Jan. 10, 2024:

FEAST! Tradeshow Opens New Markets for Local Foods (Morning Ag Clips)




Nov. 4, 2023:

10th Annual Feast Festival (KIMT News 3)


Nov. 4, 2023:

Local chefs and vendors gather for FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace (Post Bulletin)


Nov. 1, 2023:

FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace back for its 10th year (Ag Week)


Oct. 30, 2023:

FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace back with new and returning vendors (Post Bulletin)


Oct. 27, 2023:

SMIF's Tim Penny on the air with KROC


Oct. 23, 2023:

SMIF's Tim Penny on the air with KWOZ

SMIF's Tim Penny on the air with KRUE


Oct. 19, 2023:

FEAST! is back at the Mayo Civic Center Nov. 4 (KTTC Midwest Access) 

Chris Schad of The Bee Shed joins Brett Olson and KTTC's Kamie Roesler for a discussion of FEAST! and some samples of seasonal and "Hot Shed" honey.


Oct. 18, 2023:

Ag Innovation News Podcast with AURI (Agricultural Utilization Research Initiative)

Brett Olson, co-founder and Creative Director at Renewing the Countryside, joins AURI's Dan Skogen for a wide-ranging conversation that includes outing Brett as a "PK," and his advice to "Be the person your dog thinks you are."


Oct. 17, 2023:

Enjoy FEAST! Festival Marketplace on November 4th (Root River Current)


Oct. 17, 2023:

Feast! Local Foods Marketplace returning to Mayo Civic Center for 10th anniversary (KIMT News 3)

Marlene Petersen, editor of LOCAL FEAST! magazine and outreach ambassador for Renewing the Countryside, talks with KIMT's Annalise Johnson about some of the unique vendors you'll find at FEAST!, and why it's great to discover food businesses near you.


Oct. 15, 2023:

FEAST! Local Foods Festival Celebrates 10 Years (Morning Ag Clips)


Oct. 1, 2023:

Five Reasons to FEAST! (Rochester Magazine)


Sept. 20, 2023:

PSA featuring Shari Mukherjee (KIMT)


June 14, 2023:

FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace Celebrates 10 Years (Morning Ag Clips)


April 4, 2023:

FEAST! trade show offers connections, lessons (Ag Week)


Jan. 11, 2023:

Tradeshow brings local foods to store shelves (Morning Ag





Nov. 16, 2022: Annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace celebrates local foods and new opportunities (Agweek)

Nov. 6, 2022: 9th annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace festival (KAAL TV)

Nov. 6, 2022: FEAST! returns to Rochester (KIMT News 3)

Nov. 5, 2022: Mayo Civic Center hosts 9th annual FEAST! festival (KTTC TV)

Nov. 5, 2022: Rochester bakery bringing community together, one cupcake at a time (Post Bulletin)

Oct 27, 2022: FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace 2022 (KWNG Radio)

Oct 19, 2022: KROC Radio interview with FEAST! Network's Tim Penny

Oct 13, 2022: FEAST! Local Foods Fest is back, better than ever

Oct 11, 2022: FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace returns to Rochester in less than a month (KIMT 3)

Oct 5, 2022: Linder Farm Network interview with FEAST's Tim Penny

June 3, 2022: FEAST! Festival returns Saturday, November 5

Feb 3, 2022:  FEAST! Local Foods Tradeshow set for March 17 (Morning Ag Clips)




Read the FEAST! Local Foods Magazine Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 online HERE 

Also see FEAST! exhibitor profiles on the FEAST BLOG


For questions and other materials, contact [email protected].


 Image Library


 FEAST! Local Foods Scoop masthead


FEAST! Local Food Network programs


Dec 11, 2021: FEAST! returns to Rochester with hybrid event (KTTC)

Dec 11, 2021: 8th annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace held at Mayo Civic Center (KIMT 3)

Dec 9, 2021: 8th annual FEAST! festival (KIMT 3)

Nov 21, 2021: FEAST! Marketplace returns online, in person (Post Bulletin)

Nov 16, 2021: Choose your own adventure with Fall FEAST! events (Morning Ag Clips)

Nov 7, 2021: Good Morning, Good News (Q Media Group)

Oct 25, 2021: FEAST spot (KWNG Radio)

Oct 25, 2021: FEAST Local Foods Marketplace (Q Media Group)

Oct 8, 2021: KSMQ's R-Town, Episode 1903: Miguel Valdez Soto, Tim Penny

Sept 13, 2021: FEAST! Festival returns Saturday, December 11


Press Releases

Feb 1, 2022: Spring FEAST! Tradeshow to Focus on Strengthening Food Businesses

Nov 16, 2021: Choose your own adventure with Fall FEAST! events

Sept 8, 2021: FEAST! Festival returns Saturday, December 11 


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 

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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