Flavors of the Valley

Taste the flavors of the Upper Valley this Sunday, April 7 at Hartford High School

Advance Tickets for entry between 11 am- 12 pm are SOLD OUT.

General day-of admission is from 12 pm- 3 pm, with tickets sold at the door.

Flavors of the Valley is our 18th annual premier local food tasting expo, with samples from over 45 farm and food-related vendors. Attendees enjoy fresh produce, artisan bread, award-winning cheeses, tasty jams, hand-crafted sweets, goat milk gelato, and many other delicious local goods.

Flavors of the Valley 2020 will be on Sunday, April 19!

Flavors of the Valley 2019 was on April 7.  You can still be part of the flavors of the valley every day! Contact Flavors vendors (below) to join a Community Supported Agriculture farm, find places to buy their unique products, visit their stores, find their farm stands, see them at the farmers’ market, make special arrangements to purchase half a pig, order cookies, milk, coffee, gelato, cheese, and so much more.

Your shopping choices through the year make a big difference for our local farms. Add a little more local to your shopping. Every little bit adds up, and helps keep our communities thriving and resilient.

Flavors of the Valley 2020 will be on Sunday, April 19!

Flavors of the Valley is the Upper Valley’s annual local food tasting expo, now in its 19th year. Hundreds of attendees join more than 45 local farm and food vendors in the Hartford High School gym for a day of sampling, chatting, and celebration of all that Upper Valley farms offer. It’s a place to meet new and old friends and celebrate spring.

Flavors of the Valley vendor registration is open. Early-bird discount deadline and vendor mini-grant deadline are February 17, final vendor registration deadline is March 15.

Attendee tickets will go on sale in March 2020.

Join us as a Flavors Vendor

Vending at Flavors is a great marketing opportunity for farms and food businesses. Share your products and your stories with 1,000 eaters who love local food. Introduce your business or a new product to a crowd of interested consumers, connect with other local food businesses, and have a fun day as we celebrate Upper Valley farms.
Vendor registration deadlines:
Early Bird Discount ends February 17, 2020.
Vendor mini-grant application deadline is February 17, 2020.
Vendor registration closes March 15, 2020.
Businesses interested in vending at Flavors, please review the materials, application, and registration forms below. Email flavors@vitalcommunities.org or call Doreen at 802-291-9100 x118 with any questions. 

Flavors of the Valley attendee information

  • Tickets at the door for entry 12 pm-3 pm: $12 per person, children 6 and under FREE, $35 family maximum (family is up to two adults with dependent children)
  • Advance tickets: Only advance ticket holders may enter the gym during the 11 am- 12 pm hour. Advance tickets are SOLD OUT
  • Cash, check and credit cards accepted at the door
  • Zero Waste Event! Please bring a reusable plate, cup and utensil
  • Bring a cooler for all the great farm products you will want to buy!
  • No smoking or alcohol permitted on the premises
  • Sorry, no pets. Only service dogs allowed

Thank you Flavors of the Valley Volunteers

Flavors of the Valley is made possible by these community volunteers who help before, during, and after the event. Thank you all so much for everything you did to make this an excellent event.

Kate Adams, Kye Ameden, Barbara Barry, Lexi Basile, Steve Becker, Don Blunt, Michelle Boleski, Anne Bouchard, Cindy Brabant, Conni Campbell, Rachelle Capo, Jim Carsley, Gene Cassidy, David Cate, Megan Chapman, Elyse Crossman, Julian Desellier, Tristan Desellier, Jennifer Desellier, Debbie Diegoli, Tim DuMoulin, JoAnn DuMoulin, Michelle Gama, Emily Gardner, Bill Geraghty, Sandy Gmur, Rebecca Gordon, Linda Hallock, Susan Hardy, Judy Howland, Pam Jenkins, Bob Jordan, Linda Kahl, Tom Kahl, Barbara Kenny, Sean Kenny, Kyle Koehler, Erika Konkel, Beth Kopp, , Steve Ligon, Jason Lutes, Robin Luther, Pamela Mainville, Nancy Merrill, Amy Morel, Horace Morel, Joanne Needham, Andy Needham, Rachel Nelson, Monet Nowlan, Gayle Ottmann, Kat Pelletier, Jared Pendak, Judy Pierce, Markell Ripps, Ellen Sauer, Kate Sharron, Craig Smith, Rob Strong, Lauren Symons, Christina Thomas, Heather Vogel, Clementine Warren-Lutes, Susan Weeks, Erin Wetherell, Sally Wilson, and Youth in Action: Giavanni Minshall, Falcon Jaacks, Kayra Yaman, Julie Cook, Cole Griffiths, Lucy Griffiths, and Meredith Felde.

Find Flavors Vendors Throughout the Year

3 Boys Baking sampled maple nut granola, reach them at 802-295-6962

Alice’s Kitchen sampled parisian almond and plant based cookies

Angry Goat Pepper Co sampled hot sauce, pepper jams, mustards, and a BBQ sauce

Beaver Pond Farm  sampled maple syrup, maple candy, raspberry jam and cookies

Berway Creamery sampled their  100% grass-fed chocolate milk, coffee milk, white milk and cocoa

Billings Farm and Museum sampled their Butter Cheddar, Sweet Cheddar, and Woodstock Reserve Cheddar

Co-op Food Stores sampled Long Wind Farm tomatoes with maple vinaigrette made with McLure Farm syrup

Crossroad Farm gave out free herb and vegetable starts

Farmer’s Body sampled their bar soap and body butter

GMO Awareness gave out High Mowing seeds, reach her at 802-674-3466

Great Eastern Radio did a live broadcast

Grow Compost of Vermont gave out information on composting services and soil and compost products for sale

Hartford Area Career and Technology Center’s Culinary Arts Program sampled their granola

The Community Resilience Organization of Hartford gave away coupons for seed potatoes for Potato Fest 2019

Hogwash Farm sampled organic chicken bone broth

Hartland Cattle Club, Windsor County 4H (sponsored by Mascoma Savings Bank) sampled Cobb Hill Cheese

Juel Modern Apothecary sampled fresh pressed juice

King Arthur Flour  sampled baguettes with delicious spreads

Luna Bleu Farm sampled spinach, and corn and pea shoots

NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets and Food had everything you need to learn about agriculture in New Hampshire

Northeast Organic Farming Assoc. of VT sampled applesauce

Norwich Farm Creamery sampled their yogurt, made with Billings Farm milk

Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District brought their stream table

Pampered Chef sampled fruit salad and local whipped cream

Piermont Plant Pantry gave out their famous Flavors violas

Root 5 Farm sampled sauerkraut, kimchi, endive, microgreens, and carrots

Rooted in Vermont sampled Sherry’s Trail Bars 

Screamin’ Ridge Farm sampled soups

Sunrise Farm had information about their farm and CSA

The Skinny Pancake- Hanover  sampled crepes

Spring Brook Farm Cheese  sampled three kinds of cheese.

Sweet Doe Dairy  sampled goat milk gelato

Sweetland Farm sampled carrot salad 

Thompson Goat Farm sampled a variety of jams & mustards

Trukenbrod Mill & Bakery sampled wholegrain sourdough wheat, spelt and rye breads made from locally grown/sourced organic grains, reach them at 802-439-9855

Upper Valley Coffee Roasters sampled their coffees with local milk and maple syrup

The Upper Valley Land Trust gave out information about their conservation efforts

Vegetaballs Pesto sampled their pesto 

Vital Communities sampled Strafford Organic Creamery ice cream with Morrill Mountain berry coulis, Piecemeal Pie beet brownies, Hurricane Flats‘s popcorn, popped and seasoned by Trail Break Tacos, and bruised applesauce cake baked by HACTC students

Yankee Farm Credit gave out their famous buckets

Willing Hands shared how you can join their gleaning programs 

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Contact Lauren

Join the fun! Flavors of the Valley volunteers help us run a smooth and fun day for all, and get free admission as well as the glow of happiness that only Flavors can bring. Tasks include: help vendors unload, register attendees, survey attendees, pack up the gym at the close of the day, and other jobs. For more information about this rewarding opportunity, please

  • Call Lauren Griswold at 802.291.9100 x107 OR
  • Email Lauren[at]VitalCommunities.org


Thank you to Flavors of the Valley sponsors

skinny pancake

Mascoma Bank

King Arthur Flour

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