Tastes of the Valley 2021!

Celebrating local tastes and sips with a THIRSTdays Harvest Tour!

Help support TLGV and sustain the rich agricultural tapestry of the National Heritage Corridor by taking a “THIRSTdays Harvest Tour” of The Last Green Valley this fall!

Our newest iteration of Tastes of the Valley will have you sample locally crafted sips while enjoying specially created tastes of fresh, farm-to-table foods each Thursday evening during Walktober. TLGV will have live prize items at each event as well as an online auction held later in the series. Participating farms and a preview of auction items are detailed further down the page.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are for sale in our online shop! Each event's full menu of taste and sip offerings will be posted a few weeks prior to its date - menus are subject to change. Please explore the websites of each tastes and sips provider to become familiar with their types of offerings if their specific menus are yet to be posted.

September 23, 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Westford Hill Distillers in Ashford with Creamery Brook Bison

Tastes: Osso Buco with Fresh Roasted Root Vegetables & Wild Barley Soup with Artisan Rolls.

Sips: Specially Crafted Cocktails.

September 30, 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Taylor Brooke Brewery & Winery in Woodstock with Azuluna Foods & Woodstock Sustainable Farms

Tastes: Local Roasted Tomato Pie with Sliced Onions and Parmesan Cheese on a Gluten Free Crust, Chilled Herb Roast Chicken with Massage Kale, Root Vegetable and Quinoa Salad with Local Honey Vinaigrette & Flourless Chocolate Cake Bites with Local Eggs.

Sips: A Flight of Wine or a Flight of Beer.

October 7, 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Watercure Farm Distillery in Pomfret with Hungry Lion Food Truck

October 14, 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Preston Ridge Vineyard in Preston with Uncle D's Blazin BBQ & Comfort Catering

October 21, 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Brimfield Winery & Cidery - please note the location for this date was changed due to unforeseen circumstances at the original host venue of Rapscallion Brewing

October 28, 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Black Pond Brews in Killingly

 

Our 2021 Sponsors

Platinum
Rebecca M. Harvey
UNFI Helping Hands

Gold
Byrnes Insurance Agency
Keith and Elaine Knowlton
Laura and Scott Moorehead

Silver
Cornerstone Bank
Heath Drury Boote
Marjorie L. Hoskin
Putnam Bank, a division of Centreville Bank

Bronze
Eastern CT Savings Bank
Gerardi Insurance Services, Inc.
Groton Open Space Association
Jewett City Savings Bank
Schott North America Inc.
Sturbridge Tourist Association
Village Electric

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

A "Taste" of What is to Come in the Tastes of the Valley Online Auction!

A 1-Day Rental of The Barn at Roseland Park

Do you have a wedding/reunion/birthday or other party coming up? This is your opportunity to book the perfect party. Enjoy a one-day rental of The Barn at Roseland Park in Woodstock, CT complete with twelve round banquet tables, two rectangular banquet tables, fifty chairs, use of the catering room, Wi-Fi, cable, bistro patio, garbage disposal, parking, and non-exclusive use of the park. This rental has no cash value. Some alcohol restrictions may apply. Certificate expires 10/30/2022. Value: $2950

Join the Hale YMCA

Get your whole family into fitness! This one-year membership to the Hale YMCA in Putnam, CT is good for a whole family (2 adults and unlimited dependents under age 23). A YMCA membership sets you on the path to good health in spirit, mind and body, helping you enjoy a full and balanced life. Your membership provides quality programs for you and your whole family to enjoy! Value: $1,150

Vacation Rental of a Home for a Week in Wellfleet, MA

TLGV Board member Marty Nieski and his wife Catherine have graciously donated a week at their very private, country, post-and-beam home in Wellfleet, MA on a tidal estuary. Enjoy solitude and natural beauty on the Cape. This 2,600 square foot home is air conditioned and sleeps 8 people. It is available any week except July 4th week. Donated by Marty and Catherine Nieski. Value: $3,500

Have Fun at Mohegan Sun

Enjoy a 1-night, mid-week overnight stay at Mohegan Sun Hotel in Uncasville, CT. Spend the day shopping, dining at a great restaurant, or going to a show. Once your day is complete, you won’t have to drive home, you can relax at the hotel and enjoy all it has to offer. Reservations are required, subject to availability. Value: $300

Butterfly Bling from Enchanted Jewelry

You or a special someone can get their bling on with a beautiful Vitreous Enamel on Sterling Silver Butterfly Brooch-Pendant Blue from Enchanted Jewelry. It is set with Blue Sapphires, Moonstone, Rhodium Plated for easy care. A Tiffany & Co. reproduction. It would make a great gift for someone special or for yourself. Value $540

Premium Gin Basket

A lovely wooden crate containing Tanqueray London Dry Gin, Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Hendricks Gin, St. George Spirits Botanivore Gin (750 ml each), 4 bottles of tonic, a cocktail shaker, a dual sided Jigger, a Muddler and a hardcover "Sips: 100 gin and cocktails with just three ingredients" book. Donated by Wayde and Mary Beth Schmidt. Value $250

Gift certificates at Allen Hill Farm, Dexter Russell Factory Outlet, Hosmer Mountain Soda, The Courthouse Bar & Grille, Landon Tire, Brialee Family Campground, Booklovers’ Gourmet, Bill's Bread & Breakfast, Lebanon Green Vineyards, Samuel Slater Experience and Renee's Bistro & Working Girl Catering.

And much more:

An overnight stay at Captain Grants in Preston, CT with complementary wine and dessert plus a full country breakfast.

A family membership (2 adults and 2 children) to Old Sturbridge Village.

A septic tank, cesspool or holding tank cleaning within their service area by Jeff D. Helgerson Excavating, Inc.

An overnight stay at The Tree House at Underhill Hollow in North Grosvenordale, CT

A 25-ton load of sand stone, or topsoil delivered within 30 minutes radius of Rawson Materials plant.

A private tour for 4 people to the Governor Jonathan Trumbull House Museum with small private reception.

A zip line or climbing adventure for 3 people at The Adventure Park in Storrs, CT.

A 60-minute axe throwing session for up to 5 people at The Adventure Park in Storrs, CT.

A Tree House Brewing Company gift certificate and swag bag with open growler.

A tour of Clara Barton Birthplace Museum for a family (up to 5 people) with swag.

A Vitreous Enamel Sterling Silver Gray Owl Necklace from Enchanted Jewelry.

A Vitreous Enamel Sterling silver Campanula Necklace from Enchanted Jewelry.

A Plique-a-Jour Enamel Sterling Silver Dragonfly Brooch-Pendant from Enchanted Jewelry. A Tiffany & Co. reproduction.

A 10' Pelican NXT Trailblazer Kayak with paddle and life jacket donated by an anonymous member of TLGV.

A ticket voucher for 4 people to attend a Worcester Railers hockey game.

A certificate for 2 people to enjoy a 3-course meal at The Publick House Historic Inn.

A certificate for an overnight stay at Henrietta House Bed & Breakfast.

A pre-autographed lithograph poster of Daniel Jones from the New York Football Giants.

A handwoven 60” x 76” wool blanket with stripes representing the colors of The Last Green Valley from board member Myra Ambrogi.

Additional items will be added as they are received. Items are subject to be added or removed to/from the live auction list until the time of the auction.

 

 

 

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