Press releases, media coverage and graphics for the festival and tradeshow are below. 

Also see Feast exhibitor profiles on the FEAST BLOG

Media kit for the Feast! Restaurant Week can be found HERE

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Restaurant Week coverage on Experience Rochester site

Restaurant Week coverage in Experience Rochester E-Newsletter

November 15, 2018: FEAST! Restaurant Week a celebration of farm to table eateries in Rochester

October 15, 2018: Local food tradeshow open to wholesale buyers, service businesses, and aspiring entrepreneurs—apply by Oct. 31 for early bird pricing

August 2018: Profile on Katie Ruff / By the Spoonful gourmet foods in Inspire(d) magazine [read online]

June 19, 2018: Exhibitor applications sought for Fifth Annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace

May 2018: Driftless Food Guide [read online]


 Image Library

 Feast ribbon logo FEAST! Local Foods Scoop masthead     


Ad-Driftless Food Guide

FEAST! Local Food Network programs


2017 Media Coverage

Nov 15, 2017 Radish Magazine: Fourth annual Feast! celebrates food community

Nov 2, 2017 Rochester Magazine: From Field to Feast! Farm-to-table celebration kicks off local food festival 

Oct 31, 2017 Rochester Women Magazine: Swirl, Smell, Sip

Oct 18, 2017: KTTC Around Town interview

Sept 15, 2017 MOSES Broadcaster: Event helps food producers introduce products to buyers, consumers (page 13)

Press Releases:

June 19, 2017: Regional food & beverage businesses aiming to grow should apply now for Feast! 2017

October 13, 2017: Service businesses invited to connect with local food makers—apply by Oct. 31 for early bird pricing

November 27, 2017: From Field to Feast! Local food growers & makers to gather in Rochester this Saturday


2016 Media Coverage

Dec 5, 2016: Post Bulletin: Feast! vendor preaches power of fermented food

Dec 2, 2016: City Pages: Maple Syrup, pies, and cider: Do your holiday shopping at Feast! Marketplace this weekend

Nov 30, 2016: MPR News: Appetites: Ready or not, here's another feast

Nov 29, 2016: Wisconsin State Farmer: Something Special to stand out at Feast! food show

Nov 28, 2016: Feast! video interview by The Med City Beat:

Med City Beat video

Nov 28, 2016 Make it Minnesota article: Upcoming Event: Feast! Local Food Marketplace Festival & Tradeshow

Nov 18, 2016: KSMQ R-Town Rundown:

KSMQ R-town screenshot

Oct 24, 2016 Radish article: Celebration of Local Food


Media Alert:

Nov 29, 2016: More than 2,000 local food enthusiasts, makers, and buyers are expected at the third annual Feast! Local Foods Marketplace


Media Release: 

Nov 21, 2016: Upper Midwest Gathering Steam for Rochester Local Foods Event

Aug 9, 2016: FEAST! Offers Technical Assistance and Networking for Food and Beverage Businesses

June 20, 2016: FEAST! Local Foods Network Wins Food Stewardship Award


2015 Media Coverage



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