The Last Green Valley Holding “Tastes Of The Valley” Fundraiser

Join The Last Green Valley (TLGV) for a one-of-a-kind dining experience showcasing the food and talent of the National Heritage Corridor. Tastes of the Valley is a unique dining experience only available once a year as part of a major fundraiser for TLGV. This year Tastes of the Valley will be held 4 pm, Aug. 26 at the Publick House, Sturbridge, MA. Tickets are on sale for $95 for TLGV members and $105 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thelastgreenvalley.org<http://www.thelastgreenvalley.org> or by calling 860-774-3300. All funds raised are used to support the mission of TLGV. The evening starts with a social hour featuring local wines, beers and beverages, as well as appetizers prepared by area chefs utilizing products farmed in the 35 towns of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Guests will then be invited into the main dining room where they will be treated to an amazing multi-course, sit-down, farm-to-table dinner showcasing dishes created specifically for our event by some of the area’s top chefs. Seated at each table will be a special guest – either a local farmer, vintner, brewer or agriculture expert for you to converse with as you learn more about what it takes to keep The Last Green Valley green and delicious. The end of the evening features a dessert buffet and live auction featuring guest auctioneer Gene Michael Deary. Silent auctions and a raffle will be held throughout the evening highlighting locally-crafted items and experiences. It’s a different spin on the area’s best farm-to-table experience and the perfect way to support the efforts of The Last Green Valley. Participants to date (subject to change): Appetizer Hour: G Seven Catering, Heirloom Food Company, Hosmer Mountain Soda, Maple Lane Farms, Metro Bistrot, Our Father’s Table, Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Taylor Brooke Winery, The Farmer’s Cow, The Vanilla Bean Cafe, These Guys Brewing Company, Westford Hill Distillers, Willimantic Brewing Company Four-course Main Event: Chef Ian Farquhar from Grill 37; Chef Will Deason from Willimantic Brewing Company; Chef Mike Heenan from Oliver Wight Tavern; Chef Ken O’Keefe from The Publick House Dessert Buffet: Ben’s Beans, Renee’s Working Girl Catering, Sturbridge Coffee Roasters, The Farmer’s Cow. Tastes of the Valley is sponsored by: Host Sponsor: The Publick House Platinum Sponsors: Rebecca Harvey, John & Joan Gray Gold Sponsors: Fiberoptics Technology, Keith & Elaine Knowlton, Lake Road Generating, Putnam Bank Silver Sponsors: Sara DiIorio, Groton Open Space Association, Marjorie Hoskin, Savers Bank, Savings Institute Bank & Trust, Titan Energy, UNFI Helping Hands Bronze Sponsors: Cornerstone Bank, Gerardi Insurance Services, Jewett City Savings Bank, Nancy Polydys, Village Electric Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. Call the TLGV Office at 860-774-3300 for more information. The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C. The Last Green Valley, Inc. works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. Together we can care for it, enjoy it and pass it on!

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