Snag deals during Ben's Pretzeltober, plus more food news
Now through the end of the month, you can make a difference next time you go to Ben’s Soft Pretzels.
— Ben’s Soft Pretzels (@BensPretzels) October 1, 2015
Ben’s is accepting minimum $1 donations in effort to raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Customers who donate can add their name to a “battleship” posted outside of the pretzel stores.
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The goal is to pass the $17,000 raised for the organization earlier this year, according to a news release from Ben’s Soft Pretzels.
There will be other deals during the month, or “Pretzeltober,” as Ben’s calls it. Customers can enjoy three jumbo soft pretzels and three dipping sauces for $10, or a happy hour special that includes a $2 jumbo soft pretzel with dip between 2 and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Have a few hours midweek to spare and some old clothes that can get dirty? Great, you’re qualified to help harvest potatoes for Seed to Feed.
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The organization’s annual potato harvest is Tuesday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 7. The program partners with a local farmer each year to harvest potatoes to help those in need.
Harvest came a bit early this year, so volunteers are still needed to pluck potatoes from the tilled field. The farmer expects to yield about 40,000 pounds of potatoes.
This year’s field is at 62535 C.R. 37, Goshen. Harvest begins at 9 a.m. and goes until sunset, though volunteers aren’t expected to work all day.
Indiana brewers took home some hardware from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo.
Sun King Brewing Co. nabbed three medals, while Thr3e Wise Men Brewing won two.
A total of 242 breweries converged at the event.
Indiana grabbed more medals than its Michigander neighbors. Michigan brewers had six total medals, including one each for Short’s, Arcadia, Founder’s and Right Brain.