicycle, little purple wagon, electrical scooter for the handicapped or another non-motorized transportation to have a good time exercise,” Reed stated.