Show topic: Have you ever thought about organizing a food-based event? Pumpkin Festival? Chili Cook-off? Farmers’ Market? Community Supper? Craft Beer Tasting? Like that! On today’s Connecticut Food & Farm show, we talk with experienced organizers in Connecticut and beyond about how to move from concept to execution to create a successful food-based event!
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Winter Caplanson, Executive Director, Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market
Karen Gilbransen, Marketing Director, Willimantic Brewing Company
Our Guests and their events:
Brian Civitello, The Mystic Cheese Company
The Grilled Cheese Get Down!
Steve Maydan, CT Giant Pumpkin Growers Club
Ridgefield’s Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off
Chef & Foodie POP UP Market, at the Jillson House, Downtown Willimantic
A Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market event
Show music: Poor Old Shine
The Farmers Cow: A group of six Connecticut dairy farms that supplies fresh milk, half and half, heavy cream, eggs, ice cream and seasonal beverages to stores throughout Connecticut.
The Willimantic Brewing Company: Brewing over a dozen handcrafted beers and serving fresh brews and pub food in the historic 1909 U.S. Post Office Building.
The Willimantic Food Coop: A member owned and operated food store offering a full line of grocery items, produce, cheese, juices, grains, spices, vitamins, dairy products, homeopathic remedies, and paper goods.