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Farm-To-Table Meal to Support New Local Entrepreneurs

Jun 29, 2013 02:52PM

ASSETS Lancaster will be hosting its 20th Anniversary Celebration and a Farm to Table Dinner at 4 p.m., July 27, at Habecker Mennonite Church, in Lancaster. In 2011, several resettled Karen people, refugees from Burma (Myanmar), were interested in starting a garden enterprise that would grow Thai vegetables for sale locally. They have successfully grown crops including eggplant, peppers, okra and pumpkin. From their harvest, the group will create a Southeast Asian meal. Proceeds from the meal will benefit both ASSETS Lancaster, as well as the Burmese community.

Mennonite Economic Development Associates founded ASSETS in 1993 to provide start-up support services, entrepreneurial training and counseling to small business owners, focusing primarily on groups with low to moderate incomes. Since 2003, ASSETS business training and counseling became available in Spanish, as well as English. In 2012, the organization started a Refugee Microenterprise Development course to serve resettled refugees that aspire to become entrepreneurs.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12. Location: 451 Habecker Church Rd., Lancaster. To purchase tickets, visit For more information, call 717-393-6089 or visit

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