Save the Date!


The third annual Feast! will be held December 2-3, 2016 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN. 

Friday, December 2 will be the industry only tradeshow and Saturday, December 3 will be the public festival.

Our industry only tradeshow will be Friday, December 2nd.  space On Saturday, December 3rd the doors will be open to the public for the festival
Feast Local Food Marketplace will hold its third industry-only tradeshow. Exclusively for food growers, makers, and buyers, the conference offers a range of workshops, access to technical assistance, and plenty of opportunities for networking. Growers and foodmakers gained information on expanding sales, accessing new markets, and scaling up their oper­ations. Buyers learned how to more effectively source more local and regional foods.   Farmers and foodmakers will showcase and sell their products at over 100 exhibit booths, chefs will demonstrate locally sourced recipes, and more. The festival includes a children’s activity area, DIY and healthy living workshops, and a local beer and wine tasting event (additional cost for beer/wine/spirit tasting). Visitors should come with their personal wish lists and consider all of the foodies in their lives who'd love a local gift. 


Check back soon for more details! 



Feast Festival & Tradeshow was created by the FEAST Local Food Network.  The network is a partnership of many organizations, businesses, and individuals committed to growing a sustainable, local and regional food system which encourages innovation.

The event was created to see current local food producers and businesses in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin flourish and new businesses get established.  This event gives businesses the opportunity to both connect with the public and buyers through the festival and tradeshow days.  By developing a food system that continues to support local producers and foodmakers, we are also supporting the economic development in our region.  This event was made to help with the growth!



 Many thanks to our premier sponsors of Feast! Local Foods Marketplace:

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Interested in becoming a sponsor for 2016?  Please contact Alissa at the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation at or by calling 507-455-3215 ext. 107.


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