Local First Alliance not only loves to promote shopping locally, but we jump at the chance to showcase members who give back to the community. When you support our locally owned and operated businesses, you ensure your hard-earned money is reinvested into the region we call home.

On Saturday, September 12, from 10 am–4 pm, Local First Alliance member King Arthur Flour invites the public to attend the third annual Bakers’ Harvest Festival at the company’s flagship headquarters in Norwich, Vermont. Attendees will celebrate the start of the baking season by enjoying live entertainment, raffles, samples from food vendors, and hands-on baking education activities for adults and kids. Attendance is free.

Leading up to the public festival is a conference and tasting supper that will connect fellow foodies and baking enthusiasts. The conference, which requires pre-registration, takes place September 10 & 11 and features hands-on classes and seminars from renowned pastry, pie, and bread bakers including James MacGuire, Gesine Bullock-Prado, Joanne Chang, and King Arthur Flour’s own Bakery Director Jeffrey Hamelman. There will also be a chance to visit local bakeries and get behind-the-scenes tours.

The reservations-only tasting supper on Friday, September 11, from 5:30–7:30 pm allows attendees to taste the area’s finest food and spirits, with more than 15 restaurants and farms participating.  King Arthur Flour will match all proceeds from the supper, benefiting Hunger Free Vermont.

King Arthur Flour is situated only five minutes away from Hanover, New Hampshire, and the Dartmouth College campus. Located off exit 13 on I-91, Norwich is easily accessible from major cities – a two hour drive from Boston, Mass., or 90 minutes from Burlington, Vermont. There is ample free parking.

More information, including registering for the conference, visit kingarthurflour.com/bakers-harvest.