Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Upcoming Local-Food Festivals

While I am interviewing for jobs for next summer, posts will probably continue to be sporadic, but I wanted to let everyone know about two upcoming celebrations of local produce:

The first is the Whitton Farms OctoberFeast, which will be held October 11th up at Jill and Keith Forrester's farm in Tyronza, Arkansas.  I went to their Feastival this past July and it was fantastic---great live music, delicious food, and a chance to see their farm in action.  They are incredibly nice people, they throw a great party and it looks like the food this time around will be just as amazing.  Plus, the TV show The Endless Feast will be on hand to film the festivities (so you know the food will be good!)  More information can be found here: http://www.whittonfarms.com/ and click on "Events"

Second, our own Memphis Farmers Market is gearing up for its Fourth Annual Harvest Celebration, due to take place on November 8th, downtown at Central Station.  There will be a silent auction, a chance to mingle with MFM vendors, and, of course, a tasty meal (I think an open bar as well, but don't quote me on it).  You can find more information and buy tickets here:  http://memphisfarmersmarket.org/harvestcelebration.  Tickets are discounted until October 31st---$45 per person, or $80 per couple, which is a great price.  

Hope to see you there!

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