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Flavors of the Valley 2012 Highlights Local Farms & Food Artisans

Ana Bowens Apr 17, 2012 Event Beat 1 comments

This past Sunday, April 15th, Kaitlin and I had the pleasure of attending the annual Flavors of the Valley event hosted by a local organization called Vital Communities. The event took place at Hartford High School in Hartford, Vermont, filling their gymnasium with over 40 farms, food artisans, restaurants and organizations from across the Upper Valley (a region that spans a small section of both Vermont and New Hampshire, where the FarmPlate headquarters are located). The importance of the local food movement to the area was evident and the hosts did a great job of integrating sustainable event practices. For example, they encouraged people to bring their own plates and utensils in order to reduce waste as much as possible.

Hundreds of attendees walked through the aisles sampling delicious local cheeses, yogurts, meats, ice cream, and tons of other foods. Many people stopped by our table—even though we didn't have samples to entice them—and registered for our website in exchange for a packet seeds from High Mowing Organic Seed company. We received some incredibly helpful and encouraging feedback from many people and the event was an overall success. Below are some photos that Kaitlin and I took on Sunday. If you didn’t make it to the event this year, it’s a must-see next year! If you did go, let us know how your experience was in the comment section.

Kaitlin and I at our table!

Vermont Farmstead Cheese in South Woodstock, VT

Anna from Cedar Circle Farm in Thetford, VT

One Chicken-at-a-Time Farm in Barnard, VT

The Co-Op Food Stores table in Hanover, NH, Lebanon, NH, and White River Junction, VT

Check out our Flickr album for more photos!

Comments (1)

Riccardo Cavalio's picture
by Riccardo Cavalio
Nov 25, 2014

Organization like Vital Communities must be promoted all over the world to conduct programs like these to increase the farming capabilities of the future farmers. Annual flavors of the family must conduct in every country. Kaitlin is looking gorgeous in the picture.