Empty Bowl Supper at United Farmers Market

Apr 11, 2017
Mary Trotochaud of Everyday Pottery in Belmont is among the potters who donate work to the annual Empty Bowl Supper in Belfast.

Unity — The MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee's annual Empty Bowl Supper fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at the United Farmers Market of Belfast, 18 Spring St. The supper is not at the Unitarian Universalist Church this year because of construction there; the committee appreciates the donation of that space for the past decade-plus.

Each year, MOFGA's El Salvador Sistering Committee holds this fundraiser, thanks to the many Maine potters who donate their beautiful bowls (several have donated since the beginning). The funds raised have helped bring Salvadorans to Maine to tour farms, meet with community organizers and agricultural officials and participate in the Common Ground Country Fair; helped fund events relating to the Central American Free Trade Agreement for sistering organizations in El Salvador; and helped with work to prevent mining companies from destroying Salvadoran mountains, water supplies, communities and agricultural lands.

The supper offers delicious soups and breads, donated by Back 40 Bakehouse, desserts, live music by the Happytown Band and beautiful bowls, handcrafted and donated by a Maine potter, to take home. Admission at the door will be $15, with a $35 family cap. For more information, visit mofga.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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