We are fortunate to live in a fertile valley where we enjoy the bounty of the local harvest and a bevy of culinary delights handcrafted by our entrepreneurial friends and neighbors. This year, we have teamed up with the River Valley Co-op to shine a light on the farmers, producers, and culinary creators who make up our vibrant local food system.

Honorees will be recognized onstage, featured in profiles on our website and in social media, and their products will be incorporated into an audience tasting prepared by chefs from River Valley Co-op. We hope you’ll join us in a seasonal celebration of our local agricultural and culinary heroes.

Who do you love?

Do you have a favorite local hot sauce? Who grows the juiciest tomatoes or the sweetest ear of corn? Is there a cheesemaker you look forward to seeing at the weekend farmers market? Which herbal tea blend do you take to bed at the end of a long day?

We invite you to nominate your favorite regional grower or producer to be recognized as part of our Wild About Local Spotlight series. Your submission will be reviewed by our team of fervent foodies, who will select between six and ten honorees to be recognized as part of our 2018 season. The following criteria will be used to evaluate submissions:

  1. locally or regionally grown/sourced/raised ingredients
  2. excellence (quality) of product
  3. stewardship of the environment
  4. fair labor practices
  5. commitment to community

NOTE: All submissions must be received by July 15th