Tastes of the Valley 2020!

Celebrating local farms, orchards, vintners, brewers and restaurants with a Harvest Tour!

Tastes of the Valley 2020 was a resounding success, with four sold-out meals! Thank you to our sponsors, farms, orchards, vintners, brewers, restaurants and attendees who made it possible.

Tastes of the Valley showcases the talents of local farms, orchards, vintners, brewers and restaurants by pairing products grown, raised and created in The Last Green Valley's 35 towns with a variety of local chefs.

2020 featured a gourmet Harvest Tour of The Last Green Valley. Attendees enjoyed a farm-to-table, 3-course dinner from one of our area's best restaurants each week for the first four weeks of Walktober:

September 17 - Grill 37 - Corn chowder with corn fritters, maple bourbon pork on a corn cake and corn ice cream on a sugar waffle with salted caramel and candied bacon;

September 24 - Inn at Woodstock Hill - Chilled peaches and cream soup, strip steak with vegetable fritter, topped with fresh pico de gallo and apple berry crisp;

October 1 - Willimantic Brewing Company - Artisan local burger served on a brewers spent grain fire grilled bun, pickled vegetables and micro-greens with a cucumber gazpacho shooter, smoked pulled chicken presented over winter squash finished with a sweet and spicy green onion butter sauce and kale and zucchini bread served with lavender ice cream; and

October 8 - The Publick House - Roasted wedge of sugar pumpkin with maple vinaigrette and toasted pepitas, somewhat traditional turkey dinner with sautee of turnip and fall squashes, potato puree and pan dripped gravy and caramelized pear and yogurt panna cotta.

Thank you to our participating farms: Apis Verdi Farm, Baldwin Brook Farm, Barton Farms, Blackmer Farm, Bright Acres Farm Sugar House, Buddha's Bees Apiary, Buell's Orchard, Cloverleigh Farm, Crooked Creek Farm, Echo Farm, Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Fairholm Farm, Fort Hill Farms, Himmelstein Homestead Farm, Horse Listeners Orchard, Lapsley Orchard, Maple Lane Farms, New Boston Beef, Organic World Farms, Taylor Brooke Winery, Tiny Acre Farm, Unbound Glory Homestead Farm and Woodstock Creamery.

Thank you to our gift bag item providers: Bats of Bedlam Maple Farm, Bright Acres Farm Sugar House, Brimfield Botanicals, Buell's Orchard, Cloverleigh Farm, Cook's Farm Orchard, Courthouse Bar and Grill, Crooked Creek Farm, Dragon's Blood Elixir, Drew's Honeybees, Fairholm Farms, Fresh Please, Horse Listeners Orchard, K.E. Farm Maple Products, Lapsley Orchard, Semaki & Bird, Signal Rock Farm, Stonewall Apiary, Sturbridge Coffee Roasters, Taylor Brooke Brewery, Willimantic Brewing Company and Willimantic Food Co-op.

Our 2020 Sponsors

Fiberoptics Technology, Inc.
Rebecca M. Harvey
Helping Hands Committee, UNFI

Keith & Elaine Knowlton
Putnam Bank, a division of Centreville Bank

Cornerstone Bank
Titan Energy
Village Electric

Gerardi Insurance Services, Inc.
Groton Open Space Association
Marjorie L. Hoskin
Jewett City Savings Bank

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Kyle Gregoire at 860-774-3300 or email:Kyle@tlgv.org for more information.

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