Annual Taste of the Kingdom at Jay Peak on February 28

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The tenth annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fund-raising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will take place on Wednesday, February 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase online at bit.ly/TOKTickets.

The annual event draws in a crowd of over 200 guests who gather to celebrate local food and drink producers in the Northeast Kingdom. This year, guests can enjoy products from some of the region’s most notable farmers, chefs and brewers including Butterworks Farm, Craftsbury General Store, Hill Farmstead, Jasper Hill Farm, and St. Johnsbury Distillery.

“This is an opportunity for us to gather with our neighbors and celebrate all of the amazing local producers in the region,” says James Hafferman, executive director of GMFTS. “We love connecting with people over local food and drink and providing a platform for businesses to showcase their products.”

Along with a silent auction and live music, this year’s event includes a raffle where anyone, regardless if they attend the event or not, can enter to win an exclusive Jay Peak Resort getaway for four people — lift tickets, water park access, and climb time included. Tickets are $5 each, and directions on how to purchase them can be found at bit.ly/RaffleGMFTS.

All proceeds from the event and raffle will go to benefit GMFTS and its programming. Support from the community will ensure the Newport-based nonprofit can continue providing quality programming to over half of the students in the Northeast Kingdom — planting school gardens, offering nutrition education, and serving free meals in the summer months from its Lunchbox food truck. The event will also ensure GMFTS can continue its work connecting local farms with area schools, restaurants, and institutions through its regional food-hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct — increasing economic viability and opening new markets.

For more information on the tenth annual Taste of the Kingdom, to enter the raffle, or purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/TOK18. — from Green Mountain Farm-to-School.

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