KILLINGTON ENTERS FOODIE ARENA WITH FIRST ANNUAL FARM TO TABLE FESTIVAL
Posted on August 11, 2011
The Town of Killington will celebrate the best of Vermont food and drink Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 with the first annual Farm to Table Festival, featuring two days of seasonal cask-conditioned beer and cider tastings, an outdoor fresh food market, and a host of interactive cooking and pairing seminars. Festival events will be at the Summit Lodge and North Star Inn.
“We’re excited to offer this unique event, focusing on-one-of-a-kind brews and seasonal foods,” says Suzie Dundas of the Killington Office of Economic Development & Tourism. “The ‘locavore’ culture is growing in Vermont and we think it will become a great annual event for the Hay Festival.”
A VIP Cask & Cider Reception kicks off the festival on Friday evening at the Summit Lodge in Killington, where brewers from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, Bobcat Café, Long Trail Brewing Co, Harpoon and more will discuss their finest cask-conditioned beers. Hosted by Cellar Man Mark Magiera, Master Brewer at Bobcat Brewery and Cafe, the event will pair specialty beers with locally-sourced cheese, meats, produce and other specialty foods. On Saturday, interactive demonstrations will offer demonstrations on the art of gastronomy, in addition to programming from the New England Culinary Institute (NECI.) An open air market will operate from 12 to 5pm on Saturday on the lawn of North Star Lodge, offering farm-fresh produce, specialty food and artisan vendors, and more. An artisan craft beer and cider tasting will take place on Saturday afternoon at the Summit Lodge, offering the opportunity for a more casual tasting experience from a variety of New England Brewers
Brewers and cider-makers already confirmed for the September event include Long Trail Brewing Company, Farnum Hill, Woodchuck Cider, Bobcat Brewery, Otter Creek Brewing Company and Wolaver’s Organics, and Zero Gravity Brewing, ranked by USA Today as one of 10 great places in the U.S. to get a craft beer. Vendors at the open-air market already include such favorites as Vermont Salumi, Crowley Cheese, Vermont Maple Granola, Daniel Pol’s Bread and Paninis, Di Prinzio Pasta Company, and more.
Tickets are available in limited quantities so advanced purchase is recommended. Tickets are available online, by phone at 1-877-275-8849, or as part of special Farm to Table Lodging packages. More information on all the Farm to Table events is available online at www.DiscoverKillington.com.
For more information on the Killington Farm to Table Festival or other Hay Festival events, visit www.DiscoverKillington.com or follow Discover Killington on Facebook.