Breakfast at Local Eatery Saturday to benefit LRFN Veggie Round Up

LACONIA — Chef Kevin Halligan is excited to announce Local Eatery will be hosting a special breakfast dining opportunity before the 2013 Laconia Holiday Parade on Saturday November 30 to benefit the Lakes Region Food Network's Veggie Round-up Project, raising awareness and funds for its 2014 initiatives.

The mission of the Lakes Region Food Network is to create an environment where people and organizations can access information and resources, find one another, and discover ways to work together to realize the vision for the Lakes Region Food System. Having received some special funds in 2013; the Lakes Region Food Network offered coupons to families with children, that can be used to purchase vegetables, fruits, and eggs at the Thursday Outdoor Market in Laconia. Families received two $5 coupons, which they used at either or both of the last two markets in September.

Named, the Veggie Round-up, the program is to increase access to fresh local food to families with children and support local farmers. This was a trial period to determine the usefulness of encouraging local families on assistance to buy local fresh produce without being held back by the current challenges with the local markets not offering SNAP (food stamps) transactions. Given the success experienced, the 2014 initiative will provide the coupons through the entire farmers market season. For more information go to

Join Chef Halligan for a Local breakfast before the 2013 Holiday Parade and support Veggie Round-up. Reservations are required. Seating is available between 8 a.m,. and noon.

Chef Halligan will host this year's parade as the guest Grand Marshal. The parade begins at 11 a.m.