A Taste of Local –The Epicurean Event of the Year!

By Kat Merrick

What better way to learn about local food than to experience it firsthand? The Taste of Local is about bringing together farmers, chefs and community to celebrate our local harvest and the diversity of great food we have right here in Ventura County. It’s sure to be the epicurean event of the year.

Over 50 area chefs, wineries brewers, farmers and purveyors are expected to showcase their culinary expertise during the inaugural Taste of Local Event on Sept. 11 at Cal State Channel Islands.  The event will be in conjunction with the 2015 Ventura Ag Summit which will be held on Sept 11th . The Summit is hosted by Ventura County’s Ag Commissioners office. For more information go to http://www.venturacountyagsummit.com/taste-of-local-expo/

The theme of this year’s event is “We are Different”

Rich Soil, Mediterranean Climates, Innovative Farmers & Diverse Crops.

Ventura County Agriculture Helps to Feed our Community and the World.

Ventura County is known as one of the top agricultural producers in the world and that translates into one of the best cuisine scenes that Californian has to offer.  Locally grown, locally produced and locally owned are some of the key ingredients in this year’s Taste of Local event.

Guests will be able to meet and chat with chefs, farmers and purveyors as they taste and learn about the bounty that is Ventura County. To add to the ambiance they will be treated to the live music of The Dan Grimm Band & Twice Western Music Association Cowboy Poetry nominee, Andria Kidd ‘s Cowboy Poetry (other musicians to be announced) all while sipping local wines and brews.  Each guest will receive a “passport” providing information about participating farms and chefs and purveyors.

All this fun and it gives back. A percentage of the profits from the event will go to Treasure our Farms.

Treasure our Farms is an education campaign designed to engage and inform our local community about the value and beauty of Agriculture and Farming in Ventura County. Join us at http://treasureourfarms.com/

A limited number of tickets are available for the Taste of Local Event!

The Taste of Local will take place on Saturday, September 12 from 12:00 – 4:30p.m at Cal State Channel Islands.

Tickets are $65.00 and can be purchased at http://www.venturacountyagsummit.com/taste-of-local-expo/

 

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