Mark your calendar for April 10 and bring your appetite to the 15th annual Flavors of the Valley – the region’s premier local-foods tasting expo hosted by Vital Communities. The family event offers a chance for consumers to meet the people behind the Upper Valley’s local farms and foods, try new products, and make mealtimes more delicious while supporting a vibrant local food system and economy.
“So many dedicated local farmers and producers are creating delicious foods right here in the Upper Valley. Flavors is our way to celebrate those people, and to help build connections between their local farms and food businesses and the consumers who are hungry to support–and enjoy—their work,” said Tom Roberts, executive director of Vital Communities. “Flavors of the Valley is a wonderful way to launch into spring and summer with more local foods on your menu.”
In addition to sampling foods from more than 50 unique local farms, restaurants, and food businesses, visitors can purchase meats, baked goods, sauces, and more directly from vendors, and even sign up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares for the summer. A great day for the whole family, kids can enjoy fun local-food activities with Upper Valley Farm to School. Those who attend are encouraged to bring shopping bags/coolers for purchases, along with their own plates, utensils, and napkins to help reduce waste at the event.
Everyone is welcome at Flavors of the Valley. Admission is $10 per person, with children 6 and under free, and a family maximum of $30. Proceeds help support the Valley Food & Farm program at Vital Communities. The event is presented with thanks to sponsors Co-op Food Stores, Mascoma Savings Bank, Skinny Pancake, New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, King Arthur Flour, Yankee Farm Credit, and Great Eastern Radio.
Vital Communities, a nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, Vt., brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Working together, we make our region a better place to live, work, and play.