HARTFORD, Vt. – Vital Communities invites local farms and farm-based businesses to be vendors at Flavors of the Valley. It’s the not-to-be-missed opportunity for businesses looking to connect directly with consumers who love local food!
The 18th annual Flavors of the Valley is set for April 7, 2019, in the Hartford High School gym. Last year, 1,000 attendees who love local farms, local foods, and meeting local business owners came to Flavors. Every year, 50 vendors – farmers or farm-based businesses such as restaurants, specialty food producers, and grocers – share their products and businesses with an eager crowd of consumers.
Early-bird rates up are available for vendors who register through Feb. 17. This year, Vital Communities is also offering mini-grants to reduce costs for farms and food businesses; registration and application details are online at www.vitalcommunities.org/flavors.
“Every year, new food businesses come to Flavors to establish themselves in the community. Vendors connect with each other and with attendees who love hearing their stories and learning more about where our local food comes from,” says Vital Communities’ Becka Warren. “We have a great mix of new farms and food businesses as well as established farms and businesses we already know and love. It’s great to see the trends and sample the Flavors of the Upper Valley.”