Farmers are out picking fresh from their fields so that The Last Green Valley’s volunteers can gather up and deliver their delectable harvest to the finest chefs in the region for Tastes of the Valley on Sunday, September 18, from 5 – 7 pm at The Mansion at Bald Hill in Woodstock, CT. Tastes of the Valley features food grown and raised in the National Heritage Corridor, expertly prepared by the best chefs, while showcasing the skills of local farmers, cheese makers, vintners and brewers. Hosted by The Last Green Valley, Inc., (TLGV), Tastes of the Valley is the nonprofit’s annual feast and fundraiser. A limited number of tickets are still available to the food-loving public at $65 per person for TLGV members and $75 for not-yet-members, but you must act quickly before they sell out! For tickets call 860-774-3300 or go to www.thelastgreenvalley.org, click on “Shop” and then “Events.”
This popular event raises funds and awareness for TLGV with auctions and raffle baskets, featuring awesome overnight stays, spectacular deals from local businesses, farms and artists, and unique, priceless experiences. But, hold onto your hats because this year will feature a new “Green for Green Giving” pledge drive! If you love hiking, history, kids, healthy rivers, and keeping your town clean and green, make a pledge to support TLGV’s programs that are of steadfast importance to the region. Help TLGV expand “Spring Outdoors,” build endowment funds to ensure the future of The Last Green Valley, fund historic preservation grants, bring educational programs to kids, purchase water quality monitoring equipment, and support local cleanups. With your pledge, we can care for, enjoy, and pass on The Last Green Valley.
TLGV thanks the following sponsors for bringing Tastes of the Valley from the field to your taste buds: Fiberoptics Technology, Rebecca Harvey, Savers Bank, UNFI Helping Hands, Keith & Elaine Knowlton, Putnam Bank, Savings Institute Bank & Trust, Sara DiIorio, Southbridge Savings Bank, Titan Energy, CNB a division of bankESB, Gerardi Insurance Associates, Hull Forest Products, Jewett City Savings Bank, Weiss & Hale Financial, and Village Electric.
The Tastes of the Valley feast will be crafted by the talented chefs of: 85 Main, Bella’s Bistro, Cafémantic, Grill 37, Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village, Publick House Historic Inn, Roots Down, Simply Fresh Solutions, Soleil & Suns Bakery, The Farmer’s Cow, The Inn at Woodstock Hill, The Mansion at Bald Hill, These Guys Brewing Company, The Vanilla Bean Café, The Vienna Restaurant, Willimantic Brewing Company, and Woodstock Sustainable Farms.
Delicious farm-fresh products will be provided by: 18th Century Purity Farms, Baffoni’s Poultry Farm/The Chicken Lady, Beltane Farm, Bigelow Brook Farm, Blackmer Farm, Buell’s Orchard, Chase Road Growers, Cloverleigh Farm, Couet Farm & Fromagerie, Creamery Brook Bison, Devon Point Farm, Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, The Farmer’s Cow, Good Bug Gardens, Hart’s Greenhouse & Florist, Lapsley Orchard, Maple Lane Farms, Mountain Dairy, New Boston Beef, Palazzi Orchard, Turtle Ledge Farm, UConn Spring Valley Student Farm, Vincent Farm, Wayne’s Organic Garden, We-Li-Kit Farm, Woodstock Farms, and Woodstock Sustainable Farms
The delectable offerings of the feast will be complemented by beverages from: Ben’s Beans, Black Pond Brews, Hosmer Mountain Soda, Maple Lane Farms, Marty’s of Dudley, Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Taylor Brooke Winery, The Farmer’s Cow, These Guys Brewing Company, Westford Hill Distillers, and Willimantic Brewing Company.
Music and More International’s Ruth Hartunian-Alumbaugh, a member of the Tastes of the Valley Committee, will also offer live music to inspire all during the event.