For additional information, contact:

Colleen K. Crane, The Capuchin Province of St. Joseph 

414.374.8841, ext. 27   (cell)  414.254.2808


Lisa Richter

313-579-2100 ext. 204, [log in to unmask]






Detroit, MI (September 22, 2008) ... The Capuchin  Soup Kitchen and its
urban garden ministry, Earthworks Urban Farm,  will be hosting a Harvest
dinner, Wednesday, October 29, celebrating the successful growing season
of its urban garden.  


The event will be held at Gleaners Food Bank, 2131 Beaufait, Detroit. 


"In rural America, a time is set aside to enjoy the fruits of the
farmers' labor,"  Alison Costello, Chef and Manager of the Meldrum
Avenue Capuchin Soup Kitchen site, explains.  "That's the purpose of the
Earthworks Harvest dinner.  To celebrate everyone's hard work and to
learn more about community food system in the Detroit metro area.  We
are hoping to give everyone a chance to meet one another and to


A social hour in the garden will begin 5 pm with light appetizers and
garden tours.  The dinner will be sourced entirely of local SE Michigan
food including Ukranian Vegetable strudel, pork with currant preserves,
Michigan walleye, roast lamb with peppercorns, and stuffed squash with
ginger/orange sauce.


"True to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen's philosophy that one should not have
to be privileged to eat well, we are pricing tickets according to ones
ability to pay," Costello explains.  "Tickets will be priced $10-$100.
The Earthworks Urban Farm is a non-profit ministry.  We depend on
donations to continue our work.  However, in this case, our diners are
going to receive a fabulous, locally-grown meal in exchange for their


Tickets are available by registering on-line at or calling 313-579-2100, ext 204.
Reservation deadline is October 20.


The Capuchin Soup Kitchen's Earth Works urban garden yields over 6,000
pounds of produce each season from its three city garden sites and two
greenhouses and educates the community in regards to sustainable
relationships between human beings and the earth.


Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by
providing food, clothing, and spiritual counsel to those in need.
Frequently preparing and serving 2,000 meals a day, the Capuchin Soup
Kitchen also distributes household items and operates a shower program,
food pantry, and children's tutoring and art therapy program. <>




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