Festival News Update - Fourth week of Oct 2014


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JUST A HANDFULOF DAYS ‘TIL YOU CAN SATISFY YOUR HUNGER FOR LOCAL FOOD & LIBATIONS! Sunday, Nov. 2 FEAST! Festival will thrill thousands who’ll gather to celebrate the growing showcase of local foods.

Catch the first-ever regional food event of its kind. A tasty showcase of entries from more than a hundred Minnesota-Wisconsin-Iowa food innovators right here in Rochester, MN. The price to partake? Tickets are just $5, online or at the door. A wristband to sample adult libations is additional. Get advance tickets to this Mayo Civic Center event online now. Spread the word! Bring a crowd. Help us stir up a super food celebration! 

Want more info? Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and use #LocalFeast to keep in touch!

FEAST! FESTIVAL FORECAST – 1 WEEK TO THE BIG DAY:

 • LOOK WHO’S SHOWING OFF THE MAGIC OF MUSHROOMS AT FEAST! Christy_Paulson_and_Matt_Ratliff_with_mushroom_logs._(Photo-_William_Camargo__St._Cloud_Times.png

Christy Paulson and Matt Ratiff of Fruits, Nuts & Vegetables in Fort Ripley, MN aimed to become the Willy Wonka of vegetables, but happened into major mushroom production along the way. They grow organic heirloom vegetables and several varieties of mushrooms: blue, white and Phoenix oyster mushrooms, shiitake, Lion’s Mane, Chicken of the woods, Maitake and Reishi. They also offer mushroom cultivation kits and boast experience in aquaponics, hydroponics, composting, vermiculture, viticulture and more. Come learn the culinary and medicinal stories of their mushroom varieties.  Photo: William Camargo, St. Cloud Times.


HARBOR VIEW CAFÉ TAKES TO PERFORMANCE COOKING STAGE Harbor_View_Cafe.png

At 1:30 PM, Chef Ben Moline will recreate some delicious, seasonally appropriate dishes off of Harbor View Café’s elegant and eclectic menu. He's been developing delicious, made-from-scratch items on the shores of Lake Pepin for the past eight years.

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Thanks for posting your beautiful farm & food photos on our Facebook page this week! Final winner will be announced Wednesday, Oct 29 - SHARE YOUR PHOTO of a favorite local food, food grower, maker or chef. Two tickets to FEAST! plus a copy of the Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook could be yours.

• HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT OUR VIDEO YET?

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FINAL FEATURES TO WATCH FOR ON OUR FEAST! FACEBOOK PAGE:

• LAST-MINUTE EXHIBITOR SPOTLIGHTS

• TASTING PREVIEW LIST – WHO’S SAMPLING WHAT!

• MORE LIVE MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS 

 

PREMIER PARTNERS – see the list of Feast! sponsors, contributors, & supporters.

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SPONSORS
Center for Prevention - Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hormel Foods Corporation, AgStar Financial Services, Kwik Trip Incorporated, Seneca Foods Corporation, University of MN - Rochester - Regional Sustainable Development, Living Greens Farm, Just Food Community Coop, Cannon Falls EDA, Organic Valley, Region 9, auri, Omsted County Public Health, Carleton College, Hy-Vee NCR-SARE, Channel One Regional Food Bank, Dodge County EDA, Winona County EDA, MISA,  USDA - Rural Development, Bluff Country Food Co-op, Carleton College, Oneota Community Food Co-op, Saint Peter Food Coop, Kalona Organics, Minnesota Cup, People's Food Co-op

See you there!

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