Farm to Table Western PA Annual Harvest Tasting Expanding to 2 locations!
Saturday, November 9, 2019: 1 – 4 pm, Voodoo Brewery Compound, Meadville, PA
Saturday, November 16, 2019: 4 – 7 pm, The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, PA
October 25, 2019 (Pittsburgh, PA)— Farm to Table Western PA and Buy Fresh Buy Local are hosting TWO (2) Farm to Table Harvest Tastings this year! The first will be November 9 from 1pm-4pm at Voodoo Brewery Compound in Meadville in Crawford County and the second is November 16 from 4pm-7pm at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon in Allegheny County. Both will feature tastings and samples from local and regional vendors.
Farm to Table Buy Local is a Western PA based non-profit, 501c3, founded in May, 2018. The organization is the “Buy Fresh Buy Local” chapter of Western PA and promotes “buying local” to consumers and food/beverage producers. Farm to Table Western PA and Farm to Table Buy Local conduct business-to-business events, Lunch & Learns, cooking demonstrations, local tastings, farmers market tastings and student assemblies.
Farm to Table Western PA hosts weekly events throughout the year, culminating in the large-scale Farm to Table Local Food Expo every Spring. In 2020, the Farm to Table Local Food Expo will return as part of the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show. The dates are March 6 – March 15, 2020 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The 2020 Western PA Local Food Guide will be available in time for the PA Farm Show in early January, 2020 in Harrisburg, PA. Farms, writers, authors, food producers and food justice organizations contribute content and it covers the 30 counties of Western PA.
Farm to Table Harvest Tasting guests are encouraged to savor the local flavors of Fall and gather local inspiration for their Thanksgiving tables, as a kick-off to the Holiday season. Tastings of the best in local food and beverage are the main attraction. Guests can also purchase local items and enjoy music while they taste their way through the event. The events feature breweries, wineries and local farms.
“The Farm to Table Harvest Tastings cap off the Harvest Festival season held at local farms. We want to give farms and consumers one more chance to connect during the Fall months. We challenge consumers to Buy Fresh, Buy Local throughout the year. According to a 2015 study from the Southwest PA Regional Planning Commission, ‘If economic activity in the Western PA food supply chain increased by 10%, we could create 33,000 new jobs & add $4 billion in business activity.’” says Erin Hart, founder, Farm to Table Buy Local.
Attendees can buy tickets to the Harvest Tastings now by visiting: https://farmtotablepa.com/events/.
Harvest Tasting at Voodoo in Meadville: Tickets are $10 in advance for adults and $5 for kids. General Admission Tickets will be available at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for kids. This event is co-sponsored by the Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Harvest Tasting at Galleria in Pittsburgh: Tickets are $20 in advance for adults and $10 for kids. General Admission Tickets will be available at the door for $25 for adults and $15 for kids.