A region-wide meeting for the Mississippi River Hills Association will be held on September 7 at the Perryville Higher Education Center. Networking time will begin at 8:30, the meeting will be from 9:00 – 11:00 am. A resource fair for small producers and small businesses will follow.
The Mississippi River Hills is an ecological region within the counties of Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, and Scott. The ecology imparts a distinctive flavor to the foods and wines produced in the region. The Mississippi River Hills Association was formed in March 2007 to plan and manage the project in this region. Their purpose is to develop, link, protect and market the regional foods, wines, and cultural products. Membership in the Association is free.
The meeting is open to anyone, and may be of particular interest to small-scale farmers, vineyard and winery managers, people with tourism-related businesses, artisans, local government officials, economic developers, and others interested in a cooperative approach to rural development that builds on the unique culture and character of the region.
For more information contact Lisa Palmer or Tish Johnson at (573) 883-3548, or visit the Web site at: http://MississippiRiverHills.org <<A target=”_blank” href=”http://MississippiRiverHills.org”>http://MississippiRiverHills.org>