FARMINGTON — The ninth annual Maurer Meals, set for Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, will feature 14 locally owned restaurants and one hospital cafe in 11 communities in central and western Maine, according to a press release.

The restaurants will offer menus featuring locally grown food including organic and all natural foods. Proceeds raised will benefit the Justin A. Maurer Memorial Scholarship Fund for a third- or fourth-year University of Maine at Farmington student enrolled in the community health program.

Each year area restaurants serve a variety of dishes created with local foods.

Maurer Meals is organized with the help of the following organizations: Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County, Healthy Oxford Hills, River Valley Healthy Community Coalition, Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative, Redington-Fairview General Hospital, Healthy Androscoggin, The University of Maine at Farmington and Western Mountains Alliance.

Participating restaurants and hospital café for the 2013 Maurer Meals on Oct. 18 and 19 are: The Homestead Bakery of Farmington, 778-6162; The Sedgley Place of Greene, 946-5990; The Olde Mill Tavern of Harrison, 583-9077; LaFleur’s of Jay, 897-2117; Forage Market of Lewiston 333-6840; She Doesn’t Like Guthries of Lewiston, 376-3344; Nichols Top of the Hill Grill of New Sharon, 779-0973, Cafe Nomad of Norway, 739-2249; 76 Pleasant Street of Norway, 744-9040; Brian’s Bistro in Rumford, 364-3300; The Bankery in Skowhegan, 474-2253; The Heritage House in Skowhegan, 474-5100; Kel-Mat Cafe in Skowhegan, 474-0200; the Redington-Fairview General Hospital Cafe, 474-2381; and Calzolaio Pasta Company of Wilton, 645-9500.

For reservations, call the participating restaurant. For information about the scholarship, call Pat Carpenter of UMF at 778-7091. For information about the Maurer Meals Project, call Gary Maurer at 524-2060 or visit maurermeals.org or Facebook.

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