Festival News Update - Third Week of Oct 2014

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JUST TWO CAN’T-WAIT WEEKS ‘TIL FEAST! TICKLES YOUR TASTE BUDS with some of the most original and delectable foods and beverages in the region.

Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday November 2, the Feast! Festival will be serving up a showcase of foods from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN – the first and most complete collection of edibles grown or prepared by more than a hundred food innovators in this region. Check out the latest trends. Load up on fresh and distinctive local items. Get tickets now for only $5.

Can't get enough? like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and use #LocalFeast to keep in touch!

FEAST! FESTIVAL FORECAST – 2 WEEKS TO GREAT TASTE:

 • CURIOUS ABOUT BOREAL JUNIPTER GIN OR IRON RANGE SINGLE MALT WHISKEY? VikreSingleMalt.png

Judge for yourself how well local spirits from Vikre Distillery, new Hundred Yard Dash brew from Brau Brothers Brewery and specialty wines from __ regional vintners stack up against mass-made national brands. Come, sample and savor! A special feature of FEAST is the chance for over-21s to purchase a beverage bracelet and sample local libations from 10 to 5 p.m. Check out the whole list of Feast! exhibitors.


CHATTER TO CHEW ON – IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCAL FOOD

Tune in to Dara Moskowitz Grumdahls interview of the local foods force behind FEAST, Jan Joanaides, from 11am-noon on Saturday, Oct 25 and Brett Olson on Decorah's KDEC Morning Show with Tim & Jen at 7am on Monday, Oct 27. Catch FEAST announcements in dozens of local paper and newsletters from farm and food organizations. And check out OPI's great Q & A about the Festival and Tradeshow to get all of your questions answered!

 • CONGRATS, KRISTY BERG, THIS WEEK’S FEAST! FESTIVAL FREE TICKET WINNERMN_HOMEGROWN_COOKBOOK.png

Thanks for posting the winning food photo on our Facebook page this week! NEXT WINNER ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, OCT 22 - 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.


STAY TUNED AS FEAST! HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUE TO UNFOLD:

• AHEAD-OF-THE-CURVE LOCAL FOODS CLASSES 

• FEATURE FOOD MAKER: HEATHGLEN SPIRITED JAMS!

• SCOOP ON A CHOICE LIVE LOCAL MUSIC 

 

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 Foods Community Coop, Cannon Falls EDA, 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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