2020 Coverage

Nov 20, 2020: FEAST! cancels in-person portion of marketplace (Morning Ag Clips)

Nov 19, 2020: FEAST! Going All Online Due to Coronavirus Surge (KIMT 3 News)

Nov 17, 2020: FEAST! "Cares for Causes" Radio Interview (MN 97.5 FM)

Nov 10, 2020: FEAST! launches 3-week online marketplace (Morning Ag Clips)

Aug 20, 2020: FEAST! Marketplace prepares for modified event (Morning Ag Clips)


Press releases

Nov 9, 2020: FEAST! Launches Online Marketplace Amid COVID-19 Precautions

Aug 19, 2020: Annual FEAST! Marketplace prepares for a modified COVID-era event 


Read the FEAST! Local Foods Magazine Volumes 1, 2 & 3 online HERE 

Also see FEAST! exhibitor profiles on the FEAST BLOG


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FEAST! Local Foods Scoop masthead    
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FEAST! Local Food Network programs


2019 Media Coverage

Dec 11, 2019: Nicci Sylvester remembered with new FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace award (Post-Bulletin)

Dec 7, 2019: Photos: Local food samples at the FEAST! festival (Post-Bulletin)

Dec 7, 2019: Mayo Civic Center transforms into a food heaven (KTTC)

Dec 7, 2019: Food Freedom Radio interview (AM 950)

Dec 6, 2019: FEAST Local Foods Marketplace showcases local farms and food vendors (KIMT News 3)

Dec 5, 2019: Local food expo returns to Rochester (Post-Bulletin)

Dec 1, 2019: FEAST On: 100 local foods (and counting). All under one roof. (Rochester Magazine, Dec 2019, p.21)

Nov 20, 2019: Spotlight Interview with Brett Olson (KTOE AM1420)

Nov 1, 2019: FEAST! Your Eyes on This: Art adds flair to food festival (Rochester Women Magazine, Nov/Dec 2019, p.8)

Sept 26, 2019: 14 eateries participating in Restaurant Week (Morning Ag Clips)

Sept 6, 2019: Partners key to growing local foods economy (Albert Lea Tribune)

Aug 8, 2019: "FEAST" local food market awarded state grant money (KIMT news)


Press releases

Dec 11, 2019: Nicci Sylvester remembered with new FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace award

Dec 3, 2019: A delight for foodies this Saturday at the FEAST! festival in Rochester

Nov 29, 2019:  Local food tradeshow celebrates the power of connection through shared vision

Sept 24, 2019: 14 eateries participating in FEAST! Restaurant Week

July 30, 2019: State arts grant awarded to FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace

May 7, 2019: Sixth Annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace now accepting vendor applications



2018 Media Coverage

Nov. 30, 2018: 5th annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace (

Nov. 29, 2018: FEAST! by the Numbers (507 magazine)

Nov. 29, 2018: KIMT news coverage of FEAST! Restaurant Week (interview at Forager)

Nov. 26, 2018: Radio spot with KMFX 102.5 "The Fox"/Julie Jones

Nov. 26, 2018: Sip, Sample and Shop for the holidays at FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace this Saturday

Nov. 21, 2018: Savor local flavor: a full rundown of FEAST! restaurants (507 magazine)

Nov. 19, 2018: KIMT news coverage of FEAST! Magazine launch (

Nov. 16, 2018: Support small business this holiday season (Albert Lea Tribune)

Nov. 12, 2018: Feed Your Curiosity (Nov/Dec Radish Magazine pg 6)

Restaurant Week coverage on Experience Rochester site

Restaurant Week coverage in Experience Rochester E-Newsletter

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

Oct. 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]


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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