Localize your Pantry with FEAST!

Would you like to discover delicious, local foods?

Have you been looking for ways to add regional products to your pantry?

Here's your chance to do both for FREE!


In 100 words or less, tell us:

What does buying, cooking and eating local* foods mean to you? 

Describe the challenges you face incorporating them into your kitchen and lifestyle.


*for this contest, local means items grown, sourced or produced in MN, IA or WI

Disclaimer: Grand Prize is limited to food items only and does not include cabinetry or countertops of any kind. By entering, you agree to have your response and likeness shared with the FEAST! audience, including but not limited to social media, LOCAL FEAST! Magazine, the FEAST! Local Marketplace event on November 5, 2022, and any additional digital and print media necessary to promote the contest, Marketplace or magazine. Grand prize winner must live within 90 miles of Rochester, MN and be available for a Zoom session in June. Grand prize winner also agrees to approve release of any photographic images of their person or kitchen as needed to promote the story and FEAST! Marketplace event and must be willing to welcome FEAST! staff into their home for purposes of producing the magazine story.




*Deadline extended! All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 5, 2022 to qualify for one of the following prizes:

Grand prize winner receives a private consultation with James Beard-Award-Winning author Beth Dooley to revamp the shelf-stable items in your pantry.

Beth will share thoughtful insights about how artisan grains, local nuts, oils, sauces and syrups add depth and richness to your cooking, while enriching the local economy.

The grand prize includes a bundle of local foods and a grocery gift card to Dooleyize your pantry.

You’ll also be featured in Vol 5 of LOCAL FEAST! Magazine.

(Valued at over $500!)


1st Runner Up gets a gift basket of local products and a pair of all-access tickets, admitting two to the FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace event on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. This special prize includes unlimited access to Wine Beer Cider Fest, the tasting extravaganza filled with craft alcohol makers from around the region.   

(Valued at over $75!) Winner must be over 21.

2nd Runner Up wins a pair of admission tickets to the November 5 festival and $10 in FEAST! Bucks (Marketplace Moo-la for event purchases). Includes all-day food sampling and shopping, chef demos, kids' activities, a chance to win delicious local food, as well as the opportunity to meet artisan makers.

(Valued at $30!) Admission to Wine Beer Cider Fest not included.



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