Dig In! Food and Farming Festival set for March 6-7

Films, classes, discussions, and plenty of local food will highlight the sixth annual Dig In! Food & Farming Festival, set for March 6-7 in downtown Springdale.

The event, which celebrates local food, farms, and gardens, will kick off Friday with an opening reception at Fairlane Station featuring a presentation by Douglas Gayeton, artist, filmmaker and director of the Know Your Food series on PBS. Gayeton will speak on rebuilding local food systems both nights of the event. The opening reception will also include food from local farm-to-table restaurants, local beer, and a film screening.

On Saturday, a full day of workshops for adults and children are planned at the Jones Center for Families as well as keynote presentations by Gayeton. Topics include budget no-till gardening, herbs, backyard fruit, cooking, fermentation, seed starting, backyard chickens, food preservation, home brewing, raising goats, growing mushrooms, yoga, and raising crickets for food.

A portion of the proceeds from the film will go to Fayetteville Public Schools’ Seed to Student program.

Tickets range from $10 for a single workshop and keynote address to $50 for Friday and Saturday events.

For more information about the festival, visit diginfestival.com.