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FARE Idaho Announces Field to Fork Festival: An Interactive Trade Fair
FARE Idaho is excited to bring our first annual Field to Fork Festival to fruition with a one-of-a-kind interactive trade fair celebrating Idaho independent food and beverage businesses in Boise on January 19th at JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place). This fantastic opportunity will showcase local products and connect the public with Idaho independent food and beverage producers, restaurants, retailers, and industry partners.
Mix and mingle with Idaho farmers, ranchers, purveyors, distributors, and a broad spectrum of Idaho food and beverage vendors and eateries. Attend panel discussions that explore how food and drink land on our table – from craft beer, wine, meats, produce and more. Stop in to one of our chef-led classes for a firsthand look (and sample!) some culinary creativeness you can recreate at home! The public is invited to attend panel discussions and classes for free and learn more about supporting and growing our local food system.
Preliminary Festival Schedule: January 19, 2023
9:00am-4:00pm: Field to Fork Trade Fair at JUMP!
9:00am-1:00pm: Visit trade fair booths and vendors
11:00am-4:00pm: Enjoy participating in Food & Beverage Panel Discussions and Chef-led Classes
4:30pm-7:00pm: Closing celebration with Idaho Wine Commission, members, and Idaho’s Elected Officials
What topics and tastes can you expect to experience?
Our four industry-led panel discussions, designed to engage and explain, will include these topics and moderators:
Farm: Refining animal processing in Idaho- led by Amy Mattias, Sun Valley Institute for Resilience
Agriculture: Getting Idaho-grown produce to retail & restaurants-led by Colette DePhelps, U of I Extension
Idaho Wines: Idaho produced wines, Field to Glass – led by Moya Dolsby, Idaho Wine Commission
Craft Beer: Connecting Idaho-grown product to breweries, retail, bars, and restaurants – led by Dave Krick, Woodland Empire + Just Eat Local
And our four Chef-led culinary workshops will feature cooking techniques from these incredibly talented local chefs:
Kris Ott, ChopShop
Nate Whitley, Terroir Boise
Dan Ansotegui, Ansots
Executive Chef, Anthony’s
Look for more information in the coming weeks on the detailed program schedule for the festival, a deeper dive on the industry panel discussion participants, and comprehensive info on the cooking workshops and times.
FARE Idaho and the Field to Fork Trade Festival is extremely appreciative of Charlie’s Produce, Shamrock Foods and all our program sponsors for helping bring this first-time festival and all our industry partners together under one roof to showcase the power and purpose behind supporting local, independent food and beverage businesses.
Interested in signing up to participate in the festival? Reach out to [email protected]
What is FARE Idaho?
Fare Idaho unites Idaho food and beverage communities so that independents get a seat at the table with an opportunity to collectively impact positive change within their industry. FARE Idaho strengthens the connection with producers and retailers, promoting Idaho food and beverage so that people know the who, what, and why behind their plate of food.
For questions about the FARE Idaho, please visit fareidaho.org