Slow Food Columbus

Cookout at the Hoover Y

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Here’s your opportunity to have a good meal and a lot of fun while checking out the impressive Hoover Y facility and supporting partner organization Local Matters‘ Growing Matters program. Who could resist?

The Hoover Y is not your average YMCA. It’s a 65-acre park in Lockbourne, just a few minutes outside of Columbus, with a learning garden that Local Matters helps to operate. The garden supplied produce to 400 volunteers and 150 summer camp students last year, as well as providing a significant amount for Local Matters’ Veggie Van and its for-profit affiliate, the Greener Grocer.

Join us for a summer cookout—burgers (Ohio and Luna), sweet corn succotash, blueberry-peach cobbler, Barley’s beer, and more—provided by Two Caterers at the Hoover Y on Sunday, August 12, as well as games for the kids that we’ll be organizing, and support the Growing Matters program. Tickets are $35 and are available here; kids 6 and under are free.